Our MBA in Clinical Research Management is one of the most extensive programs in this area and is conducted in collaboration with the School of Health Sciences at James Lind Institute. This program places emphasis on hands-on aspects of the management of clinical trials. Clinical research is a global phenomenon with almost all countries participating in clinical trials. Stakeholders in clinical trials range from academia, research institutions, industry, governments, patients and caregivers, payers, healthcare organizations and physicians to name a few.
The regulatory agencies in most markets have been increasingly demanding more concrete safety and efficacy evidence in support of new drug approvals. With the development of more modern study designs and utilization of techniques such as adaptive study designs, modeling, and simulation, clinical trials are becoming increasingly sophisticated. Newer regulations and guidelines are being applied which necessitates that clinical research professionals stay current on these advances in knowledge and understanding of how to implement clinical trials.
The MBA in Clinical Research Management program at Rushford is suited to aspirants as well as clinical research professionals of varying experience. Students who complete this program are expected to have advanced knowledge of all the fundamental concepts of clinical trial design and implementation, operational aspects of clinical trials, project management, financial aspects of clinical research, international regulatory affairs, and other aspects of clinical trial management.
1. 12 MBA Core Courses & 3 Electives (Total 60 Credits)
Average Course Length: 3 weeks
2. Clinical Research Specialization Courses (16 Credits)
3. Clinical Research Capstone Project (14 Credits)
You are required to hold at minimum a recognised bachelor’s degree with a minimum overall score of 55% (GPA 2.0 on a 4.0 point scale) or higher.
In some instances, you may also require relevant work experience and/or research experience. If applicable, you may demonstrate this through submission of a CV, portfolio, and/or a personal statement.
English Language Proficiency:
Our programs are conducted in English language. As such, you must demonstrate proficiency in English language by submitting one of the following test scores during the application process:
IELTS Overall: 5.5
TOEFL (iBT: 58+; PBT: 490+; CBT: 167+)
TOEIC Overall: 555+
PTE Overall: 50+
Duolingo Overall: 90+
English Proficiency Waivers:
The English proficiency test is not required for the following candidates:
– Native English Speakers, OR;
– Applicants having completed their schooling in English (i.e. High School Diploma or IB), OR;
– Applicants having completed their undergraduate or graduate studies in English, OR;
– 2 years of work experience in an organization where English is the primary language of communication.
Following three payment plans are available. You may choose either one during the application process.
As a student in this program, you will be well-positioned to take advantage of the many exciting career opportunities available in the field of clinical research.
Clinical research is a critical component of the healthcare industry, as it helps to bring new treatments, drugs, and medical devices to market. As a result, there is a high demand for professionals with the skills and knowledge to manage the complex and multifaceted process of clinical research.
An MBA in Clinical Research Management will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in a variety of roles within the clinical research industry. Graduates can work in pharmaceutical companies, medical device companies, contract research organizations, and academic medical centers. They can also work in positions such as clinical research coordinators, clinical trial managers, research operations managers, and more.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that the employment of medical and health services managers, which includes clinical research managers, is projected to grow 18% from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. This is driven by an aging population and the continued development of new medical treatments.
As a graduate of an MBA in Clinical Research Management, you will be well-equipped to take advantage of these opportunities, and to advance in your career in the field of clinical research. Whether you're interested in working in industry or in academia, you will find that your skills and knowledge are highly valued in the marketplace.
Various courses are accompanied by simulations in which you are given a situation that you must resolve based on what you learnt in the program and your experience. There are usually no right or wrong answers in simulations. They are to make you understand how a situation may unfold in the real world and prepare you to make the right decisions.
We understand the importance of networking in building a successful career. That's why we offer a range of networking events to help our students connect with industry professionals and build the relationships that can lead to new opportunities.