Level 7 BA in Pharmaceutical Business Operations (Cork - February 2020)

Innopharma College of Applied Sciences (IPL005-0220_CO)
Key Programme Details

Ordinary Degree

NFQ Level

7 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Online, Mixed, Distance


Part Time

ECTS Credits


General Information

Innopharma Admissions Team




01 485 3346


Innopharma Education,
Dublin 18


Admissions Team

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About this Course

The pharmaceutical industry has traditionally required individuals with a strong science or engineering backgrounds to support its significant manufacturing activities in Ireland. Today, there is a new skill-set required along with those with scientific knowledge. This skill-set requires professional individuals with a strong knowledge of manufacturing, compliance, regulation as well as business improvement. These skills need to be supported with an ability to assimilate information, make effective decisions and communicate clearly using the latest technologies and systems.

This BA (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Business Operations developed by Innopharma Education in conjunction with Griffith College and is suitable for those with a higher certificate in science, engineering or a related discipline and will equip individuals with these skills and competencies.

This course is delivered part-time and lectures are broadcast live using an online training platform, giving you the opportunity to join the class online if for some reason you cannot attend class in person. The modules are also recorded which means you can view them at a later stage.

- Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
- Management & Organisational Behaviour
- Operations Management
- Regulatory Affairs & Validation
- Operational Excellence - Lean Sigma
- Control Systems and Real-Time Analytics
- Clinical Research Co-Ordination
- Career Progression

Entry Requirements

This course is suitable for those with an NFQ full level 6 or higher qualification in science, manufacturing, engineering, quality or a related discipline. Ideally, but not essential, candidates will possess relevant experience in manufacturing, instrumentation, quality, laboratory techniques, maintenance or engineering, in one or more of the following industries: (bio)pharmaceutical, food, beverage, electronics, chemical or semiconductor.

Where appropriate, recognition of prior learning (RPL) and experience may support entry onto this programme. Traditionally we have had significant success in using the RPL option for this programme as many of the students applying are presenting with no third level qualification but significant work experience. Some of the most successful graduates in terms of academic and employment outcomes entered this programme through the RPL route.

Career Opportunities

Potential career opportunities following the successful completion of this course are highlighted below:

Manufacturing Supervisor / Manager
Supply Chain Planner
Clinical Trials Co-ordinator
Business Improvement Specialist
Lean and Six Sigma
Compliance Specialist
Process Improvement Specialist
Project Co-ordinator
Pharmaceutical Operations
Academic Progression

The options for further study upon successful completion of this course could include progression to the following postgraduate 9 courses:

MSc in Pharmaceutical Business & Technology
PGDip in Medical Device Technology & Business

Timetable Info

This programme is delivered through online lectures two evenings per week and two Saturdays in class.

Delivery Location

Griffith College Cork
Wellington Rd, Montenotte, Cork

Application Procedures

Applications can be made directly on the Springboard website by submitting an application for the course of your choice.

If you wish to find out more about this programme please contact us

email: admissions@innopharmalabs.com.

Tel: +353-1-4853346