Boston College Announces New Partnership with MassBio

Dec 16, 2021

MassBio and Boston College’s Woods College of Advancing Studies are pleased to announce a new partnership offering all employees of MassBio and its member companies an application fee waiver and 10 percent tuition discount on graduate and undergraduate programs, eligible certificates, and non-degree programs.

The partnership helps MassBio deliver on its mission to advance Massachusetts’ leadership in the life sciences to grow the industry, add value to the healthcare system, and improve patient lives by helping members develop the skills they need to support these initiatives across the health ecosystem. It also delivers on the mission of Woods College of Advancing Studies, geared towards working professionals and life-long learners, by providing all employees of MassBio member-companies with flexible, academically rigorous, ethics-focused undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs. In keeping with the Jesuit educational tradition of Boston College, Woods College prepares students for citizenship, service, and leadership in a global society.

Online Master of Healthcare Administration Degree

A key Boston College program that is particularly relevant to the life sciences industry and offers a strong alternative to an MBA or MPH degree is our Master of Healthcare Administration program. This program prepares ethical leaders to drive organizational change within the rapidly transforming health ecosystem. Our graduates find successful employment in a variety of roles across the biotech, pharmaceutical, healthcare, and medical device industries, with a focus on policy-making, advocacy, quality, and medical affairs. The online program addresses contemporary challenges and emerging trends in healthcare innovation through a societal perspective aligned with Boston College’s values of social justice.

Online/On-Campus M.S. in Applied Economics Degree Program

Boston College’s M.S. in Applied Economics program prepares students to evaluate policies and programs, develop forecasts, better understand consumer behavior, evaluate real-world evidence and generally bring data into decision-making, all emphasizing ethical decision-making. Students are guided by a faculty of accomplished academics and industry practitioners that help students learn and practice complex, cutting-edge data analytics with an emphasis on real-world application and communication of the insights in support of better decision-making.

Online/On-Campus M.S. in Cybersecurity Policy and Governance Degree Program

A 10-course graduate degree program, which is offered online, on campus, or in any combination that works for you, the Cybersecurity Policy and Governance graduate degree program at Boston College prepares students to bridge the communication gap between IT security professionals and key business stakeholders, and to lead, design, and frame a business case for investment to senior executives, Boards of Directors, and government officials.  Taught by industry leaders and practitioners, students will learn, hands-on, to identify, assess, and manage cyber risk, and to develop and implement a proactive cybersecurity and data privacy strategy to effectively defend, mitigate, and recover from a cyber-attack.  Our program emphasizes skills in leadership, ethics, risk management, critical thinking, analytic problem solving, and communication to prepare students to meet and respond to the varying issues presented by the rapidly changing cyber ecosystem.

Customize your M.S. in Leadership & Administration with five specializations

In an increasingly diverse and rapidly evolving world, all organizations need effective and ethical leaders capable of managing change and complex issues. The highly versatile M.S. in Leadership and Administration prepares leaders to meet these challenges with creative, agile, and inclusive strategies for helping their organizations adapt and thrive. This program is held on campus, online, and hybrid, and can be completed as part of the full master’s degree, or as standalone certificates. The degree can be tailored to focus on relevant fields such as diversity, equity, and inclusion, project management, human resource management, executive leadership, or corporate communications and marketing.

Industry-focused, ethically grounded

In addition, the partnership also includes a variety of bachelor degree and undergraduate certificate programs, graduate programs and certificates in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Sports Administration, Corporate Communications and Marketing, Leadership, Human Resources, Project Management, and more.

For more information about this partnership, please log into your MassBio account. Also, Boston College’s Woods College of Advancing Studies is hosting a virtual information session about this new partnership, the programs available to employees of MassBio members, and the application process on Thursday, January 6th at 12:30pm or at 5:30pm. Email to RSVP.

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