Master of Biotechnology Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
For a biotechnology enterprise to be successful, it requires trained professionals who understand science and are also skilled in the complexities of biotechnology commercialization. This program brings together a strong science foundation with biotechnology enterprise and entrepreneurship. The program is intended for biotechnology professionals who seek a career beyond the laboratory, either within an existing biotechnology group or organization, or for those who seek to start a new biotechnology enterprise. The curriculum is designed to prepare the next generation of interdisciplinary professionals to address the enterprise and regulatory challenges organizations face in the biotechnology industry.
Students will complete 10 graduate courses, including a final practicum course to gain real-world experience. Students may choose three electives across a broad range of science, enterprise, and regulatory courses, or they may choose a concentration in or Legal/Regulatory.
Students entering this program will have completed the prerequisite courses in biochemistry and cell biology. Students take seven required core courses, including a practicum.
This degree program is designed for full-time working adults and should take approximately two years to complete, although students may accelerate completion of the program if they wish. The entire 10-course curriculum may be completed fully online or a combination of online and on-site. The faculty members work in the industry for both private, biomedical science organizations, and the federal government, including the Food and Drug Administration. Important notice for international students regarding visa requirements: while the program may be completed online or by a combination of online and on-site, the degree may not be completed fully on-site.
Program Specific Requirements
- One semester of biochemistry and cell biology at the undergraduate or graduate level, or AS.410.303 Foundations in Bioscience
- An undergraduate degree in the life sciences or engineering from a four-year college with at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
The Admissions Committee reserves the right to request additional information from applicants, if needed, to assess their candidacy for admission.
|AS.410.607||Proseminar in Biotechnology||4|
|AS.410.627||Translational Biotechnology:From Intellectual Property to Licensing||4|
|AS.410.643||Managing and Leading Biotechnology Professionals||4|
|or AS.410.689||Leading Change in Biotechnology|
|AS.410.644||Marketing Aspects of Biotechnology||4|
|AS.410.680||Finance for Biotechnology||4|
|AS.410.804||Practicum in Biotechnology Enterprise & Entrepreneurship||4|
Master of Biotechnology Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Concentration (Optional)
Students wishing to focus on a specialized discipline within the Master of Biotechnology Enterprise and Entrepreneurship program may enroll in a concentration in Biotechnology Legal/Regulatory.
In addition to the six core courses and practicum, degree candidates must complete any three of these courses to satisfy the Biotechnology Legal/Regulatory concentration requirements:
|Select three of the following: 1||12|
|Clinical Trial Design and Conduct|
|Legal Aspects of Biotechnology|
|Clinical Development of Drugs and Biologics|
|Biological Processes in Regulatory Affairs|
|Food And Drug Law|
|Introduction to cGMP Compliance|
|Technology Transfer & Commercialization|
This list is subject to change. See program director regarding eligibility of course to count as concentration course.
See course requirements in the Center for Biotechnology Education.
- Core courses: Six
- Practicum: One
- Electives: Three
Students must choose three electives from the Biotechnology Program for which they have met the prerequisites or have received permission from the program committee. See Biotechnology Studies Courses for a full list of courses.