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MS Biotechnology/MBA Dual Degree

MS Biotechnology/MBA Dual Degree


The MS Biotechnology & Master of Business Administration Dual Degree is designed to meet the regional and national needs of a well-educated workforce in the biotechnology industry. The program’s curriculum blends key components of graduate level biological sciences with MBA courses to provide a progressive interdisciplinary program geared for future leaders in the biotechnology industry.

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The program combines rigorous scientific training in biotechnology with graduate course work and experience in business disciplines. It includes foundational courses to provide a knowledge base for non-biology or non-business undergraduate majors, core courses in both the biotechnology and business disciplines, and special topics courses on cutting-edge issues. A distinguishing feature of the program is the culminating team project where students work on real-world problems through the application of biological sciences in the marketplace and the application of business strategies in the biotechnology industry. The courses are led by a dynamic combination of CI faculty and industry professionals. To accommodate working adults, courses are offered evenings & weekends, partially online (selected courses), and in accelerated formats.

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