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MS in Biotechnology Management and Entrepreneurship

36 credits | Master of Science | Full time or Part time | On Campus

From editing genes using CRISPR to growing transgenic, pesticide-resistant crops, innovations in biotechnology are happening faster and becoming more sophisticated. To maintain competitiveness in this growing market, companies need professionals who:

  • understand the science behind biotechnology and
  • have the business skills needed to commercialize new products and services.

The MS in Biotechnology Management and Entrepreneurship at the Yeshiva University Katz School provides the mission-critical scientific, technical, and business knowledge needed to launch, manage, scale and commercialize biotechnology products and services. The degree is modeled on Professional Science Master's degrees—what The New York Times called "the science MBA."

The Biotech master's is a recognized STEM degree, so international students may be eligible for a 24-month extension to their 12-month Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Blend Science and Business to Build a Better World

  • Merge science or technology knowledge with business skills such as marketing, customer development, analytics, and new business development to work effectively across the biotechnology ecosystem.
  • Master organizational leadership skills such as product, program, and project management.
  • Develop an understanding of the legal, regulatory, compliance, and ethical aspects of the field.

Featured Courses

The Biotechnology Management and Entrepreneurship master's curriculum is project-based—students will apply their classroom knowledge to real-world simulations and build a robust portfolio to showcase to future employers.

  • Biotechnology Management
    • Provides an overview of the activities and knowledge required to lead and administer biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Topics include health technology assessment and cost-effectiveness analysis; personalized medicine, pharmacogenomics, and companion diagnostics; drug pricing and reimbursement; governmental payers; patents and intellectual property; and information in health care.
  • Pharmacology Product Development and Commercialization
    • Develops a working knowledge of the policies, processes, and procedures for drug discovery, development, and commercialization. Topics cover drug development from bench to bedside, including portfolio and pipeline management; and health economics research.
  • Intellectual Property, Regulation and Compliance for Biotechnology
    • Covers an introduction to the legal system, including contract and intellectual property law; an understanding of the key regulatory agencies and areas of compliance impacting biotechnology activities; and a strong foundation in the ethical issues concerning the development and commercialization of biotechnology products. Topics include criminal and civil liability; laws that govern the use, testing, development and licensing of biotechnology; regulatory agencies; quality assurance; and ethics of research, among others.

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Who Should Apply

The program is ideal for recent graduates or working professionals who wish to bridge core science and technology principles with business and entrepreneurship skills. The program provides foundational courses in science and business so that students from any undergraduate major can have a smooth transition into the program.

Students with previous science, technology, or business majors may transfer up to nine (9) previous graduate credits into the program. Contact us at gradschool@yu.edu for a transcript audit.

Our students are committed using biotechnology in ethical ways to improve the lives of people and society.

Careers

  • Product Manager
  • Program Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Market Manager
  • Clinical Trials Manager
  • Compliance Auditor
  • Regulatory Affairs Specialist
  • Patent Manager
  • Business Development Specialist