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blending science and business for a healthier world

Biotechnology Management and Entrepreneurship

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

In the Katz School's interdisciplinary M.S. in Biotechnology Management and Entrepreneurship, you’ll master the mission-critical scientific, technical and business knowledge needed to launch, manage, scale and commercialize biotechnology innovations and delivery systems. You’ll learn what it takes to shepherd a great idea through regulations, clinical trials, compliance and patents. And you'll merge science and technology knowledge with business skills, such as marketing, customer development, analytics and new business development to effectively bring pharma and biotech products to market. The biotechnology master's program at Yeshiva University in New York City blends science and business to create a better world. Apply today with no application fees or GRE.

From deploying therapeutic glycoproteins to treat auto-immune diseases to commercializing CRISPR-edited genetic material for pesticide-resistant crops, biotech entrepreneurs are improving global health conditions and quality of life for millions of people. And the industry is booming, with a market cap of $860B and 200,000 employees. In 2017, the number of global biotech and biopharma jobs topped 200,000. Startups, large-multinational companies, and leading medical and research facilities are seeking managers of new products, projects, business development, regulatory and compliance, and clinical trials. Secure your place in this fast-growing, high-paying job market with the master’s in Biotechnology Management and Entrepreneurship.


  • Master biotechnology foundations with courses in the life sciences, biologics, biostatistics and clinical trials.
  • Gain business and entrepreneurship skills such as new business development, marketing, finance for startups, and business analytics.
  • Lead product, program, and project management across the biotechnology ecosystem.

Gain industry experience in major companies, startups and YU’s Innovation Lab through internships that count toward your degree. Read more on the curriculum page or speak with an advisor.

Located in Manhattan, Yeshiva University's master's in Biotechnology Management and Entrepreneurship is a STEM-approved degree. International students may be eligible for up to 36 months of Optional Practical Training (OPT). The program also offers several opportunities for Curricular Practical Training (CPT).

Through the BA/MS program, undergraduates from Yeshiva and Stern College can take up to 9 graduate credits that count towards both the bachelor’s and master's degrees. After completing the bachelor’s, students can finish the graduate degree in just one more year. 

  • Admissions criteria: A minimum of 84 credits completed in any YC/SCW undergraduate major with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a minimum grade of B in the prerequisite coursework listed below. Students can begin taking graduate courses in their senior year.
  • Prerequisites for graduate coursework: Biology Principles I and II with a minimum grade of B+ (or equivalent AP or transfer credit).

For more information, please contact Program Director Dr. Rana Khan.

New York City is the place for BioTech. Four of the Top 10 US BioPharma Clusters are located in the New York area. In January 2018, New York City’s Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) announced a new $500M initiative to establish LifeSciNYC, ensuring New York’s place as a global leader in life science innovation and R&D. The program is expected to create 18,000 new jobs. Entrepreneurs on the startup scene are crushing it, too, with nearly 4,000 new companies hitting the market.

Biotechnology management jobs include biomedical engineer and laboratory technician. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), biomedical engineers earned a median annual salary of $91,410 in 2019. The BLS projected 5% growth for these professionals between 2019 and 2029. An entry-level research scientist in biotechnology can earn a salary between $81,000 and $92,000.

  • Evening courses, so you can work full-time while completing your degree.
  • Top-notch research and industry faculty.
  • Career support and professional networking opportunities.
  • Small classes where you’ll get to know everyone by name.
  • Opportunities to gain industry experience through internships and fieldwork.