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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 YU’s interdisciplinary MS 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.

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 YU’s master’s in Biotechnology Management and Entrepreneurship.

  • Receive your Bright Futures Scholarship
  • Still Qualify for OPT
  • Earn your STEM Master’s Degree in less than 2 years


  • Master biotechnology foundations including life science, 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.


Summer starts: May 24th.  Fall starts: August 30th

Biotechnology Management and Entrepreneurship: Available on-campus and online and can be finished in either format. OPT available after completion of Spring 2022 semester.

Spring 2021

Summer 2021

Fall 2021

Spring 2022

Summer 2022

  • Foundations of Biotech
  • IP Regs and Compliance
  • Project Management
  • Finance for Entrepreneurship
  • Clinical Trials
  • Biotech Mgt.
  • Marketing Mgt.
  • Biostats
  • Applications in Biotech
  • Pharma Product Dev.
  • Internship
  • Capstone

OPT eligible


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 NY’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.

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

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).

  • 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.