Program Objectives

The five course, Certificate in Biotechnology Enterprise, is for students planning to engage beyond the science of a biotechnology organization. (Students must have completed at least one course in biochemistry and cellular biology to be admitted to the program.) The certificate allows students to customize their learning to reflect the individual needs of employees in the industry and students may choose three electives across a broad range of science, enterprise and regulatory courses. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  • Create and develop strategies that reflect the interdisciplinary nature of science, regulation and enterprise in the biotechnology industry.
  • Develop and carry out appropriate leadership and management strategies to achieve company goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrate principles of human interrelationships to research, design and development activities, with emphasis upon principles of communication.
  • Have a working knowledge of the various steps in the development of a biotechnology derived product: from its inception as intellectual property, to scale-up, to the final product.
  • Create marketing strategies that achieve organizational goals and objectives.
  • Formulate product launch strategies in the US and internationally that reflect changes in the regulation of the product approval and marketing process.
  • Solve organizational problems arising from a legal and technology framework.
  • Identify, evaluate and assess risks and payoffs in monetary and non-monetary terms.