Merging science and business is at the center of biotechnology. Students who want to become part of the development and commercialization of science must first understand the running of a biotechnology organization. To acquire this experience and knowledge, students can earn a Certificate in Biotechnology Enterprise.
|Course Locations||Rockville, MD; *Online|
|Available 100% Online||Yes|
|Entry Terms||Fall, Spring or Summer Semester|
|Certificate Requirements||5 courses|
|Tuition and Fees||Tuition in the 2018-2019 academic year is $4,322 per course. More information.|
This certificate offers the opportunity to learn critical aspects of biotechnology product development, including how to create a new enterprise, finance, marketing, and other areas of commercialization. This certificate is ideal for students planning to engage in the enterprise of biotechnology beyond the science. Applicants should have an undergraduate degree preferably in the life sciences with a grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Certificate requirements consist of five courses. Students who successfully complete the certificate and subsequently decide to seek admission to the master’s degree program in biotechnology or regulatory science will receive credit for three of the courses taken in the certificate toward the master’s degree. Conversely, students who complete their master’s degree first, may count 3 of their enterprise courses toward the certificate.
*The certificate may be completed fully online or a combination of online and onsite at the Montgomery County Campus. Note: The vast majority of the courses are offered online, so expect to take no more than 1-2 courses total onsite and the remaining 3-4 courses online.
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*Note: Students should be aware of state-specific information for online programs. For more information, please contact an admissions representative.
- 10.4 - Dr. Lynn Johnson Langer’s Paper in Journal of Commercializing Biotechnology
- 8.1 - Eavesdrop on Experts Podcast Episode with Dr. Lynn Johnson Langer
- 5.15 - Dr. Kristina Obom, Director for the Center for Biotechnology Education, Interviewed by BioBuzz
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