Degree Requirements


The Master of Biotechnology Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (MBEE) is a unique master’s degree that combines biotechnology and entrepreneurial training into a single academic program. The curriculum is designed so that scientists can gain an understanding of the entire biotechnology enterprise and considerations that are unique to the biotechnology industry. As a result, graduates will be prepared with the tools and knowledge necessary to commercialize their product ideas and/or manage a biotechnology organization.

Course Requirements

Six core courses:

One Practicum:

Three elective courses (see course descriptions)

The course requirements differ for the various concentration programs. Students do not have to choose a concentration. They may pick any three electives for which they have satisfied the pre-requisites.

General Degree

Students like the flexibility of the general degree, as it allows them to tailor the degree to meet their individual career goals. Many students prefer the ability to customize their program by selecting a few courses from our concentrations tracks and selecting other electives. Students may also choose to take laboratory courses in our state-of-the-art wet lab.

Optional Concentration

A Concentration in MBEE Legal/Regulatory Affairs

Developed in consultation with representatives from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society (RAPS), and the biotechnology industry, this concentration provides students with the knowledge and understanding required for companies and organizations to comply with federal and state regulatory statutes for the development, approval, and commercialization of drugs, biologics, foods, and medical devices.

Students interested in Regulatory Affairs may also consider the MS in Regulatory Science. Students taking the MBEE with a concentration in Legal/Regulatory Affairs are typically more interested in biotechnology enterprise and entrepreneurship, but would also like a better understanding of the regulatory process. Those students in the MS in Regulatory Science want a deeper understanding of the regulatory process and intend to work specifically in the field. Learn more about the MS in Regulatory Science.

MBEE Legal/Regulatory Affairs Concentration Cores

Pick any three of the following:

State-specific Information for Online Programs

Note: Students should be aware of state-specific information for online programs. For more information, please contact an admissions representative.