Biotechnology enterprises benefit from leaders who are skilled in the life sciences—and have strong business acumen. Aspiring biotech entrepreneurs need a solid understanding of intellectual property and law.

Degree Type:
Master's Degree
Entry Terms:
Fall, Spring, and Summer
Mode of Study:
10 courses
Time to Complete:
20 – 36 months

Master of Biotechnology Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Program Overview

From the lab to leadership.

Biotechnology, research, and medical professionals with a desire to expand their careers into biotech leadership or entrepreneurship can develop the necessary business skills and industry knowledge in the Johns Hopkins Master of Biotechnology Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (MBEE).

Expand Your Skills

The online master’s degree in biotechnology prepares you to lead an enterprise – or start your own – by exploring business topics through a biotech lens:

  • Funding strategies
  • Leadership and management
  • Product development
  • Marketing
  • Intellectual property
  • Law and ethics

Study on Your Terms

Available 100% online, this program was designed to be completed with minimal disruption to your existing career. In addition to a flexible class format and timeline, you also have the flexibility to choose electives that match your interests.

What It’s Like to Study Biotechnology Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at AAP

Advance or Enhance Your Career

Many of our students already work for biotechnology companies and are looking to move up in their organizations or broaden their career opportunities. In addition to leaders and founders, our program attracts medical professionals and research scientists looking to gain a better understanding of issues in the biotech industry.

The MBEE also serves as a foundation for medical school or advanced studies in the life sciences or public health.

Why to Pursue a Master of Biotechnology Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at Hopkins

Learn From Leading Researchers

Many of our biotechnology faculty members have law degrees or doctorates in a variety of life sciences fields. They’re widely published in academic and scientific journals, and they’ve written textbooks and consulted biotech startups.

Explore Concentrations and Courses

In the biotech core, you will hone management, leadership, and marketing skills, as well as gain knowledge of regulations, licensing, and funding. Choose from a range of health and lab science electives or even a concentration in regulatory affairs.

Join a Community of Innovators

When you enroll in Johns Hopkins’ biotechnology enterprise program, you’ll join an international community of scientists and innovators making a difference around the globe.

Get Real-World Learning Experience

Work with industry professionals at an existing or startup biotechnology enterprise or nonprofit organization. We offer an interactive practicum class where you’ll form project teams with your classmates to solve real-world business problems.

Take the Next Step

Pursue leadership roles in the biotechnology industry, or prepare for your own entrepreneurial endeavor.

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