Degree Details and Courses
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.
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 concentration track and selecting other electives. Students may also choose to take laboratory courses in our state-of-the-art wet lab.
Optional Concentration in Biotechnology Legal/Regulatory
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 degree. Students taking the MBEE with a concentration in Biotechnology Legal/Regulatory 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 program want a deeper understanding of the regulatory process and intend to work specifically in the field.
To graduate with the Master of Biotechnology Enterprise and Entrepreneurship degree, you must complete ten courses: six core courses, one practicum, and three electives.
Students do not have to choose a concentration. They may select three electives from the list of more than 100 general biotechnology electives and science elective courses. Attention should be paid to whether the electives under consideration include any prerequisites, and whether permission will be required from the program committee. If a student decides to pursue the optional MBEE concentration, the specific elective course options are defined below.
Six courses are required.
The practicum is taken at the end of the program (as the 9th or 10th course) after all core course requirements have been completed.
Biotechnology Legal/Regulatory Concentration Courses
Pick any three of the following: