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Master's in Biotechnology and Chemical Science [Biotechnology Management] (MS)

The objectives of the Master's of Science in Biotechnology and Chemical Science degree program are to provide practical laboratory skills and a strong conceptual foundation in the many overlapping disciplines that comprise biotechnology, and to prepare students for the application of these skills in the workplace. Biotechnology Management is one of four tracks within the program.

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Location: Chicago, Schaumburg
Start Term: Fall, Spring
Program Type: Master's
The biotechnology management track within the MS in Biotechnology and Chemical Science is the result of a new partnership with Roosevelt's Heller College of Business. In this 36-credit-hour program, students get the best of biotechnology training, including up-to-date laboratory protocols and industry insight, plus core courses from the MBA curriculum. The track includes a capstone course or internship so that you can put your skills into practice.
Robert Seiser
, Program Director

Expectations & Requirements

Standards

The objectives of the biotechnology and chemical science master's degree programs are to provide practical laboratory skills and a strong conceptual foundation in the many overlapping disciplines that comprise biotechnology, and to prepare students for the application of these skills in the workplace. Students in the program receive:

  • Theoretical and practical training through a rigorous, flexible and broad-based graduate curriculum including chemistry, biology, biochemistry, biopharmaceutics and/or management coursework
  • Direct experience with laboratory techniques and research methods used in the commercial and academic research settings
  • Advising and mentoring from experienced faculty from across the University
  • Academic, volunteer, research and/or internship opportunities that enhance students' skills and prepare them to advance in their chosen field

Sample Courses

  • Molecular Biology
  • Biotechnology Industry Practice
  • Applications of Biotechnology
  • Finance for Decision Makers
  • Executive Leadership

Outcomes

Career options include: Employment in managerial positions in local/regional pharmaceutical, cosmetics and food science companies, particularly in the areas of marketing, finance and compliance; science journalism, law and policy; entrepreneurship.

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Clubs & Activities

Natural Science Club

Testimonials

"The ability for scientists to think about problems outside the technical realm is critical for running or working in any type of management role in the biotech industry. Roosevelt’s biotechnology management track is similar to an MBA but with a strong science foundation. I highly recommend the program for biotech students interested in a business-focused approach to problem solving."
​Josephine Nakhla, PhD, MBA
​Adjunct Instructor,
Admission

  • Online Application
  • $40 Application Fee
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities within the United States. Coursework completed outside the U.S. requires a Foreign Credential Evaluation to be submitted.
  • Resume/curriculum vitae
  • Letter of Intent outlining your personal and professional goals, why you are interested in this program, and how it will help you achieve your goals
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official GRE scores are recommended for this program
  • English Language Proficiency: All international students and individuals who completed a degree program outside the United States are required to meet this requirement. 
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