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Online Master of Science in Biotechnology:  Biotechnology Management  

Biotechnology: Biotechnology Management
Master's Specialization
  • 36 credits
  • Transfer up to 12 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • Program restrictions apply
  • $534 per credit (in-state)
  • $659 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $480 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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Elevate your career with an online master’s degree in biotechnology with a specialization in biotechnology management from University of Maryland Global Campus. Connect with a network of diverse peers and learn from esteemed faculty members as you equip yourself for important roles in a wide range of organizations. With online courses built for the working professional, UMGC also offers scholarships for eligible students, an interest-free monthly payment plan, and no-cost digital materials in place of most textbooks to help make your education as affordable as possible.

Earn a Cutting-Edge Biotechnology Degree with a Focus in Management

Developed in collaboration with employers, industry pioneers, and top-tier faculty, this 36-credit online biotechnology program features topics ranging from the evaluation and selection of projects to strategic marketing and financial analysis. This program is designed to help students master the management of a biotech product through its lifecycle—from the lab to the market. Ultimately, this advanced degree is built for individuals looking to further their careers in the biotech field and will provide you with sought-after skills in both biology and business.

By enrolling in this program, you may be able to take advantage of the following benefits:   

  • Study in a program has received a special designation as a Professional Science Master’s degree program through the Council of Graduate Schools.
  • Work your way through a curriculum that features 15 credits of core courses and 18 credits of specialization courses delving deeper into management
  • Apply what you learn in a collaborative capstone course that provides an in-depth exploration of the biotechnology management field through the lens of a real-world case study.

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Develop Expertise in the Dynamic Biotechnology Management Field

The rapidly evolving biotechnology landscape needs management professionals capable of adapting to the changing needs of clients, organizations, and the broader biotech industry. This online master’s program is designed to cultivate critical competencies in areas such as project selection and evaluation, regulatory affairs, information systems, marketing, financial management, and more. UMGC program directors continually refine the curriculum, ensuring a strong emphasis on helping students attain these learning goals:

Pursue Highly Valued STEM Skills

Professional Science Master's Program

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Professional Science Master's Program

This program has received a special designation as a  Professional Science Master’s Degree program through the Council of Graduate Schools.

"Professional Science Master’s (PSMs) are designed for students seeking a STEM graduate degree who understand the need for developing workplace skills valued by top employers. The PSM is a perfect fit for professionals because it allows you to pursue advanced training and excel in science or math without a PhD, while simultaneously developing highly-valued business skills."

Source: Professional Science Masters Website

Embark on a Rewarding Career in Biotechnology Management

In the biotechnology field, there is a growing need for versatile professionals who are equipped with management skills and a solid scientific background. Graduates from our program pursue careers in industries including biopharmaceuticals, bio-agriculture, and bio-services, and serve in diverse roles such as entrepreneurs, biotechnology project managers, biotech business analysts, and biotech product managers.

Economic Impact
The U.S. bioscience industry generated $2.9 trillion in economic impact in 2021.
Source: BIO | “The U.S. Bioscience Industry: Fostering Innovation and Driving America's Economy Forward” | 2022
Projected Growth
Employment in the professional, scientific, and technical services industry is projected to grow by 10.9 percent by 2031.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | "Spotlight on Statistics: A Look at Projected Employment in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, 2021–31" | March 2023

Hone Real-World Skills in Your Biotech Courses 

Throughout the curriculum, instructors will assign hands-on projects designed to help you sharpen practical skills and build a critical knowledge base that you can apply immediately in your professional role in the biotechnology industry. In past courses, students have chosen to complete an array of assignments, such as

  • Write a business plan for a new biotechnology venture on a timely topic—from innovative biopharmaceuticals that save lives to eco-friendly biofuels. 
  • Present your business plan to potential investors. 
  • Develop an entrepreneurship and/or business analysis paper. 

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