Master of Business Administration with an option in Biotechnology and Health Industry Management


The MBA with an option in Biotechnology and Health Industry Management prepares professionals in the health care industry to deal effectively with today's rapid industry changes.  Course work is applications-oriented to develop a broad, integrated perspective.  Courses focus on developing a solid understanding of management theory and practice and emphasize knowledge specific to the health industry.


Courses are offered in a 7-week format, meeting 2 evenings a week.  Several classes in the 7-week format are held on Saturdays.  There are six 7-week sessions each academic year.  You may begin at the start of any session.

Admission requirements

Admission Options
Requirements for Degree and Nondegree Admission 
For admission to the Graduate School, you must hold either

  • a bachelor's degree from a U.S. regionally accredited institution or
  • a postsecondary degree that is equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree earned from an officially recognized degree-granting international institution
  • Have a working knowledge of statistics and accounting.
  • Submit all necessary forms, documentation, and fees.
  • Have at least three years work experience.

Degree requirements

Students should meet preprogram requirements in quantitative and communication skills via previous course work or take up to 6 credits of pre-program requirements. The MBA with an option in  New Ventures and Entrepreneurial Studies requires up to 45 credits. Students may be exempt from up to 15 credits from the MBA core courses through previous academic preparation. 

  • 18 credits of prerequisite Core Courses 
  • 15 credits of Advanced Courses 
  • 9 credits of Biotechnology and Health Industry Courses 
  • 3 credits of a Capstone Course (BUSAD 583)

The MBA program offers 3 other option areas:

Management Faculty 

The Management faculty represents a mix of academic scholars and business professionals.  The full-time professors all hold doctoral degrees and have professional experience in corporations, nonprofits, or as entrepreneurs.  Adjunct professors from corporate and entrepreneurial ventures supplement fundamental management theories with current marketplace experience.


The MBA with an option in Biotechnology and Health Industry Management attracts a wide variety of professionals in the life sciences and health industry fields who are employed by hospitals, health care organizations, pharmaceutical companies, health insurers, and biotech firms.

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