Master of Science in Biotechnology: Biotechnology Management

Professional Science Master'sThis program has been designated a Professional Science Master's Degree through the Council of Graduate Schools.

Biotechnology Management Specialization

This specialization covers a broad range of subjects in biotechnology (for example, commercialization, project selection and evaluation, technology management and, biomanufacturing) that provide a deep understanding of biotechnology as a commercial enterprise.

Career Path

The Master of Science program in biotechnology serves a number of careers at the entry-, mid-, or high-level positions, depending on the prior level of experience of the candidate.

Graduates of the biotechnology management specialization, depending on their background can find positions such as:

  • Laboratory Supervisor
  • Manufacturing and Production
  • Project Manager
  • Instructor
  • Regulatory Affairs Officer
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Sales Representative
  • Bioethicist

Master of Science in Biotechnology Program Requirements

Fall 2007 & Beyond Requirements


  1. Students who wish to improve their graduate writing skills may take UCSP 605, Effective Graduate Writing (0).

Program Rules

Students without coursework in molecular biology must take BIOT 601 Introduction to  Molecular Biology. BIOT 601 can be taken along with BIOT 640.

  • BTMN 670 must be taken after completion of 30 credits of study.
    Note: BTMN 670 is not offered during the summer term.

Core Required Courses

UCSP 615* Orientation to Graduate Studies at UMUC (0)

  • BIOT 640 Societal Issues in Biotechnology(3)
  • BIOT 630 Introduction to Bioinformatics (3)
  • BIOT 645 Bioprocessing and the Business of Biotechnology (3)
  • BIOT 643 Techniques of Biotechnology (3)
  • PMAN 634 Foundations of Project Management (3)

Core Rules

  1. BIOT 640 must be taken as the first program course.
  2. All core courses with the BIOT designator must be completed before starting any specialization.

Specialization - Biotechnology Management

  • BTMN 632 Commercializing Biotechnology in Early-Stage Ventures (3)
  • BTMN 634 Selection and Evaluation of Biotechnology Projects (3)
  • BTMN 636 Biotechnology and the Regulatory Environment (3)
  • MRKT 600 Marketing Management (3)
  • TMAN 611 Principles of Technology Management (3)
  • TMAN 625 Economics and Financial Analysis for Technology Managers (3)
Capstone Course

BTMN 670 Capstone in Biotechnology (3)
Note: BTMN 670 is not offered during the summer term.

* The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

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