Master the Business of Biotech

As a graduate of the Mount’s Master of Science in Biotechnology and Management (MSB) you will be poised to assume leadership responsibilities in your organization.

Rapid growth in biotechnology requires professionals who can successfully navigate both science and business. The Mount’s program develops your advanced understanding of:

  • The process of moving products to market
  • Industry regulations
  • Project management and financial reporting
  • Ethical and critical thinking
  • Product development, marketing and personnel management

Complete the inquiry form to request additional information about the program, view course details or speak with a program advisor.

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Format & Details

Format & Details

The MSB program is designed for working adults in biotechnology or related industries. The Mount focuses on student success and emphasizes ethics and values.

  • Finish in only 2 years. 12 courses are offered in 8-week sessions, allowing you to focus on one class at a time.
  • Attend convenient classes. Meet part-time one night per week (6-9:30 p.m.). Our Frederick campus is minutes from I-70 and I-270. Hybrid and online classes may also be available.
  • Support from classmates and faculty. 24 students begin and end the program together, allowing you to connect with classmates. Classes begin in August.
  • Focus on biotechnology. Science courses explore protein biochemistry, molecular genetics, bioinformatics, experimental design and statistical analysis, drug discovery, FDA regulations, and research ethics.
  • Hone your business skills. Business courses focus on organizational management, financial reporting and information technology.


$22,860 – Estimated total cost of tuition, including fees*

  • Cost is based on 36 credits (12 courses) at $635 per credit
  • Students may transfer in up to 9 credits
  • Based on transcript analysis, prerequisite courses may be required for an additional cost ($410* per course)
  • No application fee

*Tuition represents 2017-18 rates. Tuition is subject to change without notice.

Admissions & Application

Admissions & Application

Entry Point: August
Application Evaluation: Year round
Application Deadline: 4 weeks prior to start of first course
No application fee

Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree in biology or a related field. A complete application includes:

  • Free online application
  • Cover letter describing:
    • Your career goals
    • How the program will help you reach your career goals
    • Why you are a good candidate for the program
    • Previous professional accomplishments and employment history
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended after high school
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Additional requirements for international students may be required
Send paper application materials to:

Biotechnology & Management Program
Mount St. Mary’s University
5350 Spectrum Drive
Frederick, MD 21703

Send digital application materials to:

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By the Numbers

Biotech Management Employment Opportunities

  • $17k average salary increase for earning a graduate degree
  • 13.8% increase in scientific management jobs in MD in 2013

Sources: The Economic Value of College Majors, a study by Georgetown University;