Master’s in Bioscience Management Online

Master of Science
Bioscience Administration Online MS

The Master of Science in Bioscience Management provides students with the practical knowledge in the areas of biotechnology, chemistry and business administration to make strategic decisions within a bio-related industry.  

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Learning Outcomes

  • As needed, strengthen functional knowledge of molecular biology, and other areas of strategic focus such as immunology, virology and pharmacology.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of modern biomanufacturing processes and their associated vocabulary, in order to effectively communicate and engage in fruitful collaborations with technical specialists. 
  • Develop the knowledge necessary to effectively understand one or more interdisciplinary aspects of the biopharma industry, including the impact of drug and/or device regulations, evaluating risk and monitoring compliance, and/or value creation in the development process. 
  • Identify and utilize strategies to build and manage a multidisciplinary team or project.
  • Foster leadership and interpersonal skills required to excel in a diverse life science company.
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  • A Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited program in life science; other backgrounds including management, engineering or computer science may be considered on an individual basis. If an applicant does not have a degree in the life sciences, they should demonstrate knowledge and exposure to the life sciences through work experience or other outlet. We recommend applicants use their resume and statement of purpose to describe their educational development in the life sciences post degree. 
  • Undergraduate major GPA of > 3.0

For specific application requirements, visit our admissions for online programs page.

If you do not have a bachelor's degree, please view our list of undergraduate programs.

Program Requirements

The online bioscience management degree requires the completion of 30 graduate credit hours. The distribution of credits is as follows: 

Chemistry / Biochemistry: 6 - 12 credits
Biology / Biotechnology*: 6 - 12 credits
Management: 6 - 12 credits
Electives: 3 - 9 credits

*Note: Some of the Biology / Biotechnology courses require an on-site lab, however students are not required to take courses with a lab component as part of their plan of study. 

Biology / Biotechnology
  • BB 504. Molecular Biology of the Cell
  • BB 505.  Fermentation Biology*
  • BB 508.  Animal Cell Culture*
  • BB 509.  Scale up Bioprocessing*
  • BB 560.  Methods of Protein Purification & Downstream Processing*
  • BB 570 ST. Practical Process Control
  • BB 570  ST.  Advanced Topics in Biotechnology
  • BB 570 ST.  Medical and Applied Immunology*
  • BB 581.  Bioinformatics
  • CH 520.  Cell Signaling
  • CH 536.  Theory and Applications of NMR Spectroscopy
  • CH 538.  Medicinal Chemistry
  • CH 542.  Drugs in the Brain
  • CH 545.  Plant Natural Products
  • CH 554.  Molecular Modeling
  • CH 555.  Drug Regulations
  • CH 555.  Current Trends in Biologics
  • CH 555.  Drug Safety and Regulatory Compliance

Please note that asterisks (*) indicate that although the course is offered online, it is a “skills-based” course and includes 12-24 hrs of hands-on labwork, delivered on the weekends in 4-8 hr modules, on the WPI campus.  

To find the next offering of online Bioscience Management courses, visit the Registrar’s site.

To view a course description, visit the Graduate Catalog.

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