MBA - Biotechnology & Innovation

  • Total Credit Hours: 36
  • 12 - 24 months*
  • Tuition: $497 per credit hour**

Program Overview

In recent years, biotechnology firms have become a driving force behind the research and development of pharmaceutical compounds. This industry is now one of the fastest-growing sectors of the economy. In fact, biotechnology firms raised more than $8.6 billion in capital as a result of initial public offerings (IPOs) in 2014, according to one report. The rapid growth of these companies is creating increased demand for business professionals who have a specialized understanding of this unique and emerging field.

Biotechnology professionals who are in demand understand:

  • Product development
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Product management
  • C-level positions

If you’re ready to become a part of the fast-paced, entrepreneurial biotechnology industry, Husson University’s MBA concentration in biotechnology and innovation can help. Biotechnology industry leaders are successful individuals who understand the intersection between the business world and medical research. Our program will provide you with the knowledge you need to begin your journey toward career success in this growing industry.

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Admission Requirements

The following is required for admission to graduate degree programs:

  • Completed application
  • Official transcripts of all previous college work
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose essay
  • A leveling course for non-business degree holders (Waivers of this course may be available to MBA transfers as well as those who have terminal degrees or professional experience.)

Applying to Husson University is streamlined and efficient. Our online application guides you through each step of the process. You can also save your partially completed application at any time and finish it later. Husson accepts up to six transfer credits for graduate degree programs.

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Course Map

In addition to a deep understanding of fundamental business principles, students gain advanced, interdisciplinary knowledge in business subjects applicable to biotech organizations. The curriculum features topics related to research, strategic and biotechnology management, leadership, and more. A Husson education is designed to create graduates who can bring value to biotechnology firms the moment they’re hired.

Core Curriculum [24 hours]

All of the following courses must be completed within your first 18 credit hours:
BA 600 Research Methods: 3
BA 601 Managerial Economics: 3
BA 602 Managerial Accounting: 3


The following courses must be completed during the program:
BA 605 Management Communications: 3
BA 625 Global Strategic Management: 3
BA 643 Strategic Change Management: 3


Choose one of the following:
BA 620 Financial Management: 3
BA 703 Financial Management in Health Care Organizations: 3


Choose one of the following:
BA 621 Marketing Management: 3
BA 712 Strategic Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations: 3

Biotechnology & Innovation [12 Hours]

Four of the following must be completed:
BA 628 New Venture Planning & Management: 3
BA 642 Leadership in Business & Professions: 3
CJ 705 Leadership & Ethics: 3
BA 760 Technology & Innovation: 3
BA 761 Biotechnology: The Business of Genetics: 3
BA 762 Groupthink: 3
BA 763 Biotech & Innovation: Intellectual Property: 3
BA 799 Topic/Biotechnology Management Elective: 3

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*Based on a full-time student transferring 60-90 credits.

**All rates are subject to change.