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Schools with Biotechnical Management Programs: How to Choose

Dec 10, 2019

Programs in biotechnology management can lead to leadership roles in advanced biology fields, like human health and environmental science. To learn more about the types of biotechnology management programs and which schools offer them, keep reading.

Certificate and master's degree programs are available across the U.S. in biotechnology management, rather than biotechnical management. These programs incorporate coursework in the sciences with courses in management and product development.

Schools With Biotechnology Programs

Below is a list of schools that offer degrees and certificates in biotechnology:

College/University Location Institution Type Degrees Offered Tuition & Fees (2018-2019)*
American University Washington, DC 4-year, Private not-for-profit Master's $31,446
Ball State University Muncie, IN 4-year, Public Certificate In-state: $9,896; Out-of-state: $26,468
Boston University Boston, MA 4-year, Private not-for-profit Undergraduate Certificate $53,948
Brigham Young University - Provo Provo, UT 4-year, Private not-for-profit Master's $7,080
Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD 4-year, Private not-for-profit Master's $55,816
Rutgers University - New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ 4-year, Public Master's In-state: $19,416; Out-of-state: $231,488
University of Houston Houston, TX 4-year, Public Master's In-state: $9,010; Out-of-state: $18,280
University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL 4-year, Public Master's In-state: $16,792; Out-of-state: $26,479
University of Nevada - Reno Reno, NV 4-year, Public Bachelor's and Master's In-state (undergraduate): $7,599; Out-of-state (undergraduate): $22,236; In-state (Graduate): $5,575; Out-of-state (Graduate): $20,047

Source:*National Center for Education Statistics

School Selection Criteria

Further considerations for students interested in applying to biotechnology programs:

  • Many degree programs in biotechnology offer management as a specialization.
  • Certificate programs are shorter in length than master's degree programs - some can be completed in one semester.
  • Internship opportunities offered for academic credit may appeal to students interested in gaining experience in their selected field, whether that's research, development, or managerial tasks such as organization and policy.
  • Working professionals enrolling in certificate or master's degree programs in order to expand their credentials may be interested in distance education options offered through online courses.

Certificate Programs

Certificate programs in biotechnology management can be completed in one or more semesters and typically require a bachelor's degree for enrollment. Internships may be optional.

Master's Programs

Master's degree programs in biotechnology management typically take two years to complete and require a bachelor's degree as a prerequisite. Internships, a capstone experience and laboratory practices are usually required for completion. Some schools offer dual degree programs with a Master of Business Administration.

Individuals will have no problem finding biotechnology management programs at universities and colleges across the country. Biotechnology programs are commonly found at the certificate and master's degree level, where students can specialize in management as part of a broader program in biotechnology.

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