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California State University-Channel Islands

MS Biotechnology/MBA Dual Degree

California State University-Channel Islands, Camarillo, California


MS Biotechnology/MBA Dual Degree


MVS - Martin V. Smith School of Business & Economics
1 University Dr
Camarillo, California, 93012, United States



The Master of Science in Biotechnology & Master of Business Administration is a dual professional degree program designed to meet the needs of the biotechnology industry and related public and private agencies and organizations. The program combines rigorous scientific training in biotechnology with graduate coursework and experience in business management and regulatory affairs. The program includes the foundation courses for the dual degree program, a set of graduate-level core courses in both biotechnology and business, and several elective courses. Our approach includes team projects drawn from biotechnology industries to focus on real-world problems and applications of biological sciences and business. We approach interpersonal skills and problem-solving skills from multiple perspectives.

Academic Fields
    Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other.
    Business Administration and Management, General.
    Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician.
    Master's, MBA, Master of Business Administration
    Master's, Biotech/MBA Dual, Biotechnology/MBA Dual Degree
    Certificate or Non-degree, Business, Graduate Business Certificate

    Full Time, Part Time, Online or Distance, On-Campus, Evening or Weekend


    affordable, career focused, study abroad, real world orientation, small classes


    The following documentation is required: Graduate templates to use: 1. Statement of Purpose (500-600 word essay) summarizing professional experience, career objectives, and reason for pursuing an MS Biotechnology/MBA Dual degree. 2. Current Resume 3. Two Letters of Recommendation (from an academic or professional setting) 4. One set of official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended 5. GRE Score* Exceptions are available. The GRE may be waived if one or more of the following conditions are satisfied: • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher in a bachelor’s degree in a life science field (for a bachelor’s degree in a non-biological field, the waiver will be considered on a case-by-case basis) • Previous Master of Science (MS) degree in a life science field from a regionally accredited institution (the MS degree should have been received in the past six years) • Professional graduate degree; MD, DDS, Nurse Practitioner, Pharm D. • Minimum of five years total work experience in life science and/or biotech-related career Contact a representative for the most current information.
    Academic Backgrounds
    B = 2.7-2.9


    Extended University


    Philipa Moguel

    Director of Business Special Sessions