Biotechnology Enterprise and Entrepreneurship


A successful biotechnology enterprise depends on trained professionals who understand science and who are also skilled in the complexities of biotechnology commercialization. This exciting new program brings together a strong science foundation with biotechnology enterprise and entrepreneurship, providing a unique educational venue for scientists to better understand the entire biotechnology enterprise and issues unique to the industry.

Quick Stats

Course Locations Rockville, MD; Online
Available 100% Online Yes
Entry Terms Fall, Spring or Summer semester
Degree Requirements 10 courses
The Johns Hopkins Master of Biotechnology Enterprise and Entrepreneurship program is intended for biotechnology professionals who want a career beyond the laboratory within an existing biotechnology organization or for those who dream of starting a new biotechnology enterprise. The curriculum will provide you with the interdisciplinary foundation to address the enterprise and regulatory challenges organizations face in the biotechnology industry.
You’ll complete 10 graduate courses, including a final practicum course to gain real-world experience. You may choose three electives across a broad range of science, enterprise and regulatory courses. You’ll also have the option to choose a concentration in bioscience communications or legal/regulatory affairs.
As a graduate, you’ll have the expertise to:
  • Formulate strategies that reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the biotechnology industry in the areas of science, regulation and enterprise.
  • Develop and carry out appropriate leadership strategies to achieve company goals and objectives.
  • Create financial and funding strategies for success under various economic situations.
  • Demonstrate principles of human interrelationships to research, design and development activities, with emphasis upon principles of communication.
  • Navigate the various steps in the development of a biotechnology derived product: from its inception as intellectual property, to scale-up, to the final product.
  • Create marketing strategies that achieve organizational goals and objectives.
  • Formulate product launch strategies in the US and internationally that reflect changes in the regulation of the product approval and marketing process.
  • Solve organizational problems arising from a legal and technology framework.
  • Identify, evaluate and assess risks and payoffs in monetary and non-monetary terms.

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