Master of Bioscience (MBS)
KGI's two-year Master of Bioscience degree program educates technically savvy professionals for the bioscience industry. Students learn to:
- Catalyze development of basic life sciences research into useful new products, processes and services
- Address the business and ethical leadership challenges confronting the applied life sciences
- Build professional skills essential to the industry workplace including public speaking, team leadership and dynamics, and project management
- Understand how the bioscience industry operates-considering the scientific, intellectual property and regulatory issues that dominate the industry.
The MBS curriculum is based on an interdisciplinary approach that provides our student with the tools needed to solve the problems of the bioscience industry today and in the future.
What Sets KGI apart from other Professional Masters Programs?
KGI offers its students many opportunities throughout the program to work with companies in its extensive network of biotech and healthcare companies. These opportunities start in the first year with course assignments in which teams of students prepare reports for outside companies; continue during the summer with internships and culminate in the second year with the capstone Team Masters Project (TMP). Few other schools offer students the "real world" practice KGI students gain during the TMP, in which teams of three to five students work with sponsoring companies in a year-long consulting assignment to solve real problems. Students form interdisciplinary teams and work with faculty and industrial advisors to perform contract research. Student teams create budgets, develop timelines, and describe deliverables. At the end of the academic year, they present confidential and non-confidential reports of their work.