Core Courses MBS Program
The first year of the MBS program provides a common educational experience for all students. At the end of this year, students have been exposed to a wide range of bioscience industry issues and activities. First-year students take a fixed set of business and science courses that provide basic backgrounds in business and management of bioscience industries, and bioethics. The first-year technical courses include Molecular Biotechnology; Information Management in Applied Life Sciences; Medical Diagnostics; Medical Devices; Pharmaceutical Discovery and Development; and the Molecular Basis of Disease. These courses highlight specific industry applications and follow the format of lectures that meet once or twice per week with hands-on projects that occur regularly throughout the semester.