The Masters of Bioscience is a two-year program, residential program that includes course work in both technical and business courses as well as a summer internship and the capstone, Teams Masters Project.
- During the first year in the MBS program, students take a common set of core courses that include interdisciplinary applications-oriented technical courses, business courses and a bioindustry ethics course. In the second semester of the first year students have the opportunity to take elective courses.
- Between the first and second years, students participate in a required, paid internship in a bioscience company. The summer internship actively engages students in the issues and current techniques associated with particular industry sectors and provides an understanding of the climate and culture of business. Students must present an internship poster reviewed by KGI faculty.A summer internship represents approximately 400 hours of work.
- During the second year in the MBS program, students will be part of a Team Master's Project, which spans both semesters of the second year and provides the students with the opportunity to apply the tools they have gained in the first year.
- Students may focus their studies by choosing one of five career majors: Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical Discovery and Development, Bioprocessing, Business of Bioscience, or Clinical and Regulatory Affairs. Please see career majors for more information about each of the majors.
- The degree requires completion of 66 units. All MBS students are required to complete two 400-level business units and two 400-level technical units. See Major & Elective Courses for designations. Most full semester courses are 3 units and most module-length courses are 1.5 units.
|Core Courses||27 units|
|Team Masters Project||12 units|
MBS Program Learning Outcomes:
|Students can communicate effectively in an industry environment composed of scientists, engineers, and business professionals.|
|Students can contribute productively on an interdisciplinary team tackling complex problems.|
|Students have the core business analysis and management knowledge needed for the bioscience industry and can assume leadership roles in realizing the goals of technical and business projects.|
|Students understand the business, research and development, regulatory, production, and marketing functions of the bioscience industry.|
|Students understand the translation of basic science and engineering discoveries into products and processes, which benefit society.|
|Students adhere to ethical principles in research, development and business issues inherent in the bioscience industries.|