The Master of Business and Science (MBS) is a two-year professional program housed within the Henry E. Riggs School of Applied Life Sciences. Highlights of the program include:

  • A world-class, interdisciplinary curriculum
  • Deep exposure to the bioscience industry

The MBS program is purpose built to immerse students in the bioscience industries. Courses are taught by unique faculty that possess industry experience, are bioscience management experts, or are translational scientists active in the development and commercialization of biomedical innovations.

Most classes at KGI contain industry oriented projects, often with direct involvement of companies. All MBS students complete a paid summer internship and complete a year-long industry sponsored capstone Team Master’s Project.

Industry are also involved in frequent campus events. These include:

  • A wide-ranging industry speaker series
  • Company recruitment events
  • Industry spotlight day workshops
  • Networking opportunities

All MBS students also complete a professional development course run by KGI’s office of career services. The course features hands-on workshops where students can meet industry professionals to create effective resumes, learn how to successfully apply for jobs, and perfect their interviewing skills.

"Often, scientists get caught up in small details. KGI taught me to take a bird’s-eye view. That perspective gives me an edge. I can simultaneously understand the science as well as the business side of my work."
Harish Dharuri
Bioinformatics Scientist, Illumina
Master of Business and Science, '02

Who should apply

  • Most MBS students come to KGI after completing an undergraduate life science oriented degree (biology, chemistry, bioengineering)
  • High-achieving students from non life science majors (psychology, economics) who have taken molecular biology and biochemistry
  • Industry experience is welcome, but not required
  • While the program has a strong bioscience industry focus, entering students do not need a background in business

KGI has articulation agreements with over 30 universities, helping to streamline the admissions process. Please contact KGI’s admissions team to see if your school is participating.

Alia Manetta, Class of 2019


Want to watch more videos about the MBS program? Visit our playlist on the KGI YouTube page.