UCI BioSci

Master of Science in Biotechnology Management

Bridge the Gap Between Technology and Management with a Masters from UCI

With more than 300 biotech companies in Southern California, graduates with an understanding of science and technology from a business perspective greatly enhance their career prospects in this competitive market.

The UC Irvine Master of Science in Biotechnology Management program offers courses from three highly reputed schools at UC Irvine: The Paul Merage School of Business, the School of Biological Sciences, and The Henry Samueli School of Engineering.

  • Take graduate-level management courses with MBA students taught by a globally renowned business faculty
  • Specialize within the field of biotechnology and interact with MS and PhD students
  • Perform independent research in the laboratories of world class scientists
  • Work closely with a dedicated Career Services professional who guides in the process of landing an internship and permanent position
  • Participate in a multitude of extracurricular activities and competitions

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test is not required for any student whose undergraduate GPA is 3.2 or higher, but can be submitted if desired. Students whose undergraduate GPA is lower than 3.2 must submit official GRE scores.

Some of the companies that have hired our graduates for full-time or internship roles:

Ambry Genetics
Applied Medical
BioMarin Pharmaceutical, Inc
Bio-Rad Laboratories
Deloitte Consulting
Edwards Lifesciences

Fulgent Diagnostics
Frost & Sullivan
Glidewell Laboratories
Hycor Biomedical, Inc
Johnson & Johnson
Tanvex BioPharma

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Garima Naswa

"The MSBTM program is a great marriage between the business and technical aspects of biotechnology. From working on consulting projects with several life science clients to conducting my own bioinformatics research in the laboratory, the program gave me an opportunity to not just learn more about life science industry but also apply the same in business plan competitions. The breadth of knowledge and practical skills that I have gained through this program will definitely help me as a Business Technology Analyst at Deloitte."

- Garima Naswa '17, MSBTM

Faisal Chaabani

"The MSBTM program was critical to my transition from an academic lab to product management at Illumina, an industry leader in genomics solutions. The scale of the projects undertaken during the program were nothing short of incredibly exciting. For example, one of my most memorable experiences was developing and pitching a healthcare market size valuation to senior management at St. Joseph Health that would later be presented to the company’s board of directors and influence corporate strategy."

- Faisal Chaabani '17 MSBTM