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 has been waived this year and is no longer required, but can be submitted if desired.

The MSBTM program is STEM-designated and allows up to 36 months of Optional Practical Training (OPT) upon graduation. This longer duration is attractive to companies interested in providing immigration sponsorship to international students.

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

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Santiago Recuenco Alvarado

"Making the transition from a technical role in an academic lab to a more business-focused position is definitely challenging. The MSBTM program will prepare you to excel in any business position that requires the understanding of the science. Thanks to the well-tailored business and molecular biology courses, the outstanding support from the career center, and the rich professional network, I was able to land an internship position with Deloitte Consulting LLP in their life sciences practice, which then converted to a full-time position."

– Santiago Recuenco Alvarado, MSBTM '20
Business Technology Analyst Summer Scholar at Deloitte Consulting

Laksheeta Johari

"The MSBTM program has been an enriching and exciting experience. Having come from a research background, I was apprehensive but eager to understand the business of the industry. I could not have been at a better place than Merage for that. I developed my passion for Strategic Marketing through my internship at Neurocrine Biosciences. This was critical in my transition to the business world. The MSBTM program prepared me for the business world and made sure that I still had a strong foothold in science, thus helping me develop a unique profile."

– Laksheeta Johari, MSBTM '19
Junior Business Analyst at Lifescience Dynamics Limited