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  • MS in Biomedicine and Business

    The MS in Biomedicine and Business program provides comprehensive training in fundamental aspects of scientific discovery, technology commercialization and business. The program prepares you for leadership in scientifically-oriented management positions in the public or private sector – positioning students to work in industries such as biotechnology, pharmaceutical, nonprofit, government, and academia. Industry and market research serve as a focal point of this program, educating students about emerging technologies in development.

    During the program, you will:

    • Develop core knowledge in biological sciences, technology development and commercialization
    • Gain understanding of finance, economics, management and organization leadership
    • Apply business expertise to evaluate the process of delivering biomedical products to market
    • Develop skills to identify and evaluate professional ethical dilemmas and appropriate solutions
    • Strengthen communication, leadership, and soft-skills (e.g., teamwork, problem-solving, knowledge of career opportunities, networking)

    Program Features

    • Interdisciplinary: Taught by expert faculty from Drexel University College of Medicine's Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Institute for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease and LeBow College of Business, home of Drexel's nationally-ranked MBA program.
    • Non-Thesis, Fully Online
    • Experiential Learning: Tailor the hands-on experience of the curriculum through on-campus or off-campus internships at locations near you.
    • Flexible Plans of Study:Can be taken full or part-time. If you have a record of work-related experience, you may instead enroll in additional elective courses. Full-time students may complete the program in as little as 1.5 years while part-time students may complete the program in less than 3 years.

    For Questions, Please Contact:

    Sujata Bhatia, MD, PHD
    Program Director

    Drexel University offers a variety of Graduate Minors that can be added to any master's degree program.
    State restrictions may apply to some programs.


    *The business courses below are shown in quarter credits. Three (3.0) credit quarter courses confer the equivalent of 2.0 semester credits. The program requires the completion of 36.0 semester credits for graduation. Semesters and quarters overlap sufficiently to allow full-time students to meet the degree requirements for this program in two years.

    Required Courses  
    MIIM 503S Biomedical Ethics 2.0
    or IDPT 500S Responsible Conduct of Research
    MIIM 518S Foundations of Applied Biomedicine * 3.0
    MIIM 519S Commercialization of Biomedical Technology ** 3.0
    MIIM 631S Biomedical Innovation Development and Management 5.0
    BUSN 501 Measuring and Maximizing Financial Performance 3.0
    BUSN 502 Essentials of Economics 3.0
    Elective Courses  
    Choose at least 1 program-specific science elective and at least 2 business electives  
    Science, Program-Specific  
    MIIM 517S
    Applied Statistics for Biomedical Sciences  
    or IDPT 501S
    Biostatistics I
    MIIM 550S
    Biomedicine Seminar  
    MIIM 605S
    Experiential Learning  
    MIIM 645S
    Biomedical Career Explorations  
    MIIM T680S
    Special Topics in Microbiology & Immunology  
    Science, Clinical Research  
    CR 501S
    Emerging Trends in Medical Device Regulation  
    CR 511S
    The History of Misconduct in Biomedical Research  
    CR 513S
    Business Processes and Contemporary Concerns in Pharmaceutical R & D  
    CR 514S
    World Wide Regulatory Submissions  
    CR 515S
    Intro to Clinical Trials  
    CR 525S
    Scientific Writing and Medical Literature  
    CR 535S
    Current Federal Regulatory Issues in Biomedical Research  
    CR 545S
    Pharmaceutical Law  
    CR 555S
    Compliance & Monitoring Issues  
    CR 600S
    Designing the Clinical Trial  
    Science, Basic Science, & Research  
    MIIM 521S
    Biotechniques I: Molecular and Genomic Methods  
    MIIM 522S
    Biotechniques II: Immunological Methods  
    MIIM 527S
    Immunology, Immunopathology, and Infectious Diseases  
    MIIM 530S
    Fundamentals of Molecular Medicine I  
    or MIIM 515S
    Concepts in Biomedicine I
    MIIM 531S
    Fundamentals of Molecular Medicine II  
    or MIIM 516S
    Concepts in Biomedicine II
    MIIM 533S
    Molecular Medicine Journal Club II  
    MIIM 534S
    Molecular Medicine Journal Club I  
    MIIM 540S
    Viruses and Viral Infections  
    MIIM 541S
    Bacteria and Bacterial Infections  
    MIIM 542S
    Mycology and Fungal Infections  
    MIIM 543S
    Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases  
    MIIM 545S
    Introduction to Infectious Diseases  
    MIIM 606S
    Microbiology and Immunology Seminar  
    MIIM 613S
    Emerging Infectious Diseases  
    MIIM 653S
    Clinical Correlations in Infectious Disease  
    ACCT 601
    Managerial Accounting  
    BLAW 646
    Legal Issues in New Ventures  
    BUSN T680
    Special Topics in Business  
    ECON 601
    Managerial Economics  
    ECON 650
    Business & Economic Strategy: Game Theory & Applications  
    FIN 601
    Corporate Financial Management  
    INTB 620
    International Business Management  
    MIS 632
    Database Analysis and Design for Business  
    MGMT 510
    Business Problem Solving  
    MGMT 601
    Managing the Total Enterprise  
    MGMT 652
    New Venture Planning  
    MGMT 715
    Business Consulting Projects  
    MKTG 601
    Marketing Strategy & Planning  
    MKTG 638
    New Product Planning, Strategy, and Development  
    MKTG 654
    Corporate Brand & Reputation Management  
    ORGB 511
    Leading in Dynamic Environments: A Personal, Relational, and Strategic Approach  
    ORGB 625
    Leadership and Professional Development  
    ORGB 640
    Negotiations for Leaders  
    POM 601
    Operations Management  
    STAT 601
    Business Statistics  
    STAT 632
    Datamining for Managers  
    ENTP 515
    Pitch It!  
    ENTP 601
    Social and Sustainable Innovation  
    ENTP 611
    Learning from Failure  
    ENTP 621
    Innovation & Ideation  
    ENTP 641
    Innovation in Established Companies  
    ENTP 671
    Life After Launch  
    ENTP 681
    The Startup Way: How to Drive Innovation in Entrepreneurial Companies  
    Total Semester Credits 36.0

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    Admissions Criteria

    • A four-year degree in a related field
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
      • Lower GPAs will be considered if other strengths are apparent in your application

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
    • Three letters of recommendation (professional or academic)
      • If you have attended school within the last 3 years, one of your letters must be from a former professor
    • Personal statement (approximately 500 words) that addresses your:
      • Reasons for pursuing a degree from Drexel,
      • Short and long-term career plans, and
      • Vision of how your background, experience, interests, and/or values, when combined with a Drexel degree, will enable you to pursue these goals successfully
    • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
    • Additional requirements for International Students

    Additional Recommended Documents

    • Standardized test scores are not required, but highly recommended in order to make your application more competitive
      • Score reports accepted: GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT
      • Drexel's school code is 2194


    The tuition rate for the academic year 2024-2025 is $1830 per credit.

    For the academic year 2024-2025, students enrolled in an online graduate academic program will be charged a graduate online program fee of $125 per year.

    • This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University AlumniMilitary members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
      • These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
      • These rates apply only to fully online courses. Hybrid or on-campus courses may have different rates.
      • Tuition rates are subject to increase with the start of each academic year in the fall term.
      • All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
      • Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
      • When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.


    Academic Calendar

    This program includes both Semester and Quarter classes.

    2023-2024 Academic Year

    Semester Courses


    Classes Begin

    Classes End

    Fall 2023

    August 21, 2023

    December 15, 2023

    Spring 2024

    January 8, 2024

    May 3, 2024

    Summer 2024

    May 13, 2024

    August 2, 2024


    Quarter Courses

    2023-2024 Academic Year


    Classes Begin

    Classes End

    Exams Begin

    Exams End

    Fall 2023

    September 26, 2023

    December 9, 2023

    December 11, 2023

    December 16, 2023

    Winter 2024

    January 8, 2024

    March 16, 2024

    March 18, 2024

    March 23, 2024

    Spring 2024

    April 1, 2024

    June 8, 2024

    June 10, 2024

    June 15, 2024

    Summer 2024

    June 24, 2024

    August 31, 2024

    September 3, 2024

    September 7, 2024



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