Biosciences Management

Biosciences Management focuses on the emerging life sciences industry and its many challenges. This practical program brings together both the scientific and management sides of the business to better prepare you for a career or career advancement in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. Due to the collaborative nature of the BioSciences courses, the majority of the classes will be offered on NC State's Main Campus.


Biosciences industries are dynamic, complex and highly entrepreneurial. They require knowledge in diverse areas including leadership, ethics, innovation and entrepreneurship, and regulatory and budget management. Biosciences Management addresses these and other topics, such as market dynamics of pharmaceutical and biotechnology commerce.


This course of study will prepare students for managerial careers in finance, marketing, supply chain, or research and development functions, working in either established or start-up biotechnology or pharmaceutical firms.

Professional MBA Area of Emphasis

Suggested Electives
MBA 585: Current Issues in BioSciences Management (3hrs)
MBA 586: Legal/Market Dynamics in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Commerce (3hrs)
Suggested Practicum Courses
MBA 549: Supply Chain Practicum (3hrs)
MBA 555: Product Design and Development (3hrs)
MBA 577: Technology Evaluation and Strategy (3hrs)