Master of Microbial Biotechnology

Study microbial biotechnology and management through our balanced approach, which allows you to concentrate in either biosciences management or entrepreneurship.


MMB students have the option of entering NC State University’s Poole College of Management’s MBA program for one year after completion of the MMB program to receive their MBA with a concentration in either Biosciences Management or Entrepreneurship.

Interested MMB students can take the GMAT or use their GRE scores (must have been taken within 5 years of applying to the MBA program) and apply to the MBA Program, typically during the summer or fall of their second year in the MMB program.  The MBA concentration that the MMB student is interested in dictates which MBA electives the student will take in the MMB program.

Student Perspective:

“Coming from a science background, the MMB program introduced me to the basics of the biotech industry while expanding my scientific understanding. The MBA program expanded my understanding of current business trends and regulations of the biotech industry and provided a strong foundation of core business concepts. Through both programs I developed a network of professionals in each area of the industry who have been valuable connections as I have moved into the business world.”
-Peter Landis, MMB/MBA 2012

Course Sequence

Fall Semester 1 Credits
BIT 510 Core Techniques in Biotechnology 3
MB 714 Microbial Physiology and Regulation 3
MB 585 Case Studies in Microbial Biotechnology 3
Spring Semester 1 Credits
MB 751 Immunology OR MB 555 Microbial Biotechnology 3
MBA 585 Current Issues in Bioscience Management 3
MB 585 Case Studies in Microbial Biotechnology 3
Summer Semester 1 Credits
MB 620I Industrial Internship 3
Fall Semester 2 Credits
MB 585 Case Studies in Microbial Biotechnology 3
Biotechnology or Biomanufacturing Elective 2
MBA 586 Legal/Market Dynamics in Pharma and Biotechnology Commerce (Biosciences concentration) 3
Spring Semester 2 Credits
MB 590 Case Studies in Microbial Biotechnology 3
Science Elective 3
MBA Biosciences Elective 3
Summer Semester 2 Credits
MBA Internship
Fall Semester 3 Credits
MBA 505 Global Economics for Managers 3
MBA 590 Biosciences Practicum 3
MBA 504 Statistics and Quantitative Methods 3
MBA 500 Managerial and Career Effectiveness 2
MBA 560 Marketing Management and Strategy 3
MBA 503 Accounting for Managers 3
Spring Semester 3 Credits
MBA 580 Global Strategy 3
MBA 530 People Management 3
MBA 540 Operations & Supply Chain Management 3
MBA Elective 3
MBA 610 Leadership course 1
MBA 520 Managerial Finance 3