The program combines rigorous scientific training in biotechnology with graduate course work and experience in business disciplines. It includes foundational courses to provide a knowledge base for non-biology or non-business undergraduate majors, core courses in both the biotechnology and business disciplines, as well as elective courses on cutting-edge topics.
A distinguishing feature of this dual degree program is the culminating project which involves student teams that work on real-world problems and applications of biological sciences to the marketplace as well as application of business strategies in the biotechnology industry.
CSUCI is one of the first colleges to respond to the needs of industry with its Dual Masters/MBA. It is also a pacesetter that is successful in forging highly effective academic and industry partnerships.