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  • MS in Biomedicine and Business (Hybrid Program)

    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. 

    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, Hybrid: Biomedical science courses are taught fully online, with Business courses conducted on campus in the evenings.
    • 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.

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    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  
    Science Requirements  
    IDPT 500S Responsible Conduct of Research 2.0
    or MIIM 503S Biomedical Ethics
    IDPT 501S Biostatistics I 2.0
    MIIM 515S Concepts in Biomedicine I 3.0
    MIIM 516S Concepts in Biomedicine II 2.0
    MIIM 535S Biomedical Technology Commercialization I 1.0
    MIIM 536S Biomedical Technology Commercialization II 1.0
    MIIM 550S Biomedicine Seminar 2.0
    MIIM 605S Experiential Learning 4.0
    MIIM 631S Biomedical Innovation Development and Management 4.0
    MIIM 645S Biomedical Career Explorations 1.0
    Business Requirements  
    BUSN 501 Measuring and Maximizing Financial Performance * 3.0
    BUSN 502 Essentials of Economics * 3.0
    MGMT 601 Managing the Total Enterprise * 3.0
    Electives 8.0 
    Select a minimum of 8 credits from the following:  
    MIIM 521S Biotechniques I  
    MIIM 530S Fundamentals of Molecular Medicine I  
    MIIM 531S Fundamentals of Molecular Medicine 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 546S Introduction to Immunology  
    MIIM 606S Microbiology and Immunology Seminar  
    MIIM 613S Emerging Infectious Diseases  
    MIIM 653S Clinical Correlations in Infectious Disease  
    ORGB 625 Leadership and Professional Development *  
    ORGB 631 Leading Effective Organizations *  
    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 GPA's 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)
      • 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 2018-2019 is $1540 per credit.

      • 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.
        • 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.

      Additional Equipment Fees


      Academic Calendar

      This program includes both Semester and Quarter classes. Learn more about how these terms overlap throughout the year.

      2018-2019 Academic Year

      Semester Courses


      Classes Begin

      Classes End

      Fall 2018

      August 20, 2018

      December 14, 2018

      Spring 2019

      January 7, 2019

      May 3, 2019

      Summer 2019

      May 13, 2019

      July 26, 2019


      Quarter Courses


      Classes Begin

      Classes End

      Exams Begin

      Exams End

      Fall 2018

      September 24, 2018

      December 8, 2018

      December 10, 2018

      December 15, 2018

      Winter 2019

      January 7, 2019

      March 16, 2019

      March 18, 2019

      March 23, 2019

      Spring 2019

      April 1, 2019

      June 8, 2019

      June 10, 2019

      June 14, 2019

      Summer 2019

      June 24, 2019

      August 31, 2019

      September 3, 2019

      September 7, 2019

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