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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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    *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 500SResponsible Conduct of Research2.0
    or MIIM 503S Biomedical Ethics
    IDPT 501SBiostatistics I2.0
    MIIM 515SConcepts in Biomedicine I3.0
    MIIM 516SConcepts in Biomedicine II2.0
    MIIM 535SBiomedical Technology Commercialization I1.0
    MIIM 536SBiomedical Technology Commercialization II1.0
    MIIM 550SBiomedicine Seminar2.0
    MIIM 605SExperiential Learning4.0
    MIIM 631SBiomedical Innovation Development and Management4.0
    MIIM 645SBiomedical Career Explorations1.0
    Business Requirements 
    BUSN 501Measuring and Maximizing Financial Performance *3.0
    BUSN 502Essentials of Economics *3.0
    MGMT 601Managing the Total Enterprise *3.0
    Select a minimum of 8 credits from the following: 
    MIIM 521SBiotechniques I 
    MIIM 530SFundamentals of Molecular Medicine I 
    MIIM 531SFundamentals of Molecular Medicine II 
    MIIM 533SMolecular Medicine Journal Club II 
    MIIM 534SMolecular Medicine Journal Club I 
    MIIM 540SViruses and Viral Infections 
    MIIM 541SBacteria and Bacterial Infections 
    MIIM 542SMycology and Fungal Infections 
    MIIM 543SParasitology and Parasitic Diseases 
    MIIM 545SIntroduction to Infectious Diseases 
    MIIM 546SIntroduction to Immunology 
    MIIM 606SMicrobiology and Immunology Seminar 
    MIIM 613SEmerging Infectious Diseases 
    MIIM 653SClinical Correlations in Infectious Disease 
    ORGB 625Leadership and Professional Development * 
    ORGB 631Leading Effective Organizations * 
    Total Semester Credits36.0

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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 2016-2017 is $1451 per credit.

      Additional Equipment Fees

      • This rate applies only to new online students.
        • Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
      • This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
      • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
      • 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. Learn more about how these terms overlap throughout the year.

      Semester Courses

      Classes Begin 
      Classes End 

      Fall 2016     

      August 8, 2016

      December 9, 2016

      Spring 2017 

      January 3, 2017

      May 5, 2017

      Summer 2017 

      May 8, 2017

      July 21, 2017

      Quarter Courses

      Classes Begin 
      Classes End 
      Exams Begin 
      Exams End 

      Fall 2016     

      September 19, 2016

      December 3, 2016

      December 5, 2016

      December 10, 2016

      Winter 2017 

      January 9, 2017

      March 18, 2017

      March 20, 2017

      March 25, 2017

      Spring 2017 

      April 3, 2017

      June 10, 2017

      June 12, 2017

      June 16, 2017

      Summer 2017 

      June 26, 2017

      September 2, 2017

      September 5, 2017

      September 9, 2017

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