Biotechnology and Drug Development Entrepreneurship
This one-year, full-time Masters of Science program has been specially designed to position program graduates to become the next generation of leaders in this field, with training not only in biomedical science, but also in safety, regulatory compliance, entrepreneurship, business decision-making and management.
The goal of this program is to train the next generation of leaders in biomanufacturing and drug development. This will be achieved by providing training both in the principles of entrepreneurship and management, and in the techniques and methods used in biomanufacturing and therapeutic development.
Students who complete this program will have a unique combination of skills, and the ability to speak the languages of both business and biomedical science. As a result, they will have a significant competitive edge in the job market - and enhanced career marketability in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.
The Department of Microbiology and Immunology, the Simon Business School and the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have pooled their strengths in designing this vibrant program, that includes:
- Hands-on training in cutting-edge biomanufacturing technologies at the UR’s Upstate Stem Cell cGMP Facility and drug development facilities.
- Internship opportunities in the private sector to gain professional experience in drug discovery and small molecule therapeutic development methods.
- Career mentoring and networking opportunities. This includes career lunches with speakers invited from corporate world, informational interviews, networking with the current and former students of Simon, Hajim and MBI, and field trips to wide range of employers.