Biotechnology & Business
Biotechnology encompasses all aspects of the industrial application of living organisms and/or biological techniques. Ireland has an enviable biotechnology sector and is home to the world’s top 10 global biopharmaceutical companies. The MSc Biotechnology & Business is an exciting programme designed for non-business graduates who want to become managers or entrepreneurs in complex business environments in technology and science-based fields.
The MSc Biotechnology & Business provides you with a solid grounding in the science underpinning biotechnology coupled with a comprehensive business education. The programme is the result of a close collaboration between the UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science and the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, which is Ireland’s leading business school.
Biotechnology and Management focus
Suitable for life-science and chemistry graduates with non-business backgrounds
Excellent career prospects
Biotechnology encompasses all aspects of the industrial application of living organisms and/ or biological techniques. It is a collection of technologies that capitalise on the attributes of cells and biological molecules, such as DNA, to work for us. Ireland has experienced massive growth across the Biotechnology sector including Food, Environmental and Pharmaceutical industries in the last decade. Ireland is home to nine of the top 10 world pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, such as GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Merck, BristolMyers Squibb and Genzyme, with seven of the 10 world blockbuster pharmaceuticals made here. The MSc in Biotechnology and Business is an exciting programme designed for non-business graduates who want to become managers or entrepreneurs in complex business environments in technology and science-based fields. The MSc in Biotechnology and Business provides you with a solid knowledge of techniques used in modern biotechnology including hands-on experience of bioprocessing. You will also receive a comprehensive business education. You will learn to identify and solve business problems in local and international settings, enhance your communication and leadership skills, and improve your ability for independent thinking and developing creative solutions.
Stage 1 - Core
Biotech Case StudyBIOC40140
Professional Career DevelopmentBIOC40180
The Business of Biotechnology and ScienceBMOL40120
Feasibility and Business PlanBMOL40130
Teams in Biotech EnterpriseBMOL40380
Corporate Finance (BB)FIN41440
Marketing Management MSc Bio&BMKT42310
Regulatory Affairs for Life SciencesPHAR40240
Stage 1 - Option
Recombinant DNA TechnologyMICR40010
Emerging Issues in BiotechnologyMICR40100
This programme is intended for applicants with a degree in Biology or Chemistry related discipline. An upper second class honours or international equivalent is required.
Graduates with equivalent qualifications in related areas of science and technology or with proven relevant industrial experience will be considered for places.
Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.
Students meeting the programme’s academic entry requirements but not the English language requirements, may enter the programme upon successful completion of UCD’s Pre-Sessional or International Pre-Master’s Pathway programmes. Please see the following link for further information http://www.ucd.ie/alc/programmes/pathways/
These are the minimum entry requirements – additional criteria may be requested for some programmes.
MSc Biotechnology & Business FT (X447)
Duration 1 Years Attend Full Time
* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised
1 year full-time.
MODE OF DELIVERY: Face-to-Face
MSc Biotechnology & Business (X447) Full Time
EU fee per year - € 14030
nonEU fee per year - € 25600
***Fees are subject to change
Tuition fee information is available on the UCD Fees website. Please note that UCD offers a number of graduate scholarships for full-time, self-funding international students, holding an offer of a place on a UCD graduate degree programme. For further information please see International Scholarships.
Next Intake: 2024/2025
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Careers & Employability
This graduate degree in Biotechnology & Business has been developed in consultation with employers and therefore will be recognised and valued by them. A key feature is the opportunity to carry out a business development plan which will allow graduates to develop connections with prospective employers such as Abbott, Allergan, Alpha Technologies, Amgen, Avonmore Foods, Baxter Healthcare, Beckman Coulter, Biotrin International Ltd., Boston Scientific, Elan Corporation, Eli Lilly and Co., Celltech, GSK, Icon Clinical Research, ImmunoGen Inc., Janssen Pharmaceutical Ltd., Johnson & Johnson Ltd., Kerry Group Plc., Medtronic, MSD, Olympus Diagnostica, Quintiles, Quest International, Sandoz., Seroba Life Sciences, Serology Ltd.