This is a list of graduate courses for the MS in Biotechnology & MBA dual degree program offered at CSU Channel Islands.

Required Foundation Courses in Biology and Chemistry for students without a B.S. in Biology or Chemistry (16 units)

CHEM 110 CHEMISTRY OF LIFE (4)
Three hours lecture and three hours lab per week
Prerequisite: Satisfy the Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) requirement
Fundamentals of chemistry including the composition of atoms and molecules, mass balance, energy, properties of gases and solutions, solubility, diffusion, ionic strength, acid-base chemistry, and basic nuclear chemistry. Structure and reactivity of inorganic, organic, and biological molecules. Enzyme catalysis, including the metabolism of sugars, lipids, and proteins. Hazards of chemicals and their interactions with the human body. Integrated lecture and laboratory. No credit given towards the Chemistry major. Course Learning Objectives 110
Lab fee $25, breakage fee $25
GenEd: B1

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BIOL 201 PRINCIPLES OF CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (4)
Three hours lecture per week and three hours laboratory per week
Prerequisite: CHEM 105 or CHEM 121
This course will cover principles of basic chemistry, biological macromolecules, prokaryotic and eucaryotic cell structure and function, homeostasis, metabolism including both respiration and photosynthesis, cell division, signal transduction, Mendelian genetics, molecular genetics including transcription and translation, and a brief introduction to virology and immunology. The philosophy of science, scientific method and experimental design are foundational to the course. A lab fee is required. Course Learning Objectives 201

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BIOL 300 CELL BIOLOGY (4)
Three hours lecture per week and three hours laboratory per week
Prerequisite: BIOL 201 with a grade of C or better and CHEM 122
Detailed study of the organization and functioning of cells and cellular organelles at the cellular and molecular levels, emphasizing experimental approaches and structural and functional relationships and their regulation and control. Topics include macromolecules, membrane phenomena, metabolism, enzyme kinetics, and cellular events associated with excitable cells and tissues. Course Learning Objectives 300
Lab fee $40

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BIOL 400 MOLECULAR BIOLOGY (4)
Three hours seminar per week and three hours laboratory per week
Prerequisite: BIOL 300 or 302 with a grade of C or better
Study of informational macromolecules and how they direct molecular processes in both eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells. Topics include structure, function and regulation of the genetic material at the molecular level, gene organization, structures and functions of DNA, RNA and proteins, gene transcription and expression, RNA processing, genomics and proteomics. Course Learning Objectives 400
Lab fee $40

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Required Foundation Courses in Business/Economics for students without a BS/BA in Business or Economics or a related discipline (16 units)

BUS 500 ECONOMICS FOR MANAGERS (3)
Three hours lecture per week
Presents Economics for MBA students, both microeconomics and macroeconomics. Topics include market structure, demand analysis, consumer behavior, nature of the firm, measuring economic activity, inflation, unemployment, money and banking, and the role of the government. Offered with an extensive online component. Course Learning Objectives 500

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BUS 502 QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR DECISION-MAKING (3)
Three hours lecture per week
Overview of core quantitative skills for effective managerial decision-making. Topics include statistical principles, regression analysis, forecasting, multi-attribute decision-making, benefit-cost analysis, and spreadsheet modeling of businesses cases. Offered with an extensive online component. Course Learning Objectives 502

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BUS 504 INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE (4)
Four hours lecture per week
Presents an overview of the role of accounting and finance in business. The first part of the course focuses on accounting as the language of business. Topics include basic assumptions and principles of accounting, the content and purpose of financial statements, and uses and limitations of the financial statements. The second part of the course focuses on the role of finance in supporting the functional areas of a business. Topics include time value of money, risk, and capital structure. Offered with an extensive online component. Course Learning Objectives 504

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BUS 506 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING (3)
Three hours lecture per week
Presents an overview of the disciplines of management and marketing. Explains the basic elements of effective management and marketing practices. Combines management and marketing disciplines through cases, role-play simulations, and computer based simulations to model managers planning and decision-making processes. Offered with an extensive online component. Course Learning Objectives 506

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Common Core Courses (9 units)

MGT 471 PROJECT MANAGEMENT (3)
Three hours lectures per week
Prerequisite: MGT 307
Presents the principles of project management, which is a special form of work organization, which focuses on a one-time objective. Discusses all aspects of project management: definition of objectives, selection of team and other resources, establishing of timing and sequences, creation of monitoring and control processes, and development of analysis and reporting mechanisms. Course Learning Objectives 471

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BIOL/BUS 610 CAPSTONE PROJECT FOR MS/MBA DUAL DEGREE (6)
Six hours seminar per week
Prerequisite: Biology or Business and Economics Program Approval
Culminating experience in the MS/MBA dual degree program. Students participate in lectures, discussions, case analysis and independent research. Includes a major project involving research, analysis, synthesis and presentation of a topic related to the global biotechnology industry. Course Learning Objectives 610

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Courses in the Master of Science in Biotechnology

Required Core Courses (16 units)

BINF 500 DNA AND PROTEIN SEQUENCE ANALYSIS (3)
Three hours lecture per week
Prerequisite: BIOL 400 or consent of instructor
Introduces the computational aspects of biological inference from nucleic acid and protein sequences, and the access and manipulation of genomic data from public databases. Pairwise sequence comparison and multiple sequence alignment will be studied in detail. Additional topics include: RNA structures, conserved sequence pattern recognition and gene prediction, phylogenetic analysis, sequence data as a means to study molecular evolution, and human genome science. Meets graduate writing assessment requirement (GWAR). Course Learning Objectives BINF 500

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BIOL 502 TECHNIQUES IN GENOMICS/PROTEOMICS (3)
Six hours laboratory per week
Prerequisite: BIOL 400, 401 or 501 or consent of instructor
Provides students with theoretical foundations and practical skills needed for general bioinformatics, genomics, and proteomics analysis. Intensive lab sessions, emphasize applied techniques. Field trips to various local biotechnology facilities will augment the training. Course Learning Objectives BIOL 502

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BIOL 503 BIOTECHNOLOGY LAW AND REGULATION (3)
Three hours lecture per week
Individual and organizational responsibility in R&D and commercial aspects of biotechnology. Topics include: intellectual property, privacy, government and industrial regulation, liability, ethics, and policy responses to societal concerns in the U.S. and abroad. Case studies involving gene therapy, cloning, and biomaterials in the medical and health sector, and farming and crop modification in the agricultural sector will be explored in detail. Course Learning Objectives BIOL 503

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BIOL 504 MOLECULAR CELL BIOLOGY (3)
Three hours lecture per week
Prerequisite: BIOL 300 and 400 or 501 or consent of instructor
This course will examine molecular and mechanistic aspects of cell biology. Topics include: cell biochemistry Examines molecular and mechanistic aspects of cell biology. Topics include: cell biochemistry and biosynthesis, cell signaling, regulation of the cell cycle and membrane trafficking. Course Learning Objectives BIOL 504

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BIOL 510 TISSUE CULTURE TECHNIQUES AND STEM CELL TECHNOLOGY (3)
One hours lecture per week and six hours laboratory per week
Prerequisite: BIOL 504
Examines theory and concepts of animal and plant cell and tissue culturing. Focuses on stem cell technology including types of stem cells, ethics of stem cells, pluripotency, culture methods, characterization, monitoring tools such as imaging and differentiation strategies. Course Learning Objectives BIOL 510

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BIOL 601 SEMINAR IN BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOINFORMATICS (1)
One hour seminar per week
Discussion of up-to-date research and development findings with guest speakers, visiting scientists and industry professionals. Course Learning Objectives BIOL 601

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Elective Courses (7 units)

A minimum of 7 units from the elective courses in MS Biotechnology and Bioinformatics program.

Courses in the Master of Business Administration (24 units)

Required Core Courses (18 units)

BUS 510 HIGH PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT (3)
Three hours seminar per week
Co-requisite: BUS 520
Develops the managerial skills that affect individual and group performance in organizations. Topics include managerial communication, team-building, negotiation, conflict resolution, and intercultural management. Course Learning Objectives BUS 510

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BUS 520 STRATEGY AND LEADERSHIP (3)
Three hours seminar per week
Co-requisites: BUS 510
An integrated overview of strategy, strategic planning and strategic management for business leaders. Special emphasis is on the role of leadership in the strategic management process. Through the use of complex business cases the course analyzes the major elements of strategic management and the interactions among major participants. Course Learning Objectives BUS 520

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BUS 530 MANAGING BUSINESS OPERATIONS (3)
Three hours seminar per week
Prerequisites: BUS 520
Co-requisites: BUS 540
Managing a firm’s business operations involves the design, operation and improvement of systems that create and deliver product and services to customers. Topics include change management, product design, process selection, quality management, supply chain design, strategy and control. Course Learning Objectives BUS 530

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BUS 540 FINANCIAL REPORTING AND ANALYSIS (3)
Three hours seminar per week
Prerequisites: BUS 520
Co-requisites: BUS 530
Use of financial information in managing an organization. Focuses on analyzing and interpreting financial statements, applying analytical tools and techniques to financial statements in order to make sound investment and operating decisions, and applying standard corporate funding models in corporate financial management. Course Learning Objectives BUS 540

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BUS 550 THE CONTEMPORARY FIRM (3)
Three hours seminar per week
Prerequisites: BUS 540
Provides an intro to the information technology (IT) used in modern organizations and a technical understanding of IT, emphasizing practical experience and management perspectives. Course Learning Objectives BUS 550

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BUS 560 THE ENTREPRENEURIAL MANAGER (3)
Three hours seminar per week
Prerequisites: BUS 540
Focuses on aspects of starting a new business, with an emphasis on recognizing and creating opportunities. Topics include attributes of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial careers, evaluating opportunities, writing business plans, consumer and market analysis, new product design and development, creativity, innovation, forecasting, resource requirements, financing, and managing new ventures. Course Learning Objectives BUS 560

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Elective Courses (6 units)

Double Counted

BINF 500 DNA AND PROTEIN SEQUENCE ANALYSIS (3)
Three hours lecture per week
Prerequisite: BIOL 400 or consent of instructor
Introduces the computational aspects of biological inference from nucleic acid and protein sequences, and the access and manipulation of genomic data from public databases. Pairwise sequence comparison and multiple sequence alignment will be studied in detail. Additional topics include: RNA structures, conserved sequence pattern recognition and gene prediction, phylogenetic analysis, sequence data as a means to study molecular evolution, and human genome science. Meets graduate writing assessment requirement (GWAR). Course Learning Objectives BINF 500

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BIOL 503 BIOTECHNOLOGY LAW AND REGULATION (3)
Three hours lecture per week
Individual and organizational responsibility in R&D and commercial aspects of biotechnology. Topics include: intellectual property, privacy, government and industrial regulation, liability, ethics, and policy responses to societal concerns in the U.S. and abroad. Case studies involving gene therapy, cloning, and biomaterials in the medical and health sector, and farming and crop modification in the agricultural sector will be explored in detail. Course Learning Objectives BIOL 503

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