2015-2016 Degree Requirements Biotechnology: Master of Science in Biotechnology & Business Administration, M.B.A. (72 units)* (Dual Degree)

*Assumes that at least one set of the Foundation Courses listed below has been completed in a business or science undergraduate degree program.

Degree Requirements

Required Foundation Courses (16 units):

1. Required Foundation Courses in Biology and Chemistry for Students without a B.S. degree in Biology or Chemistry (16 units):

CHEM 110 Chemistry of Life (4)
BIOL 201 Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology (4)
BIOL 300 Cell Biology (4)
BIOL 400 Molecular Biology (4)

2. Required Foundation Courses in Business/Economics for Students without a B.A./B.S. in Business or Economics or a Related Discipline (16 units):

BUS 500 Economics for Managers (3)
BUS 502 Quantitative Methods for Decision-Making (3)
BUS 504 Introduction to Accounting and Finance (4)
BUS 506 Principles of Management and Marketing (3)
BUS 508 Business Ethics and Law (3)

Core Courses Common

Required Courses in the Dual Degree Program (9 units):

MGT 471 Project Management (3)
BIOL 610 Capstone Project for MS/MBA Dual Degree (Cross-listed as BUS 610) (6)

Required Courses in the Master of Science in Biotechnology (23 units):

1. Required Core Courses (16 units)

BINF 500 DNA and Protein Sequence Analysis (3)
BIOL 502 Techniques in Genomics and Proteomics (3)
BIOL 503 Biotechnology Law and Regulation (3)
BIOL 504 Molecular Cell Biology (3)
BIOL 510 Tissue Culture Techniques and Stem Cell Technology (3)
BIOL 601 Seminar in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics (1)

2. Elective Courses (7 units):
A minimum of 7 units from the elective courses in MS Biotechnology and Bioinformatics program.

Required Courses in Master of Business Administration (24 units):

1. Required Core Courses (18 units)

BUS 510 High Performance Management (3)
BUS 520 Strategy and Leadership (3)
BUS 530 Managing Business Operation (3)
BUS 540 Financial Reporting and Analysis (3)
BUS 550 The Contemporary Firm (3)
BUS 560 The Entrepreneurial Manager (3)

2. Elective Courses (6 units):
Double-counted courses:

BINF 500 DNA and Protein Sequence Analysis (3)
BIOL 503 Biotechnology Law and Regulation (3)

Graduate Writing Assessment Requirement

Writing proficiency prior to awarding of the degree is demonstrated by successful completion of BIOL 502 - Techniques in Genomics/Proteomics for the MS/MBA Dual Degree with a grade of B or higher.

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