Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences / Master of Business Administration
The Master of Science (MS) in Biomedical Sciences / Master of Business Administration (MBA) dual degree program is offered by the Rutgers Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) and Rutgers Business School. The program is directed towards individuals with a science background. It trains students in both management and biomedical principles.
Current entry-level managers may have limited experience in the biological sciences or may have Master of Public Health (MPH) or medical degrees. Positions that would find such a dual degree of benefit include:
- Department or Group Manager at biotechnical/pharmaceutical company
- Director of Operations, Marketing Manager, Product Manager, Field Manager or Sales Representative at biotechnical/pharmaceutical company
- Director of Materials Management at biotechnical/pharmaceutical company or at an Integrated Healthcare Network
- Manager in a Public Policy Department at a state or federal government agency
Applicants will need to apply to both programs separately. Both schools must issue an acceptance for the student to enroll in the dual degree program.
Admission into the dual MS/MBA program requires a score on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE). It is preferable that the GMAT or GRE score falls among the top third percentile and a superior undergraduate grade point average (GPA) is preferred. Management experience is encouraged. Strong performance in one area can offset weak performance in another. The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences requires that applicants have a basic background in biology and chemistry.
Students in the dual degree program will spend the majority of the first year in the MBA component of the program and pay full-time tuition to Rutgers Business School.* During the second year, students complete the MS portion of their program and tuition is collected by the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Student fees in the first year will be paid to Rutgers Business School. Student fees during the second year will be paid to the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences except that students who plan to use career services at Rutgers Business School will pay the career services fee to Rutgers Business School.
To learn more about the MS in Biomedical Sciences or to apply to the program, please visit the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences website.
* Even though students take the majority of their first semester in the MBA portion, it is recommended that students take the Fundamentals of Biomedical Science I course (3 credits) as well as Seminar in Biomedical Science (1 credit) at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences during their first Fall semester.