Educating the Next Generation of Science and Technology Leaders

Science Meets Business

Where Science Meets Business

Our program combines the science curriculum from a traditional science master’s degree with a specialized set of business courses.

Career Coaching & Networking Events

Join us for regular networking events and executive coaching for career placement and advancement.

The Skills You Need

Learn about the pharmaceutical development process and gain broad-based training in the areas of drug development, regulatory affairs, and clinical-trials management.

Convenient Scheduling Options

Take advantage of our online options for distance learners, as well as on-campus options, with evening classes designed for working professionals. Study part time or full time.
Jim’s Story

“I’m currently a director at Bristol Meyers-Squibb, and I think this program really helped a lot with getting me to that level in the organization. “

Program Overview

  • Application deadlines: Fall: June 1 | Spring: November 15 | Summer: March 1
  • Degree completion: Full-Time or Flexible Part-Time
  • Delivery: Fully Online, In-Person, Hybrid
  • Tuition: $900 per online or in-state credit, additional fees may apply

Is MBS program right for you?

The Master of Business & Science (MBS) degree combines advanced, STEM-based courses with applied business courses, experiential learning, and extensive networking opportunities thanks to our longstanding academic-industry partnerships. Our programs are flexible and customizable to fit students’ individual career goals, and can be taken either part-time or full-time. We are a part of the Professional Science Master’s (PSM) network, which comprises nearly 350 programs at more than 150 academic institutions in 35 states and four countries.

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Career Pathways
You can pursue several career paths with a specialization in Drug Discovery & Development including:
  • Drug Discovery & Development Research Scientist
  • Drug Discovery & Development Project Leader
  • Clinical Trial Operations Manager
  • Clinical Trials Scientist
  • Regulatory Affairs Specialist
  • Pharma/Biotech Project Coordinator
  • Pharma/Biotech Sales Representative
  • Pharma/Biotech Business Development and Licensing Manager
  • Pharma/Biotech Marketing Professional
  • Pharma/Biotech Portfolio Manager
Drug Discovery & Development Courses
Core courses include:

    • Drug Development from Concept to Market
    • Preclinical Development
    • Biological Chemistry in the Biotech Industry
    • Clinical Trial Design/Conduct
    • Fundamentals of Regulatory Affairs
    • Statistics in Clinical and Translational Research
    • Biological Drug Development
Business Courses
  • Principles of Communication and Professional Development
  • Principles of Accounting and Finance for Science and Technology
  • Market Assessment and Analysis for Business and Science
  • Ethics in Science and Technology Management
  • Science and Technology Management Capstone
  • Project Management
  • Supply Chain
  • Intellectual Property
  • Business Intelligence with Visual Analytics
Executive Coaching
Our certified executive coaches work with all MBS students to help them personalize their education and succeed in their career goals.

Benefit to you as a student:

  • Build self-awareness and help you identify opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • One-on-one coaching from one of our seasoned, ICF Professional Certified Coaches to listen, explore and help you explore opportunities for success
  • Create your own Individual Development Plan (IDP) that defines goals, tracks progress, and allows for continual redesign
Externships and Internships
Our curriculum is designed around experiential opportunities. As an MBS student, you will be working on real-world problems with real-world data through our internship and externship programs. These opportunities help our students gain practical technical skills, apply leadership lessons, and engage in networking opportunities.


98% employment for MBS Alumni (2023)

Over 400 biotechnology companies in New Jersey


Home to 8 of the top 10 R&D companies, including Bristol Myers Squibb, Johnson and Johnson, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer, and more

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