The master of science (M.S.) in biomedical sciences/master of business administration (M.B.A.) dual-degree program is offered by Rutgers School of Graduate Studies and Rutgers Business School. The program is directed toward 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 (M.P.H.) 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 M.S./M.B.A. 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 School of Graduate Studies requires that applicants have a basic background in biology and chemistry.
Students in the
dual-degree program will be enrolled in both programs simultaneously and will
pay tuition at both schools. The M.S. degree is reduced from 30 to 20 credits
and the M.B.A. is reduced from 60 to 48 credits if done full-time and from 49
to 40 credits if done part-time.
To learn more about the M.B.A. program at Rutgers Business School, please click here. To learn more about the M.S. in biomedical sciences or to apply to the program, please visit the School of Graduate Studies website.