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The Master of Science in Bioscience Management Educating The 21 st Century Life Sciences Business Leader Why this degree? Scientists that are ready to make a career change to management

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the master of science in bioscience management

The Master of Science in Bioscience Management

Educating The 21st Century

Life Sciences Business Leader

why this degree
Why this degree?
  • Scientists that are ready to make a career change to management
  • Business people that need to understand the special management and business needs of the biosciences industry
why mason
Why Mason?
  • Reputation
    • for serving working professionals
  • Global orientation
  • Cohorts
  • Connectivity
  • Curriculum
  • Convenience
    • locations and times
  • Experienced faculty and responsive staff
school of management
School of Management
  • 3,200 undergraduate students
  • 400 graduate students in the Fall
  • Four graduate management programs
    • MBA, EMBA, MSTM, MSBM
  • 67 full-time faculty members
why a business degree
Why a Business Degree?

Management Skills and Knowledge

Organization Strategy

Doing the right thing

Technical Competencies and Analytical Skills

Organization Operations

Doing things right

Professional Career

Time

which business degree
Which Business Degree?

Career Transitions

Management Skills and Knowledge

EMBA

MSBM

Doing the right thing

MSTM

MBA

Technical Competencies and Analytical Skills

Doing things right

Professional Career

Time

program focus
Program Focus
  • Leadership focus: managing the bioscience enterprise, the business line or the lab
  • Strategy perspective: enterprise level
  • Industry emphasis: the life sciences
  • Skills development: business and management
program overview
Program Overview
  • MS degree completed within 21 months
  • Executive part-time format
  • 36 credit hours
  • Eight two and four day domestic residencies
  • Uses ClassroomPlusTM format
  • Cohort format, teams of four to six participants
  • Lock-step curriculum
  • Extensive project work leverages work experience
  • Ten day international residency
program curriculum
Program Curriculum

Academic Year I

Orientation Workshops– 2 days (part of first domestic residency)

Fall Semester 2003 Domestic Residency 1 (4 days, August)

MBA 653 Organizational Behavior

MBA 603 Managerial Economics and Decisions of the Firm

Domestic Residency 2(2 days, December)

Spring Session 2004 – Domestic Residency 3 (2 days, January)

MBA 613 Financial Reporting and Decision Making

MBA 623 Marketing Management

Summer Semester 2004 – Domestic Residency 4 (4 days, May)

MBA 643 Managerial Finance

MBA 712 Project Management

Summer Residency – International Residency (10 days, June)

MSBM 750 Global Aspects of Bioscience Management

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Program Curriculum

Academic Year II

Fall Semester 2004 - Domestic Residency 5 (4 days, August)

MSBM 735 Bioscience Management Capstone Project - Launch

MSBM 745 Life Science Product Development and Risk Management

MSBM 703 Best Practices in R&D Management

Domestic Residency 6 (2 days, December)

Winter Residency – Domestic Residency 7A (2 days, January)

MSBM 735 Bioscience Management Capstone Project - Strategy

Spring Session 2004 - Domestic Residency 7B (2 days, January)

MSBM 720 Analysis of the Bioscience Industries

MSBM 650 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Bioscience Management

MSBM 735 Bioscience Management Capstone Project – Defense

Domestic Residency 8 (4 days, May, includes graduation)

classroomplus
ClassroomPlus
  • Domestic Residencies
    • 4 residencies per year, 8 total
    • One day per class to start the semester, one to end the semester
    • 8-hour traditional classroom format with all students physically present
    • Located in Arlington campus, hotel

Semester A

Semester B

Semester C

Jan

May

Aug

Dec

Calendar Year

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ClassroomPlus
  • Synchronous Sessions
    • Four 2-hour sessions held every 3-4 weeks conducted via teleconference or NetMeeting (enables video)
    • Students in classroom and dispersed geographically
    • Content at faculty discretion
      • Guest speaker, Case discussion
      • Group presentations, Lectures

Jan

May

Aug

Dec

classroomplus13
ClassroomPlus
  • Asynchronous Contact
    • 16-18 hours of contact time
    • Activities may include:
      • Initiation and review of threaded discussions
      • Coaching and feedback by professor
      • Must be proficient to use time effectively

Asynchronous

Asynchronous

Asynchronous

Jan

May

Aug

Dec

educational technology
Educational Technology
  • The following tools will be used extensively in class:
    • WebCT
    • E-mail
    • NetMeeting
    • Audio Conferencing
  • Need to prepare a platform to participate
    • PC with NetMeeting, browser, decent e-mail capability, phone with speaker or headset capability, internal access to NG network
international residency
International Residency
  • Ten days, first year summer session
  • Travel outside US -- Europe
  • Study Global Life Sciences Management to include:
    • Industry outlook outside US, ethics, government regulations. Global institutions dealing with life sciences
  • Venues:
    • Cambridge University Sponsorship
    • Lille, France – Pasteur Institute and Cambridge University
program costs
Program Costs
  • Costs: $36,000 all inclusive
  • Includes:
    • 36 credits of tuition
    • All books
    • Costs of residencies, 26 days of hotels and meals, domestic and international
    • Travel costs of international residency from Washington DC
  • Domestic residencies in Arlington, VA
  • $2,500 deposit upon acceptance of admission
  • Billed on a semester basis per credit hour
admissions requirements
Admissions Requirements
  • Work Experience
    • 3 years minimum
    • Preferably in the sciences
  • 4 year Bachelor’s degree
    • Preferably in the sciences
  • GMAT
    • Waived for certain circumstances
application process
Application Process
  • Application
    • Application may be downloaded from (www.som.gmu.edu/bioscience)
  • Resume
  • Two essays
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from all higher education institutions attended
  • TOEFL as needed
  • GMAT (unless waived)