MBiotech Program Overview

 The MBiotech Program is a 24-month, course-based professional degree program housed within the Institute for Manage­ment & Innov­ation (IMI) at the University of Toronto’s Mississauga campus (UTM). MBiotech incorpor­ates both science and business courses along with an eight to 12 months internship in the biotech­nology, medical device and biopharma­ceutical sectors. | BioPh stream​​​ ♙ | DHT stream​​​ ♟︎

The MBiotech Program is grounded in the life sciences and represents an innovative approach to professional graduate edu­cation, aimed squarely at science graduates seeking a Master’s degree that provides a portal into industry, not-for-profit organis­ations and the private sector. It also represents a unique edu­cational niche at the interface between two disciplines, science and business.

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MBiotech commences each year in May and is tailored to meet the evolving needs of our students, and those of the global health sciences industry. The Program’s faculty is drawn from the depart­ments of Biology, Chemical & Physical Sciences and Manage­ment. The Program also invites guest lecturers from the biotech­nology sector, govern­ment agencies, public and private companies and members of other University of Toronto faculties.

MBiotech identifies with these core values:

  • Science under­graduates inherently possess untapped career potential that can be realised through exposure to business concepts;
  • The analytical nature of science lends itself to the study of business economics, management, and strategy;
  • Scientists are, by their training, inured to the pursuit of individual excellence and require a strong, and often paradigm-shifting education in the value of team­work and the successful running of collabor­ative enterprises; and
  • Graduates educated in the core life sciences can bring unparalleled and mission critical value to science-based businesses.

 The Program offers streams in both Biopharma­ceuticals (BioPh) and Digital Health Technologies (DHT). Irrespective of stream under­taken, Year 1 is heavily weighted towards class­room courses, and the experiential learning is delivered by the Work Term courses in Years 1 & 2. | Next