Drug Discovery & Development (Online/Hybrid)

To Apply:

  • For “Program Name”, select “Business and Science”
  • Under “Business & Science”, select “MBS-Drug Discovery and Development” (New Brunswick; MBS)
  • Please mention in your essay that you are interested in the online/hybrid option.

     Please contact us for more information.

Overview

Drug Discovery & Development

This concentration is a fully Hybrid-Online version of the traditional Master of Business & Science (MBS) degree with a concentration in Drug Discovery & Development. Classes will be held online. Students are expected to complete the program in about 2 years (see schedule below). See below for information and application instructions.)

The objective of the Master of Business & Science with a concentration in Drug Discovery and Development is to provide broad-based training for students in the areas of Drug Discovery, Drug Development, Regulatory Affairs, and Clinical Trials Management. Students will learn about the pharmaceutical development process and acquire analytical and communication skills suitable for managerial and staff positions in laboratory and clinical research, clinical trials, contract research organizations, federal regulatory agencies – such as the FDA -  and pharmaceutical marketing.

If you are interested in an in-person option, please visit our Drug Discovery & Development website.

Admissions Requirements

Students must have an undergraduate background in the biological sciences, chemistry, engineering, or a health-related field, or have work experience in one of those fields. Prerequisite coursework must include the following: two semesters of biology; two semesters of chemistry; two semesters of organic chemistry; and one semester of either Molecular Biology or Biochemistry. Students who have taken courses in physiology, genetics or cell biology are preferred.The General GRE is required for admission.

Program Requirements

For the Master of Business & Science (MBS) degree, students take 24 credits in the sciences and 19 credits in business.

Core Courses
 

I.  Business Courses

A total of 19 credits are required in the business curriculum. Six courses are required - all but one of the courses are for 3 credits each. Descriptions of the required Business Courses can be found here:

II.  Science Courses

A total of 24 credits are required in the science curriculum. Five courses are required, all of which are for 3 credits each. Descriptions of the required Science Courses can be found here:

Program Timeline

The program starts in the Spring or Fall semester and completes in about 2 years according to the following schedule:

Drug Discovery & Development: Online MBS

Starting in Fall 2017:

 

Courses

Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Sum 2018 Fall 2018 Winter 2019 Spring 2019 Sum 2019 Fall 2019
  Science Courses
16:137:510 Drug Devel.: From Concept to Market (3; S)                
16:137:580 Practical Asp Clin Trial Design/Conduct (3; A)                
16:137:511 Drug Disc. Through Preclinical Dev. (3; S)                
16:137:501 Fundamentals of Intellectual Property (3; S)                
  Elective (3)                
16:137:581 Statistics in Clinical and Trans. Res. (3; A)                
16:137:582 Fundamentals of Regulatory Affairs (3; A)                
16:137:585 Generic Regulations in US (3; A)                
  Business Courses
16:137:530 Principles of Finance and Accounting (3; A)                
16:137:507 Marketing Assessment (3; A)                
16:137:500 Ethics for Science and Tech. Mgmt (1; A)                
16:137:502 Prin. of Communication and Prof. Dev. (3; S)                
16:137:601 Business Intell. with Visual Analytics (3; A)                
16:137:xxx Project Management (3; A)                
16:137:600 Science and Tech. Management Capstone (3; S)                
  Credits 6 6 7 6 3 6 3 6

 

Starting in Spring 2018:

 

Courses

Spring 2018 Sum 2018 Fall 2018 Winter 2019 Spring 2019 Sum 2019 Fall 2019
  Science Courses
16:137:582 Fundamentals of Regulatory Affairs (3)              
16:137:501 Fundamentals of Intellectual Property (3)              
16:137:510 Drug Development: From Concept to Market (3)              
16:137:580 Practical Aspects of Clinical Trial Design/Conduct (3)              
16:137:581 Statistics in Clinical and Translational Research (3)              
16:137:511 Drug Discovery Through Preclinical Development (3)              
  Elective (3)              
16:137:585 Generic Regulations in US (3)              
  Business Courses
16:137:530 Principles of Finance and Accounting (3)              
16:137:507 Marketing Assessment (3)              
16:137:500 Ethics for Science and Technology Management (1)              
16:137:502 Principles of Communication and Prof. Dev. (3)              
16:137:601 Business Intelligence with Visual Analytics (3)              
16:137:xxx Project Management (3)              
16:137:600 Science and Technology Management Capstone (3)              
  Credits 6 7 9 3 9 3 6

S = Synchronous sessions
A = Asynchronous sessions

Electives can include:
Python Methodologies for Data Science (16:137:552)
Fundamentals of Analytics (16:137:550)
Data Analytics for Business Professionals (17:610:561)

Please note:  Students will be required to spend one week on-site at Rutgers University. The purpose of this week is to provide students an opportunity to make presentations required in their respective courses. Accommodations during this on campus meeting are covered for students in the program (not travel).

Concentration Coordinators

Dr. Matthew Sills

For general questions related to admission into the program, please mail your queries to: psminfo@docs.rutgers.edu