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). There is a 1-week on-campus meeting every year. 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.

Admission 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:

 

Electives

(Any science elective is suitable for all online programs)

Drug Discovery electives:

  • Generic Regulations in US (16:137:585)
  • Dermaceutics
  • Fundamentals of Biological Drugs

    Analytics electives:

    Pharmaceutical Engineering electives:

    • Pharmaceutical Process Design I (Synthesis, Separation and Sterile Processing in the Pharmaceutical Industry; 16:155:545)
    • Pharmaceutical Process Design II (Pharmaceutical Unit Operations; 16:155:546)
    • Pharmaceutical Materials Engineering (16:155:541)
    • Statistical Analysis and Design of Pharmaceutical Operations (16:155:547)
    • Advanced Engineering, Pharmaceutical Kinetics, Thermodynamics and Transport Processes (16:155:549)

    Business Electives 

    • Project Management 
    • BioPharma Innovation (miniMBA) 
    • Business Intelligence with Visual Analytics 
    • Digital Marketigng (miniMBA)

    On-site Residency

    ​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). 

    • Course presentations (e.g. Capstone; Drug Discovery Through Preclinical Development) 
    • Leadership development with Prof. Cashman
    • Lectures by PSM program professors
    • Networking Events

    Program Timeline

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

    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).

    Core Courses

    Concentration Coordinators

    Dr. Matthew Sills

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