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M.Sc. (Biotechnology with Business Management)

Offered by: UCSI University
Exam BodyInternal Postgraduate Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration1.5 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time/Part Time
Fees (International Student)35875/Course
FacultyFaculty of Applied Sciences
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyMasters Degree Level
Field of StudyScience (Life Science/Physical Science/Applied Science)
Mode of StudyBy Coursework
Course Description

This coursework-based M.Sc. Biotechnology with Business Management aims to equip postgraduate learners with the knowledge and expertise in both practical and theoretical aspects of the specialised areas of Biotechnology, and the relevant skills for independent research. Learners will conceptualise current economics, ethical, legal and social issues related to biotechnology and will be able to generate, develop and communicate creative solutions scienti?cally.

Furthermore, this programme also seeks to develop our learners’ managerial and leadership skills, enabling them to apply their scienti?c knowledge successfully. This will train them to become bioentrepreneurs / technopreneurs of the next generation, who possess the ability to translate research outcomes into future business opportunities. This multidisciplinary programme caters more to the industry’s needs as compared to the traditional mono-disciplinary model as it provides learners with a broader range of subject choices to meet their individual and speci?c career goals.



Semester 1
(Long semester)
  • Research Methodology for Scientists
  • Academic Communication
  • Molecular Cell Biology & Genetics *
  • MBA Elective: Choose One
    • Financial Accounting & Analysis
    • Marketing Management
    • Information Technology for Managers
    • Business Policy & Strategic Management
Semester 2
(Long semester)
  • Current Topics in Biotechnology
  • Bioinformatics & Computational Biology *
  • Master Research Project Planning & Proposal Presentation
  • MBA Elective: Choose One
    • Financial Accounting & Analysis
    • Marketing Management
    • Business Policy & Strategic Management
    • Financial Management & Policy
    • Information Technology for Managers
    • Human Resource Management
Semester 3
(Long semester)
  • Research Project for Biotechnology with Business Management *
Semester 4
(Long semester)
  • Science Elective: Choose One
    • Experimental Biotechnology – Method & Instrumental Design & Analysis *
    • Trends in Medical Biotechnology *
    • Advances in Agricultural Biotechnology *
    • Applied Bioprocessing *
    • Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
    • Perspective of Commercial Biotechnology
  • MBA Elective: Choose Two
    • Financial Accounting & Analysis
    • Marketing Management
    • International Business & Management
    • Business Policy & Strategic Management
    • Financial Management & Policy
    • Information Technology for Managers
    • Blue Ocean Strategy
    • Human Resource Management
* Science lab classes

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Entry Requirements

For Doctorate of Philosophy (Science): Qualifications Academic Requirements M. Sc. - A relevant Master’s degree from an institution of higher learning recognised by the Senate; OR - Other certificates that are recognised as equivalent to a Master’s degree or other relevant professional qualifications and experiences that are recognised by the Senate; OR - A relevant bachelor’s degree with first-class honours may convert their candidacy to the PhD programme after one year of studying at the Master’s level and with approval from the Senate; OR - Candidates of UCSI University’s Master of Science by Research who have passed the conversion examination. For other postgraduate programmes, please refer to for more details.

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Career Prospects


This programme promotes and nurtures lifelong scholarship and deep learning for career and personal advancements, thus, enhancing employability and other inter-alia skills essential to handle the daily challenges in the ever-growing realms of Biotechnology. Overall, postgraduates can embark into their career-choices in biotechnology that is related to medicine, health, food and beverage, wine, agriculture, chemical and environmental industries or be an entrepreneur upon completion of this programme.


All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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