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Title: The Master of Science in Bioscience Management


1
The Master of Science in Bioscience Management
  • Educating The 21st Century
  • Life Sciences Business Leader

2
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

3
Why Mason?
  • Reputation
  • for serving working professionals
  • Global orientation
  • Cohorts
  • Connectivity
  • Curriculum
  • Convenience
  • locations and times
  • Experienced faculty and responsive staff

4
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

5
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
6
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
7
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

8
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

9
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

10
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 RD 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)

11
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
12
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
13
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
14
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

15
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

16
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

17
Admissions Requirements
  • Work Experience
  • 3 years minimum
  • Preferably in the sciences
  • 4 year Bachelors degree
  • Preferably in the sciences
  • GMAT
  • Waived for certain circumstances

18
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)
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