Master of Science in Biotechnology Program, UW-Madison

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A program as unique as you are.

The Master of Science in Biotechnology offers:

  1. A curriculum like no other that integrates topics in science, business and law
  2. Powerful skills that bring the "big picture" of life science product development and commercialization into clear focus
  3. Exclusive evening/weekend courses allowing you to work full-time while enrolled, and
  4. A completed degree in less than two years

What's Being Taught This Week?

Year II: Business of Biotechnology: Sustaining Growth
Session 7: R&D Management Strategies
Thursday, April 27, (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Location: Conf. Room 50, MG&E Building, University Research Park

Faculty Instructors: Charlie Trevor, Ph.D. and Susan LaBelle, M.B.A.

This highly interactive session will focus on Advanced Negotiation strategies that build upon the negotiation frameworks and concepts discussed in previous semesters.

Featured Speaker

Year II: Advanced Biotechnology: Global Perspectives
Session 7: Class Project Presentations and Final Papers Due
Friday, April 28, (8:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Location: Conf. Room 50, MG&E Building, University Research Park

Faculty Instructors: Laura Strong, Ph.D.; Scott Fulton, M.S. and Natalie Betz, Ph.D.

In this two-part class students will give brief presentations of their final capstone research projects. Each student will have 10 minutes to present his/her work using a PowerPoint presentation.

This session will also take place Saturday, April 29 from 8 a.m. to noon to accommodate all the presentations.

Year II: Project Management & Leadership
Session 7: Working with the Public
Friday, April 28, (1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Location: Conf. Room 50, MG&E Building, University Research Park

Faculty Instructor: Mary Westrick, Ph.D.

This final session will address issues surrounding public perception and effective communication. Students will understand how leaders consider and identify if social and media issues and public influence and its potential influence on their project. Learning objectives include how to manage public expectations and perceptions and how to consider appropriate response to media and public influence.

Featured Speaker

  • Susan LaBelle, M.B.A.
    Managing Director, Office of Corporation Relations, UW-Madison
    Topic: Dealing with the Public: Effective Communications

Question about the degree?
Contact Natalie

Natalie Betz, PhD
Associate Director
Phone: (608) 274-4330, Ext. 1272
nabetz@wisc.edu
Contact Bryan Husk, Assistant Director, M.S. in Biotechnology Program, UW-Madison

Question about admissions?
Contact Bryan

Bryan Husk, MA
Assistant Director
Phone: (608) 263-0773
bthusk@wisc.edu
Contact Bryan Husk, Assistant Director, M.S. in Biotechnology Program, UW-Madison