Learn about the program's unique curriculum, world-class faculty and convenient schedule. In just two years, you can earn your degree while still working full-time.
Richard Moss, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean for Basic Research, Biotechnology and Graduate Studies
Executive Director and Co-founder, M.S. in Biotechnology Program
Kurt Zimmerman, M.S.
Director, Industry Engagement, SMPH
Director, Master of Science in Biotechnology Program
Natalie Betz, Ph.D.
Associate Director and Faculty Instructor, Master of Science in Biotechnology Program
Bryan Husk, M.A.
Assistant Director, Master of Science in Biotechnology Program
Michele Smith, MS SCT(ASCP)
Program Manager, Master of Science in Biotechnology Program
The Master of Science of Biotechnology Program brings together the expertise of the University of Wisconsin's world-class faculty, and the applied experience of the region's most successful biotechnology leaders from private industry.
Natalie Betz, Ph.D.
Associate Director and Faculty Instructor
Master of Science in Biotechnology
Dave Lewis, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer (former)
UW Carbone Cancer Center
The M.S. in Biotechnology program has over 300 alumni since its first graduates in 2004.
Each year the value of the alumni network strengthens as more students graduate and grow their careers.
Alumni by Graduating Class:
It's biotechnology's biggest challenge—evaluating opportunities, selecting high-potential candidates and taking them to market successfully.
This course examines the process every step of the way, building on the assessment tools from your first business course.
You'll learn how to evaluate the potential of a product or technology in light of the organizational resources required for full commercialization.
From leadership, legal, finance and accounting to negotiation, licensing, product development and marketing, you'll analyze the resources required to build and sustain a successful product or organization.
Then you'll use your knowledge to create a business development plan that assesses the feasibility and estimate the economic potential of a specific opportunity.
Here are some of the topics taught in this course:
Session 1: Course Introduction; Intro to Value Creation through Technology Commercialization and Guest Speaker on IP Strategies and Introduction to Business Law
Session 2: New Venture Creation, continued, Including New Product Development and Funding Sources Panel
Session 3: Capital Budgeting and Investment Decisions
Session 4: Forecasting Cash Flows and Valuation
Session 5: Strategic Alliances
Session 6: Managing People (Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior, and Leadership)
Session 7: Final Presentations
Prospective StudentsBiotech at UW-Madison
Students & AlumniAlumni Success Stories