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:
Empowering people and teams to work together is fundamental to personal and business success.
This course explores project management as a "socio-technical media"—covering the technical, sociological and leadership skills that are critical to effective business, research, development, legal and global community relationships.
You'll integrate information and skills from your job and previous courses to respond to sample situations faced by biotechnology project managers.
You'll know how to design, use and defend a project management plan. You'll also develop and test the skills needed to build and lead project teams of collaborators, partners, contractors, senior management and investors—helping them solve problems, make decisions and manage risk.
Here are some of the topics taught in this course:
Session 1: Leadership; Project Management & Leadership
Session 2: Project Team, Manager, Leader, Stakeholder; Work Breakdown Structure
Session 3: Group and Individual Behaviors; Communication in Project Management
Session 4: Project Management and Leadership in a Global Environment; Cross-cultural Projects
Session 5: Contractors, Consultants, Collaborators; Project Metrics; Financial Project Management
Session 6: Problem Solving and Risk Management; Budget and Finances for Teams
Session 7: Working With The Public
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