Master of Science in Biotechnology Program, UW-Madison

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  • Watch our Recorded Program Overview WebinarRecorded Tuesday, April 27th, 2021
    Natalie Betz, Associate Director, discusses features of the degree in just 25 minutes.
  • Watch Now: Alumni Insight - BiotechnologyWatch Now: The Alumni Panel Discussion from May 26, 2021
    Over a decade of M.S. in Biotechnology graduates share career experiences and advice.
  • Alumni Case Study: Kenyon Koeper, Class of 2019"I wanted a program that understood what a career in biotechnology looks like."
    - Associate Director of Project Management, Sarepta Therapeutics (Cambridge, MA)
  • Madison's Biotechnology Economic Forecast for 2021The pandemic has produced a staggering 100% increase in Dane County biotech jobs.
  • Alumni Case Study: Tanesha Norris, Class of 2015"I gained skills and knowledge to accompany my ambition."
    - Senior Global Project Manager, Roche (Pleasanton, California)
  • UW-Madison and BiotechnologyA Global Leader in Transformative Science
  • Alumni Case Study: Michael Matter, Class of 2016"I was a scientist and became a leader in biotechnology."
    - Research Scientist, Exact Sciences Corporation (Madison, Wisconsin)
  • Alumni Case Study: Catherine Reville, Class of 2015"I wanted to know how biotechnology companies make decisions."
    - Director, Product Strategy - Life Sciences, McKesson (Houston, Texas)
  • Matthew Brieger, Class of 2016, MilliporeSigma"I was interested in pursuing management opportunities."
    - Project Management Supervisor, Regis Technologies (Chicago, Illinois)
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University of Wisconsin - Madison's
Flagship Biotechnology Degree

The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated biotechnology's vital contribution to human health and well-being. Expand your professional opportunites as a leader in this industry.

The Master of Science in Biotechnology offers:

  1. Exclusive evening/weekend courses that allow you to work full-time while enrolled
  2. A completed degree in less than two years
  3. An unmatched curriculum that weaves together topics in science, business and law
  4. Project-based learning that brings the "big picture" of life science product development and commercialization into clear focus
  5. A proven opportunity to significantly advance your career
  6. An extensive professional network and lifelong community

What's Being Taught This Week?

Year II: Business of Biotechnology: Commercialization Pathways
Session 4: Forecasting Cash Flows and Valuation
Friday, October 22, (1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Location: Conf. Room 50, MG&E Building, University Research Park

Faculty Instructor: Cheryl Vickroy, MBA

First, students will learn how to create pro forma financial statements for their team project. The rest of the class period will focus on the application of ratio analysis to forecasting financial statements and of time value of money concepts to valuation of companies.

Featured Speaker

  • Fabio Gaernter, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Accounting & Information Systems, Wisconsin School of Business
    Topic: Company Valuation
The curriculum at a glance