Program Overview

With more than 300 biotech companies in Southern California, graduates with an understanding of science and technology from a business perspective greatly enhance their career prospects in this competitive market.

The UC Irvine Master of Science in Biotechnology Management program offers courses from three highly reputed schools at UC Irvine: The Paul Merage School of Business, the School of Biological Sciences, and The Henry Samueli School of Engineering.

  • Take graduate-level management courses with MBA students taught by a globally renowned business faculty
  • Specialize within the field of biotechnology and interact with MS and PhD students
  • Perform independent research in the laboratories of world class scientists
  • Work closely with a dedicated Career Services professional who guides in the process of landing an internship and permanent position
  • Participate in a multitude of extracurricular activities and competitions

Companies That Have Hired Our Students For Full-Time Positions or Interships

Ambry Genetics
Applied Medical
BioMarin Pharmaceuticals
Bio-Rad Laboratories
COPE Health Solutions
Deloitte Consulting
Edwards Lifesciences
Fulgent Diagnostics
Glidewell Laboratories
Johnson & Johnson
Roche Molecular Systems
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Application Deadlines

The recommended deadline for fall applications is January 15. After that date, completed applications are processed on a rolling admissions basis, meaning they are evaluated as they are received. Additional target deadlines to assist you in your application submission are March 15 and June 1.

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Class Profile

General 2019 2018 2017
 Class Size  15  9  14
 Women  60%  78%  57%
Academic Profile 2019 2018 2017
Average GPA 3.34 3.32 3.46
Average GRE Quant 67% 62% 85%
Average GRE Verbal 64% 40% 62%

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test is not required for any student whose undergraduate GPA is 3.2 or higher, but can be submitted if desired. Students whose undergraduate GPA is lower than 3.2 must submit official GRE scores.

Class of 2016 & 2017

Annual Base Salary
Permanent US Work Authorization Non-Permanent US Work Authorization
Mean $56, 200 $61, 200
Median $55,000 $63,500
Low $39,000 $25,000
High $76,500 $75,500

100% of the Class of 2016 landed jobs by six-months after graduation with 100% reporting starting salaries.

* As of 9/27/2017, 46% of the 2017 Class have landed jobs; final data will be available on 12/31/2017.

Yearly Tuition

California Residents $30,561.50
 Non-California Residents  $41,879.50

The amounts shown represent the tuition for the 2017 – 2018 academic school year and may be subject to change.