Next start date: September 2013
Degree type: MBA
UCAS Code: Apply directly to the University
Duration: One year full-time
The MBA (Biotechnology) programme is designed specifically for bioscience graduates who wish to enhance their skills in the business world of biotechnology and includes management modules in the areas of marketing, human resources, entrepreneurship, business strategies and accountancy & finance.
In addition, topical areas of modern biotechnology are covered (including molecular biology, bioinformatics, and industrial biotechnology) and the course culminates in an MBA dissertation dealing with issues confronting bio-business and commercial biotechnology.
The MBA is the recognised qualification that the world's practising and aspiring managers want to acquire as part of their career advancement.
The MBA (Biotechnology) is delivered jointly between the Dundee Business School and the School of Contemporary Sciences, and aims to improve management skills for graduates who wish to acquire a theoretical and practical understanding of business and management to prepare them for a successful managerial career in the biotechnology and life sciences sectors.
The MBA (Biotechnology) can be studied over either one year, two years or three years. The one year full time MBA runs for 12 calendar months from September to August. Applicants for the two year part-time MBA may start in September or in February. The part-time MBA is attractive to those who wish to combine work and study, and to overseas students who may be sponsored for two years, or those who may feel that their command of English or the consolidation of their knowledge would benefit from a more extended study period.
The three year flexible MBA enables applicants to start in September or in February, and is particularly attractive to busy managers who wish to combine work and study over a longer period of time. This mode of study allows them the opportunity to acquire the MBA qualification with minimal disruption to their working week.
How you learn
The MBA is taught by a multi-disciplinary team of academic and professional staff using a variety of methods ranging from lectures, seminars, case studies, simulations, group work, video discussions and individually assessed assignments. An Industrial Biotechnology module allows students to visit various companies actively engaged in the rapidly growing Life Sciences sector in Scotland.
Throughout the course, our teaching and learning methods emphasise student participation, self-directed study and the use of other interactive means of delivery through small group discussions, workshops and student-led presentations. The programme is designed to allow participants to learn with and from each other, as well as from directed lectures and seminars.
How you are assessed
Assessment throughout the programme emphasises the role of learning and development of both team and individual analytical and reporting skills, using a variety of assessment methods including case reports, group work, individual research assignments and formal examinations.
Applicants should have:
Applications will also be considered from outstanding candidates who do not have the normal academic qualifications but who have achieved considerable work experience in management. Candidates who do not have relevant managerial work experience but who achieved previous outstanding academic results and professional vocational qualifications may also be considered for admission. MBA applicants are not required to submit a GMAT score but it may be provided as supporting evidence by applicants who do not meet the normal MBA admission criteria.
All applicants are required to provide certified proof of competence in English Language and the University's minimum requirements are listed here
|Fee Category||September 2013 Fees
||Scholarships & Bursaries
|Scottish and other EU students||
|Other forms of support|
|English, Welsh and Northern Irish
|Bursaries & Scholarships|
|Overseas (non EU) students||
Fees may be subject to increase in future years.