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Why Our Program?

Driven to Lead

The MMB Program is a Professional Science Master’s Program (PSM) geared toward individuals who wish to work at the interface of science of business. Students in our two-year, interdisciplinary program can take graduate courses from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), the College of Sciences, the College of Veterinary Medicine, the Biotechnology Program (BIT), the Biomanufacturing program at the Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC) and the Poole College of Management

Why Choose MMB at NC State?

Our two-year, non-thesis program is different than a traditional graduate program in several ways:

  • Close to Research Triangle Park (RTP) – We are in proximity one of the largest hubs for biotechnology and research
  • Real-world application  Through industry projects and internships, you will develop multidisciplinary skills that align with industry demands and are directly applicable in your career.
  • Diverse courses – Our curriculum includes courses in a variety of areas of biosciences and business (including MBA-level coursework) from different colleges and departments at NC State to help you reach your career potential and academic goals.
  • Personalized approach – With only about 15 students admitted each year, we are able to tailor the MMB program to meet each student’s goals.
  • Dive deeper – We offer three graduate certificates so you can explore topics of interest in more depth.
  • Dual-degree option  Earn an MBA through the Poole College of Management with an additional year of study.
  • MMB Graduates earn more – Students with an MMB degree earn more than those with a B.S. Compare the Return on Investment for yourself.
Shannon Harris, who received her bachelor’s from Appalachian State University, graduated with a Master’s of Microbial Biotechnology in May 2020. Learn more about why she chose this graduate program.

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