The MBA/MS in Biotechnology degree exemplifies the advantage of a Johns Hopkins education—uncovering a deeper perspective through business and science.



3 years (31 courses)


$1,330 per credit (MBA) | $4,074 per course (MS)

Inside Look Into MBA/MS in Biotechnology

Program Features

One of the first programs of its kind in the nation, the Johns Hopkins MBA/MS in Biotechnology program exposes students to a truly interdisciplinary approach to learning. Here, the fundamental and advanced principles of both business and biotechnology converge to provide a greater understanding of the economics driving this emerging technology.

Coursework covers accounting, negotiation, finance, regulatory and legal matters, as well as biochemistry, biostatistics, and bioinformatics. With a perspective informed both by business and science, students work and learn in a team-oriented cohort. Offered in conjunction with the Johns Hopkins Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the program equips them with the expertise and the confidence to become innovative managers in the biotechnology field.

Sample Curriculum

Graduates earn two Johns Hopkins degrees, mastering areas such as biochemistry, biostatistics, and bioinformatics while developing critical business skills in areas such as accounting, finance, negotiation, and regulatory and legal matters.

Offered through the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Carey Business School, the program allows you to earn two advanced degrees in less time than it takes to earn them separately. The program is specially designed to fit the schedules of working adults, following a curriculum sequence that allows you to complete both degrees in three years.

MS in Biotechnology Program Requirements

  • Four Core Courses:
    • Biochemistry
    • Molecular Biology
    • Cellular Biology I
    • Cellular Biology II
  • Two Science Electives
  • Four Concentration Courses or four general electives

Carey MBA Program Requirements

  • Business Law
  • Accounting and Financial Reporting
  • Marketing Management
  • Leadership in Organizations
  • Corporate Finance
  • Economics for Decision Making
  • Information Systems
  • The Firm and the Macroeconomy
  • Business Leadership and Human Values
  • Decision Models
  • Business Communication
  • Operations Management
  • Investments
  • Negotiation
  • Six 2-Credit Electives

For a detailed curriculum overview, visit the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences program website.

Tuition & Fees

MBA Tuition

Applicants to the program should refer to the Carey Business School Tuition and Fees chart for current MBA tuition amounts.

MS in Biotechnology Tuition

Tuition and fee information for the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences is available here.

We offer a variety of financial aid programs, including scholarships, loans, and work study opportunities. Learn more about the financial assistance available to students.

How to Apply

Applications for the MBA/MS in Biotechnology dual-degree program must submitted to the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Advanced Academic Programs. The admissions committees of both schools will review each application.

To apply, visit the Advanced Academic Programs admissions page.

For more information, call 202-452-1940 or email

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