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The online Master of Science in Biomedicine and Business degree program (BMBU) provides comprehensive training in fundamental aspects of scientific discovery, technology commercialization and business. The program prepares graduates for management positions in scientifically-oriented organizations in the public or private sector (e.g., biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry, academics, government, non-profit organizations). Students develop broad core knowledge in biological sciences and biomedical technology development and commercialization plus finance, economics and organizational leadership.


This is an interdisciplinary program offered by the College of Medicine. The science courses are taught by faculty from Drexel University College of Medicine. Faculty from Drexel University's LeBow College of Business teach the business courses.

  • Non-thesis program (36.0 semester credits needed to graduate)
  • Required and elective courses in each discipline
  • Flexible internship (experiential learning)
  • Customizable plan of study

Program Format

BMBU is an online program, but select courses are available on campus (face-to-face). Therefore, students may be eligible to complete this program in a hybrid format.

  • New students admitted each fall and spring semesters
  • Classes taught throughout the year (fall, spring, and summer)
  • Accelerated: 1-year (full-time) or 1.5 years (part-time)

Full-time and Part-time Options

Students may meet the graduate degree requirements in either a full-time (at least 9.0 credits per semester) or part-time basis. Full-time students generally complete the program in one year. Students must enroll in at least 4.5 semester credits of College of Medicine courses to qualify for financial aid. For information regarding financial aid, please visit Drexel Central.

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* Note for international students: Certain visa types do not permit individuals to enroll in online or hybrid programs. Foreign applicants should check with their visa sponsors for eligibility. Drexel University cannot sponsor F-1 or J1 visas for individuals interested in online, hybrid, or part-time programs.