The Master of Microbial Biotechnology (MMB) degree program at N.C. State University represents one of the first and most successful Professional Science Masters programs in the country. Coupling innovative graduate science training with MBA-level business coursework, the MMB experience promotes strong transitions into biotechnology industry leadership positions. The University sits minutes from Research Triangle Park, one of the country's largest hubs for biotechnology and innovative research. The MMB program draws upon extensive interaction with local biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies, research and education institutions, and government agencies to offer students highly relevant case-study projects and internships. The MMB program further offers students an opportunity to earn an MBA degree after an additional year of study!