Part-Time Option

Students who work full-time, or cannot commit to a full-time course load, can complete the MMB program on a part-time basis. While most of the coursework completed by MMB students is only offered on campus during the day, some courses meet in the evening or occur online. Students interested in the part-time option must have schedule flexibility allowing for some on-campus classes and meetings during the day.

A sample part-time schedule is offered below. If you are interested in the part-time option, please make an appointment to speak with the MMB program staff.

MMB Part time Plan of Work Sample

Fall Semester Year 1
MB 585:  Industry Case Studies; class held on campus, 
Thursdays 8:30 AM – 11:15 AM

AND/OR

MB 714: Metabolic Regulation; class held on campus, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM

Spring Semester Year 1
MB 585:  Industry Case Studies; class held on campus, 
Thursdays 8:30 AM – 11:15 AM
MB 751:  Immunology; class held on campus; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
OR
MB 555: Microbial Biotechnology; class held on campus, Tuesdays, 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
OR
MB 758: Prokaryotic Molecular Genetics; class held on campus, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM

Summer Internship

Fall Semester Year 2
MB 585:  Industry Case Studies; class held on campus, Thursdays 8:30 AM – 11:15 AM
MB 620:  Industry Internship (the internship is completed the summer before the second fall semester, but students register for MB 620 the fall semester after the summer internship is completed; students meet only once for this course)
BIT 510:  Core Technologies; class held on campus, Wednesdays, 12:50 PM – 2:40 PM (lecture), and Fridays, 12:50 PM – 5:50 PM (lab)

Spring Semester Year 2
MB 590:  Industry Case Studies; class held on campus, Wednesdays, 9:10 AM – 12:00 PM
MBA 585:  Current Topics in Bioscience Management; class held on campus, Wednesdays, 6:00 PM – 8:45 PM
*BIT/BEC module(s):  (half-semester, on-campus courses)

Fall Semester Year 3
MBA 586:  Legal and Marketing Dynamics; class held on campus, Thursdays, 6:00 PM – 8:45 PM
OR
MBA 576:  Technology Evaluation and Commercialization Concepts; class held on campus, Wednesdays, 6:00 PM – 8:45 PM
**Science elective Variable (online or on campus daytime)
*BIT/BEC module(s):  (half-semester, on-campus courses)

Spring Semester Year 3
MBA Elective Choice if entering the MBA Biosciences concentration, or if not entering the MBA program; class held on campus
OR
MBA 577:  High Technology Entrepreneurship (if entering the MBA Entrepreneurship concentration); class held on campus, Wednesdays,  6:00 PM – 8:45 PM
**Science elective variable (online or on-campus daytime)

*Choose two BIT or BEC modules to take over the two semesters shown. Students can take both modules in one semester or can take one module each semester.
**Choose one semester to take the science elective.