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The Professional Science Master’s degree in Microbial Biotechnology (MMB) at North Carolina State University provides students with training in cutting-edge cell and molecular technology and a working knowledge of the business components of the biotechnology industry to prepare graduates for leadership roles in industry.
The MMB program is a response to the Biotechnology Industry’s desire for employees with a strong technical aptitude along with an understanding of business issues and professional skills.The MMB curriculum includes academic courses in science and business along with professional training with local companies through Case Study Projects and Internships.
Explore the MMB program's website and contact us if you have any questions.
Visit our Recent News and Events page to learn about the latest developments in the program, for opportunities to meet current MMB students and alumni, and to learn more about the program.
To download a one-page brochure about the program, click here. For a four-page brochure, click here.
MMB Alumni work in a variety of companies such as The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences, GlaxoSmithKline, and Novozymes.
View this YouTube video that highlights the career paths for three MMB alumni.
North Carolina is ranked 3rd in the nation in number of biotech companies with over 500 companies employing more than 57,000 people. North Carolina's strong science, thriving industry and low cost of doing business offer biotechnology companies an opportunity like nowhere else in the world. The Research Triangle Park (RTP), a 7,000 acre development, is one of the oldest and largest science parks in North America and is home to more than 170 companies. For additional information on North Carolina's Biotechnology sector, please visit the North Carolina Biotechnology Center's website: www.ncbiotech.org.
North Carolina State University is home to over 33,000 students. NC State's Centennial Campus, a research campus located just south of main campus, houses over 130 companies, several university departments, the Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC), and the Technology Incubator. For more information on NC State's Centennial Campus visit: centennial.ncsu.edu.
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