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MBA/MS Biology


Degree Requirements

MBA Program Outline 
Required Core6
Menu Core15-21
Elective Courses22.5-28.5
Professional Responsibility1.5
Total54
  
Biology Program Outline  
Bio Core I: Molecules & Cells4
Bio Core II: Genes, Systems, & Evolution4
Biology Electives*24
Total30


Program Sequence

 FallSpringSummer
First YearBio Core I (4), Biology Elective Courses (8)Bio Core II (4), Biology Elective Courses (8)Biology Elective Courses (6)
Second YearMBA Required Core & Menu Core (15)MBA Menu Core & Electives (15) 
Third YearMBA Elective Courses (12.0)Professional Responsibility (1.5) and MBA Elective Courses (10.5) 

Total credits required to complete both degrees = 84

MS Biology/MBA Sample Schedule – 84 total credits

 

First Year (GSAS)

Modules

Courses

Credits


Fall
September – December
(12 credits)

BIOL-GA.1001 Bio Core I: Molecules & Cells
Biology Electives*
BIOL-GA.1128 Systems Biology
BIOL-GA.1080 Animal Virology or BIOL-GA.1031 Special Topics in Physiology

4
8
 


Spring
February – May
(12 credits)

BIOL-GA.1002 Bio Core II: Genes, Systems, and Evolution
Biology Electives*
BIOL-GA.1023 Hot Topics in Microbiology and Infectious Diseases or
BIOL-GA.1051 Cell Biology or BIOL-GA.1045 Protein Biochemistry or BIOL-GA 2012 Genomics and Global Public Health

4
8

 


Summer
May – August
(6 credits)

Biology Electives*
BIOL-GA.3304 Research
BIOL-GA.3305 Readings

Begin MS thesis (qualifying paper)

6

 

Second Year (Stern)

Modules

Courses

Credits


Fall
September – December
(15 credits)

Business Writing Proficiency (summer)
Launch
Team Communication
 COR1-GB.1305 Statistics & Data Analysis
 COR1-GB.1306 Financial Accounting & Reporting

Menu Core courses**:
 COR1-GB.2301 Strategy
 COR1-GB.1303 Firms & Markets
 COR1-GB.2311 Foundations of Finance

0
0
0
3
3


3
3
3


Spring
February – May
(15 credits)

Menu core courses**:
 COR1-GB.2310 Marketing
 COR1-GB.2314 Operations Management
 COR1-GB.2303 The Global Economy
 COR1-GB.1302 Leadership in Organizations
MBA1 Elective


3
3
3
3
3

 

(We recommend that you take all of the Core. Please carefully review the Full-Time Curriculum to determine your final schedule.)


Summer

Business Internship
Finish MS Biology thesis

 

Third Year (Stern)

Modules

Courses

Credits


Fall
September – December
(12 credits)

MBA2 Electives

12


Spring
February – May
(12 credits)

COR2-GB.3101 Professional Responsibility
MBA2 Electives

1.5
10.5

 

**MENU CORE BREAKDOWN: Students are required to take at least five of seven Menu Core courses
(we recommend taking all seven Menu Core courses)

**MENU CORE BREAKDOWN: Students are required to take at least five of seven Menu Core courses
(we recommend taking all seven Menu Core courses)

In Fall students take
(15 total credits)

 COR1-GB.1305 Statistics & Data Analysis
 COR1-GB.1306 Financial Accounting & Reporting

Choose THREE of the following five menu core courses:

 COR1-GB.2301 Strategy (Fall only)
 COR1-GB.1303 Firms & Markets (Fall only)
 COR1-GB.2311 Foundations of Finance
 COR1-GB.2310 Marketing
 COR1-GB.2314 Operations Management

3
3



3
3
3
3
3


In Spring students take
(15 total credits)

Choose at least TWO of the remaining five menu core courses:

 COR1-GB.2311 Foundations of Finance
 COR1-GB.2310 Marketing
 COR1-GB.2314 Operations Management
 COR1-GB.2303 The Global Economy (Spring only)
 COR1-GB.1302 Leadership in Organizations (Spring only)
MBA1 Elective(s)




3
3
3
3
3
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