Karolinska Institutet

Bioentrepreneurship, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    37137
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Free
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English
    Language
The Master's Programme in Bioentrepreneurship at Karolinska Institutet is tailored for students with a background in biomedicine, pharmaceutics, biotechnology, healthcare or medicine with courses addressing the central themes of how to manage and develop life science companies.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

Do you envision yourself working in the life science industry in the future? As a graduate from the Master's Programme in Bioentrepreneurship (MBE) at the Karolinska Institutet you will have a solid foundation for working with the development and management of projects and companies in the life science field.

A key concept within this programme is the application of knowledge in the real world. We use real cases to learn from and many of the lecturers are experienced business leaders who share their knowledge and act as inspiration. The programme is interdisciplinary with regards to the background of both the students as well as teachers and the pedagogical methods that are used in the programme.

Some of the courses in the programme are offered together with our partner institutions in Stockholm. The business administration courses are offered by the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and the elective courses by Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship.

The programme includes two internships at companies, authorities or other relevant organisations, in Sweden or abroad, where you apply what you have learnt to create a mutually beneficial experience for you and the hosting company. The degree project is also commonly performed in a company setting. These experiences give you valuable knowledge and insights as well as networks that will provide you with a head start for your future career.

Career opportunities

The programme provides a solid foundation for a career working with marketing, project management, business development or venture capital within the biotech, pharmaceutical, medical technology or related industries.

Programme Structure

Semester 1
  • Industrial management
  • Project management: Leadership and control
  • Behavioural management control
  • Entrepreneurship in the life sciences
Semester 1 and 2
  • Development of products in the biomedical industry
Semester 2
  • Market analysis
  • Practical Placement 1
  • Elective course
Semester 3
  • Scientific writing
  • Business development
  • Practical placement 2
Semester 4
  • Master thesis

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Academic Requirements

A bachelor's degree or a professional degree equivalent to a Swedish Bachelor's degree of at least 180 credits in health care, biomedicine, biology, cellular and molecular biology, pharmaceutics, chemistry, medicine or biotechnology.

Proficiency in the English language should be documented by an internationally recognized test such as TOEFL: internet based (iBT) with a total score of at least 90 and minimum score of 20 on written test, paper based (PBT) with a total score of at least 575, and minimum score of 4.5 on written test, or IELTS (academic) with an overall mark of at least 6.5 and no band less than 5.5; or other documentation that according to regulations certifies the equivalence of English 6 at Swedish upper secondary school.

Selection

The selection is based on an overall assessment of the applicant's qualifications such as previous education, relevant work and/or research experience and statement of intent. Letters of recommendation are not required.

Applicants to Karolinska Institutet´s Global Master´s programmes are asked to complete a CV form that will be used in the selection process.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 37137 International
  • Free EU/EEA
  • Total amount: 360 000 SEK
  • First instalment: 90 000 SEK

Funding

The Karolinska Institutet Global Master's Scholarships
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