MSc Biotechnology with Business Management
1 year and 6 months
Kuala Lumpur
Full Time
Jan, May

This coursework-based M.Sc. Biotechnology with Business Management aims to equip postgraduate learners with the knowledge and expertise in both practical and theoretical aspects of the specialised areas of Biotechnology, and the relevant skills for independent research. Learners will conceptualise current economics, ethical, legal and social issues related to biotechnology and will be able to generate, develop and communicate creative solutions scientifically. 

Furthermore, this programme also seeks to develop our learners’ managerial and leadership skills, enabling them to apply their scientific knowledge successfully. This will train them to become bioentrepreneurs / technopreneurs of the next generation, who possess the ability to translate research outcomes into future business opportunities. This multidisciplinary programme caters more to the industry’s needs as compared to the traditional mono-disciplinary model as it provides learners with a broader range of subject choices to meet their individual and specific career goals.

Teaching and Learning Features 

This programme aims at providing students an interesting and stimulating learning experience via various teaching-learning techniques and assessment strategies. Besides theoretical knowledge, it is important for Master students to demonstrate an ability to operate and maintain scientific equipment, to have good practical skills to conduct basic guided research and laboratory work and also analyze, synthesize and integrate knowledge and information. Hence, students must carry out extensive relevant laboratory practicals in the subjects as well as undertake an intensive research project. For the research project, students are required to design and conduct research/survey in the area of Biotechnology and propose a way to bring the final product into the market. Thus, students need to write a business proposal at the end of the project, which includes budgeting, expenditure estimations, capital investments, profits and losses, and sales and market demands. This would enable students to understand their research objectives, the timeline and time management of their studies, and major project milestones. Successful completion of the research project would be the key factor in accomplishing this degree.

Assessment is an integral part of the learning process. Depending on their subjects, some students would have a formal summative assessment. But most of them would be assessed continuously throughout the subject. Continuous assessment in the form of assignments require students to be self-directed to learn through oral presentations, written reports, case studies, critical analysis on published scientific data, mini projects (individual or team), seminars and class discussions. Through various learning instructional media and technologies, students learn to identify to take advantage of the unique opportunities and challenges inherent in the assignments to broaden their knowledge and to inculcate life-long learning. Critical analysis of case studies and data interpretation exercises are amongst the most applicable techniques to help students envision real-world Biotechnology challenges to apply theories learnt throughout their studies. In addition, students would also acquire relevant communication, leadership and team-work skills to pursue their career.


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Career Opportunities

This programme promotes and nurtures lifelong scholarship and deep learning for career and personal advancements, thus, enhancing employability and other inter-alia skills essential to handle the daily challenges in the ever-growing realms of Biotechnology. Overall, postgraduates can embark into their career-choices in biotechnology that is related to medicine, health, food and beverage, wine, agriculture, chemical and environmental industries or be an entrepreneur upon completion of this programme.

UCSI University

UCSI University Kuala Lumpur Campus (South Wing)
No. 1, Jalan Menara Gading,
UCSI Heights (Taman Connaught), Cheras
56000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: (+603) 9101 8880
Fax: (+603) 9102 2614

UCSI University Kuala Lumpur Campus (North Wing)
Lot 12734, Jalan Choo Lip Kung,
Taman Taynton View, 56000 Cheras
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: (+603) 9101 8880
Fax: (+603) 9102 3606

UCSI University Kuching Campus
Lot 2498, Block 16,
Kuching Central Land District,
Jalan Tun Jugah,
93350 Kuching,
Tel: +6082 - 455 255
Fax: +6082 - 455 015

UCSI University Kuala Terengganu Campus
Bukit Khor,
PT 11065, Mukim Rusila,
21600 Marang,
Terengganu Darul Iman, Malaysia.
Tel: +609-628 1880 / +609-628 1889
Fax: +609-628 1885

+603 9101 8880

Built on the principles of audacity, perseverance, integrity and excellence, UCSI University is a leading institution of higher learning with campuses in Kuala Lumpur, Terengganu and Sarawak, Malaysia. Our faculties, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to meet student needs offer a wide spectrum of academic programmes, ranging from Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Engineering and Architecture to Music, Multimedia, Education, Liberal Arts and Hospitality.

UCSI University: 29 years and counting

UCSI University is a vibrant community of learning and scholarship. With more than 10,000 students from 80 different countries, the University stands out as a melting pot of diversity and learners will supplement their pursuit of knowledge with a keen sense of cultural appreciation – a vital trait in today’s borderless world. As one of Malaysia’s first private universities, UCSI University has long impacted the national higher education landscape and the University continues to do so with its wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

The University’s academic staff are at the forefront of their disciplines and their views are highly sought after on major issues; from business to political science. Many of our academics have extensive experience working overseas and some play advisory roles in public bodies and various committees. By bringing their experiences into the classroom, our academics cater to an exhilarating learning environment and learners will thrive as they balance academic mastery with industrial application.

UCSI University’s strong track record of university-industry engagement has attracted attention from the powers that be and the University is entrusted to reshape Malaysia’s tourism and hospitality industry through education. By leading the Malaysian Centre of Tourism and Hospitality Education – a consortium of Malaysia’s foremost education institutions – that endeavours to equip at least 50% of the industry’s workforce with a diploma or a degree by 2020, UCSI University stands in the nation’s service and that of the global community.

Building on its domestic standing as a preferred and trusted education provider, the University is also expanding its sphere of influence. Tie-ups with foreign universities, research institutes and leading multinational companies are constantly established, enhancing opportunities for students and staff in the areas of research and development, mobility programmes and career opportunities, among others.

While these developments are encouraging, the true story of the University is about its students. Many of our alumni have gone on to achieve great things in life – from business to science and the performing arts. Most remain in close contact and the University is gratified to play a role in grooming movers and shakers that define today’s – and tomorrow’s – world.

Since its inception in 1986, UCSI University has been committed to further the discovery and celebration of knowledge. The University’s commitment – and success – in undergraduate teaching is matched by its progress in research and the discovery of knowledge, making it a true hub of higher education. Seeking to open doors for students around the world, the University’s generous financial aid programme ensures that prodigious students from all economic backgrounds can afford a UCSI University education.


【A-Levels】 3 As in the relevant subjects
【STPM】 CGPA ≥ 3.80, with relevant subjects taken into consideration
【Malaysian MOHE Matriculation】 CGPA ≥ 3.80, with relevant subjects taken into consideration
【UEC】 8 As and above in th

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● Offered to students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievements and participate actively in extracurricular activities.

● Opened to students who enrolled in any of the foundation programmes (leading to a degree) or any diploma or degre

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