Sep 18, 2019  
School of Graduate Studies Calendar, 2019-2020 
    
School of Graduate Studies Calendar, 2019-2020

Biomedical Discovery and Commercialization, M.B.D.C.


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Admission


Admission and program requirements conform to the general University regulations at the front of this Calendar. For additional information regarding the MBDC application (e.g., important deadlines and how to apply online) please refer to the following website: http://gs.mcmaster.ca/programs/biomedical-discovery-and-commercialization.


Applicants applying from outside the BDC undergraduate program will have their course work assessed for equivalencies before being considered further. Short-listed applicants who did not complete the Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences in Biomedical Discovery and Commercialization Program, but who have an equivalent Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, will be subject to an interview process.

General Requirements


The general requirements for the Master’s degree appear under the “Regulations for Master’s Degrees” near the beginning of this Calendar.

Course Requirements


The candidate must complete three full, 700-level BIOMEDDC graduate courses (BIOMEDDC 701  , 702  , 703  ), and two half, 700-level M.B.A courses (BUSINESS B733  and one of BUSINESS B730 , BUSINESS C727  or BUSINESS C711  ). All graded courses require at least a B- standing.

The required courses for the Master of BDC Program are as follows:
 

Fall
BIOMEDDC 701  / Team Project
BUSINESS B733  / Multidisciplinary Entrepreneurship
One of:
BUSINESS B730  / Strategic Management of Technology
BUSINESS C727  / Pharma/Biotech Business Issues
BUSINESS C711  / Health Economics and Evaluation

Winter; Spring/Summer
BIOMEDDC 702  / Community Internship
BIOMEDDC 703  / Scholarly Paper

Additional Information


The community internship provides students with an invaluable work-integrated learning opportunity. Emphasis is placed on the learning gains associated with a structured integration of theory and practice and the building of a professional network. Students have the option of securing their own internship placements, subject to the approval of the BDC Program Office. NOTE: as the majority of internship placements are expected to be in the GTA, students will be required to travel/and or relocate during their internship placement.


In addition to completing the required courses, students will also be required to complete the Career Plan and Employability Preparation Milestone. The milestone will provide students with pre-employment career skills and strategies for securing an internship within the health/life sciences, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries. Students will evaluate their personal strengths, values and goals to create a career plan. Employability strategies, including the creation of a targeted job application portfolio, active job search techniques, networking with industry, and building interviewing skills, will establish career development skills. Students will directly apply the knowledge they gain to their interactions with Hiring Managers and Recruiters for the purposes of securing an internship.

 

 

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