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The University of Chicago’s joint degree program in biomedical sciences and business is an opportunity for students seeking to combine business expertise with foundational knowledge in biomedicine. Students gain a strong understanding of the scientific substrate on which healthcare businesses are built to become leaders and innovators in the healthcare industry.

The joint MBA/MS Biomedical Sciences program enables students to pursue both a Master in Biomedical Sciences (BMS) from UChicago and a Master of Business Administration from Chicago Booth.

The curriculum pairs leadership and management knowledge with the research, applied, and clinical knowledge needed to transform healthcare. Graduates will be equipped to enter fields such as biotechnology, policy, government, and pharmaceuticals.

Program Structure

In order to earn a dual MBA and Biomedical Sciences degree, students complete 14-Booth only courses (+LEAD) and six MS-only courses over the course of two years.


Tuition for Full-Time MBA students pursuing the Joint MBA/MS Biomedical Sciences Program will be assessed through Chicago Booth at a flat rate for six quarters of enrollment. Pricing will differ from Booth's standard Full-Time MBA Program and final tuition amounts are made available in the spring. If a student takes more than 2200 units, they will be assessed per course for any additional units.

Booth Courses

BMS Courses

Admissions Process

Applicants interested in the MBA/MS Biomedical Sciences Program will apply through Booth’s centralized, joint-application process. Applicants should complete the Chicago Booth Full-Time MBA application and select MBA/MS Biomedical Sciences as their program of interest. An MBA/MS program supplement will be available for completion within your Booth application. The supplement contains Biomedical Sciences Program specific questions that will be reviewed by the Biomedical Sciences Program admissions team along with your full Booth application. For complete consideration, applicants must complete the MBA application and the joint degree program supplement in the same application round prior to submitting the application. 

As part of the online application, candidates will be required to submit a GMAT or GRE score for the joint program. International applicants may be required to submit proof of English language proficiency by submitting a TOEFL iBT or IELTS test score. The minimum TOEFL iBT score required for admission is 104; the minimum IELTS score required is 7.

Eligibility Requirements: Students who wish to do the joint degree with Biomedical Sciences Program must be admitted to and begin the joint programs in the same academic year. Students who have already started their MS or MBA are not eligible for the joint degree.

Begin Your MBA/MS Biomedical Sciences Journey

The first step in joining our MBA/MS in Biomedical Sciences program is to apply for admission.

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