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MASTER OF SCIENCE - MEDICAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT

Sequence of Courses

The MPDM program follows a prescribed curriculum. See table below for the schedule and sequence of courses for the two-year program. Students may also take the courses in the program on a part-time basis as needed.

Semester Management Courses Core Discipline Courses Symposia
FALL
Year 1
BUS 210 Developing & Managing People (3 units) May be held either Year 1 or Year 2 SMPD 283A Regulatory Affairs I (3 units)Online class SMPD 281A Clinical Development I (3 units)
SPRING Year 1 BUS 224C
Managerial Accounting and Financial
Aspects of Medical Product Development
(3 units)
SMPD 283B
Regulatory Affairs II
(3 units)
Online class
SMPD 281B
Clinical Development II
(2 units)
SPRING - SUMMER
Year 1
SMPD 285
Internship or Research Practicum
(1 unit)
FALL
Year 2
BUS 286
Project Management
(3 units) May be held either Year 1 or Year 2
SMPD 286
Statistics in Clinical Trials
(3 units) Online class
SMPD 289A
Clinical Trials I
(2 units)
SPRING
Year 2
BUS 284C
Managing Medical Product
Development
(3 units)
SMPD 287
Informatics in Medical
Product Development
(3 units)
SMPD 289B
Clinical Trials II
(3 units)

Elective for students requiring 9 units per semester: SMPD 285 Special Project (1 unit course per semester)

Alumni Testimonial

Georgena Hontalas, Class of 2013

"I’ve recommended this program to a lot of my colleagues at work. You know, a lot of people where I currently work are very interested in pursuing their Master’s. A lot of people don’t know what they want to do."

Michael Morad, Class of 2010

"I think the people that should consider this program are people that are thinking about getting into medical device, biologics, or pharma, or if you’re in the industry, and you want to broaden your skill sets."