MBA in Management of Technology / Biotechnology

Simon Fraser University - Segal Graduate School of Business

Program Description

MBA in Management of Technology / Biotechnology

Simon Fraser University - Segal Graduate School of Business

Thrive on Change

If you've spent time in the technology or biotechnology sectors, you already know that change is a given. Whether you're in engineering, research, marketing or human resources, the path to future success requires you learn to embrace change, develop an organization-wide perspective to frame new ways of operation, and acquire the confidence to thrive in the process.

SFU Business understands the technology sector's particular challenges and its need to respond with agility, assurance and creativity to meet those challenges. It is against this backdrop that Management of Technology (MOT) students learn to manage technology's mercurial forces, make split-second decisions, lead with confidence, and change direction when necessary.

Technology Specialization

You're ready to play a larger role in your organization, yet you need to become familiar with organizational issues like market and pricing strategies, financial options and intellectual property rights. The Management of Technology MBA is uniquely designed to complement your technology background with business theory and best practices, career resources and professional development opportunities.

Leadership Intensive

The program begins with a week-long leadership intensive focusing on leadership skills, combining academic activities with personal and professional development workshops. This is an opportunity to get to meet the class and establish a sense of team-building and community among the cohort.

Cohort Model of Education

The MBA program is cohort-based for enhanced learning. Students spend the entire year with classmates whose business, cultural, and life experiences add immeasurably to the class and team experience.


The learning is collaborative, and the teaching based on cases and examples from the technology and biotech sectors. Work is done on both an individual and team basis. Team work hones complementary skills and diverse backgrounds to develop creative solutions to complex problems.

Applied Project

The applied project challenges students to put their learning to work. Each student produces a strategic analysis and recommendation, a business plan or detailed analysis and recommendation for a specific problem for a client organization.

Biotechnology Specialization

The Biotechnology specialization within the Management of Technology MBA is a series of courses that delve into the complexities of the biotechnology industry with its ethical, regulatory and business development issues. The program provides students with both the knowledge base and managerial capacities to excel in this exciting industry.

  • A one-week intensive begins the first semester.
  • All classes are located at the Segal Graduate School of Business, located in the heart of the business community in downtown Vancouver.
  • The Career Management Centre is dedicated to supporting students' career searches.

The Biotechnology specialization focuses on the issues and process of the biotechnology industry with an emphasis on commercialization of new products. If you envision yourself working on the commercialization or business development aspects of this exciting industry, this specialization in Biotechnology within the Management of Technology MBA provides the business knowledge, strategic insight, and regulatory overview to propel your career.

Qualification Requirements

  • At least two years work experience, preferably in the technology or biotechnology sector 
  • Undergraduate degree
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (a 75% or "B" average) in undergraduate degree
  • GMAT (minimum 550) (MOT average is 620)
  • Three letters of reference
  • Statement of intent
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2016
2 years
Part time
31,000 CAD
Start date Sept. 2016
Canada Vancouver, British Columbia
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price 31,000 CAD