Masters in Biomedical Technology

The MBT curriculum is both diverse and practical, opening doors to several career paths in biotech. 

Where Business and Science Intersect

The Master of Biomedical Technology program (MBT) is an innovative one-year-long, course-based, professional degree program that provides students with an education in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries.  MBT curriculum is both diverse and practical, opening doors to several career paths in biotech. 

 As an MBT student you will complete 8 months of business and science courses and 12 weeks of paid industry work experience.  Team work is embodied throughout the MBT curriculum to prepare for the interdisciplinary team culture of the biotech industry.  The knowledge, technical skills, soft skills and experience acquired during the year will enable you to bridge from the academic to the corporate world.

MBT graduates have launched their careers in medical innovation since 2000 when MBT first opened its doors. Check back for more to come on MBT's 20th Anniversary!

Mission

To provide education and practical experience in basic science disciplines related to biotechnology, and communication and business skills required for successful careers in biotechnology.

Industry Partners

Full List of MBT Partners

Career Opportunities

Careers in Biotechnology are varied and rewarding.  For more information about the biotech industry, check out the following:

Sessional Opportunities

Internship/Practicum placement inquiries can be sent to our Employer Relations Coordinator, Dr. Zenobia Ali.

 

Information Brochure

Course-based Program

The MBT is a one year program that combines courses in basic biomedical sciences with training in business aspects such as scientific, market, patent & financial analysis.

All students are considered full-time.

MBT/MBA Joint Degree Program

The MBT program offers a joint degree with the Haskayne School of Business' MBA program. Students interested in this option would need to apply to both the MBT and MBA programs and gain admission into both to be eligible.

There is no requirement for which year you take MBT courses, and which year you take MBA courses, but you would start with one program's requirements to start, and upon completion of those, you would move on to the other program's requirements.

Students who take the joint MBT/MBA program have a reduction in their MBA course load (2 courses). There is no reduction in course load for the MBT portion.

For questions about the MBA program contact amanda.ramsey@ucalgary.ca

MDBT course inquiries can be emailed to gsecourses@ucalgary.ca

Katie Douglas
Graduate Program Administrator
mbtgrad@ucalgary.ca
Phone: 403.210.7051
Fax: 403.210.8109

Sabiha Zaman
Operations Manager and Alumni Engagement
snzaman@ucalgary.ca

Dr. Zenobia Ali
Employer Relations Coordinator
zali@ucalgary.ca

Dr. Janice Braun
Graduate Program Director
braunj@ucalgary.ca


 

Business Pitch Winners

2020 Winners

First Place: Uriel Perez – recipient of Dr. Ron Mathison MBT Graduate Scholarship

Second Place: Alessandra Bosco

Third Place: Mo Hamour

2019 Winners

First Place: Rachel Livergant -- recipient of the Dr. Ron Mathison MBT Graduate Scholarship

Second Place: Fraser Osiowy

Third Place: Reid Collins

2018 Winners

First Place: Aoife Collins

Second Place: Owen Mushisha

Third Place: Tyler Chudiak

2017 Winners

First Place: Virginia Goetz

Second Place: Nikki Gee

Third Place: Gavin Naicker

Student Association


2020-2021 Executive Committee

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MBT GSA 2019-2020

President: Jason Keelor (jason.keelor@ucalgary.ca)

VP Finance: Justin Tan (justin.tan@ucalgary.ca)

VP Social Affairs: Anna Bobyn (anna.bobyn@ucalgary.ca)

VP Academic Affairs: Anna Bradford (anna.bradford1@ucalgary.ca)

VP External: Madeson Todd (madeson.todd1@ucalgary.ca)

MBT/MBA Class of 2021, Ashley Choo

MBT Class of 2019, Daria VenkovaFraser OsiowyReilly BaggsSean Vandersluis

MBT Class of 2018, Aoife Collins, Dion Kelly, Owen Mushisha

MBT Class of 2017, Marc Saunders

MBT Class of 2016, Anita LudwarCourtney (Chalifoux) Bachus

MBT/MBA Class of 2015, Aziz Khan

MBT Class of 2015, Connor BuffelNiall Kerrigan

MBT Class of 2014, Patrick WuThanh Ngo

MBT Class of 2013, Anna Nesterova, Jatin PatelWrechelle Ocampo

MBT Class of 2012, Chris Halliday

MBT Class of 2011, Angelo Nwigwe, David Burke

MBT/MBA Class of 2009, Paul Lam

MBT Class of 2008, Jenna Griffin, Lauren Gogo

MBT Class of 2007, Lisa Allen Scott 

MBT Class of 2006, Farid Foroud

MBT Class of 2004, Fabrizio Chiacchia

MBT Class of 2002, Chad Walton, Sabiha Zaman

MBT Class of 2001Duncan MacConnell

Dr. Zenobia Ali

Dr. Janice Braun

Dr. Bjoern Petri

Dr. Pina Colarusso

Dr. Sandy Dubyk

Joel Glover

Dr. Peggy Hedges

Dr. Petra Hermann

Dr. Fred Jacques

Dr. Jennifer Krahn

Zahra Premji, Research and Learning Librarian

Dr. Rachel Syme

Dr. Joesph Tucker

Dr. Wagdi Ali Almishri 

Sabiha Zaman