Karolinska Institute

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
17304 EUR/year
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The Master's Programme in Bioentrepreneurship at the Karolinska Institutet is tailored for students with a background in biomedicine, pharmaceutics, biotechnology, healthcare or medicine with courses addressing the central themes of how to manage and develop life science companies.


Do you envision yourself working in the life science industry in the future? As a graduate from the Master's Programme in Bioentrepreneurship (MBE) at Karolinska Institutet you will have a solid foundation for working with the development and management of projects and companies in the life science field.

A key feature of this programme is the application of knowledge in the outside world. We use real life cases to learn from and the programme includes two practical courses at companies, authorities or other relevant organisations, in Sweden or abroad. In these placements, you apply what you have learned to create value for you and the hosting company. Additionally, the degree project is usually performed in a company setting. Many of the lecturers throughout the programme are experienced life science business leaders who act as inspiration and share their knowledge and experience.

Career opportunities

  • The programme provides a solid foundation for a career working with marketing, project management or business development within the biotech, pharmaceutical, medical technology or related industries.

Programme Structure

  • The programme is interdisciplinary with regards to the background of students and teachers as well as the pedagogical methods that are used in the programme. In addition, some of the courses in the programme are offered together with our partner schools in Stockholm. 
  • The business administration courses are offered by the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and the elective courses by Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship.
  • Together these experiences will give you valuable insights into the life science sector as well as a head start for your future career.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants with foreign academic credentials should follow the documentation requirements for master's applicants at
  • Applicants with Swedish academic credentials should follow the documentation requirements at
  • All documents must have reached University Admissions by the deadline for supporting documents 3rd of February 2020.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17304 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34608 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.

If you have citizenship within the EU/EEA, or Switzerland, you are not required to pay application or tuition fees. 


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