Certificate in Bioscience Management
Keck Graduate Institute's Certificate in Bioscience Management helps PhD students and post-doctoral fellows with backgrounds in science acquire business and management skills in the applied life sciences.
The goal of this certificate program is to offer supplemental education to scientists interested in pursuing careers in the applied life sciences industry, or who are interested in learning about the process for commercial development of new therapies.
Management courses at KGI focus specifically on the unique business environment within the life sciences, combining traditional training in issues such as competitive strategy and marketing with specialized topics such as the role of regulation and medical reimbursement in determining the viability of life science market opportunities.
KGI also offers courses in finance, accounting, and organizational behavior that will help scientists understand how typical bioscience companies are managed. Such skills are often essential in enabling effective team-work between the technical and business employees of life science companies.Participants in KGI's Certificate in Bioscience Management program may also enroll in specialized courses in entrepreneurship. These offerings include courses focused on building and managing entrepreneurial organizations, an applied course in which teams of students develop business plans for emerging life science companies, and courses in business law and intellectual property.
Because of KGI's exclusive focus on the life sciences, these entrepreneurship courses are ideally structured to provide skill-sets to help science entrepreneurs commercialize science.
Program participants also will be able to take advantage of KGI's extensive networking opportunities that allow students to meet industry leaders as well as alumni working in the applied life sciences today.
Certificate in Bioscience Management Facts:
Who should apply?
- PhD students and postdoctoral fellows studying life sciences or engineering
- MS level scientists with work experience in the bioscience industries
Why should scientists obtain management training?
Scientists with business training will be better prepared to move into managerial positions within companies as their careers progress.
Academic scientists routinely participate in entrepreneurial ventures to commercialize technologies developed in their labs.
Keck Graduate Institute is a professional school dedicated to educating scientists for careers in the bioscience industries. KGI has developed a wide portfolio of professional courses aimed at life science professionals, including extensive offerings in the management of bioscience companies.
What are the requirements for completing the certificate program?(course schedule subject to change)
Five required courses:
Marketing Strategy and Assessment in the Life Sciences (ALS 359) (1.0 credit)
Accounting (ALS 350) (1.0 credit)
Corporate Finance (ALS 351) (0.5 credit)
Organizational Behavior (ALS 352) (0.5 credit)
Bioscience Strategy (ALS 354) (1 credit)
Students may register for a course on a trial basis to determine their interests in the certificate program and decide at a later point whether to enroll.
We anticipate that students will take one course per semester.
How do I sign up for the Certificate of Bioscience Management Program and register for KGI courses?
- To apply for the Certificate of Bioscience Management program, please complete an online application.
Have a Question?
Please contact the admissions office at admissions[at symbol]kgi.edu or (888) KECK GRAD.