Students in the online CBM utilize a one-of-a-kind synchronous learning platform, while students in the onsite CBM option combine in person and online courses.

Learn more about both of the options!

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    The online Certificate in Bioscience Management allows current PhD students and working postdoctoral fellows to earn this valuable certificate by utilizing a one-of-a-kind synchronous learning platform.

    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.

    Courses utilize an online seminar-style classroom, the Active Learning PlatformTM, with audio-video streams of all students and instructors with a limit of 19 students per class. A typical class session is 1 hour 20 minutes and requires reading and preparatory work to be done before class so that the conversation in class can focus on application and practice of the class topics.

    Technical Requirements

    The Active Learning PlatformTM requires the use of either a Mac or a PC with a cpu rating of at least 2800, which typically translates to newer models not more 2 or 3 years old. Students will need a strong and reliable internet connection during class times. Class can be accessed via your computers built in camera and microphone (if alone in a quiet room) or with a headset.

    Course Offering

    ALS 350: Finance and Accounting Principles – (1.5 credits) – Fall 2018, TUE/THURS 9am-10:20am
    ALS 351: Corporate Finance – (3.0 credits) – Spring 2019, TBD
    ALS 354: Bioscience Strategy  – (3.0 credits) – Spring 2019, TBD
    ALS 359: Introduction to Bioscience Industries – (3.0 credits) – Fall 2018, MON/WED 9am-10:20am
    ALS 498: Professional Development for Scientists – (1.5 credits) – Fall 2018, FRI 9am-10:20am

    Fall 2018 classes are held September 4 through December 14; Finals Week is December 17-21.

    Times indicated are Pacific Time.

  • The onsite Certificate in Bioscience Management combines in person and online courses.

    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. This certificate program also helps scientists understand how effective team-work between the technical and business employees is critical to the success of life science companies.

    Required Courses

    ALS 350: Finance and Accounting Principles – (1.5 credits)

    ALS 351: Corporate Finance – (3.0 credits)

    ALS 354: Bioscience Strategy – (3.0 credits)

    ALS 359: Introduction to Bioscience Industries – (3.0 credits)

    ALS 498: Professional Development for Scientists – (1.5 credits)