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Donor Provides CBM Program with Strong Foundation for Growth

KGI’s Certificate in Bioscience Management (CBM) program offers a unique and exciting opportunity for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows with backgrounds in science to acquire the business, management, and networking skills needed to successfully transition into the life sciences industry.

Thanks to a generous donor, the CBM program gained a strong foundation for growth through the next five years. The significant donation will go toward the program’s growth plan, which focuses on: online platform and course development, scholarships, dedicated faculty, a program director, and administrative operations.

“We are incredibly grateful for this donor’s long-standing support and vision,” KGI President Sheldon Schuster said. “The CBM program has already provided a pathway for students looking to pursue a career in the applied life sciences industry, and we are excited to witness the expanded impact that the program will have over the next five years.”

The program allows current PhD students and working postdoctoral fellows to earn this valuable certificate either on-site, or online by utilizing our one-of-a-kind synchronous learning platform.

The goal of the 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.

Program participants are able to take advantage of many of KGI’s extensive networking opportunities on campus and in key metropolitan areas throughout the nation, allowing students to meet industry leaders and alumni working in the applied life sciences. These events take place throughout the year and all of the online participants have access to many of these invaluable opportunities.

The five-class curriculum is designed to equip graduate students and postdoctoral scientists with the information and skills typically not acquired in the traditional academic environment. This enables them to expand their skillset and consider careers beyond the bench in the life sciences industry.