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Postdoctoral Professional Masters (PPM) in Bioscience Management


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Academic Level:
Postdoc & Early Career

Description:
The Postdoctoral Professional Masters (PPM) as a groundbreaking professional masters program for post-doctoral students with backgrounds in science and engineering. This accredited masters degree helps PhD scientists and engineers acquire the business and management skills needed to pursue senior management positions within the life sciences industry or embark on entrepreneurial ventures that are intended to commercialize technologies developed in laboratories.

The program curriculum focuses on the unique business environment within the life sciences. Courses combine 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.

The program also includes courses in accounting, finance, and organizational behavior that will help scientists and engineers understand how bioscience companies are managed. These skills are often essential in enabling effective teamwork between the technical and business employees of life science companies.

Program students interested in launching their own business have the opportunity to enroll in specialized courses in entrepreneurship. These offerings include courses focused on building and managing entrepreneurial organizations, as well as an applied course in which teams of students develop business plans for emerging life science companies. Postdoctoral students in this program participate in KGI's capstone Team Masters Project on teams of 3-5 students working on industry-sponsored projects in addition to the coursework of the nine-month program.

KGI's strong corporate network provides graduates with a unique bridge from academia to the life sciences industry. This networking begins upon enrollment in the PPM program as the students benefit from round-table discussion sessions that allow students to meet industry leaders as well as alumni working in the applied life sciences today.


Participating Institution(s):
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Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences (Lead)

Program Materials:
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Academic Disciplines:
Bioinformatics & Genomics
Biology

Keywords:
Bioinformatics

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