Certificate Program

  • February 13, 2013

The Business of Science Center has launched a new Certificate Program, which educates students in the unique set of principles residing at the intersection of business, science, and innovation. Certificate program participants will have engaged in discussions and team projects that develop and reinforce the business, technical, and interpersonal skills necessary to succeed in their careers.

Two tiers of certificates are offered: one that requires active participation and learning, and a second that incorporates a leadership component.

 

Overview

Certificate in the Business of Science

The Certificate in the Business of Science will be awarded to students who have demonstrated competence inthe principles in business, science, and entrepreneurship. This program requires active participation in 12 discussion sessions over a six-month period, participation in at least one venture team and completion of one relevant course.

Requirements:

-12 meeting attendances over 6 months (Weekly Meeting Schedule)

-Contribution on at least 1 Venture Team


Certificate of Leadership in the Business of Science

The Certificate of Leadership in the Business of Science will be awarded to students who have demonstrated an advanced understanding of the principles in business, science, and entrepreneurship.  They will have initiated and led discussions and team projects that develop and reinforce the business, technical, and interpersonal skills necessary to succeed in a corporate environment.  This program requires participation in 18 meetings over a one-year period, two venture teams, and one relevant course. Additionally, this program requires participants to organize and lead or moderate a discussion topic for a weekly meeting.

Requirements:

-18 meeting attendances over 12 months (Weekly Meeting Schedule)

-Participation in 2 Venture Teams and presentation given during competition

-Organize and lead a discussion topic

 

Registration

Please send an e-mail to bsc@mednet.ucla.edu, including the following information:

1. Name

2. Standing (Undergrad, grad, postdoc, etc.), Major, and Year

3. Resume / CV

4. What you are hoping to get out of the Certificate Program (Business skills, networking, etc)?

5. Topics you would like to see covered in the discussion sessions

6. Your career goals

 

Course Options

Coursework focused on entrepreneurship will supplement lectures, meetings, and seminars given by the Business of Science Center. A suggested, but non-exhaustive list of course options are provided below below.

Molecular and Medical Pharmacology

286/287. Business of Science: Exploring Entrepreneurship. (4)

199/596. Directed Individual Research – Doumani. (4)

Anderson School of Management

298D. Technology Commercialization and Innovation (4)

295A. Entrepreneurship and Venture Initiation (4)

295C. Corporate Entrepreneurship (4)

266A. New Product Development (4)

Bioengineering

233A/B. Advancing Bioengineering Innovations. (4)

C172/272. Design of Minimally Invasive Surgical Tools. (4)

298. From Bench to Bedside: How to Develop and Commercialize New Products. (4)

Engineering

110. Introduction to Technology Management and Economics for Engineers. (4)

111. Introduction to Finance and Marketing for Engineers. (4)

112. Laboratory to Market, Entrepreneurship for Engineers. (4)

113. Product Strategy. (4)

200. Program Management Principles for Engineers and Professionals. (4)

 Health Management and Policy

200A-200B. Health Systems Organization and Financing. (4-4)

M204A-M204B-M204C. Seminars: Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy. (1-1-2)

205. Pharmaceutical Policy. (4)

436. Healthcare Financial Management. (4)

440A. Healthcare Information Systems and Technology. (4)

445. Healthcare Marketing. (2 to 4)