Apr 15, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Life Science Entrepreneurship Graduate Certificate

Department: Dean’s Office

The Graduate Certificate in Life Science Entrepreneurship is intended for professionals who like to gain an in-depth understanding of the rising opportunities for entrepreneurship in the healthcare sector and by leveraging and exploiting the massive amounts of data that life scientists and entrepreneurs are confronted with. It blends key fundamental entrepreneurship courses with coursework in data  analytics in order to equip students with the skills and competences to analyze data and identify opportunities that can be exploited through entrepreneurial action.

Graduates of this Certificate typically pursue one of two distinct career paths. The first career path is that of an entrepreneur who creates an independent new venture in the life sciences. The second career path is for professionals working in existing healthcare companies who like to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and assume a role of intrapreneur within an existing company.

Upon completion of the Certificate, the student should be able to:

  1. analyze and visualize data, discern patterns that may be attractive opportunities;
  2. evaluate opportunities and select the most attractive opportunity;
  3. design and validate a business model around this opportunity;
  4. write a business plan and craft a strategy for the venture. 

Graduate Certificate Admissions and Process

Students must apply and be admitted into the Graduate Certificate to be eligible to receive a Graduate Certificate. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Graduate Certificate Director prior to applying. 

Applicants must meet the following admission requirements:

  1. University Admission Requirements, including English Proficiency    
  2. Graduate Certificate Admission Requirements    

Graduate Certificate Time Limit

Five (5) Years.

Graduate Certificate Completion

For procedures to confirm completion of the Graduate Certificate, please refer to the website.