Kellogg Announces 2011 Business For Scientists Course

In the biotech field, a little business savvy can go a long way toward enhancing a scientist’s impact on his or her organization. That is the idea behind the Kellogg School of Management’s Business for Scientists, a five-day certificate course occurring this year on April 11-15. The program will take place at the Kellogg Conference Center at Northwestern University‘s Downtown Chicago Campus.

According to a Kellogg press release, the course is appropriate for “scientists in the biomedical industry who would like to familiarize themselves with basic business tools. It is also relevant for doctoral students, fellows and research faculty who would like to learn management skills for startups.”

Participants will learn basic concepts in accounting, strategy, finance, marketing and management, and they will learn how to apply these skills to the biomedical sector. The course also teaches startup management skills and the bench-to-market process for innovation.

Kellogg has been offering the Business for Scientists course since 2007. The first cohort was comprised of faculty from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Since its inception, Sangeeta Vohra has served as the program’s director. Dr. Vohra is the senior lecturer of Kellogg’s Health Enterprise Management Program and the academic director of Kellogg’s Center for Biotechnology.

Registration costs $4,650, and accommodations are available at a reduced rate until March 11. For more information or to register for the course, visit

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