Language and Concepts of Business

The primary goal of this course is to introduce STEM PhD’s to some of the language and concepts of business. Speakers will cover sales and negotiation, accounting and finance, economics, marketing and strategy, production and operations, managing people and organizations, and managing yourself as a professional. Attending this course will improve attendee’s ability to absorb business news, network, collaborate with companies, and interview.

This course is designed to be complementary to last September’s “Business of Biotech — Financing Innovation,” which we hope to repeat during Fall 2016. This course is also designed to be complementary to an upcoming course “Introduction to the Healthcare Economy.”  Each course will cross-reference each other and, taken as a whole, will improve your understanding of business.
Course capacity: 50.
Course fee: $10.

Dates & Times

Saturday, July 16h and Sunday, July 17th, 9 am – 4 pm. Lunch will be provided at both sessions.

Mini-Course Coordinator

Alan Thomas, former myCHOICE PI, currently Executive Director of the Academic Venture Exchange

Confirmed speakers

John McKinney, Adjunct Professor of Marketing at Booth
John Birge, Professor of Operations Management at Booth
Allen Sanderson, Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University
Bob Okabe of RPX Group, former investment banker.