Business for Bioscientists Certificate

College of Business Administration; Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences

Vision Statement

This certificate program provides a basic understanding of business principles to biomedical PhD students. While UNMC PhD students receive extensive training in research methods and the principles of biology and medicine, they receive no formal training in business fundamentals. However, a significant portion of biomedical PhD students obtain employment in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and other industries. For students with these career goals, formal training in business would markedly enhance their career options and competitiveness for these industry positions.

Program Contact Information

Ms. Lex Kaczmarek, Director
Mammel Hall (MH) 312
6708 Pine Street
402-554-4836
mba@unomaha.edu

Ms. Jessica Kampfe, MBA Advisor
Mammel Hall (MH) 311
6708 Pine Street
405-554-3010
mba@unomaha.edu

Admissions

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: July 1
  • Spring: November 1

Program-Specific Requirements

  • All applicants must have earned a minimum Junior/Senior GPA of 2.85.
  • Entrance Exam
    • Official GMAT score: minimum GMAT score of 500 with a minimum 20th percentile for both the verbal and quantitative portions, or 299 on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) with a minimum 20th percentile for both verbal and quantitative sections for GRE test dates after July 1, 2015.
  • Resume
    • Include employment and educational history
  • International applicants who do not have a baccalaureate or equivalent degree from an English-speaking institution of higher education in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, English-speaking Africa, Australia, Ireland or New Zealand are required to submit TOEFL scores. The minimum TOEFL score required for this certificate program is 80 or 6.5 on the IELTS.

Degree Requirements (12 hours)

The 12 credit hours needed to fulfill certificate requirements does not include the foundation courses listed below. 

Foundation Courses

These courses are not applicable to the completion of the certificate requirements.
BSAD 8110ACCT & FINANCIAL FUNDAMENTALS3
BSAD 8180ANALYTICAL FOUNDATIONS OF ECON3
Total Credits6

Requirements

Required Courses4
BSAD 8060PEOPLE: CULTIVATING SKILLS FOR LEADERSHIP2
BSAD 8420MARKETING: UNDERSTANDING CONSUMERS AND MARKETS2
Electives
Select a minimum of 5 hours from the following:5
BSAD 8150ECONOMICS: ESSENTIAL CONCEPTS FOR MANAGERS2
BSAD 8210ACCOUNTING: DECISIONS & CONSEQUENCES2
BSAD 8250ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR: ENHANCING HUMAN & ORGANIZATIONAL CAPABILITIES2
ISQA 8400CLINICAL SYSTEMS ARCHITECTURE AND FUNCTION3
Exit Requirements
BSAD 8910SPECIAL STUDIES IN BUSINESS (Business for Bioscientists) 13
Total Credits12
1

All other courses in the program must have been completed prior to enrolling in BSAD 8910.