Business of Biomedical Science
The “Business of Biomedical Sciences” minor allows our trainees to be highly competitive for the careers in the 21st century biomedical workforce that require doctoral education. We take advantage of the existing structure of the IBMG Program for PhD study for the minor. The ten (10) credit hour “Business of Life Sciences” minor requires that students utilize existing courses in the Schools of Business, Law and Medicine. These courses are listed below in the doctoral minor plan of study.
Dr. Randy Brutkiewicz, PhD
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
Email: rbrutkie [at] iupui [dot] edu
To be admitted to the Ph.D. minor in Business of Biomedical Sciences, you must be a currently enrolled doctoral student in good academic standing in any IU or IUPUI school. Students in any IU school or department are also welcome to apply.
Students who would like to apply to the Ph.D. minor in the Business of Biomedical Sciences, must submit via email to Dr. Randy Brutkiewicz, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies and minor contact for this minor, the following:
- Documentation of the approval of the student’s pursuit of this minor by his/her PI and advisory committee.
- A one-page personal statement explaining the student’s reason for pursuing this minor, including the relevance of the minor to their program and goals
Accepted students will be notified promptly via email by the minor contact.
A minimum of B (3.0) is required in each course that is to count toward the minor. If a minimum of B (3.0) is not earned in a course, that course must be retaken. A course may only be retaken once. Students who fail to achieve the minimum grade of B (3.0) the second time they take a course will not be able to earn the Ph.D. minor.
The Ph.D minor in Business of Biomedical Science does not require a Qualifying Exam