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BNFO 621. Business and Entrepreneurship Essentials for Life Scientists. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Consists of presentations on the core concepts of business, including intellectual property, patents and patent law, entrepreneurship, launching a "start up," raising capital, financial management, marketing, managerial accounting, planning, and project management. Course includes lectures and discussions on core concepts of business and their real-world application. Students will develop a business plan and/or a plan to manage a research project. Business case studies and team projects with presentations are required. Focus is on the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.