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Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and Johns Hopkins Medicine team up for Biotechnology/Business education offerings

3/8/2007 -  EVANSTON, Il — The gap between business and science is getting smaller, which is why the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the Johns Hopkins Medicine team are joining forces to offer a series of new educational programs on the business of life science.

“These innovative programs are a direct result of the collaboration of faculty from both schools,” said Dipak C. Jain, dean of the Kellogg School. “There is a need for courses like this for scientists and managers in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical fields, and we are excited to partner with Johns Hopkins Medicine to provide the necessary education for these professionals.”

Edward D. Miller, CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine and Dean of Johns Hopkins Medical School notes that “Bringing science and business together from these two top institutions will provide participants with a thorough and practical understanding of how to move forward with their ventures.”

The executive education courses begin with Business for Scientists in mid-March, a three-part certificate program designed to introduce scientists, research faculty, post-doctoral fellows and doctoral students from Johns Hopkins to business concepts and industry specific tools and frameworks. Topics such as accounting, strategy, finance, marketing, and management and its relevance to the biomedical sector will be covered. Kellogg faculty will also walk participants through the process of building and managing a biotechnology firm.

The second program offered is Science for Managers, also a certificate program, which teaches participants concepts in physiology, disease, drug design, and regulatory affairs. The course is designed for investors, venture capitalists, business development executives, consultants, analysts or government officials involved in making legislative decisions concerning biotechnology. This program will be taught by faculty from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, and Johns Hopkins Medicine.

The third program will be a course designed for CEOs of biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. This one-day program is designed to provide participants with fresh ways of thinking and will creatively address issues in the biomedical industry. Focusing on new concepts developed by the faculty from Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Kellogg School of Management, this program enables participants to extend, renew and invigorate their strategic thinking in the biomedical sector.

Finally, a non-degree exchange program between the two schools is planned for the fall of 2007, which will allow for the exchange of Kellogg School MBA students with PhD and MD students from Johns Hopkins University.

For more information, please visit the Biotechnology Program Web site.

About the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University was founded in 1908 and is home to a renowned research-based faculty and MBA students from around the globe. The Kellogg School is consistently ranked among the best in the world for business education. The Kellogg School includes the Full-time, Part-time and Executive MBA programs and the non-degree Executive Education Program. The school offers three joint degree programs: the JD-MBA, MD-MBA and MEM-MBA. Additionally, the Kellogg School has alliances with business schools in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Canada.

About Johns Hopkins Medicine

Since 1889, Johns Hopkins Medicine has provided international leadership in the education of physicians and medical scientists, in biomedical research, and in the application of medical knowledge to sustain health. Johns Hopkins Medicine has been ranked “best of the best” among America’s medical centers by U.S. News & World Report for 15 consecutive years and is among the nation’s premier life science research and educational institutions. For over a decade it has been the leading recipient of research grants from the National Institutes of Health. Its research scientists file hundreds of patents annually, and numerous start-up biotech companies have been established using technologies created here.

Rich Honack
Kellogg School of Management
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