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Indiana University Bloomington

Center for the Business of Life Sciences

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The Kelley Advantage

No matter where you are in your academic career as an undergraduate or graduate student, participation in the CBLS Student Associates program will give you an edge on the life sciences job market.

Student Associates

Graduate Associates

Course Work and Teaching Style

Through your course work as a Graduate Associate in CBLS, you will gain plenty of hands-on experience with life sciences companies and organizations as you work with your fellow students in interdisciplinary teams solving real problems. One recent project, for example, required students to provide a business plan for a new medical innovation, a cancer biomarker.

Our class discussions are lively, and our high-tech classroom locations on the Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses allow for interaction between students from both campuses.

Guest speakers are a vital component of classroom learning. We bring in a range of successful leaders in the life sciences industry. The courses feature a variety of guest speakers, most of whom are successful leaders in the life sciences industry.

Take a look at this sampling of companies and organizations our previous guest speakers represent:

  • Abbott
  • BioConvergence
  • BioCrossroads
  • Bloomington Hospital
  • Boston Scientific
  • Cook Pharmica
  • Ice Miller
  • IU Center for Bioethics
  • IU Law School
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Riley Children’s Hospital
  • Wellpoint                  

See program requirements for specific course information.  

*Non Kelley Graduate Students must fill out a non-MBA form, have it signed by course instructor George Telthorst and turn it in to the Kelley MBA office (CG 2010) in order to register for courses.