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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

Undergraduate Associates

Coursework and Teaching Style

Through your coursework as an Undergraduate 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 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 guest speaker represent:

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

See program requirements for specific course information.