Kelley School's Center for the Business of Life Sciences was started with the belief that life sciences companies are essential economic drivers for growth and employment. To ensure the success of the industry as a whole, however, requires a broad collaboration of science and business acumen. CBLS brings together students, faculty, life science companies, and other corporate partners to:

  • attract top students interested in careers in life sciences and develop them into strong future leaders for the life sciences industry
  • support research on significant issues and questions faced by the industry
  • provide a forum allowing companies and other corporate partners to connect with industry-focused students
  • create significant networking opportunities for students, faculty, companies, and friends to connect in order to strengthen Indiana's life science industry

CBLS activities include:

  • industry outreach through the Industry Advisory Board and Indiana Life Sciences Collaboration Conference Series
  • courses and educational opportunities through Student Associates, the MBA Academy PLUS Life Sciences, MBA program courses, and Executive Education
  • research awards for faculty and student research in the business of life sciences

This center is just one part of Indiana University's commitment to the life sciences. 

Through our corporate contacts as well as innovative educational programs, we’re building a reputation as a leader in improving the business of life sciences.

George M. Telthorst, Director