MBA 681

Course Director:
Professor Douglas Ayers,
UAB School of Business
Erik M. Schwiebert, Ph.D., and Joe Ritchie,  Ph.D. DiscoveryBioMed, Inc.

"From Idea to Successful Company: Life Sciences and Technology Entrepreneurship"

Objective:

This course will introduce aspects of the biotech industry, including but not limited to:

  • incubating an idea for a company
  • finding the right investors and partners
  • making a company concept commercially viable
  • seeking the correct exit strategy for a successful company


Guest lecturers will include investors, venture capitalists, corporate and patent attorneys, business school and life sciences professors, young and experienced CEOs, technology transfer officers, and business development experts.

This course is open to all UAB graduate students, business students, postdoctoral scholars, and faculty from all disciplines.

Class meeting schedule:
Currently being offered on Thursdays from August 29th to December 12th from 4:30 - 7:00 pm at the UAB School of Business.

Please contact
Christy Manning at (205) 934-8815 or cmanning@uab.edu for more information.

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