The Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Management (CEM) is a program for entrepreneurially minded MD students, DVM students, PhD students, and Post-Doctoral Associates in engineering, life sciences, and related disciplines who are interested in understanding the business, economic, and legal issues in scientific and high technical start-up ventures.
CEM students will learn the traditional ins and outs of entrepreneurship, such as creating a business plan, managing intellectual property, managing finances, marketing their business, and other skills related to entrepreneurial ventures. The CEM program consists of both classroom lectures on business fundamentals and experiential learning (modeled on the Kauffman FastTrac TechVenture Program) by working in groups on specific innovations.
The CEM program is a collaborative effort between the College of Business and the Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign. Learn more and register at www.igb.illinois.edu/CEM.