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New Professional Science Masterís Degree in Bioscience Management

New Professional Science Masterís Degree in Bioscience Management

Creighton University will offer a Professional Science Masterís (PSM) degree in bioscience management beginning in June 2009.

ďThis program, one of only four programs of its kind in the United States, addresses a serious issue,Ē said Anthony Hendrickson, Ph.D., Creighton University School of Business dean. ďWe need more graduates with expertise in science, math and technology who can translate that knowledge into business opportunities and Creighton is in a unique position to meet this important need.Ē

The Sloan Foundation, National Science Foundation and National Council on Graduate Education all endorse the Professional Science Masterís degree as necessary to sustaining U.S. competitiveness in the sciences.

The interdisciplinary degree, directed by Anne York, Ph.D., associate professor of entrepreneurship, will provide graduate students and working professionals the opportunity to study how science and business intersect. Targeted at professionals in health care and science-related fields, the program will be offered on weekends over 15 months in a team-based environment.

The program consists of a core of six courses including technology, commercialization, bioscience business planning, law and regulatory issues. Depending on a studentís background, an additional four elective courses in either business or bioscience will be required. Relevant topic areas include the application of biology used in agriculture, food science or medicine. Creighton faculty from science, health science, law and business will conduct courses focused on the skills needed to successfully manage science-based organizations.

For more information and to apply online visit http://www.creighton.edu/business/psm/application/index.php, or contact Anne York at 402.280.2440.

More information on the program can be found on the Creighton College of Business website at www.creighton.edu/business/psm.

Deadline for applications is March 31, 2009