Business for Bioscientists Certificate Program

Over the past 30 years, the largest area of job growth for biomedical Ph.D.s has been in the private sector, with positions in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and other industries.

Currently, over 40% of the jobs for biomedical Ph.D. graduates are in industry, and many of these jobs have business elements such as management, finance, marketing or intellectual property.

The Business for Bioscientists Certificate Program provides M.S. and Ph.D. bioscience students with a fundamental background in business to enhance employment opportunities and success in industry as well as in academia.

Admission Requirements

Students eligible for the Business for Bioscientists Certificate Program include Ph.D. students at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and M.S. students in the Biology Department at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO).

Entry into either UNMC’s Ph.D. program or UNO’s M.S. program requires a bachelor’s degree.

The only prerequisite for the program is prior coursework in statistics.

UNMC provides partial assistance with tuition.  Current tuition rate can be found on the UNO website. 

Interested students must contact Dr. Daniel Monaghan by May 1st.

Program brochure


Contact Information
College of Business Administration:
Dr. Dale Eesley
Assistant Professor of Management
Roskens Hall 502H
60th & Dodge Streets
Omaha, NE 68182
Phone: (402) 554-2706

Biology Department:
Dr. William Tapprich
Chair, Department of Biology
Allwine Hall 114
University of Nebraska at Omaha
60th and Dodge Sts.
Omaha, NE 68182-0040
Phone: (402) 554-2641

Biomedical Research Training Program:
Dr. Daniel T. Monaghan
3052 DRC-I
Omaha, NE 68198-5800
(402) 559-7195

Mammel Hall
Mammel Hall
UNO’s College of Business Administration
Opened August 2010