University of Nebraska Medical Center

Certificate in Business for Bioscientists

Gain a business background for opportunity and success in industry and in academia.

Why Study Business for Bioscientists?

Having strong business skills is essential for bioscience graduates. Over 40% of the jobs for biomedical PhD graduates are in industry and many deal with business elements like management, finance, marketing or intellectual property. A significant portion of biomedical PhD students obtain employment in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and other industries. For students with these career goals, formal training in business enhances their career options and competitiveness for these industry positions.

Why Study Business for Bioscientists at the University of Nebraska?

The only prerequisite for the program is prior coursework in statistics. Courses are taught by top faculty at the College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). To accommodate for your already busy schedule, classes take place in the evening.

UNMC may provide assistance with tuition if the courses are listed on your initial Program of Studies and you submit the Approval Form for Graduate Assistant Participation in Proficiency or Certificate Programs at least three months before the application deadline for the certificate program.

Program Snapshot

Course load
One year
Start dates
Spring, Fall


The only prerequisite for the program is prior coursework in statistics. Standard tuition rates for a course at UNO apply. View current tuition rates.

General Application Requirements and Admission Criteria


Visit the University of Nebraska Omaha website for curriculum information.

Other Requirements

  • All applicants must be current UNMC PhD students.
  • All applicants must have earned a minimum undergraduate junior/senior GPA of 2.85.
  • English Language Proficiency: Applicants are required to have a command of oral and written English. Those who do not hold a baccalaureate or other advanced degree from the U.S., OR a baccalaureate or other advanced degree from a pre-determined country on the waiver list, must meet the minimum language proficiency score requirement in order to be considered for admission.
    • Paper-based TOEFL: 550, Internet-based TOEFL: 80, IELTS: 6.5, PTE: 53, Duolingo: 105
  • Resume: Include employment and educational history