Other Programs

The Rackham Graduate School offers a wide array of Professional Development programming. Check out their site for more information:

AAAS (2015):  CareerTrends – Developing Your Skills

Office of Technology Transfer
Tech Transfer Fellows Program
Tech Transfer TechStart Program
Zell Lurie Fund
miLEAD Consulting group for post docs and students

Center for Entrepreneurship
WINTER 2016 Grad ENTR Courses

Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)

Healthcare Delivery Research Initiative (William Davidson Institute)
Multidisciplinary Action Project (MAP)
WDI internships
consultants for WDI healthcare projects

Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program (STPP) certificate

Ross School of Business

Interdisciplinary graduate course: “Commercialization of Biomedicine” that covers development, regulation and commercialization of drugs, devices and diagnostics.

The course is for grad students from life sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, medicine, public health, health management, and business. We cover material that is useful for students interested in the business side in established and early-stage companies, or in healthcare consulting or venture finance.

The course runs six Mondays starting in January, from 6:30-9:30pm.
Erik Gordon (rmegordo@umich.edu)
Ross School of Business

University of Michigan Law School

Coursera on-line courses of interest (www.coursera.org)

Successful Negotiation: Essential Strategies and Skills
An excellent course by Professor George Sidel at the University of Michigan. In this course he will cover We all negotiate on a daily basis. On a personal level, we negotiate with friends, family, landlords, car sellers and employers, among others. Negotiation is also the key to business success. No business can survive without profitable contracts. Within a company, negotiation skills can lead to your career advancement. In this course, you’ll learn about and practice the four steps to a successful negotiation, with one module for each step: (1) Prepare: Plan Your Negotiation Strategy (2) Negotiate: Use Key Tactics for Success (3) Close: Create a Contract (4) Perform and Evaluate: The End Game

George Siedel, Williamson Family Professor of Business Administration and Thurnau Professor of Business Law, University of Michigan

Programming for Everybody (Python)
This course aims to teach everyone to learn the basics of programming computers using Python. The course has no pre-requisites and avoids all but the simplest mathematics. Anyone with moderate computer experience should be able to master the materials in this course.

Principles of Valuation: Time Value of Money
This course is an introduction to (finance) time value of money and decision-making and will help the learner understand the basics of finance. Although introductory, it will enable you to understand and analyze many personal and professional decisions we confront on a daily basis.

Gautam Kaul, Professor of Finance & Fred M. Taylor Professor of Business Administration, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

Understanding and Improving the US Healthcare System
In this course, you will learn about the structure, accomplishments, and shortcomings of the US healthcare system, and how those have prompted attempts at health policy and reform. You will also take part in a unique, national group exercise, designed to help you understand questions about the 2010 Affordable Care Act and how you can improve the US healthcare system.

Matthew Davis, M.D., M.A.P.P. Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, Professor of Internal Medicine, Professor of Public Policy. Medical School, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, School of Public Health, University of Michigan

Introduction to Marketing
Learn the fundamentals of marketing by getting to the root of customer decision-making. Key topics include branding strategies, customer-centric marketing strategy, and new market entry.

Barbara E. Kahn, University of Pennsylvania. Peter Fader, University of Pennsylvania. David Bell, University of Pennsylvania

Introduction to Operations Management
Learn to analyze and improve business processes in services or in manufacturing by learning how to increase productivity and deliver higher quality standards. Key concepts include process analysis, bottlenecks, flows rates, and inventory levels, and more. After successfully completing this course, you can apply these skills to a real-world business challenge as part of the Wharton Business Foundations Specialization.

Christian Terwiesch. Professor, The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania