MSCI Entrepreneurial Thesis Option

We are excited to continue the expansion of the MSCI degree to include two new entrepreneurial focused thesis options. Students can be matched with entrepreneurial mentors within the Skandalaris Center based upon area of focus. The entrepreneurial thesis will be available in any of the three MSCI concentrations: Clinical Investigation, Translational Medicine, and Genetics/Genomics.

Option A: Grant, Funding Proposal, or Business Plan Option B: Peer-Reviewed Manuscript
6-8 credit hours of Mentored Independent Research to include: An externship with an entrepreneur mentor, assisting on the development of a business plan Working with the Center for Research Innovation in Biotechnology (CRIB) to conduct a historical analysis of medical device or drug class (e.g., biologics, antimicrobials)
Electives: It is strongly recommended you select electives from the Bio-Entrepreneurial Category It is strongly recommended you select electives from the Bio-Entrepreneurial Category
Submission to the Thesis Committee for approval: Grant Application (e.g. SBIR/STTR), Funding Proposal, or Business Plan Manuscript prepared for an appropriate peer-reviewed journal
Final Thesis: Presentation to an appropriate funding mechanism (e.g., NIH, Bear Cub, Skandalaris Center Cup, Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Competition, Global Impact Awards, Gates Foundation), or submission to the appropriate granting institution Submission to a peer-reviewed journal

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