[item title=”MIS in Biomedical Enterprise”]
The inaugural Master of Interdisciplinary Studies (MIS) program with a concentration in Biomedical Enterprise will begin at Georgia State in Fall 2016. This curriculum will be offered jointly by the Institute for Biomedical Sciences (IBMS), College of Arts and Sciences, Robinson College of Business and the College of Law.
Despite tremendous advances in biomedical research, significant gaps remain between basic research and clinical application. To meet this significant challenge, cutting-edge solutions emerging from interdisciplinary approaches between the biomedical science, business, and law disciplines are required. Sound business principles and creative business solutions are critical to carrying out the complex process of bringing advances in biomedical science to production and sales for human access.
- Integrative educational experience delivered by the Institute for Biomedical Sciences (IBMS), College of Arts and Sciences, Robinson College of Business and the College of Law
- Innovative curriculum including a proseminar teaching biomedical interdisciplinarity, courses in law, business, and entrepreneurship, and a capstone project that provides professional readiness via an internship
- Focus on successful problem solving through critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration across disciplines
- Provides unique methods for framing questions, learning to challenge assumptions, combining seemingly disparate ideas
- 36 credit hours over 18-24 months in length
In all steps from idea to global impact, legal regulations must protect intellectual property, while ensuring the quality and efficiency of work using public and private investments to support and promote innovation. Frequent monitoring and feedback can and should assure public trust and protection, while maximizing investment and productivity. Therefore, the MIS in Biomedical Enterprise sits at the crossroads of science, business, and law, poised to provide the various skill sets necessary to devise new innovations and bring them to market.
Importantly, interdisciplinary educational and training programs are needed to integrate entrepreneurship and legal studies with biomedical science course content to create a new kind of flexibly-trained professional, with preparation that can bridge gaps between the sciences and industry challenges. The MIS in Biomedical Enterprise will contribute to scientific advance and the entrepreneurial initiatives of their companies, academic institutions, or governmental entities. This program will specifically prepare graduates for positions in professional tracks in the biomedical science arena including research science and technical services, marketing, quality assurance/quality control, development and entrepreneurship, clinical trials, management and administration.
[item title=”About Earning A MIS Degree”]
Given the complex challenges of the 21st century and the pressing need for creative solutions, the new Master of Interdisciplinary Studies (MIS) program at Georgia State University will provide students with cutting-edge education and training at the crossroads of traditional disciplines. Through interdisciplinary coursework, including basic research and team-based projects, as well as experiential learning in internships, graduates will develop the knowledge areas, skills, and strategic approaches that are necessary to make links between critical fields. Graduates will be able to enter or to return to the workforce with increased capacity to multi-task within the workplace and to interface effectively with various stakeholders.
Goals of the MIS Program:
- Enable recognition of how successful work across disciplines advances knowledge and solves problems, and develop ability to conduct interdisciplinary work
- Enhance critical thinking skills with regard to cross-cutting problems, proposed interdisciplinary solutions, and their applications
- Increase knowledge of techniques used to enhance creativity
- Develop strengths in communication, from verbal, written, and presentation skills, through ethical conduct and professional dispositions in all settings
- Encourage sensitivity, understanding, teamwork, and leadership among collaborators from diverse backgrounds
- Promote high-level student and faculty engagement in emerging interdisciplinary topics
- Create job-ready graduates with professional dispositions appropriate for smooth interface between relevant fields
[item title=”How To Apply”]
Step 1: Complete the online application
Step 2: Submit one copy of official academic transcripts, in sealed envelopes, from each post-secondary institution attended regardless of where your final degree(s) were received to the address below.
Step 3: Check you email as all application updates will be sent via email including decision letter notification. Be sure you check for emails regularly and add firstname.lastname@example.org to your address list to avoid our notifications going to spam.
For Regular Mail
Institute for Biomedical Sciences
Attention: Graduate Coordinator
P.O. Box 5035
Atlanta, GA 30303-5035
Institute for Biomedical Sciences
437 Petit Science Center
100 Piedmont Ave SE Atlanta, GA 30303-5035