New McMaster program combines biomedical and business training

September 11, 2014

A new program at McMaster University will offer students the opportunity to augment their health sciences education with business training. The new Biomedical Discovery and Commercialization Bachelor’s/Master’s program, offered through the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Science with support from the DeGroote School of Business, will include courses on drug discovery and development, laboratory research skills, accounting for decision-making, and applied marketing. Material will be delivered through a variety of experiential and team-based learning approaches. While the program will officially launch in September 2015, an accelerated start has been arranged for January. “The career options and relevance of this program will be a lightning rod for students wanting an exciting future. We’ve met enthusiasm for this program from all, so we decided to get started right away,” said program Director Eric Brown. McMaster News Release