The year-long Business Development Certificate program
provides UC Davis science and engineering graduate and post-doctoral
students hands-on experience in developing business skills for a career in industry and the opportunity to develop new business ventures.
Through a combination of four Graduate School of Management courses, networking events, and field visits to regional start-ups, students gain a first-hand look at the entrepreneurial experience and opportunities available in industry.
The program teams MBA students with engineers and scientists to develop the commercial potential of cutting-edge research. The dynamic, interactive environment blends effective theory with hands-on participation and solution-driven innovation.
Meet our Fellows
"I am where I am today because of the amazing, life-changing experience as a Business Development Fellow.”
Kauffman Postdoctoral Fellow, Business Development Fellow 2006
Steps to Apply:
The letter of support should indicate your advisor supports your participation in the program.
We will hold interviews in July and August. Applicants are notified in August of acceptance.
There is NO COST for the program if accepted as a Fellow.
The BD Fellows program is open ONLY to UC Davis graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.
CERTIFICATE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
Five Graduate School of Management (GSM) Courses
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