Business Skills for PhDs in Academia and Beyond: Launch Event

Sep 14, 2023, 5:00 pm7:00 pm
Friend Center 006, Friend Center 006, Princeton, NJ, United States


Event Description

Most people associate the term “business” with the private sector. However, business skills and models are widely applied in every sector: public, private and non-profit (which includes academia). You are acquiring many transferable skills in your Ph.D. program that can be applied in academic roles as well as within a variety of industries and job functions. Join the business skills learning cohort to better understand foundational concepts and language of business. This learning cohort includes experiential learning in the form of group capstone presentations under guidance of alum mentors. 


Broad Topics include:

  1. Purpose, ethics, and responsibility: stakeholder theory

  2. Analysis of strategy and operations 

  3. Data science in business

  4. Leadership and mentoring

  5. Negotiation

  6. Financial 360

  7. Business Communications

  8. Business of higher ed

At this launch event, meet and mingle with your cohort and the GradFUTURES team over a reception and discuss your aspirations and motivations for cohort participation. We will also outline the syllabus, learning goals, speakers, navigating course and learning materials on Canvas, format of capstone, and expectations for completion. 


To request accommodations for this or any event, please contact the organizer or James M. Van Wyck at least 3 working days prior to the event.