Business Skills for PhDs in Academia and Beyond: Leadership and Mentoring

Oct 12, 2023, 5:30 pm7:30 pm
Friend Center 006, Friend Center 006, Princeton, NJ, United States


Event Description


1. Ruth Gotian, Chief Learning Officer and Associate Professor of Education at Weill Cornell Medicine; Author of The Success Factor – Developing the Mindset and Skillset for Peak Performance
2. Ushma Neil, Vice President of Scientific Education and Training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Editor-at-Large Journal of Clinical Investigation

Learn about principles of leadership and approaches for mentorship and effective communication

Cohort 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



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