Master of Science in Biotechnology Program, UW-Madison

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Course Descriptions

Professional Skills & Effective Management


  • Michelle Venturini, M.B.A., SPHR
  • This course focuses on effective management and career development. Students learn and practice the applied skills needed for effective managers that lead to synergistic team success within a biotechnology company. Different communication styles are examined that are used to engage and assess employees. Professional development is explored to expand career pathways through networking and by generating professional resumes and interviewing skills.

    Students will...

    1. Analyze skills required to influence, prioritize, and set goals for self and staff in a biotechnology company.
    2. Evaluate team culture in terms of what really matters to enable results and provide psychological safety.
    3. Create situational, behavioral, and impact driven feedback strategies so that both the employee and manager are successful.
    4. Explore the differences between managing and coaching the team through case studies and scenarios.
    5. Generate a career development plan that includes effective resumes, cover letters, networking, and employment research skills.

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    Bryan Husk
    Assistant Director
    Phone: (608) 265-0773
    Contact Bryan Husk, Assistant Director, M.S. in Biotechnology Program, UW-Madison
    Class of 2021 Schedule

    Fall 2019 | Spring 2020
    Fall 2020 | Spring 2021

    Class of 2022 Schedule

    Fall 2020 | Spring 2021
    Fall 2021 | Spring 2022

    Class of 2023 Schedule

    Fall 2021 | Spring 2022
    Fall 2022 | Spring 2023

    Class of 2024 Schedule

    Fall 2022 | Spring 2023
    Fall 2023 | Spring 2024