Congratulations to the graduate/MBA and undergraduate teams who came in 1st along with the runner up graduate/MBA team for their outstanding efforts in the spring course project with Zimmer Biomet!
The focus of Life Sciences Global Trends course is an overview of key trends shaping the future of life sciences companies e.g. demographics, globalization, regulation, cost controls, the rise of emerging markets, digital health, etc. Having knowledge of these drivers of change coupled with an understanding of the healthcare value chain (covered in a companion course) provides students a firm foundation for the life sciences industry. It is one thing to understand marketing or finance in a classroom setting. It is another to see how trends and changes impact business decisions at life sciences companies in the “real world”. This course is organized by George Telthorst and taught by guest speakers drawn from across the industry who will bring their experience dealing with these trends into the Kelley classroom. While this course looks at the “big picture”, the course project with Zimmer Biomet gave each student a chance to focus on one or more specific driver(s) of change.
A special thanks to Zimmer Bioment project lead Patrick Wells for his leadership on the project. We appreciate industry judges giving their time to evaluate the students work!