Bachelor in Bioentrepreneurship


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Program Description

Bachelor in Bioentrepreneurship

The Bioentrepreneurship program at the Indonesia International Institute for Life Sciences (i3L) is a unique interdisciplinary program that combines basic knowledge and research skills in life sciences with practical entrepreneurial leadership and business management skills. The goal of this program is to train the next generation of bio-entrepreneurs who can integrate scientific and entrepreneurial leadership skills to lead the commercialization process of life science innovations. From bio-pharmacy to the biorefinery, development of a knowledge-based bio-economy by accelerating the commercialization of life science technologies is crucial to promote a healthier and a more sustainable future.

In this program, students will combine fundamental life science concepts such as molecular and cellular biology, microbiology, biochemistry, organic chemistry, and genetics with basic business management skills in marketing, finance, and accounting. In addition, students will learn the 10 pillars of entrepreneurial leadership: the entrepreneurial paradox, entrepreneurial creativity, entrepreneurial opportunity, entrepreneurial innovation, business model, business plan, start-up funding, incubation, commercialization, and managing growth to build the students’ entrepreneurial mindset and leadership skills. Students will also have the opportunity to deepen their scientific interest and learn about advanced topics in biomedicine, biotechnology, food science, food technology, and bioinformatics. Students will do two internship periods, one related to science and research and the other to the business side of science, to get real work experience and explore their passion.

These internships can be done in Indonesia or abroad. Towards the end of the program, students will also have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in bio-entrepreneurship. Through the “Bioentrepreneurship in a Developing Country” course, students have the opportunity to work on a real entrepreneurship project by assessing opportunities and creating a business plan for a budding science-related company in Indonesia. Finally, the “Life Science Business Simulation” course will bring together students from the Bioentrepreneurship program with i3L students from the other programs to have them practice the art of commercializing a real-life science innovation.

This rigorous learning and training in both life sciences and the business of science will equip our graduates with the skills needed to successfully translate scientific innovations into innovative products and sustainable bio-business opportunities. Graduates can also continue their training by pursuing Master’s degrees in Science (M.Sc.) or Business Administration (M.B.A.) or doctoral degrees.

Alternatively, they may also embark on diverse career options at research labs, patent offices, university-based tech transfer centers, venture capital firms, science-based companies, and other relevant organizations.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of i3L Bioentrepreneurship program will demonstrate expertise, skills, and attitude in the following competencies:

  • Comprehend basic knowledge in life sciences in the fields of biology (molecular and cell biology, microbiology, biochemistry), business management, and pillars of entrepreneurship
  • Develop an entrepreneurial mindset and understanding of the dynamics of the life science industry
  • Able to translate scientific innovations into innovative products and viable business opportunities
  • Demonstrate adept research skills to able to do scientific research independently
  • Master the art of effective communications to both scientific and business audiences

Unique Value Points

  • The first BioEntrepreneurship bachelor program in Asia that specializes in education and research on the commercialization of life science innovations
  • Top-quality international faculty members with strong background in science and entrepreneurship
  • Interdisciplinary curriculum combining life sciences, business, and entrepreneurship that is suited to the needs of local industries and communities
  • An opportunity to specialize in a chosen scientific area through collaborations with the other life science-based study programs
  • Two internship programs in science and business
  • Advanced courses that offer opportunities to work with emerging science-based companies in a fast-growing Indonesian economy and make real contributions to the society
  • A project to lead the commercialization of life-science innovations
  • State-of-the-art education and research facilities
  • Strong international network of collaborations with industries, government agencies, and universities

Career Prospect

Bioentrepreneurship is increasingly being viewed as a lucrative career path within the scientific field, and more bioscience professionals are exploring this exciting route.

Graduates from this program will be attractive for positions such as business managers, marketing managers, consultants, product managers, and finance and accounting officers in companies and also in public sector institutions. The program will also open ways for further graduate studies.

The career opportunities expand as the students also acquire the skills and the comfort to master speech, debate, informatics besides bio-entrepreneurship which will help the i3L students to become the future leaders with skills in several areas to support this role.


1st Year

  • Fundamentals of Life Sciences
  • Molecular & Celular Biology
  • General & Organic Chemistry
  • Biostatistics
  • Academic Writing
  • Principles of Food Science and Technology
  • ICT in Life Science
  • General Microbiology
  • Basics of Bioinformatics
  • Principles of Biotechnology & Bioentrepreneurship
  • Scientific Writing & Presentation Skills
  • Biochemistry
  • Principles of Biomedicine
  • Genes & Development

2nd Year

  • The Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Opportunity Assessment and Business Modeling
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Entrepreneurial Strategy and Accessing Resources
  • Competitor Analysis
  • Bioanalytical Science
  • Entrepreneurial Accounting
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Entrepreneurial Marketing
  • Business Communications
  • The Feasibility Plan
  • Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship
  • Cell Signaling

3rd Year

  • Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Start-up Funding
  • Starting and Managing an Enterprise
  • Technology Commercialization Environment
  • Process from Research to Commercializing Technology
  • Entrepreneurship Elective Course (1a)
  • Science Elective Course (1b)
  • Ethics, Civics and Social Responsibility
  • Business Model Innovations: Global Health in Frontier Markets
  • Global Climate Change: Economics, Science, and Policy
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Experimental Design
  • Entrepreneurship in Developing Country Lab
  • Entrepreneurship Elective Course (2a)
  • Science Elective Course (2b)

4th Year

  • Internship
  • Business Simulation
  • Indonesia: Culture, Language, and Future
  • Management of Business Relationships
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Science Elective Course (3b)
  • Thesis
Last updated Oct 2020

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