Business Fundamentals (formerly GMCA: mini-MBA) is an online series designed to provide graduate students and post-docs with an introduction to business concepts. At the end of the course, trainees will apply learned concepts to a business problem in a case competition judged by consultants and industry professionals!

Applications for the 2024 course are due December 18th 2023!

Note: The $50 registration fee charged to successful registrants is WAIVED for H2i client companies.


Lectures will be taught by industry professionals from diverse backgrounds. Below is a sample list of course topics (subject to change). Some lectures will feature a case analysis activity or discussion period which focuses on topics covered in the lecture.

Wednesday (or Friday) evenings January – April 2024 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM ET

Course Topics:

  1. Case Analysis
  2. Accounting
  3. Marketing
  4. Finance
  5. Economics
  6. Operations
  7. Strategy
  8. Pharma Market Access
  9. Entrepreneurship
  10. Business Design


At the end of GMCA: Business Fundamentals, trainees will apply concepts from the course to a business case in this case competition. This is a great opportunity for trainees to collaboratively tackle real-life business challenges and receive constructive feedback from judges who have successfully transitioned into the industry.

Please note: participation in the case competition is mandatory to receive a certificate of completion for the course.

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