Student Profile

Abhijit Limaye
Class of '14

Abhijit Limaye is a recent graduate of the Bioenergy PSM program.  He earned his undergraduate degree in Biotechnology from the B.V. Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering and Technology in Hubli India, where he performed research.  Abhijit says that “during my undergraduate studies, I developed passion in Bioenergy science. My ambition is to become an entrepreneur later on in life by starting a renewable energy company. The Illinois PSM Bioenergy program was hence a perfect fit for me- a blend of science and business.”    Abhijit found his internship at the Federal University of Vicosa, Brazil through networking, an aspect of the PSM program he truly believes in. “As an international student, I understand how hard it is to find a job, but if you network properly, make good connections, have a great LinkedIn profile and constantly update your resume, it is possible.  This program has helped me connect between the industry, academia and the student.”  Abhijit recently accepted a Supervisor position with Abengoa in Mt. Vernon, Indiana.  

Business Curriculum

The Illinois PSM business curriculum addresses essential knowledge and skills for managerial and leadership roles. Business courses – combined with the PSM seminar series and the internship – differentiate the Illinois PSM from other research-focused M.S. degree programs. 

The business curriculum is delivered in partnership with the University of Illinois’ College of Business.

Five principal themes define the Illinois PSM business curriculum:

  • business fundamentals – marketing, strategy, and entrepreneurship;
  • financial – accounting and finance;
  • project and process management,
  • workplace dynamics – leadership, teams, and organizational behavior; and
  • law and regulation.

Students complete one to two business courses each semester. Courses are typically two credit-hours, each meeting for one-half of the semester. Courses within a semester are taken sequentially, i.e., only one is taken at a time.

The specific courses vary by term and are announced in advance. To ensure the relevance and timeliness of the business curriculum, courses may be changed and new courses may be added.

For more information or to discuss the Illinois PSM business curriculum, contact Natalie Bosecker, Illinois PSM director, at PSMdegree@illinois.edu or (217) 265-5363.

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