Student Profile

Madeline (Koch) Meyer
Class of '14

Madeline (Koch) Meyer is a graduate of the Illinois PSM Food Science & Human Nutrition program.  She earned her undergraduate degree in Integrative Biology before pursuing her M.S. in Food Science and Human Nutrition.  Madeline internship was with Abbott Laboratories in regulatory affairs working with a new medical device.  She now is a Regulatory Affairs Associate with BD (Becton and Dickinson), a global medical technology company.  Madeline encourages students to “take advantage of resources on campus; the career fairs, open houses, and career centers are great ways to learn about opportunities and meet potential employers.”

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’ Gies 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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