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Combine Your PhD With MBA-Level Training That Is Required For Management Positions In Industry

Introducing Scientist MBA by Cheeky Scientist

  • Transition from academia directly into a management-level position in industry
  • Avoid getting hired into an entry-level position in industry working side-by-side or beneath M.Sc’s or B.Sc’s
  • Get promoted from your current entry-level position into a management-level position 5-8 years ahead of schedule
  • Learn the entire curriculum of top MBA programs without having to pay the standard $238,800 in tuition and fees (Forbes)
  • Get lifetime access to a private community of 1,000+ MBAs & PhDs working in management-level positions in industry
  • Join the ScientistMBA waitlist below to learn how to get training from top 10 MBA school graduates.

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Success Stories

Disharee Nath, PhD

Disharee Nath, PhD

Associate Medical Director
Cambridge BioMarketing

Cheeky Scientist was instrumental for me. I got a lot of guidelines for how to get started, and the biggest decision for me was to make it my priority. Having a very specific set of goals made it easier to focus and put my entire energy into it.

Adwait Ranade, PhD

Adwait Ranade, PhD

Senior Research Scientist
Sterling Pharma Solutions

I wanted to change my current job and I had been trying for at least the last six to seven months. I had applied, applied, applied, gone through all the people I know, contacted them, forwarded my resume. I had done every possible thing, applied for 90 or 100 jobs and had not heard back from a single position. I really learned a lot from Cheeky Scientist--how to prevent yourself in an interview situation, what to answer and what not to answer. The most helpful part for me was the salary negotiation guidance, which was phenomenal.

Brent Ware, PhD

Brent Ware, PhD

Medical Device Analyst
Medtronic

I think my biggest "aha moment" [after joining the Association] was that companies are looking for what the PhD means, and not the PhD itself. They're looking for people that can solve problems, who can manage projects, manage time, manage people, something that we're used to as PhD students every day.

Shantanu Pal, PhD

Shantanu Pal, PhD

Optics Engineer
SigTuple

In India when there are job openings, sometimes there will be thousands of applications, so to get noticed among this many applications, I had to do something different that other people were not doing. After I joined the Association I learned a lot, right now I'm getting a lot of responses. After joining the Association the way I'm conducting the job search process is completely different.

Shobeir Mazinani, PhD

Shobeir Mazinani, PhD

Senior Scientist, Bioprocess Development
Seagen

Right after my PhD I knew I did not want to go into academia and the postdoc path. So I started applying for non-academic positions, but there were two problems. First, I did not know which job titles I might be eligible to apply to. The other part was that all my thought process, my resume, my LinkedIn, everything was academic. Before joining the Association I was lost, I was discouraged. After joining the Association, things started to be a lot different.

Deepak Kumar, PhD

Deepak Kumar, PhD

Advanced Application Engineer (Bioinformatics)
Agilent Technologies

First of all, the resume template that we get from Cheeky Scientist is absolutely amazing. The moment I did that change, I started getting results. I started getting calls from interviewers. Every third or fourth day, I had an interview.

Julie Goulet, PhD

Julie Goulet, PhD

Data Scientist
Ludwig-Maximilians Üniversität München

[Joining the Cheeky Scientist Association] helped me a lot to meet people. It was really good to meet people, to speak about our challenges. We had a meetup in Munich recently, five of us who had all already transitioned, so it was really interesting. I think it helps to get other points of views, to get the perspectives of others.

Bibhudatta Mishra, PhD

Bibhudatta Mishra, PhD

Clinical Trial Coordinator

Before coming to this field I didn't really know what an MSL was. The MSLA program was excellent because it's not just like any other program on the internet. It's a group of like-minded, positive-minded people, MSLs in big companies. The MSLA group is so supportive. If you have a question, just type it in and a hundred MSLA members will jump in.

Rhianna Laker, PhD

Rhianna Laker, PhD

Scientist I
MedImmune

The biggest challenge for me to start with, was just to get people to notice me, basically. You look on LinkedIn and see all these job advertisements and don't know how to get your resume in front of the right people. That was really the first thing I needed help with, and once I joined the Cheeky Scientist Association and began learning the networking techniques, it really changed my whole job search.

Yoanne Clovis, PhD

Yoanne Clovis, PhD

COVID-19 Environment Testing Marketing Lead
EnviralTech

I had a hard time accepting the fact that I had to network, and that my PhD and resume were not enough to find a job. Before I joined the Cheeky Scientist Association I definitely was lost. I had sent many resumes with no response whatsoever, and I didn't know where to go. I was just lost. For me, the "aha moment" came on Day 1. I was invited to the private group, and I think after an hour I had already gotten my money's worth.

Stephanie Munroe, PhD

Stephanie Munroe, PhD

Medical Writer - Informed Consent Specialist
Merck

I want to thank the CSA team since I never would have made it to this point without you! I have been a member since Jan 2018 and began seriously applying to positions in June, so it took me about 3 months and 3 interviews before finding the right fit.

Emil Chuck, PhD

Emil Chuck, PhD

Director of Admissions and Recruitment
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

I joined Cheeky Scientist a few months before I actually left my position, and a lot of things that did come out from Cheeky did help me bear the impact of leaving a very good job, and help tie me over to what I'm doing now. You just have to learn to trust yourself that this isn't the right place to be, so get out as soon as you can.

Sarah Hurst, PhD

Sarah Hurst, PhD

Technical Writer
CBTS

CSA helped me realize all the transferable skills I had, like writing, mentoring, leadership, and administration. Until it was presented to me in the Association, I didn't realize what skillsets I had that maybe other people didn't have. That was huge.

Paul Mlynarczyk, PhD

Paul Mlynarczyk, PhD

Melting Technology Engineer
Corning

As many of you PhDs have experienced, there's really not much guidance as to how to structure your resume for industry. That was one challenge for sure, because after uploading my resume in its previous form I usually didn't get any kind of response. Knowing how to tailor a resume to a specific position was a big challenge, but...after taking care of that it becomes a lot easier.

Dennis Oriero, PhD

Dennis Oriero, PhD

Product Manufacturing Engineer
Honeywell

My situation was a little bit different in the sense that I was already in industry but I wanted to transition into a different industrial sector. The main challenge I had was marketing myself in terms of transferable skills to the new industry that I was targeting. That was a huge challenge for me. I had interviews, went for on-site visits, and most of the interviews I felt like I did quite well and was hoping for a job offer, but it never materialized. I started asking myself, what was it I wasn't doing right. That's when I joined the Association. The Association provided a lot of valuable resources, from webinars to resume resources, information on negotiating salary, and the private group.

About ScientistMBA

Through 8X advanced MBA-level training modules, 41X training videos with instructors from top 10 MBA programs, and graded exams to test your knowledge, you will learn the core MBA concepts you need to get hired into a management position. Once you join, you will be given immediate access to an elite network of 1,000+ MBAs and PhDs in management roles in industry who will answer all of your questions and train you on core MBA topics, including: Economics, Sales & Marketing, Organizational Behavior, Quantitative Analysis, Operations Management, Corporate Strategy, Finance, Accounting, Ethics, Culture, Industry Hierarchy, Mergers & Acquisitions, and much more. You will get to join members-only live webinars with industry executives and be taken through weekly business case studies by our private group training team led by a former management consultant from Bain.

Here’s the Targeted Training You’ll Receive from SMBA...

Module #1 – MBA Foundations (Part 1)

In Module #1, you’ll discover the basics and grasp the concepts of sales and marketing, organizational behavior, quantitative analysis, economics, and ethics.

Using 5 different training topics, 5 quizzes, 2 case studies, and 1 exam, you will have a vast knowledge of…

  • Scarcity, microeconomics and macroeconomics, and behavioral economics.
  • How to leverage marketing with the 4 P’s — product, price, promotion, and place.
  • Advertising and selling principles — micro-level, meso-level, and macro-level behaviors.
  • How to leverage Google and Amazon.
  • The difference between connection and output.
  • How to gather, analyze, and use big data and mathematical modeling for major industries, such as telecom and banking.
  • The ins and outs of Value-at-Risk and From-Bench-to-Bedside.
  • How to maximize efficiency and profit.
  • The difference between Just-in-Time and Just-in-Case manufacturing.

Module #2 – MBA Foundations (Part 2)

In Module #2, you’ll master the second half of MBA Foundations.

During Module #2, you will get a firm grasp on…

  • Corporate strategy and how to manage a big business.
  • Management consulting.
  • The blunders and successes of small businesses.
  • The differences between personal and corporate banking.
  • Financial products in accounting and corporate strategy.
  • Financial statements, such as balance sheets, income statements, cash-flow statements, investing, and operations.
  • The meaning and importance behind “Cash is King.”
  • Ethics mastery, including enforceable laws and frameworks, corporate social responsibility, and business policy and regulation.
  • Company culture guidelines for startups and corporations.
  • Human resources and talent acquisition.

Module #3—Industry Structure

In module #3, you’ll discover the structure of the world’s biggest and highest paying industries that need PhDs who have business acumen.

In this module, you will master…

  • Industry hierarchy, including organizational hierarchy levels and the difference between managers and workers.
  • Formal and collaborative methodology.
  • Corporation types, which include monopolies, for-profits, and nonprofits.
  • How to implement measuring management with respect to budgeting and deadlines.
  • The ins and outs of private companies, including size and structure, equity, hiring, and operations.
  • Analysis of cost versus benefits.
  • The anatomy of public companies, including size and structure, shareholders, management, bureaucracy, salary caps, and regulation.
  • Government industries, including the services and drivers.
  • Electoral cycles, societal fairness, and funding.
  • The problem with the lack of innovation and rate of change in funding.
  • The difference between startups and small companies.
  • Securing investors and venture capital.

Module #4—Management Activities

Module #4 prepares you for the daily activities and operations performed once you land your new management position.

You will discover…

  • Mergers and acquisition techniques.
  • Merger partners, target companies, and the problem with redundancy.
  • Employee effects of mergers — including pay rate.
  • Why acquisitions occur, examples of acquisitions, and how to negotiate.
  • Target company management and acquiring company management.
  • Restructuring companies relative to the economy and corporate strategy.
  • Examples of successful and failed corporate restructuring.
  • Restructuring goals, including profitability and competitiveness.
  • Friendly and hostile takeovers.
  • The difference between public and private takeovers—including shareholder considerations.
  • Bankruptcy laws, insolvency, liquidation, creditor considerations, and chapter 11.
  • Why startups often fail.

Module #5—Management Networking (Part 1)

When it comes to climbing the corporate ladder quickly, it’s not what you know but whom you know that matters.

Module #5 removes the guesswork of networking. You will discover…

  • Why networking is vital and how to develop your skills.
  • Confidence indicators and quality communication traits.
  • Networking scripts.
  • Relationship-building techniques.
  • Online, offline, and social media networking strategies.
  • Maintaining rapport with professional communities.
  • Following up with prospects.
  • Networking through personal websites.
  • LinkedIn growth and statistics.
  • Building a quality LinkedIn profile, including photos, headlines, secondary connections, introductions, keywords, and common mistakes.
  • Email networking skills — including how to speak with current and new contacts, canned emails, and
  • reconnecting with cold contacts.
  • Phone networking skills, which include finding the numbers of hiring managers and recruiters, cold calling, and phone introduction.
  • Professionalism, voice, and tone.

Module #6—Management Networking (Part 2)

They say that “relationship riches” are the best form of currency. That’s true in the world of industry.

In Module #6, you’ll discover…

  • How to do event networking, including event mindset, navigating webpages, following up, and adding value.
  • Communication skills — including different skill types and body language.
  • How to combine strength with warmth.
  • Your personal tics.
  • When to execute the elevator pitch and how to answer the questions of “who are you?” and “what do you want?”
  • How to establish a unique selling proposition.
  • The difference between a proposition and a pitch.
  • Determining the right proposition, including differentiation and specialty.
  • Your personal value proposition.
  • How to conquer public speaking once and for all — including your purpose and audience identification, delivery, clarity, organization, and the “rule of three.”
  • How to engage and ease an audience, pause for effect, establish a conversational tone, and overcome anxiety.

Module #7—Management Resumes

There’s a big difference between an academic CV, entry-level resume, and a management resume.

In Module #7, you will learn how to…

  • Write a persuasive resume.
  • List your achievements and job duties.
  • Establish a visual center and professional summary.
  • Outline your work experience and education.
  • Find the purpose and audience.
  • Work your way around how industries filter candidates, including tracking software, eye-tracking studies, keywords, and job advertisements.
  • Leverage transferable skills, such as people, product, and information management, as well as market knowledge.
  • Use competitive intelligence, industry trends, and commercial acumen.
  • Create results versus responsibilities and demonstrate outcomes.
  • Learn from the best-example structures — including situation, complication, and resolutions.
  • Stand out in the recruitment process.
  • Leverage your technical skills with keywords and industry jargon.

Module #8—Management Interviews & Offers

Now it’s time to learn what to do with an offer and how to interview.

In Module #8, you will gain the MBA-level knowledge required to…

  • Use referral statistics, phone screens, site visits, presentations, and the Management-STAR method to your advantage.
  • Prepare for your interview and know the corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, department restructuring, and culture.
  • Leverage your talking points and internal sponsors.
  • Follow up the right way and use referral workflow.
  • Interview your interviewer.
  • Make a positive first impression with the correct body language, pitch and proposition, and questions.
  • Avoid desperation and many other mistakes.
  • Handle credential questions, opinion questions, behavioral questions, and the difference between situational and subjective responses.
  • Ace personality tests, stress tests, and competency questions.
  • Negotiate your job offers with the correct attitude and approach.
  • Discuss your salary and benefits.
  • Ask open-ended questions and offer counters when appropriate.
  • Know when to reject or accept an offer.

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Guaranteed To Get You Into Management

SMBA is guaranteed to get you into management because you get lifetime access to the program and because our team of MBAs and PhDs will never stop helping you elevate your career. SMBA is the most complete MBA-level training program for PhDs who are looking to increase their business acumen, elevate their career trajectory and excel in industry. This program is taught by MBAs from top 10 MBA programs, including those with experience working in senior roles at Amgen, Shire, Takeda, Google, Amazon, and more. SMBA will ensure you skip working in an entry-level position and move directly into a management role in industry. If you are already in industry, you can get promoted into a management position quickly instead of having to wait the average 5-8 years to be promoted.

Success Stories

Disharee Nath, PhD

Disharee Nath, PhD

Associate Medical Director
Cambridge BioMarketing

Cheeky Scientist was instrumental for me. I got a lot of guidelines for how to get started, and the biggest decision for me was to make it my priority. Having a very specific set of goals made it easier to focus and put my entire energy into it.

Adwait Ranade, PhD

Adwait Ranade, PhD

Senior Research Scientist
Sterling Pharma Solutions

I wanted to change my current job and I had been trying for at least the last six to seven months. I had applied, applied, applied, gone through all the people I know, contacted them, forwarded my resume. I had done every possible thing, applied for 90 or 100 jobs and had not heard back from a single position. I really learned a lot from Cheeky Scientist--how to prevent yourself in an interview situation, what to answer and what not to answer. The most helpful part for me was the salary negotiation guidance, which was phenomenal.

Brent Ware, PhD

Brent Ware, PhD

Medical Device Analyst
Medtronic

I think my biggest "aha moment" [after joining the Association] was that companies are looking for what the PhD means, and not the PhD itself. They're looking for people that can solve problems, who can manage projects, manage time, manage people, something that we're used to as PhD students every day.

Shantanu Pal, PhD

Shantanu Pal, PhD

Optics Engineer
SigTuple

In India when there are job openings, sometimes there will be thousands of applications, so to get noticed among this many applications, I had to do something different that other people were not doing. After I joined the Association I learned a lot, right now I'm getting a lot of responses. After joining the Association the way I'm conducting the job search process is completely different.

Shobeir Mazinani, PhD

Shobeir Mazinani, PhD

Senior Scientist, Bioprocess Development
Seagen

Right after my PhD I knew I did not want to go into academia and the postdoc path. So I started applying for non-academic positions, but there were two problems. First, I did not know which job titles I might be eligible to apply to. The other part was that all my thought process, my resume, my LinkedIn, everything was academic. Before joining the Association I was lost, I was discouraged. After joining the Association, things started to be a lot different.

Deepak Kumar, PhD

Deepak Kumar, PhD

Advanced Application Engineer (Bioinformatics)
Agilent Technologies

First of all, the resume template that we get from Cheeky Scientist is absolutely amazing. The moment I did that change, I started getting results. I started getting calls from interviewers. Every third or fourth day, I had an interview.

Julie Goulet, PhD

Julie Goulet, PhD

Data Scientist
Ludwig-Maximilians Üniversität München

[Joining the Cheeky Scientist Association] helped me a lot to meet people. It was really good to meet people, to speak about our challenges. We had a meetup in Munich recently, five of us who had all already transitioned, so it was really interesting. I think it helps to get other points of views, to get the perspectives of others.

Bibhudatta Mishra, PhD

Bibhudatta Mishra, PhD

Clinical Trial Coordinator

Before coming to this field I didn't really know what an MSL was. The MSLA program was excellent because it's not just like any other program on the internet. It's a group of like-minded, positive-minded people, MSLs in big companies. The MSLA group is so supportive. If you have a question, just type it in and a hundred MSLA members will jump in.

Rhianna Laker, PhD

Rhianna Laker, PhD

Scientist I
MedImmune

The biggest challenge for me to start with, was just to get people to notice me, basically. You look on LinkedIn and see all these job advertisements and don't know how to get your resume in front of the right people. That was really the first thing I needed help with, and once I joined the Cheeky Scientist Association and began learning the networking techniques, it really changed my whole job search.

Yoanne Clovis, PhD

Yoanne Clovis, PhD

COVID-19 Environment Testing Marketing Lead
EnviralTech

I had a hard time accepting the fact that I had to network, and that my PhD and resume were not enough to find a job. Before I joined the Cheeky Scientist Association I definitely was lost. I had sent many resumes with no response whatsoever, and I didn't know where to go. I was just lost. For me, the "aha moment" came on Day 1. I was invited to the private group, and I think after an hour I had already gotten my money's worth.

Stephanie Munroe, PhD

Stephanie Munroe, PhD

Medical Writer - Informed Consent Specialist
Merck

I want to thank the CSA team since I never would have made it to this point without you! I have been a member since Jan 2018 and began seriously applying to positions in June, so it took me about 3 months and 3 interviews before finding the right fit.

Emil Chuck, PhD

Emil Chuck, PhD

Director of Admissions and Recruitment
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

I joined Cheeky Scientist a few months before I actually left my position, and a lot of things that did come out from Cheeky did help me bear the impact of leaving a very good job, and help tie me over to what I'm doing now. You just have to learn to trust yourself that this isn't the right place to be, so get out as soon as you can.

Sarah Hurst, PhD

Sarah Hurst, PhD

Technical Writer
CBTS

CSA helped me realize all the transferable skills I had, like writing, mentoring, leadership, and administration. Until it was presented to me in the Association, I didn't realize what skillsets I had that maybe other people didn't have. That was huge.

Paul Mlynarczyk, PhD

Paul Mlynarczyk, PhD

Melting Technology Engineer
Corning

As many of you PhDs have experienced, there's really not much guidance as to how to structure your resume for industry. That was one challenge for sure, because after uploading my resume in its previous form I usually didn't get any kind of response. Knowing how to tailor a resume to a specific position was a big challenge, but...after taking care of that it becomes a lot easier.

Dennis Oriero, PhD

Dennis Oriero, PhD

Product Manufacturing Engineer
Honeywell

My situation was a little bit different in the sense that I was already in industry but I wanted to transition into a different industrial sector. The main challenge I had was marketing myself in terms of transferable skills to the new industry that I was targeting. That was a huge challenge for me. I had interviews, went for on-site visits, and most of the interviews I felt like I did quite well and was hoping for a job offer, but it never materialized. I started asking myself, what was it I wasn't doing right. That's when I joined the Association. The Association provided a lot of valuable resources, from webinars to resume resources, information on negotiating salary, and the private group.

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2% of CEOs at Fortune 500 companies have PhDs (Forbes).
51% of CEOs should have PhDs. This is ScientistMBA's goal.
5-8 Years is how long it normally takes PhDs to get promoted into management-level positions (Rasmussen).
88% is how much more likely employers are to hire job candidates with management training (McKinsey).
3 of 4 employers are more likely to hire PhDs with SMBA or similar credentials on their resume (New Market).
$238K is the average cost of tuition for a full-time MBA program. Lifetime access to SMBA is less than 0.3% of this cost.

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