Medical Valuation Laboratory Student

The Valuation Lab is a transformative learning experience for every student.

Archana Desai

Why the Valuation Lab?

  1. Learn from experienced industry professionals
  2. Examining real medical innovations provides real-world experiential learning opportunity
  3. Networking opportunities with experts, alumni, inventors and more.
  4. Students from ten colleges at UMN work on cross-functional teams and gain knowledge from each other

By the Numbers


projects completed since 2008. From animal to vascular, ophthalmology to dental and everything in between.


enrolled in Lab, on campus and across the globe


different University of Minnesota colleges represented by students in Lab

Valuation Lab Options

CSOM Building Exterior - Spring 2020


MILI 6995 - Fall/Spring Semesters - 2-credits

In three project cycles over the course of a semester, the student teams and instructors tease out the intricacies of each innovation. 

Each technology is studied not only by that project’s team, but by other Valuation Lab students, this means each student gains familiarity and experience with up to 15 innovative medical technologies. After weeks of intellectual inquiry, the students prepare a mock client presentation for faculty critique, and as the project closes they give final recommendations to their inventors.



Bay Area

Bay Area Lab

MILI 6997 - January - 4 Credits

In the Bay Area Lab, teams of students complete one rapid production market analysis of promising medical technologies and services to determine potential for success in a global market.

Course project work exposes students to Bay Area innovations, venture firms and inventors. The program is a mix of class sessions, site visits and group work.

MILI 6997 Details.pdf









Global Val Lab

IBUS 6997 - Spring & Summer - 4 credits

A strong demand for valuation of new medical technologies continues to grow not only in the U.S. but also throughout the globe. This course is offered by the Carlson Global Institute in both Stockholm Sweden as well as with the University of Cambridge, Cambridge UK. Students participating in this class gain resume quality experience working on a live project, increase their knowledge of the business environment in Europe, and develop life-long friendships with fellow students.

Non-MBA Graduate Students

Study with leading scholars engaged in cutting-edge research on topics of significant relevance to the medical industry in partnership with firms located in the Twin Cities and around the world. Develop skills and knowledge through supervised and hands-on experiential learning opportunities aimed at preparing graduates to hit the ground running in leadership tracks of premier firms.

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