Science and Business Integrated Programs

Research in the sciences has been the foundation for many of our most significant technological breakthroughs from insulin to the Internet. It is only natural, then, that science and business could work in tandem since companies require new technologies in order to survive, and scientists benefit from commercialization of their discoveries.

But that’s not always case. Some scientific inventions are never commercialized. This could be due the way innovation credit is distributed. For instance, a scientist might include their technician as a co-inventor, but this isn’t always a reflection of the true contribution each made to the research that led to the discovery. What’s more important, however, are the differences in attitudes and goals that prevent the open exchange of ideas. For instance, business is a proponent of sustainable profits. Science on the other hand examines sustainability as a level which doesn’t lead to excessive use of natural resources.

In the end, the key to the success of business and science is collaboration. Businesspeople and scientists need to learn to communicate with each other in a language, pay attention to their concerns, and find creative ways to bridge this gap.

Fortunately, top universities such as Woxsen offer integrated science and business programs that provide students with the best of both worlds. In these programs, students concentrate on a chosen field of science, but also take courses from the general management curriculum. This program teaches the skills needed to succeed in many industries, such as intellectual property management mutual funds and sales of technical items and many more.