Science and Business Integrated Programs

From insulin to the Internet, scientific research has shaped many of our most significant technological breakthroughs. It’s only natural, then, that science and business would work together because, after all, businesses need new technologies to survive, while scientists benefit from commercialization of their discoveries.

However, this isn’t always the case. Some inventions from science are never commercialized. It could be due to do with the manner in which the credit for innovations is distributed. Scientists can include their technician as a co-inventor but this doesn’t reveal the real contribution they contributed to the research that led to the discovery. The differences in mindsets and goals which hinder free exchange of ideas are more significant. Business is concerned with sustainable profits, as an example however, science focuses on an amount of sustainability that doesn’t result in over-exploitation of resources.

In the end, the most important factor to the success of business and science is collaboration. Business and scientists must learn to speak the same language and be able to listen to each other’s issues, and look for innovative ways to make connections between the two fields.

Fortunately, top universities like Woxsen offer integrated business and science programs that allow students to have the best of both worlds. Students in these programs concentrate on a specific area of science while also taking courses from the general business curriculum. This provides the skills necessary to be successful in a variety of business fields, including intellectual property, mutual funds, technical sales and many more.

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