Science and Business Integrated Programs

Scientific research has served as the basis for many of our greatest technological breakthroughs, from insulin to the Internet. It is logical that business and science should collaborate. Since, businesses must develop new technologies in order to survive and scientists gain from the commercialization of their discoveries.

However, this isn’t always the situation. Certain scientific inventions don’t get into the commercial arena. It could be due to do with the way credit for innovations is given. A scientist may include their technician as a co-inventor however, this doesn’t reveal the real contribution they contributed to the research that led to the discovery. What’s more important, however, are the differences in attitudes and goals that prevent the free exchange of ideas. Business is concerned with sustainable profits, as an example, whereas science looks at the sustainability of a certain level that doesn’t cause over-exploitation of resources.

Collaboration is the most important factor in the success of science and business. Scientists and businesspeople need to learn to communicate in a common language, pay attention to their concerns, and come up with innovative ways to bridge the gap.

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