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Universities Tailor Management Degrees to Science

Dilbert reprinted by permission of United Feature Syndicate Inc. Are you a bench scientist looking for promotion or a change of pace? Highly coveted upper-management positions don't always fall into the laps of the most technically competent people in the company. Unfortunately, everything that scientists learn about the natural world doesn't necessarily prepare them for the ins and outs of business. Often, the only lesson that scientists carry into business from science is the Darwinian princi

Brent Johnson

Dilbert reprinted by permission of United Feature Syndicate Inc.
Are you a bench scientist looking for promotion or a change of pace? Highly coveted upper-management positions don't always fall into the laps of the most technically competent people in the company. Unfortunately, everything that scientists learn about the natural world doesn't necessarily prepare them for the ins and outs of business. Often, the only lesson that scientists carry into business from science is the Darwinian principle of "survival of the fittest."

Photo: G. Steve Jordan

PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS: At the William Simon School at University of Rochester, where Clifford W. Smith Jr. is shown teaching a class here, the coursework is custom tailored to suit students' career goals.
To meet the needs of the growing biotechnology industry, a new breed of management programs designed for scientists has emerged. It's not enough to be an executive with good management skills, or a...

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