Startup Accelerator – Education /taxonomy/term/96/0 en Teaching kids to be entrepreneurs instead of employees /blog/teaching-kids-to-be-entrepreneurs-instead-of-employees Check out this story: <a href=";utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=stop-teaching-our-kids-to-be-employees-start-educating-entrepreneurs" title=";utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=stop-teaching-our-kids-to-be-employees-start-educating-entrepreneurs">…</a> /blog/teaching-kids-to-be-entrepreneurs-instead-of-employees#comments Education Fri, 20 Jan 2012 23:29:59 +0000 Sue Carlson 316 at UW-Madison Master of Science in Biotechnology Program /sponsor/master-of-science-in-biotechnology-program <div class="field field-type-link field-field-website"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Website:&nbsp;</div> <a href="" target="_blank">Visit Website</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-oneline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The MS in Biotechnology is an ideal way for <strong>working professionals</strong> to advance their careers.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-shortdescription"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Master of Science in Biotechnology at UW-Madison is an ideal solution for <strong>working professionals</strong> advancing their careers in the biotechnology field.&nbsp; Distinctive for a cross-disciplinary curriculum relevant tot eh commercialization of new technoogy, the program address fundamental scientific topics, business strategices, and legal and ethical perspectives.</p><p>The degree is intended for scientists, technical professionals, businss strategists, and attorneys who seek a respected graduate credential without interrupting their careers to pursue full-time studies.</p><p>Graduates are prepared to lead product development, create new companies, or foster policies that will responsibly advance the field.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Master of Science in Biotechnology produces results for professionals seeking to move into positions of greater responsibility or leadership.</p><ul><li>More than 90% of graduates cite a "significant or considerable" impact on their careers pre-graduation.<br> &nbsp;</li><li>As of 2007, five successful companies have spun out of the program.<br> &nbsp;</li><li>Graduates of the program report back an average salary of $93,400.</li></ul><p>Evening and weekend courses allow students to work full-time while they complete the program, so the application of course content happens in tandem with students gaining valuable professional experience and not having to "sit out" from their careers while pursuing the degree.</p><p>The program is unique for its level of application. Industry-drawn faculty team with UW researchers to teach courses collaboratively, integrating the distinct perspectives of research and application. The entire program is taught off-site, in industry settings, to emphasize the environments and locales in which technologies are fostered on their way to market.</p><p>The Master of Science in Biotechnology requires 24 graduate credits earned by completing the courses listed below. The program is fast-paced and designed for completion within two years.</p><p>Students move through the program in a cohort of no more than 24 other working professionals with whom they complete coursework and team-based projects.</p><p>The sequence of courses is as follows:</p><div class="boxitem"><div class="boxitemTitle"><h4>Year 1, Fall Semester (6 credits)</h4></div><ul><li><a href="">Principles and Practice of Biotechnology:<br> Intellectual Property, Patents and Licensing </a> <span class="style3">(2)</span></li><li><a href="">Principles and Practice of Biotechnology:<br> Regulation and Ethics</a> <span class="style3">(2)</span></li><li><a href="">Molecular Technologies I</a> <span class="style3">(1)</span></li><li><a href="">Business Fundamentals for Biotechnology</a> <span class="style3">(1)</span></li></ul></div><div class="boxitem"><div class="boxitemTitle"><h4>Year 1, Spring Semester (6 credits)</h4></div><ul><li><a href="">Biotechnology Operations</a> <span class="style3">(4)</span></li><li><a href="">Molecular Technologies II</a> <span class="style3">(2)</span></li></ul></div><div class="boxitem"><div class="boxitemTitle"><h4>Year 2, Fall Semester (6 credits)</h4></div><ul><li><a href="">Business of Biotechnology: Contemporary Challenges and Applications</a> <span class="style3">(2)</span></li><li><a href="">Early Drug Discovery</a> <span class="style3">(3)</span></li><li><a href="">Molecular Technologies III</a> <span class="style3">(1)</span></li></ul></div><div class="boxitem"><div class="boxitemTitle"><h4>Year 2, Spring Semester (6 credits)</h4></div><ul><li><a href="">Business of Biotechnology: Frontiers and Strategies</a> <span class="style3">(2)</span></li><li><a href="">Project Management and Leadership</a> <span class="style3">(2)</span></li><li><a href="">Advanced Biotechnology: Global Perspectives</a> <span class="style3">(2)</span></li></ul><h2>Requirements</h2><h3>Academic Requirements</h3><p>A significant strength of our program is the diversity and experience of the student cohort entering each year. For this reason, students with several years' work experience are strongly favored for admission.</p><p>To qualify for the Master of Science in Biotechnology program, an applicant should have a bachelor's degree (minimum GPA 3.0) with a minimum of two semesters of biology or other related life science courses.</p><p>In addition, applicants will provide three letters of recommendation from teachers, supervisors, or researchers. When all application information is on file, a personal or phone interview will be scheduled.</p><h3>Factors in Admission</h3><p>GPAs, work experience, letters of recommendation and the applicant's statement of their academic career goals are the primary criteria used in the admission process.</p><h3>Financial Aid</h3><p>Direct financial support from the M.S. program is not available. However, students can contact the <a href="" target="_parent">Office of Student Financial Services</a> to discuss federal loan programs and other lending opportunities. Students interested in financial assistance should call Student Financial Services at (608) 262-3060.</p><p>Additional information in a comprehensive PDF document regarding <a href="" target="_blank">tuition costs and fees</a>.</p></div><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-webwblogo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16×16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="/sites/" type="image/jpeg; length=6543">msbiotech_SueCarlson_150w.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-contactname"> <div class="field-label">Primary Contact Name:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kurt Zimmerman </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-email field-field-contactemail"> <div class="field-label">Contact Email:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href=""></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-decimal field-field-contribution"> <div class="field-label">Dollar Amount:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> $250.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-giftreceieved"> <div class="field-label">Contribution Received:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Jul 20 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> biotechnology business Education Innovation SUA6 Wed, 20 Jul 2011 21:17:17 +0000 Sue Carlson 276 at