Career and Leadership Development

Integrated Science-Business

The Integrated Science-Business Major (ISBM) combines the disciplines of science and business into an interdisciplinary program. Students in the ISBM program learn business management skills along with the principles of basic science involved in the development and management of products, services, and production processes utilized by a variety of technology-based institutions, organizations, and corporations. With this preparation, students can become managers in charge of product or service, planning, and development, or directors of research and development (R&D). In addition, they can compete for positions in charge of technology assessment, technology transfer and high technology marketing. They may also choose to function as cost, technology, venture capital, and diversification analysts.

Emphases within the major:

Business Emphasis (BBA) Cell/Physiology & Honors Ecology/Field & Honors Marine/Aquatic Traditional Science Emphasis (BS)

Major skills acquired:

Analysis of Cost-Technology Tradeoff Business Analysis and Market Potential Estimate Business Plan Design Computational Chemistry Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing Management Conflict Resolution Cost Management Creative Problem Solving Data/Statistical Analysis Decision Making Ethical issues Involving Technology Generation of New Product Ideas Interpersonal Relations Management of Research & Development Market Introduction of a New Product Molecular Modeling Patent and Environmental Law
Product Concept Development/Evaluation
Prototype Development
Prototype testing and Final Product Selection
Screening of New Product Ideas
Spectral Analysis
Strategic Context for Research & Development
Strategies for Marketing Technological Innovations
Technical Communication
Technical Competitive Intelligence
Technology and Government Regulations
Theoretical Analysis
Venture Capital Sources

Related occupations:

As a major, a record of occupational titles has not yet been established for Integrated Science-Business

Representative employers that have hired our students:

Abbott Laboratories
Anderson Chiropractic - Burlington, WI
AMTEC Corporation - Janesville, WI
Du Pont
Eli Lily
Epic Resins
Fonteroma Chemical Company
General Electric Medical Systems
IDC Aerospace
Johnson Wax Professional
Jones Dairy Farm
Lab Safety Supply
National Science Foundation
Northland Corporation
Proctor & Gamble
Proctor & Gamble Pharmaceuticals
Promega Corporation
SC Johnson & Sons
SSI Technologies
Timney Spine Systems, Inc. - Sacramento, CA
Union Carbide
U.S. Department of Commerce
U.S. Geological Survey

Graduate schools attended by our students:

As a new major, a record of graduate schools has yet to be established for Integrated Science-Business.

For further information outside Career & Leadership Development:

UW-Whitewater Department of Biological Sciences
Departmental Office, Upham, Room 327
Phone: (262) 472 - 5138

American Chemical Society

American Society of Plant Physiology

International Society of Molecular Biology

Product Development Management Association

International Academy for Case Studies

American Marketing Association

American Management Association

Allied Academies

Society for Case Research