The Scripps Institute of Oceanography and the Rady Business School of University of California, San Diego, have joined forces to create a degree program the world has never been witness to before! Nature Career’s reports the new joint Oceanography PhD/MBA (Master of Business Administration) promises “… to unearth novel economic solutions to ecological problems such as fisheries collapse” and quotes Scripps ecologist George Sugihara,
“Management and policy are bumping up against business concerns, and having credentials in both worlds will give an individual that much more gravity.”
Enrollment starts this Fall. This looks like a great program and promises to provide the expertise for future scientists to make sound business decisions, understand the economic impacts of science and conservation, and develop meaningful links between science and industry. I applaud the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation for seeding the initial funds for this long overdue project.