Masters in Bioscience Enterprise - University of Auckland

Thursday 19th December 2013

The Masters in Bioscience Enterprise (MBE) degree aims to give science graduates business skills in areas such as marketing, finance and the legal aspects of science. It is an interdisciplinary programme designed to prepare graduates for employment opportunities in commercial enterprises. It enables graduates to feel comfortable in the business environment while using their widely sought-after scientific expertise.

Baldwins has been involved in the MBE programme since its inception, eight years ago. We have hosted lectures at our premises for seven of those years, and have awarded a prize for the Law and IP paper (SCIENT704) for the last seven years. The cutting edge industry of Intellectual Property is premised upon the marriage of science and business through the processes of commercialisation and protection of intellectual property assets. Baldwins fully supports the MBE programme and values its involvement with the School of Biological Sciences at The University of Auckland.

This year, Baldwins’ Partner, Shelley Rowland lectured in the Law and IP paper.

Shelley Rowland says “the MBE is a unique course which helps bridge the gap between science and business.  Providing science graduates with a strong grounding in business concepts and legal frameworks, the programme supports the development of future business leaders and helps ensure innovative New Zealand science is captured and commercialised.  Baldwins is proud to be associated with the MBE.”

On 20 November 2013, Shelley Rowland, Tim Stirrup, Katherine Hebditch, Harriet Sandstad, Lee Callaghan and Emma Crowley of Baldwins attended the Bioscience Enterprise Showcase & Prize-giving for the MBE students at the Auckland University Business School.  The event was also attended by students, lecturers, the Director of the School of Biological Sciences, the MBE Programme Director and members of the biotechnology industry. At the function, Shelley presented the prize awarded to the top achiever in the Law & IP (SCIENT 704) paper – Emma Armitage. The award is designed to reward excellence in IP and encourage the graduates to consider future employment in this area.

The Bioscience Enterprise December Forum, the end of year celebration for students and lecturers, was hosted at the University on 13 December 2013 which Shelley Rowland and Katherine Hebditch attended.  This year, it was also a farewell to the Director of the School of Biological Sciences, Joerg Kistler, and the MBE Programme Director, Margot Bethell, who are leaving the programme to pursue other interests.  Baldwins have very much enjoyed working with both Joerg and Margot and we wish them both the very best for the future.
 

Shelley Rowland and Emma Armitage, Baldwins’ MBE prize winner.

Shelley Rowland and Emma Armitage, Baldwins’ MBE prize winner.

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