Would you like to combine your scientific interests with work in the area of business information? Does the business world hold a fascination for you? Are you looking for a more challenging job? Is variety in work tasks important to you? Are your communication skills strong? Consider enrolling in a joint master\\'s program in bioinformatics, business, and information technology.
Bioinformatics is a new and exciting area of employment that uses information technology to observe and gather data about living things. Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary scientific technique that relies on solving biological problems with the use of applied mathematics, informatics, and statistics. There is rapid growth in this sector of the economy. Bioinformatics principles are used to develop large databases like the Human Genome Project that store, classify, and statistically manipulate extremely long sequences of DNA for the analysis of biological information. Processing data as quickly and accurately as possible is a necessity, given the very large and varied amount of data involved. Individuals with expertise in bioinformatics, business, and science are in demand.
Most biotechnology programs are centered on some aspect of DNA research, particularly the human genome. On the business side, there are typically classes in business logistics, finance, business management, and marketing. Increased understanding of this new field of bioinformatics and the way it affects business concerns will be integrated with other course material in most MBA and MS coursework.