BY ANNE D’ANGELO
Last fall, 21 undergraduates from the Carlson School and other University of Minnesota disciplines studied life science technologies in South Africa.
After completing a fall B term course at the Carlson School, which included guest lecturers from Medtronic and the Mayo Clinic among others, and examining Minnesota’s experiences in the life sciences sector, the students went abroad to Cape Town, South Africa for two weeks in January to consider the potential application of the Minnesota model to South Africa’s emerging life science industries. The course focused on corporate strategy in South Africa’s life science industries: Biotechnology, medical instruments, and pharmaceuticals. David Bartlett, a senior lecturer in the Department of Strategic Management and Organization, served as faculty leader.