The UCLA BSC has had a positive impact on my life, helping me to explore a number of career paths outside of academia that I might not have considered otherwise. I can think of no other organization on UCLA's campus that is capable of fulfilling this critical need of the postdoctoral and graduate student community.

  • Mark Fleissner, Ph.D.
  • Business Development Analyst, Boston University
  • MBA Student, Boston University

About the BSC

The Business of Science Center (BSC) is a multi-disciplinary group of students and professionals committed to developing university discoveries into problem-solving commercial products. Whether you are a student looking for an introduction to business, a faculty inventor searching for an industry partner, or an industry professional looking for “the next big thing,” you will find it with us at the BSC.

We encourage innovation and entrepreneurship at UCLA in order to bring academic discoveries to the public domain. We support faculty inventors in all stages of commercialization. Through our programs and courses, we give students hands-on experience in market and intellectual property research, business plan development, effective communication strategies for securing funding from venture capital, and more. Industry professionals act as mentors to both faculty and students in growing discoveries into products that can improve the lives of many.