PSM program industry partners include some of the nation's foremost science and technology firms. They consistently report that PSM preparation provides skilled professionals who have the range of science and business skills needed in today's workforce.
Industry partners play vital roles in PSM programs. They serve on Advisory Boards that give guidance in the design of programs that address specific knowledge and skills needed by science professionals. They provide feedback on the effectiveness of the programs. They serve as sites for Internships for PSM students.
Often, industry partners help to support the participation of students in the PSM programs. In some cases, these partners provide scholarships for students entering the programs from CSU campuses or other undergraduate programs. In other cases, they provide support to their own employees who enroll in the programs to earn a Master’s degree that his directly relevant to the demands of their workplace.