After completing my BS in nutrition & dietetics and practicing for 4 years now. I currently got accepted into an MBA program. I am wondering if anyone had completed an MBA after having a health background? and do you think it is a good combination career wise ? Or the fact that am new to the business world and am from a different background would hinder my job prospects when compared to others from a business background?
NOT a bad idea at all and congrats! on the acceptance.
Quite a few of my friends and classmates from the healthcare domain(doctors, surgeons, paramedics, researchers) have earned an MBA or a similar business degree.Post-MBA They are working in diverse industries : pharma, healthcare delivery, FMCG, healthcare consulting, banking,non-profit,etc.
The programs love to have a diverse and eclectic mix in their class.
As far as job prospects are concerned it depends on your career goals--industry , role/job function,company,etc and the school you got into. Some schools have more companies recruiting from the healthcare domain Duke is a good example. If you want to go into healthcare consulting then a admit to top 10/15 school can get you in. You might have to work in your quant based skills a little more than say someone from finance or engineering background, but that should not be a major hurdle.
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