Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 23 Jul 2014, 18:00

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Healthcare industry

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Intern
Intern
avatar
Affiliations: HLS
Joined: 28 Mar 2010
Posts: 35
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 4

Healthcare industry [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2010, 05:13
Hi all,

What are some of the opportunities in the healthcare industry? I realize that i can concentrate on the healthcare industry in IB doing M&A or in consulting with a concentration, but I was wondering if there are other options.

Are there financial jobs in healthcare firms? Do healthcare firms regularly recruit for management positions?

Thanks for the insight
Expert Post
VP
VP
avatar
Joined: 07 Apr 2009
Posts: 1114
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
Schools: Duke (Fuqua) - Class of 2012
Followers: 26

Kudos [?]: 320 [0], given: 19

GMAT Tests User Premium Member
Re: Healthcare industry [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2010, 18:14
Expert's post
What particular sector in healthcare are you interested in? Pharma, medical devices, payers, providers?
Within each there are a variety of roles you can go into. For example, in pharma, you can work in marketing, strategy, finance, etc.

Healthcare firms do regularly recruit for management position. In fact, HCA (one of the largest hospital chains) was on campus at Fuqua recruiting for their leadership development program last week.
_________________

Diversity

Intern
Intern
avatar
Affiliations: HLS
Joined: 28 Mar 2010
Posts: 35
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 4

Re: Healthcare industry [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2010, 21:22
No particular interest yet, I was just wondering where an MBA would effectively fit in the healthcare industry

Do you supposed all those will become government jobs after the law changes on american healthcare?
Expert Post
VP
VP
avatar
Joined: 07 Apr 2009
Posts: 1114
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
Schools: Duke (Fuqua) - Class of 2012
Followers: 26

Kudos [?]: 320 [0], given: 19

GMAT Tests User Premium Member
Re: Healthcare industry [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2010, 14:42
Expert's post
MBA fits into the healthcare industry just as it fits into any other industry. There isn't anything that differentiate the healthcare sector from say manufacturing.

The Affordable Care Act, doesn't nationalize all the hospitals, pharma, managed care organizations, contract research organization, etc. There will always be opportunities for an MBA in the healthcare industry.

If you are interested in healthcare, there's two schools that are particularly good at this sector: Duke-Fuqua and UPenn-Wharton.
_________________

Diversity

Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 01 Nov 2009
Posts: 197
Location: Finland
Schools: Cambridge/Judge '11
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 17 [0], given: 0

Re: Healthcare industry [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2010, 03:39
I'm hopefully going to make the transition from biomedical research to pharma & biotech with the MBA in-between the two careers. Pharma is like any other company, you can choose an area with very little to do with actual life sciences or healthcare, or you can have lots of exposure to science/medicine/patients/doctors/R&D/business development... whatever you choose.

Another option is of course hospital and clinic management, and there are schools offering MBAs with focus on those fields. Or you can go into venture capital and work with health/biotech/medtech start-ups. The sky is the limit.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Affiliations: HLS
Joined: 28 Mar 2010
Posts: 35
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 4

Re: Healthcare industry [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2010, 20:31
annae wrote:
hospital and clinic management, and there are schools offering MBAs with focus on those fields. Or you can go into venture capital and work with health/biotech/medtech start-ups. The sky is the limit.


yeah, sky is the limit but i wanna be here on the ground. so let me ask a realistic question:

would the aforementioned opportunities make me wealthy enough to afford organic grocery shopping? there is no doubt why there is such a high correlation between consumption of organic veggies and investment bankers. it is not a coincidence that lloyd does not consume plebian broccoli and has an impeccable forehead (see photographic evidence)
Attachments

File comment: photographic evidence
gs.jpg
gs.jpg [ 8.49 KiB | Viewed 700 times ]

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 19 Aug 2010
Posts: 62
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 0

Re: Healthcare industry [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2010, 14:29
Biotech is just one part of the healthcare sector, but it's the only part I know or care about. So, here is the best one page summary I've been able to find describing what you could do at a biotech company. Genentech's rotational programs do a good job of summarizing the broad functions it sees for people with MBAs and/or other relevant qualifications:

http://www.gene.com/gene/careers/univer ... /ordp.html
Re: Healthcare industry   [#permalink] 15 Sep 2010, 14:29
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Experts publish their posts in the topic Healthcare programs LCG 3 18 Jul 2010, 09:58
Healthcare programs LCG 2 18 Jul 2010, 09:52
Healthcare coverage Brgal 1 10 May 2010, 12:40
1 Healthcare MBA isa 1 13 Feb 2009, 07:45
Experts publish their posts in the topic Pharmaceutical/Healthcare Management aravindanv 3 16 Apr 2005, 17:44
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Healthcare industry

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.