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Professions and HBS MBA

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New post 30 Oct 2016, 14:38
Just spent a few hours searching on linkedin to see if there were any pharmacists who ended up getting into HBS for their MBA and historically I was only able to find 1 person... Just curious as to why HBS doesn't seem to admit pharmacists?

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New post 30 Oct 2016, 15:18
I don't think it's that HBS doesn't admit pharmacists. Like any MBA applicant, they need to have clear and reasonable goals. It could be the case that pharmacy applicants just couldn't create that fit for an MBA from HBS. Every case is different.

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New post 30 Oct 2016, 16:07
Do you think there might be some inherent biased towards the degree or even nursing as well? As professions looked down upon by HBS?

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arctictoronto wrote:
Do you think there might be some inherent biased towards the degree or even nursing as well? As professions looked down upon by HBS?


I don't think there's any inherent bias or that those professions are looked down upon. The biggest thing for them is to understand your goals, your background, and why you're pursuing an MBA. All of this comes down to having a concise and coherent story to explain your MBA pursuit. If the story doesn't make sense or something doesn't add up, they'll sniff that out during their application review process. Also consider that it might just be that few pharmacists apply to HBS for an MBA. There's acceptance rate and then there's application volume.

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New post 11 Jan 2017, 13:59
Actually, I know of an HBS alum that is a pharmacist, but also happens to come from an emerging market with a very limited applicant pool and from a family that owns one of the country's leading Pharma companies. Why don't you try landing a gig in strategy at a big pharma like GSK, Pfizer and try applying in a few years.

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