Health Sector MBA

The Two-Year and Professional Evening MBA Health Sector Management programs provide a dynamic and specialized business foundation for students seeking leadership roles in the healthcare industry. You’ll dig deep into the healthcare field with extensive industry exposure and collaboration and form relationships with peers, alumni, faculty members, and executives to help you navigate your career.

MBA Pre-Core and CareerLaunch

During Pre-Core in August, you’ll meet your career consultant and participate in the introductory MBA CareerLaunch class. MBA CareerLaunch is the FCC’s market readiness skill-building course, required for all incoming Two-Year MBA, MS·MBA, and dual-degree students. Students identify and position their skills, discover the hidden job market, learn about the recruiting process, and receive an introduction to conducting a successful internship and job search.

Career Consultant

Throughout your time in the Health Sector Management program, your career consultant will coach you in career management, interviewing, networking and job search strategy. Career consultants are available to both full-time and part-time students. See more information on career resources for Professional Evening MBA students.

Faculty Events

Health Sector Management faculty and staff members also organize events throughout the academic year, including speaker panels, coaching opportunities, internship presentations, and networking events. Visit the FCC’s calendar for a list of current events.

Lifelong Alumni Network

Whether you’re seeking to advance in your company or change careers, you’ll have access to more than 14,000 Health Sector Management program alumni, 45,600 Boston University School of Management alumni, and more than 300,000 University alumni worldwide. We’re proud that our prominent alumni take an active role in the School and participate in informational interviews and networking. They return to campus regularly for speaking engagements, classroom visits, health sector mentoring programs, and to judge our case competitions.

Dedicated Employer Relations Manager

The FCC team includes an employer relations manager dedicated to the health sector, who maintains close relationships with employer partners and helps align our career coaching with health sector hiring managers’ requirements. The health sector employer relations manager also organizes healthcare-specific events, including recruiter visits and information sessions.

Clubs & Organizations

Health sector student clubs & organizations are an important resource for your career launch and professional development. Club activities include guest speakers, healthcare facility tours and treks to employer sites, Learn@Lunch events, and case competition teams. MBA candidates are strongly encouraged to join at least one club and make a proactive contribution to the club’s success. Read more about student clubs and organizations.

Mentoring Programs

The Health Sector Management Program is committed to providing maximum learning to its students. This includes an increasing investment in experiential learning opportunities outside the traditional classroom. Experiences range from one-on-one contact with top executives in the Boston community to student-to-student mentoring.

Health Sector Industry Mentoring Program

Through the Health Sector Industry Mentoring Program, second-year students in the Two-Year and Professional Evening MBA programs are connected with health sector leaders through one-on-one mentoring relationships.

The Health Sector Industry Mentoring Program was piloted in Spring 2010 with six students and six mentors. Since its founding, the Program has tripled in size, matching eighteen students with mentors in the 2012-2013 academic year.

Mentors typically come from several industry segments, including service delivery, biotech and pharmaceuticals, health information technology, medical devices, and consulting. The current group of mentors includes the chief operating officers of major Boston area hospitals and community service groups, the principal of a venture capital firm, the founder of a pioneering medical devices firm, and senior managers in global consulting firms.

Health Sector Management Alumni Association Group Mentoring Program

The Health Sector Management Alumni Association’s Group Mentoring Program allows alumni to connect directly with current health sector management students, who are also looking for guidance and support as they complete their MBA and determine their career path and objectives. This program uses a group mentoring format, with groups comprised of one or two mentors and four mentees with a common interest or goal.

Unlike one-to-one mentor relationships, group mentoring can provide mentees with peer and mentor advice, feedback, and guidance, build stronger peer connections across the health sector alumni/student networks, and promote diversity of thinking, practice, and understanding.

Student Mentoring Program

The Student Mentoring Program matches entering first-year Health Sector Management program students with returning second-year students who have just completed their internships. Second-year students are an excellent resource for entering students, providing information and advice based on firsthand experience of how to make the best use of the School and the Program, balance the demands of the classroom and those of networking in the field, and engage in the process of honing career interests and skills.

Internships

Full-time health sector MBA students complete an approved internship during the summer between the first and second years of the Program. The internship is a core part of the educational experience, a key element in student resumes, and often a doorway to future employment.

Selection of full-time internships Class of 2013
Biogen Idec Global Neurology Marketing Intern
Blue Cross Blue Shield Business Consulting Group Intern
Boston Medical Center Research Coordinator
Deloitte Consulting Summer Associate, Healthcare & Life Sciences
Genzyme Strategic Oncology Marketing
Novartis IT Portfolio Management Intern
Partners Healthcare Corporate Finance Intern
PricewaterhouseCoopers Health Advisory Intern
World Health Organization Intern

Employment

As a graduate of the Health Sector Management Program, you’ll enter the workforce with strong analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills, prepared to work in a broad range of organizations, including:

  • Biotechnology firms
  • Medical device companies
  • Health delivery systems
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Managed care organizations
  • Consulting firms
  • Government agencies
  • Health technology vendors
Where are recent graduates?
Biogen Idec
Manager, New Product Commercialization
Kaiser
Administrative Fellow
Boston Medical Center
Project Manager Officer
Massachusetts General Hospital
Administrative Fellowship
Brigham & Womens Hospital
Project Manager, Department of Surgery
Milliman, Inc.
Healthcare Consultant
Cognizant
Senior Healthcare Consultant
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Senior Associate
Deloitte Consulting
Senior Consultant
ThermoFisher Scientific
Graduate Leadership Program