Health Care@Anderson

In 2016, about 3% of UCLA Anderson students were hired in the health care industry in roles that included marketing management, finance, operations, business development, sales and rotational programs. Companies hiring Anderson students ranged from large global firms to local Silicon Beach innovators. The Parker Career Management Center has helped students land a median salary of $115,000, with 75% landing signing bonuses averaging $23,000 and 38% gaining stock and equity options.

 

Where You Want to Be

 

The following are some of the organizations hiring UCLA Anderson MBA students in health care industry roles (both full-time employment and summer internships):

 

Academics

 

Whether students are interested in health care products (pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical devices) and/or services (consulting, provider, payer), our health care curriculum offerings prepare students for successful careers in health-related fields. Courses provide both general management skills, as well as industry-specific knowledge of health care strategic management.

 

Specializations:
Health Care, Social Impact, Executive Development,
Technology Leadership

 

Sample Electives

  • Business of Health Care
  • Health Care Technology
  • Brand Management
  • Business Plan Development
  • Quantitative Analysis for Health Systems
  • New Product Development
  • Sales and Channel Management
  • Technology Management
  • Business Forecasting
  • Financial Reporting and Equity Valuation

Health care joint degree programs are available with our top-ranked UCLA graduate schools:

"I came to Anderson to enter the health care industry. In addition to taking part in some truly fantastic career development, I have learned so much from my peers and made many lifelong friends through my involvement in health care at Anderson."

Erin Kelm (’18)

Commercial Leadership Program, Amgen

Applied Management Research (AMR)
Sample Projects

  • Developed an employer branding strategy and implementation plan for a leading health care services company to attract nursing talent in the next 5–10 years
  • Explored the potential for a new derivative market for a top health insurance company currently exposed to risk from health care inflation
  • Launched a startup that provides individualized health information to health-conscious individuals
  • Examined entrepreneurial opportunities for a health care mobile tool in Kenya by identifying pilot locations, potential partners, the competitive landscape and program launch costs

Resources

  • Healthcare Business Association Club
  • Annual Health Care Conference
  • Health Care Business Career Night
  • UCLA Health Care Mixers
  • Days-on-the-Job (DOJs)
  • Health Care 101 Series
  • Health Care Anderson Career Team (ACT)