Health Care@Anderson

In 2017, about 6.1% of UCLA Anderson students were hired in the health care industry in roles that included consulting, marketing management, finance, operations, business development, sales and rotational programs. Companies hiring Anderson students ranged from large global firms to local Southern California innovators. The Parker Career Management Center has helped students land a median salary of $118,500, with 79% landing median signing bonuses of $30,000 and 53% receiving 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):




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.


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:

"Anderson was the perfect next step for my health care career because of the strong alumni base and corporate relationships it has in place for the ideal, comprehensive career development process. There is certainly a growing health care presence on campus, and the support from my peers throughout industry-specific recruiting and coursework also enhanced my experience."

Zane Goodwin (’19)

Finance & Corporate Development Intern, Genentech

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


  • 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)

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