Health Care Career Path

  1. In 2023, about 6.7% of UCLA Anderson students were hired in the health care industry in roles that included consulting, product and marketing management, finance, operations, business development, sales and rotational programs. Organizations hiring Anderson students ranged from large global product firms to local Southern California providers and technology innovators. The Parker Career Management Center has helped students land a median salary of $133,000, with 66.7% landing median signing bonuses of $37,000.

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):
Top recruiters PWC, amgen, optum
MBA Employment Report download
See the recruiting, hiring and full-time salary trends for the Class of 2022 and internship data for the Class of 2023.


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.

Relevant Health Care Sample Electives

  • New Product Development
  • Health Care Technology
  • Brand Management
  • Business Plan Development
  • Entrepreneurial Biotechnology
  • MedTech Innovation
  • Prototyping and New Venture Development
  • Sales and Channel Management
  • Health Care Analytics
  • Business Forecasting
  • Financial Reporting and Equity Valuation
  • Intellectual Property for Technology Entrepreneurs and Managers
  • Market Entry Strategy
  • Financial Reporting and Equity Valuation

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

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


“The diverse healthcare community at Anderson was instrumental in developing my career outlook. Healthcare Business Association (HBA) events allowed me to best connect with alumni and companies, and classes with clinicians, entrepreneurs, and more allowed me to learn about the most significant healthcare issues and topics today. Both networking through HBA and engaging with fellow MBAs and business-minded healthcare professionals through classwork set me up for success recruiting at Anderson.”

Dheeraj Jalluri (’23)

MLDP Marketing Manager, Johnson & Johnson MedTech

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