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“The fourth-largest private research university in the U.S., Boston University is located in the academic capital of the world, providing a multitude of options. The Boston University School of Management develops new ideas and insights for scholars and practitioners through its faculty’s research; and by fusing the art, science, and technology of business in our teaching, we impart knowledge of business disciplines with a unique cross-functional perspective to prepare ethical, innovative leaders for the good of society worldwide.”
For students working or hoping to work in the health fields, an MBA can prepare them for various functional roles – like marketing, business development, or strategy – at companies in the healthcare services, life sciences, pharma, and biotech industries. Focusing on healthcare electives in business school can also help MBA grads land internships and jobs at nonprofit organizations, or as consultants, investment bankers, and venture capitalists focused on health care.
Governments and other public sector organizations function differently from commercial businesses, and as such, managers can require a more specialized understanding when running them. Students that are interested in government or public sector work can look into programs that offer specialized curriculum or internships in public agencies. For a more nuanced understanding of how these organizations work, students can pair their MBA with a Master of Public Administration or a Master of Public Policy, in a dual-degree program.