MBA students make impact in healthcare, said Dean Vera in TopMBA

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Monday, November 6, 2017
Newark, NJ


Business school students are increasingly pursuing careers in healthcare, according to anecdotal evidence from schools, where they can positively improve patient care, whether working in the finance department or directly with patients.

At Rutgers Business School in New Jersey, for example, 35% of last year’s cohort went to work in the healthcare, pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors, by far the largest contingent, says Dean Vera, director for MBA career management, citing a desire to make an "impact" as the main motivation.

Healthcare is now among the fastest-growing industries for the recruitment of MBAs, according to the MBA Career Services and Employer Alliance, with 8% more business schools reporting increased healthcare recruiting activity last year compared with 2015.

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