The MBA Experience

Career Paths

As an HBS graduate, you will benefit from a wealth of opportunities in the health care industry. Some career paths require a specific background, while others are open to industry newcomers. The examples here show how the various health care sectors fit with a range of different work experiences.

Biotechnology

Typical background experience
Scientific background or bio/pharma experience

Common functional roles of graduates
Business development, marketing

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Sample Path

James Frates, MBA 1996

Vice President, CFO, and Treasurer, Alkermes

Financial Services

Typical background experience
Finance or other analytics

Common functional roles of graduates
Industry analyst

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Sample Path

Dr. Anula Jayasuriya, MBA 1993

Managing Director, Evolvence India Life Sciences Fund

Medical Devices

Typical background experience
Marketing, engineering

Common functional roles of graduates
Product development, sales, marketing

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Sample Path

David Green, MBA 1991

President, Harvard Bioscience

Providers

Typical background experience
Operations management, MD degree or exposure to care delivery

Common functional roles of graduates
General Management

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Sample Path

Kent Thiry, MBA 1983

Chairman and CEO, DaVita, Inc.