Top 10 Business Schools for Pharma, Healthcare, and Biotech

Medicine and pills

Although the number of MBAs in pharma, healthcare, and biotech is smaller than in other sectors, these industries are appealing for those who either have a passion for health sciences or want to be involved in improving others’ quality of life. Relatively higher salaries in these industries is also a draw.

We used 2015 employment information to rank top business schools on a key factor – one likely of interest to those seeking health-related careers: the percentage of graduates who enter these industries. Most schools report employment numbers for the three industries as a single figure, so our list does so as well.

Rutgers takes first place with 32% of 2015 MBAs employed in pharma, healthcare, and biotech, due to its proximity to such companies as Johnson & Johnson, Merck, and Bristol-Myers Squibb. In second place is Boston University with 24%; B.U. is located near the best hospitals in the world as well as the growing biotech industry in Cambridge, MA. Check out the rest of the top schools below!

Rank School % of 2015 Graduates
1 Rutgers University 32%
2 Boston University (Questrom) 24%
3 (tie) Copenhagen Business School 16%
3 (tie) IMD 16%
5 (tie) University of Minnesota (Carlson) 12%
5 (tie) Vanderbilt University (Owen) 12%
7 (tie) University of Manchester (Alliance MBS) 10%
7 (tie) Washington University (Olin) 10%
9 Duke (Fuqua) 8%
10 Dartmouth (Tuck) 7%
11 University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) 6%