We answered a Brave Supplicant’s question on one of those forums recently, and thought we may as well cross-post here.
To paraphrase, the question was, Which top schools are highly associated with pharmaceutical/biotechnology?
Here’s what we said:
The only bschool we’ve heard of that specifically offers a “biotech” MBA specialization is Cambridge Judge.
Lots of other bschools have healthcare programs. Vanderbilt is well regarded in healthcare, though it’s not the best brand of overall MBA. UNC Kenan-Flagler is in the same category. Duke and Yale have specific concentrations in healthcare; the MBA-E at Yale is a separate track from their “main” MBA, which shows that they’re putting focus on this industry. There’s also joint degrees like the MPH/MBA (public health) at Tuck and Berkeley, and Booth has something about health administration/policy.
Many bschools offer joint degrees with their university’s other graduate schools, so you could also look at Harvard, Stanford, etc., and design your own degree with their school of medicine or whatever. Healthcare is such a fast-growing industry that there are more and more options in education all the time
6/15/11 ETA: Great article in the WSJ today on this subject (bschools and healthcare management).
Tell us what you think.