ForumWatch: Business School Niche Programs

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on September 22, 2011

Every once in a while, someone joins the conversations happening on the Bloomberg Businessweek Business School Forums to ask very specific questions about niche programs that would serve them - and their career aspirations - well. Recently, MedDeviceMBA posed a question about the business schools that would best prepare someone interested in a senior management role with a medical device company. While this seems like such a specific question that it has no answer (and as of press time no one had responded), there must be answers for this participant.

The fact is that programs aimed at entrepreneurs sometimes provide insight into this field because they teach students how to sell services and products. In addition, business schools that offer relevant joint programs or have other strong schools in different subject areas often pair business students with inventors in, for example, the engineering school, to market new products. These skills could prove useful to someone interested in the medical device business, or to anyone interested in a job in healthcare, which has had a bigger recruiting presence on business school campuses in recent years.

To chime in with your suggestions for MedDeviceMBA, you can visit the “Best B-School for Medical Device Company” discussion thread.

-Francesca Di Meglio

Editor’s Note: This blog post is part of a series about discussions taking place on the Bloomberg Businessweek Business School Forums, where prospective MBA program applicants, current students, and recent alumni trade admissions tips, job-hunting advice, and the occasional barbed comment. We invite you to join these discussions or start one of your own.



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