Top 5 takeaways from the 2013 Health Care Focus Forum


As the thought leader in MBA recruitment, MBA Focus was proud to host three industry-specific Focus Forums this summer, where the leading business schools and employers gathered to debate issues, share best practices, and participate in moderated discussions on key topics. At this year’s Health Care Focus Forum, co-hosted by the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, nearly 50 attendees gathered to share ideas and network with other thought leaders in the industry. With a common goal to effectively match MBAs with their dreams jobs and employers with the talent they need, the willingness to share and open dialogue at these events makes it possible for everyone to succeed. If you were not able to attend the 2013 Health Care Focus Forum, make sure you don’t miss out on any of the great content shared.

Here are the top 5 takeaways from this year's event:

  • MBA students actually prefer video interviews over phone interviews.
  • MBAs want to be a part of the greater good & make a difference. Because of this, interest in health care is up.
  • There is a perceived chasm between business and health care.
  • Health care companies are looking for candidates who are self-starters, willing to learn, with strong work ethics and high IQs.
  • Four keys to recruiting MBAs in the health care industry:
    1. clearly defined career path, job content, and recruiting process
    2. explain how the MBA can make a difference in your company
    3. culture and value match
    4. personalized recruiting experience

Did we miss any? Comment below if you have any takeaways or best practices to add to our list!


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Ryan Pratt

Ryan Pratt is the Vice President of Marketing and Research at GradLeaders. During his 10+ years at GradLeaders, the network has grown to have now helped over 600,000 employers and 26,500,000 students from more than 1,000 schools around the world. Ryan graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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