I graduated with Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (Accelerated 5-year Pharmacy program in Cairo, Egypt) and I am currently in the process of doing my board exams to practice in Canada as well as working part time. I am not really interested in working in a Pharmacy though, I don't feel I have as much of an impact as I would like. I would much rather work for an NGO or the WHO to impact global health as a whole and I was thinking of pursuing an MBA program. I am also very interested in Economics and I was thinking of having the UN as an option as well and I am interested in Entrepreneurship and Innovation as a whole and I am looking forward to starting my own NGO in the future. I was wondering, what is the best school for me to study an MBA that best fits my needs?
Interested in Working in Global Health, WHO and the UN, Best M.B.A. program? watch
- Thread Starter
- 28-07-2014 09:16
- 04-08-2014 13:50
Have you ever considered an MPA (Master's in Public Administration)?
That seems a better fit for you considering you are thinking of a career with international development agencies like the UN, WHO. There are a lot of MPA programmes in the US that will give you options to focus on things like global public health and economics. There should also be entrepreneurship/innovations modules on offer too. Dual MPA/MBA programmes also exist but they're usually 3 years long which is far too long and costly IMO
It seems like you need to get a few years of work experience under your belt first though. MPA's and MBA's are aimed at professionals, not recent graduates.