Will not having an advanced degree limit career trajectory in industry, specifically working at a biopharma? Does it differ by large vs. emerging biopharma?

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A full-time MBA is necessary for some leadership programs in big pharma. It allows you to rotate around different departments to gain an understanding of the business and also helps you build a network within the company. These programs are positioned to put you on a “fast track” to upper management roles.

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That’s why “fast track” was in quotations. OP asked about post grad opportunities, this is a popular one for MBA candidates.

These are at times an up or out model, but the WLB is usually better than consulting.

For big pharma, degree requirements will heavily depend on the department you are in. Especially for the more technical roles e.g. bioinformatics.

In short, it is great to have, but not always necessary.

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Slightly unrelated, but is that for any masters at ZS?

Large will be much more rigid with education and degree requirements in my experience

Agreed

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