After ten years as a doctor specialising in anaesthesia and a further year as a hospital service improvement manager in the NHS, I decided that a full-time MBA would be the best way for me to accelerate the career change that I had embarked upon. It would provide an overall baseline knowledge of management and business, while providing me with the time out to properly consider my most appropriate career path.
Having considered a handful of top ranking business schools, I chose Cambridge for the numerous opportunities of hands-on project experience with real companies, both within the course and through the vast networking opportunities available; the collaborative ethos; and most importantly, from the way I was made to immediately feel like one of the team rather than a nameless GMAT score.
Thanks to these opportunities and the personal journey the MBA facilitated through its holistic approach and opportunities of working intensely within highly diverse teams, I found that my career opportunities far exceeded my expectations. Initially after graduation I worked as a managing consultant in healthcare service improvement with Tribal Consulting, where I made a significant impact on a greater number of patients rather than the single person in front of me, which encouraged my career change journey in the first instance. I then successfully established a health management research centre at Cambridge Judge Business School, and am now continuing my career making a positive impact on healthcare.
— Jenny Dean, Cambridge Centre for Health Leadership and Enterprise
Cambridge MBA alumna