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Top Development Programs in Healthcare

This article is part of the "2017 Ranking of MBA Development Programs." In this year's ranking, the Healthcare Industry makes it to the 1st place of the top 10 most popular industries, and counts 115 programs in our Directory.

GlaxoSmithKline Esprit Commercial Programme, Medtronic Leadership Development Rotation Program and Siemens Graduate Program were the top programs in the Healthcare Industry.

Noteworthy, is that all 10 Development Programs are Full-Time Programs. Siemens and GlaxoSmithKline both have 2 programs that made it to the top 10, and J&J still has 3 programs in the top 10 compared to the 2016 ranking.
In comparison with last year's rankings, Medtronic Leadership Development Rotation Program remains at the 2nd place. However, Siemens Graduate Program has lost 2 places going from the 1st place to the 3rd place this year, replaced by GSK Esprit Commercial Program that made a noticeable jump up from 2016 advancing 5 places to the top of the podium this year. Siemens Finance Excellence Program improved from the 5th place to the 4th place, and Bayer International Development Program improved 2 places jumping from the 9th place to the 7th.

Some programs like the GlaxoSmithKline Esprit Finance Programme recruit globally for Asia, North and Latin America while others, like the Thermo Fisher Scientific General Management Graduate Leadership Development Program is focused on one country (USA in this case).

Among the top 10, we have:
- 4 General Management programs (with various functional rotations): Medtronic Leadership Development Rotation Program, Siemens Graduate Program, Johnson & Johnson International Recruitment Development Program, and Thermo Fisher Scientific General Management Graduate Leadership Development Program
- 3 have a Finance focus: Siemens Finance Excellence Program, Johnson & Johnson MBA Finance Leadership Development Program, and GlaxoSmithKline Esprit Finance Programme
- 2 have a Commercial focus: GlaxoSmithKline Esprit Commercial Programme, Bayer International Development Program
- 1 has an Operations focus: Johnson & Johnson Procurement Leadership Development Program


#1 GlaxoSmithKline
Esprit Commercial Programme
The four-year Commercial rotational programmes provide development opportunities for individuals who will take on stretching challenges and projects, all with the ultimate aim of positively impacting the lives of patients and consumers.
Depending on your interest and experience, our programmes are based in each of our three businesses; Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare.

#2 Medtronic
Leadership Development Rotation Program
Our Leadership Development Rotation Program (LDRP) is designed specifically for highly talented MBA candidates who have a strong desire to test the limits of their abilities and enhance their leadership potential. The LDRP puts you in the middle of the action - in strategic positions with...

#3 Siemens
Siemens Graduate Program
Three challenging assignments in two years, one of them abroad. Intense training on and off the job, rewarding experiences, a lot of fun, and new colleagues from around the globe – that is in short what the Siemens Graduate Program has to offer.

#4 Siemens
Finance Excellence Program
Our two-year Finance Excellence Program lets you experience life in strategic and operational finance functions internationally. You'll learn all there is to know about finance within Siemens while completing various challenges across our 10 different divisions, from Power & Gas to Digital Factory and Siemens Financial Services.

#5 Johnson & Johnson
Procurement Leadership Development Program
The Procurement Leadership Development Program (PLDP) is two-year, non-rotational program designed to develop global-minded leaders to enable growth - for, with and through the business. Our comprehensive curriculum provides exposure and immersion across our range of businesses, and includes...

#6 Johnson & Johnson
Finance Leadership Development Program
The Finance MBA Leadership Development Program (MBA LDP) is a four-year program that starts recent MBA graduates as managers within the finance division at Johnson & Johnson. The MBA LDP program's intent is to successfully develop a pipeline of future leaders (Directors and above) for Johnson & Johnson through a combination of diverse rotational assignments, targeted training and continual coaching and development.

#7 Bayer
International Development Program
Joining our International Development Program (IDP) will give you an excellent opportunity to build your career in Marketing, Sales and/or General Management in Bayer Consumer Care in Europe. This comprehensive program will enable you to develop and broaden rapidly your business competencies as well as provide a diverse set of experiences. The goal will be to form a solid foundation to evolve into leadership roles in the future.

#8 GlaxoSmithKline
Esprit Finance Programme
Are you looking for a new challenge? Our Esprit Finance programme is open to exceptional MBA or MIF postgraduates from a variety of backgrounds, with a passion for finance. The four-year rotational programme offers opportunities for the individuals to develop through real work, driving growth in our global business, whilst making differences to patients and consumers.

#9 Thermo Fisher Scientific
General Management Graduate Leadership Program
The Thermo Fisher Scientific Graduate Leadership Development Program (GLDP) provides a unique opportunity for high potential advanced degree graduates to develop the skills necessary for careers as General Managers at Thermo Fisher Scientific. Multiple rotation assignments over two years provide broad experience in different facets of general management while allowing for exposure to the company’s core processes, technologies, and leaders. Rotations are determined through a combination of...

#10 Johnson & Johnson
International Recruitment Development Program
Our International Recruitment and Development Program (IRDP) is a development program that identifies highly qualified candidates to join our teams in Asia-Pacific, Europe/Middle East/Africa, and Latin America. IRDP can support your career goals through a personal development plan that includes... has thousands of students from 107 business schools searching its Development Programs Directory (thanks to their schools' memberships). The analyses of the students interests allows to discover the trends and the most popular programs worldwide, broken down by region, industry and function in several articles.


Posted on July 12, 2017