Healthcare Industry Association (HCIA)
Columbia Business School's Healthcare Industry Association (HCIA) is a student organization that prepares its more than 120 members to enter a business world that is dramatically impacted by the complex and evolving global healthcare industry. Many of its members are exploring career opportunities in healthcare firms, such as pharmaceutical or medical device companies, providers of healthcare services, or entrepreneurial ventures. Many also pursue opportunities in firms that service healthcare companies such as consulting firms and banks, as well as invest in such entities such as venture capital, private equity and investment management firms.
HCIA supplements CBS' Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program by bringing in outside speakers that serve to educate students on a range of healthcare issues while also exposing them to executives at firms where they want to recruit. It also provides opportunities for students to network with each other, with alumni in healthcare, and with other high level executives in the field. The club helps students with the recruiting process, educating them on the companies that recruit at Columbia, providing second year students to advise the first year students, and creating an HCIA Resume Book (at right) that is provided to recruiters. After students gradate they become part of the larger HCIA network, keeping close and lasting ties to the school community.
HCIA Officers- 2012-2013
Click here for a complete listing of HCIA officers.
HCIA Student Statistics
- Male: 50%
- Female: 50%
- International: 24%
- Average Years Since Undergraduate Study: 5.8
- Most Common Undergraduate Majors: Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Public Health, Premed and other pre-professional, Economics, Business Administration, International Business, Accounting, Finance, Computer Science, Political Science, History, English, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Psychology
- Graduate Degrees: 28%
- Average Years of Pre-MBA Work Experience: 4.8