I'm currently at non-target university, which is literally not even on the radar. I have a double major in Biology and Psychology. I have a stellar GPA (3.85), a great deal of research (a year of which was with a well-known non-profit), a long-standing leadership role with a organization I started, a few consistent jobs in sales and teaching, and currently an internship with an editorial team of a medical journal. This is all the product of me being a pre-med up until a month ago. Now I'm looking for new career opportunities.
I have always been interested in the business side of healthcare, but I have literally 0 experience. No business courses. Just simple discussions with co-workers, such as calculating out-loud the amount a hospital like MGH spends on just surgical soap (we estimated at $3 million a month [sterility seems to be a big factor]). These discussions are very frequent for me and I'm regretting not taking a few courses in economics while in college (currently a senior).
I think consulting will allow me to explore the industry from a business standpoint, but there's target candidates, non-target candidates, 50 feet of shit, and then me. I'm considering the option of applying to Biotech master programs at schools like Columbia, JHU, and NYU.
Do you guys think it's a smart option? Would top consulting firms be willing to take on a fresh grad from a target school's master program who can from a non-target shit-tier undergrad and learned everything they know about business from the master program?
I'm looking at programs that incorporate a good deal of economics/finance courses into the curriculum, and I'm reviewing the alumni profiles to see if students tend to get consulting gigs afterward. Any other tips?