Oliver Wyman - MBA Summer Associate - Health & Life Sciences

    • Chicago, IL

Unrestricted U.S. work authorization is required for eligibility. Oliver Wyman does not offer sponsorship. (Please note that CPT and OPT are forms of restricted work authorization.)

The Health and Life Sciences Practice

The HLS practice mission is to "transform healthcare through the relentless pursuit of a better way." The team works with C-suite and senior executives and management teams in the Health Insurance, Health Services, Retail Health, Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, Healthcare Provider, Health IT, Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology, on wide ranging issues of strategic impact. We help our clients define a road map for future growth and optimize performance of their current operations. We are leaders in value-based, consumer-centric healthcare and focus our impact on access, quality, experience and cost.

In addition, we operate the Oliver Wyman Health Innovation Center (OWHIC) to develop and promote market driven solutions to the crisis of high cost and poor quality that afflicts the healthcare systems of the developed world. Based on the deep healthcare expertise of Oliver Wyman and drawing on a network of innovative leaders across industries, OWHIC identifies and disseminates the ideas and practices that will transform healthcare. Our goal is to create a healthcare system driven by innovation and the needs and desires of consumers, creating value for companies and the public alike.

Our consulting approach is distinguished by a combination of industry expertise, strategic orientation, analytical rigor, and implementation experience. We are one of the fastest growing practices in Oliver Wyman, and offer unique opportunities for talented individuals to have transformative impact in the rapidly changing healthcare market while advancing their own careers in a meritocratic environment.


Summer Associates join our practice for 10 weeks in the summer to work in teams and directly with our clients.Our internship offers excellent growth opportunities for talented, highly motivated professionals. As a professional member of our firm, your initial responsibilities will include:

  • Managing the execution of individual project modules; developing hypotheses, model creation and analyses, conducting primary and secondary research, and surfacing insights
  • Supporting our Partner group in project delivery through accurate and high quality project execution
  • Owning and developing executive client relationships and presenting to a wide range of audiences
  • Management of junior team; effectively providing leverage for the senior project staff

Desired Skills and Experience

Associates serve as the primary contact point for senior client executives and Oliver Wyman consultants staffed on client engagements. The ideal candidate will have the following:
  • Currently enrolled in top MBA program
  • Minimum 3-4 years of experience in consulting, or project-based, team-oriented environments
  • Previous management consulting experience or experience in Health Services (particularly insurers or providers) Life Sciences, or Strategic IT & Operations is preferred
  • Track record of leading and managing teams and delivering against tight deadlines in fast paced and demanding environments
  • Strong background in conceptual problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to apply depth of content knowledge for thought leadership in project execution, and to develop new intellectual capital to support business development activities
  • Outstanding communication skills; confidence in presenting to senior executives
  • Willingness to travel

Application Process:
  • Please include a resume including your undergraduate GPA and GMAT

Unrestricted U.S. work authorization is required. Oliver Wyman does not offer sponsorship for this position. (Please note that CPT and OPT are forms of restricted work authorization.)

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