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From a passion for numbers to a passion for innovating every day

Are you a current MBA student looking to make a transition into the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry? Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. Our opportunities for MBA candidates are as diverse as you are. Whether you’re looking for a career in brand marketing, finance, digital marketing, oncology, or something else, there’s a home for you here. Put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Let us show you how your MBA career can start right here with us.  

Programs with impact: select the one that fits you

Human Health MBA Program

Our sales and marketing division for prescription medicines and vaccines is grounded in our core principle: patients first. Our Human Health division provides both internships and full-time positions located in a variety of different areas of the business including product and global marketing, oncology, and market research & analytics.

We’re looking for current MBA students who will be completing the first year of an accredited MBA program by June. Full-time opportunities are targeted toward second-year MBA students. Prior experience in the ​​​​​​​healthcare, pharmaceutical, or biotech industries is preferred but not required.
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Finance MBA Program

Finance MBA Program

Our Finance team created a US-based program that promotes career development, enhanced business and financial acumen, and leadership capabilities through cross-functional experiences in client support and
​​​​​​​corporate roles.
The Finance MBA Internship program is a 10-week summer program offered to current MBA students  completing their first year of an accredited MBA program by June where projects targeting business needs are addressed. This full-time program lasts two-years and includes two 12-month rotations, ideally with one client support role and one corporate role. International assignments may be available depending on business needs. Both internship and full-time positions are offered, with full-time opportunities targeting graduating MBA students.

General Management Accelerated Program (GMAP)

GMAP is our flagship early talent program to develop future global enterprise-wide leaders for our company from both internal and external talent.

This program is a mix of stretch assignments, action-learning projects, and targeted development offered to candidates with a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) or a related area, a minimum of four years professional work experience, and must be fully remote (relocate for 2nd rotation and pursue different geographic opportunities).
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Our other MBA opportunities

We offer a variety of opportunities across all areas of our business including Merck Research Labs (MRL), Merck Manufacturing Division (MMD), Global Support Functions (GSF), and Animal Heath (MAH), including internships and full-time roles.
Interested in internships and co-op opportunities at Merck? Explore the possibilities and learn how you can join us on our quest to help save and improve lives every single day.

Discover where your degree can take you

I chose to work here because I felt like I could really make a difference in the world by supporting our innovative
​​​​​​​portfolio of prevention and treatment medicines.
Nick Lupisella
Nick Lupisella
Director, Regional Marketing, General Management Acceleration Program
This was clearly a place where passion met purpose and an environment where I knew I’d grow, learn, and thrive. A patients first mindset isn’t just talked about here, it’s embedded in the way we work and held close to heart.
Adeela Tajdar
Associate Director, Marketing, HH – US Commercial – Accelerated Development Program

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