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4 Online MBA Options at Boise State

Through Boise State University's online degree programs, students can now take the broad approach of earning a general MBA or a more focused approach by choosing from three emphasis areas: MBA with an emphasis in Construction Management, MBA with an emphasis in Healthcare Leadership or MBA with an emphasis in Management.

Online MBA

This option provides a versatile business administration education. Through the coursework, students can tailor the program to suit their interests by choosing three electives from nine options. Completing this program prepares students for a wide variety of management occupations. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics places the median salary for these occupations at $104,240 per year (May 2018 data), calling it the "highest wage of all the major occupational groups."

Let's look at each specialized MBA along with job outlook and salary data.

Online MBA in Construction Management

The MBA in Construction Management program helps you ascend the ranks in the world of architecture, engineering and construction, and makes you a more attractive candidate for several jobs in construction, including architectural, engineering or construction manager, director of planning, senior project manager, and many others.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects faster-than-average job growth nationally for construction managers from 2016 to 2026. In 2018, the median salary for construction managers was $93,370 per year. According to U.S. News & World Report, the unemployment rate for construction managers was just 2.3% in 2017, and construction manager is the top-ranked job in construction.

Online MBA in Healthcare Leadership

The healthcare industry is now the largest employer in the country. Obtaining an MBA in Healthcare Leadership can prepare you for lucrative careers in healthcare while equipping you with know-how to improve the business side of the medical profession. Earning the degree will position you for several roles in healthcare management, including hospital administrator, health services manager, risk director, and medical director, among others.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects much-faster-than-average growth (20%) for medical and health services managers from 2016 to 2026. In 2018, the median salary for this category of professionals was $99,730 per year.

Online MBA in Management

This degree program prepares you to take on leadership roles through study of proven management techniques. You'll gain essential know-how for success in high-level jobs in the business world, such as marketing director, communications director, director of operations and chief operating officer, among others.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects faster-than-average job growth between 2016 and 2026 for marketing directors, for instance. The BLS placed the 2018 median salary for advertising, promotions and marketing managers at $132,620 per year.

The Choice Is Yours

No matter which path you take with your online MBA from Boise State, the credit hours and tuition cost will be the same. Each program has a 49-credit-hour requirement and can be completed in as few as 12 months. Boise State University's College of Business and Economics holds accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which signals that the school and its programs meet the association's rigorous standards for business education.

Learn more about Boise State University's online MBA programs.


Sources:

U.S. News & World Report: Construction Manager Overview

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Construction Managers

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Medical and Health Services Managers

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Advertising, Promotions, and Marketing Managers

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