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A Look at Post-MBA Work

Master of Business Administration graduates enter the workforce positioned to become management leaders. A 2018 report published by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) highlighted several fields B-School alumni entered in 2017. Boise State University's online MBA program is designed to prepare students for prosperous careers in these and other fields:

  • General management
  • Marketing
  • Product and services
  • Technology
  • Finance and accounting
  • Government and nonprofit
  • Manufacturing

Post-MBA Graduates in the United States

The GMAC report found that the most MBA grads credit their graduate degrees for giving them a competitive edge. Many upper management positions require an MBA as a prerequisite for promotion, and that's because the degree imparts broad-based business and interpersonal skills.

MBA grads enjoy a high level of employability and earning potential. Data from the online salary guide PayScale (June, 2019) reveals that the average annual salary of MBA grads is $89,000. Executive positions, such as Director of Operations or Business Development Director, stand to earn much more: $119,607 and $128,691, respectively.

As Boise State alumna Karolin Marakool noted, "The MBA program helps you have a conversation with other experts…. I now know how to communicate better with others in the business and use the terms they are more familiar with." The comprehensive online program is designed to ensure that no matter which business field you go into, you can lead with the confidence that a top-ranked MBA affords.

Learn More About Boise State's Online MBA

The online MBA at Boise State University offers courses in business foundation, marketing, corporate finance, global economics, communications and management, among others. While exploring these topics, students learn how to explore group dynamics, project management, leadership techniques and legal issues. MBA candidates can complete the online degree in as few as 12 months.

Learn more about the online MBA at Boise State.


GMAC: B-School Alumni Employment Report

Boise State University: Karolin Marakool

PayScale: Master of Business Administration, General Business Degree

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