MBA Finance Careers

In a nationwide survey performed by U.S. News & World Report, an average of 75.7 percent of the 2010 MBA graduates from 119 schools found a job within three months of graduation.

Great news! But what type of MBA should people pursue and what type of job should they seek?

In order to help, we put together a list of what we think are the 10 best careers for those with an MBA.

We based our list on a combination of median annual salary figures, employment growth projections, and job satisfaction reports. Employment growth forecasts are provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Salary information comes from either the BLS or from

These attractive careers are listed alphabetically.

Chief Technology Officer

Job description: Chief technology officers establish a company’s technical vision and oversee all aspects of technological development. They manage the technology team. They also oversee research and development and special projects. Chief technology officers establish technical standards and ensure adherence to the standards.

Education: Many companies prefer candidates who have an MBA with a specialization in information technology management.

Employment outlook: Steady job growth in the coming years. There’s a demand for people with an MBA with a focus on technology.

Median annual salary in 2010: $155, 809

Computer and Information Systems Manager

Job description: Computer and information systems managers plan and manage:

  • Computer-related activities of an organization
  • Implementation of Internet and intranet sites
  • Installation and upgrading of software and hardware
  • Development of computer networks

Computer and information systems managers are also involved with the maintenance and security of networks.

Education: Many companies hire people who have an MBA with a concentration in information systems. Business management experience is a big plus.

Employment outlook: Seventeen-percent employment growth from 2008 to 2018, which is faster than the average for all occupations. Fastest job growth is projected for the areas of computer systems design establishments, data processing and hosting companies, software publishing firms, healthcare organizations and management, and scientific and technical consulting services.

It's Interesting

  • The Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL) is a master's degree in leadership studies that is offered by a college or university. It is an alternative to, not a substitute for, the traditional Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. The MSOL degree is multidisciplinary and focuses more on people and organization issues...

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