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Accelerated Online MBA Careers and Salary Comparison

According to the Graduate Management Admission Council (gmac.com), nearly nine in 10 companies in the U.S. planned to hire MBA graduates in 2017.1

The accelerated online MBA from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota gives you the foundation to understand, analyze, and communicate economic, financial, and ethical aspects of business, as well as develop leadership and interpersonal skills. From human resources to finance, marketing to business management, these versatile skills and knowledge prepare you for success in any organization. Simply put, an MBA prepares you for a leadership role not matter what your industry.

Follow a Traditional MBA Career Path

When you earn a general MBA, your career outlook and earning potential are strong. Having an MBA will put you at the top of the applicant pool because hiring managers know you have exceptional leadership and interpersonal skills.

In fact, employers prefer and sometimes require job candidates have an MBA to be considered for top-earning roles like these:

Chief Executive Officer

Median salary, 2018: $104,9802 

Projected job growth by 2028: 6 percent

Management Analyst

Median annual salary, 2018: $83,6103

Projected job growth by 2028: 14 percent

Personal Financial Advisor

Median annual salary, 2018: $88,8904

Projected job growth by 2028: 7 percent

Focus Your Studies in Areas of Growing Demand

Our online MBA program offers the unique opportunity to focus your studies in areas that have a significant influence on business today, positioning you for a variety of roles.

Social Media and Marketing Manager

Demand for marketing managers, as well as public relations managers and social media managers, is on the rise. The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that public relations jobs, including social media managers, will increase 8 percent by 20285 as businesses work to maintain and expand their market share.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for marketing managers was $132,620 in 2018.6 The same year, the median annual wage for public relations managers was $114,800.7

While social media managers are expected to earn an average of $56,609 in 2019, according to Glassdoor.com8, social media knowledge is increasingly important for marketing manager positions — roles that typically go to MBA candidates.

Equipped with an online MBA from Saint Mary’s, you’ll be prepared to excel in all of these career paths.

Define yourself as a leader in the marketing and public relations with a focused MBA. You’ll move your resume to the top of the pile for key roles, including:

  • Brand Communications Director
  • Director of Corporate Communications
  • PR Manager
  • Director, External Affairs

Data Analyst 

In the era of Big Data, professionals need to be able to analyze and interpret data, as well as provide insight to shape business strategy and decision-making.

In 2019, the national average salary for a data analyst is $69,291 in the United States, according to Glassdoor.com.9 When you focus your studies on data analytics with a Saint Mary’s MBA, you’ll increase your earning potential and advancement opportunities.

An MBA focused on data analysis will qualify you for numerous roles, including:

  • Analytics and MIS Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Category Analytics Manager

When you graduate with a Master of Business Administration from Saint Mary’s University, you’ll graduate prepared to excel in high-growth positions, ready to put to work the ethical leadership and decision-making skills today’s employers seek.

Discover how an online accelerated MBA from Saint Mary’s can help you advance in your business career. Contact an enrollment counselor at 877-308-9954 or request more information.

Resources:

1GMAC Research (2017, June 20). Nearly 9 in 10 Companies Plan to Hire MBA Graduates in 2017. Retrieved from https://www.gmac.com/why-gmac/gmac-news/gmnews/2017/june-2017/companies-plan-to-hire-mba-graduates.aspx.

2Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Top Executives. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/top-executives.htm.

3Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Management Analysts. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/management-analysts.htm.

4Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Personal Financial Advisors. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/personal-financial-advisors.htm.

5Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Public Relations and Fundraising Managers. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/public-relations-managers.htm.

6Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Advertising, Promotions, and Marketing Managers. Retrieved from http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/advertising-promotions-and-marketing-managers.htm.

7Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Public Relations and Fundraising Managers. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/public-relations-managers.htm.

8Glassdoor, Social Media Manager Salaries. Retrieved from https://www.glassdoor.com/Salaries/social-media-manager-salary-SRCH_KO0,20.htm.

9Glassdoor, Data Analyst Salaries. Retrieved from http://www.glassdoor.com/Salaries/data-analyst-salary-SRCH_KO0,12.htm.