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MBA Career Options


Job Outlook for Gannon Online MBA Graduates

An MBA is essential for management and executive-level positions. It can signal your dedication and your ability to take on increasing responsibility, and help differentiate you from other candidates. Opportunities and jobs continue to grow for MBA graduates.

Marketing Managers

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicates marketing managers received a median annual pay of $119,480 in 2012. Job growth from 2012 – 2022 will be about 13%. Marketing managers “will continue to be essential for organizations as they seek to maintain and expand their share of the market.” BLS also indicates marketing managers are less likely to be released by organizations since they play a critical role in generating revenue. Marketing managers will continue to be in demand as companies enhance their tactics to market their goods and services to specific customer demographics and geographies1.

Finance Managers

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates finance managers received a median annual pay of $109,740 in 2012. Job growth from 2012 – 2022 will be about 9% (about as fast as the national average for all occupations), however, growth will vary depending on the industry. As the economy continues to grow, financial services must also grow. And as a leading international financial center, the U.S. is poised to capitalize on economic growth of countries around the world. In addition, recently, many companies have been accumulating more and more cash, thus leading to a “demand for financial managers, as companies will be in need of cash management expertise.” BLS also indicates that many employers are seeking candidates with an MBA. Job seekers with an expertise in accounting and finance (particularly those with a master’s degree), will be in the highest demand2.

Human Resource Managers

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates human resource managers received a median annual pay of $99,720 in 2012. Job growth from 2012 – 2022 will be about 13%. BLS indicates human resource managers will be in demand “to ensure that firms adhere to changing, complex employment laws regarding occupational safety and health, equal employment opportunity, healthcare, wages, and retirement plans.” Some higher-level jobs in the field are now requiring an advanced degree, including an MBA. Job seekers with such an advanced degree should have the best prospects3.

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At Gannon University, you will learn from faculty members who have years of experience dealing with the highs and lows of the business world. The online degree program provides you with vital foundational knowledge, ethical perspectives, and critical thinking skills—tools required to succeed in the business world and ones that will serve you well throughout your career.

Find out more about how your career can benefit from the online MBA at Gannon University. Call us at 877-497-5854 to speak to an admissions advisor today, or request more information.

1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, accessed 9/5/2014, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/financial-managers.htm#tab-6

2Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, accessed 9/5/2014, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/financial-managers.htm#tab-6

3Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, accessed 9/5/2014, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/human-resources-managers.htm