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Master of Business Administration (MBA): Career Outlook

Earn more with your MBA.

Starting salaries for MBA graduates hit a record high in 2019, even when adjusted for inflation.1 And job growth for MBA grads remains strong, with careers in finance and healthcare administration growing at some of the fastest rates.

At Scranton, you’ll study in an elite MBA program and join the Kania School of Management—one of an elite group of business schools in the U.S. to have achieved Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business (AACSB) accreditation. 

You can choose the general MBA track or one of eight MBA specializations to tailor your degree to your personal career goals.

Top Executive:

$104,980/year

As an executive leader, you could guide your organization to success by setting operational goals and executing the informed strategies needed to achieve them. You could set the tone for your thriving organization, whether it’s a start-up or a multinational corporation.2

Financial Manager:

$127,990/year

As a financial manager, you would deliver the critical financial reporting needed to evaluate your organization’s health and inform your strategy and investment. You could work in a variety of industries including the corporate world, banking, and the insurance industry.3

These are just a few of the many roles available to MBA graduates:

  • Director of marketing
  • Director of human resources
  • Hospital director
  • SAP business analyst
  • Business development director
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Audit manager
  • Director of operations
  • Management consultant

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Program Outcomes: Advanced Business Foundations

The core courses of Scranton’s MBA curriculum will prepare you to:

Specializations

MBA: Accounting

Develop accounting skills to solve complex business problems and maintain a financially healthy organization.

MBA: Business Analytics

Make sense of big data to help companies survive and thrive with theory and new hands-on skills in business strategy.

MBA: Enterprise Resource Planning

Learn real-world methodologies to lead in enterprise resource planning in a program that’s officially partnered with SAP.

MBA: Finance

Get the skills to conduct financial analyses, develop capital budgets and assess an organization’s overall financial health.

MBA: Healthcare Management

Supervise healthcare facilities, plan and direct operations and manage teams to ensure excellent patient care.

MBA: Human Resources Management

Acquire skills in strategic staffing, evaluating workplace operational goal setting and enterprise-level human resource management.

MBA: International Business

Navigate global business well-versed in global finance, international politics, cross-cultural differences and supply chain management.

MBA: Operations Management

Equip yourself to lead your organization with project management, quality control and financial management skills.

Scranton Career Support

Whether you’re just starting out or advancing in your field, the Gerard R. Roche Center for Career Development is here to support you.

Both before and after you graduate, our experienced advisors can help you build your career and find opportunities that suit your unique skills and talents.

Let’s work together to ensure your success. We can’t wait to get to know you.

Global Network

Join a network of more than 45,000 accomplished Scranton alumni, who live across the nation and in more than 20 countries around the world.

The Vault

Take advantage of The Vault, a comprehensive resource for industry and employer research, rankings, internships, job postings and guide books — all free to students.

Job Search Advice

Receive help with your résumé, cover letter, or online profile, and practice meeting with potential employers using The Big Interview, an online interview preparation tool.

Handshake

Get exclusive access to Handshake, our online recruiting platform, and connect with new jobs, career fairs, recruitment activities, skill-building workshops, and more.

Sources:

  1. Graduate Management Admission Council (2019 May). Business School Hiring Report: Corporate Recruiters Survey 2019. Retrieved November 21, 2019, from https://www.gmac.com/-/media/files/gmac/research/employment-outlook/business-school-hiring-report_corporate-recruiters-survey-2019_may-2019.pdf.
  2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019 September 4). Top Executives. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved November 21, 2019, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/top-executives.htm.
  3. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019 September 4). Financial Managers. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved November 21, 2019, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/financial-managers.htm.