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M.B.A. Careers

A Master of Business Administration degree can be a major advantage, whether you’re just starting your career or interested in progressing into a leadership role. Today’s companies are looking for leaders who understand how to make the most of technology and turn findings from data analytics into strategic initiatives. However, to make the most of their opportunities, these professionals also need to be prepared to work with a team and communicate clearly. A 2019 study from LinkedIn found that employers were particularly interested in soft skills such as creativity, persuasion, collaboration, adaptability, and time management.

The online Flex M.B.A. program from Jones College prioritizes giving students an advanced education in business strategy and data-driven tools, as well as ample opportunities to present their ideas to a variety of stakeholders. In the required professional development seminars and capstone project, you’ll gain experience in applying strategic thinking and analytics to the issues that shape a rapidly evolving marketplace. With an executive-in-residence to offer real-world insights and engagement from business leaders, you can finish your degree ready to get ahead in the workplace.

Some of the top jobs for professionals holding an M.B.A. include:

  • Administrative services manager
  • Business analyst
  • Executive director
  • Finance manager
  • Financial analyst
  • Human resources manager
  • Management consultant
  • Marketing manager
  • Operations manager
  • Operations research analyst
  • Analytics manager
  • Project manager
  • Senior accountant

According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, opportunities for business leaders are expanding. The projected 10-year growth rate for occupations related to business administration was 11 percent—faster than the national job growth average of 7 percent.

Careers in Healthcare Management

Healthcare has become a massive global industry, with annual spending worldwide projected to exceed $10 trillion by 2022, according to Deloitte. You can prepare for leadership roles in the field by completing a Healthcare Management concentration as part of Jones College’s online Flex M.B.A. program. The courses included in this concentration focus on the skills you’ll need for positions in a variety of organizations, like medical practices, hospitals, insurance companies, and manufacturers of drugs and medical devices.

The Healthcare Management careers you may pursue with this concentration include:

  • Business analyst
  • Corporate development associate
  • Financial analyst
  • Healthcare consultant
  • Health information management director
  • Health manager
  • Hospital administrator
  • Insurance specialist
  • Medical practice administrator
  • Mental health program manager
  • Pharmaceutical brand manager
Jade T. Sampson

Earning my M.B.A. at MTSU is one of the best investments I have made in my career and professional development. It opened the door to new opportunities and the knowledge acquired has served as the foundation for countless professional, philanthropic, and entrepreneurial endeavors.

— Jade T. Sampson, Director, Talent Management, AMSURG

Careers in Strategic Marketing

Through hands-on experience creating digital marketing campaigns, utilizing advanced analytic tools, and making strategic marketing decisions, completing an M.B.A. with a Strategic Marketing Analytics concentration will prepare you for leadership positions in marketing. The skills you learn are applicable to businesses and nonprofit organizations, including in tech, healthcare, consumer services industries, and beyond.

Career opportunities for marketing professionals include:

  • Account manager
  • Brand manager
  • Business analyst
  • Digital media manager
  • Market research analyst
  • Marketing consultant
  • Marketing director
  • Advertising manager
  • Product manager
  • Public relations manager
  • Sales manager
  • Social media manager

Careers in Music Business

MTSU’s location, close to both Nashville and the site of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee, is one reason why the University has become a celebrated institution for music industry education. M.B.A. students with a Music Business concentration learn how to apply quantitative research and advanced strategies in organizations like record labels, music publishing companies, booking agencies, and management firms.

Common career outcomes for music business professionals are:

  • Account manager
  • Analyst
  • Artist relations manager
  • Business manager
  • Copyright administrator
  • Development associate
  • Event operations coordinator
  • Label manager
  • Marketing director
  • Publicity director
  • Talent agent
  • Talent buyer
PayScale reported that U.S. professionals with an M.B.A. earn an average salary of $85,000.

MTSU Career Services

Online M.B.A. students can take advantage of services from MTSU’s Career Development Center, such as:

  • Individualized career advising
  • Feedback on résumés and cover letters
  • Job search help
  • Employer networking events
  • Career fairs

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