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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.

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 management was 11 percent—faster than the national job growth average.

Careers in Healthcare Management

Healthcare has become a massive global industry–healthcare profit pools are expected to grow at 7% to $819 billion in 2027, according to McKinsey. 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

Careers in Legal and Ethical Governance

New rules in most business settings have become commonplace. It’s important to have individuals with the expertise to understand and enforce these rules. A master’s in business administration from MTSU with a concentration in legal and ethical governance features courses in business ethics, legal aspects of healthcare, and managerial communications. Upon completing the program, students may find compliance roles in corporations and in government, legal, and healthcare settings.

Careers in Risk Management

Risk management protects a company’s assets and identifies liability factors. Professionals in risk management gain an understanding of procedures and policies and enforce both within their company. The MTSU Flex M.B.A. with a Risk Management concentration includes coursework in risk management, risk financing, mathematical foundation of actuarial science, and rate taking and loss reserving. Upon graduation, students can pursue a variety of roles, including compliance officer, risk analyst, auditors and risk manager.

Careers in Human Resource Management

Human resources employees are employed across almost every industry. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the role of human resource manager is projected to grow 5% from 2022 to 2032, which is faster than the average for all occupations. A Flex M.B.A. from MTSU with a Human Resource Management concentration gives students expert-level skills in the areas of talent acquisition and management. Roles students may pursue upon completion of the program include human resources manager, employee benefits officer, recruiter and human resources director.


PayScale reported that U.S. professionals with an M.B.A. earn an average salary of $89,000.

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

Visit the concentrations page to learn more about each of the six options and their corresponding career opportunities.

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