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Online Master of Business Administration

Accelerated Online MBA Careers & Salaries

Career Outlook with an MBA

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 regardless of your industry.

Graduates from Saint Mary’s online MBA program have gone on to work for organizations including Wells Fargo, Mayo Clinic, US Bank, UnitedHealthcare, 3M, Dell Technologies, and more.

You might follow a traditional MBA career path or specialize your skills for several growing business careers.

Areas of Growing Demand for MBA Graduates

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.

  • Demand for marketing, public relations, and social media managers is on the rise. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that jobs for public relations and fundraising managers, including social media managers, will increase at a faster-than-average rate of 6 percent from 2022 to 2032. The median annual salary for these professionals was $125,620 in 2022.1

    Social media knowledge is increasingly important for marketing manager positions — which often go to candidates with an MBA. Marketing manager employment is projected to grow 7 percent from 2022 to 2032, and the median annual salary was $140,040 in 2022.2

    Define yourself as a leader in marketing and public relations with a focused online MBA from Saint Mary’s. You’ll move your resume to the top of the pile for public relations managers, fundraising managers, social media managers, marketing managers, and other key roles, including:

    • Brand Communications Director
    • Director of Corporate Communications
    • PR Manager
    • Director, External Affairs
    • Advertising and Promotions Manager

  • In the era of big data, business professionals need to be able to analyze and interpret data, as well as provide insights that shape business strategy and decision-making.

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for data and management analysts was $95,290 in 2022, and employment is projected to grow faster than average at 10 percent from 2022 to 2032.4 When you focus your studies on data analytics with a Saint Mary’s MBA, you can increase your earning potential and advancement opportunities in analysis-based roles.

    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
    • Data Analyst
    • Management Analyst

Take Your Business Career to a Higher Level

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, many employers prefer and sometimes require an MBA when considering job candidates for top-earning roles like these:

Role 2022 Median Salary Projected Job Growth by 2023
Top Executive Officer3 $100,090 3%
Management Analyst4 $95,290 10%
Financial Advisor5 $95,390 13%

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Request more information to learn more about Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota’s online programs. An enrollment counselor will contact you shortly to share more information and answer your questions. When you’re ready, you can click Apply Now to start your online application.

Sources

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, “Public Relations and Fundraising Managers.” Retrieved September 6, 2023, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/public-relations-managers.htm.
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, “Advertising, Promotions, and Marketing Managers.” Retrieved September 6, 2023, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/advertising-promotions-and-marketing-managers.htm.
  3. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, “Top Executives.” Retrieved September 6, 2023, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/top-executives.htm.
  4. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, “Management Analysts.” Retrieved September 6, 2023, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/management-analysts.htm.
  5. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, “Personal Financial Advisors.” Retrieved September 6, 2023, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/personal-financial-advisors.htm.