What can you do with an MBA?

Why Should I Earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA)?

A Master of Business Administration is a useful degree across many industries and is a promising next step for many undergraduate students. 

Earning a Master of Business Administration degree can open new doors and accelerate your career. MBA graduates benefit from higher salaries, increased job opportunities, and better job security. 

Learn about what you can do with an MBA and how Palm Beach Atlantic University’s  Master of Business Administration can help you reach your career goals. 

Students can enroll in a traditional, in-person degree program and an online program through PBA Online

What Can You Do with an MBA?

Here are some of the most common career paths for MBA graduates. 

Marketing management is a very relevant career choice for MBA degree holders. Marketing managers develop marketing plans for organizations and businesses.

Average Salary: $138,730 per year
Job Outlook: 6% Growth

Finance management is a high-paying career choice with a lot of room for growth. Ambitious MBA graduates will enjoy the challenge of managing financial operations.

Average Salary: $139,790 per year
Job Outlook: 16% Growth

The medical and health services management field is expected to grow rapidly, at a rate much faster than the national average. MBA holders will find great job security in the medical field. Earning a dual MBA degree in a health-related degree can lead to excellent career opportunities.

Average Salary: $104,830 per year
Job Outlook: 23% Growth

Operations managers are responsible for ensuring a company or organization is profitable and efficient. They cover areas such as supply chain management, production efficiency, and quality control.

Average Salary: $122,860
Job Outlook: 6% Growth

MBA graduates who enjoy working with people should consider a role in human resources management. Human resources managers are responsible for creating a positive working culture and hiring employees.

Average Salary: $130,000 per year
Job Outlook: 5% Growth

A project manager works to ensure the day-to-day operations of a project within an organization or company are completed. They often oversee staffing, resources, and the timeline of major projects.

Average Salary: $95,370 per year
Job Outlook: 6% Growth

MBA graduates interested in the tech industry should consider becoming computer and information systems managers. These professionals research and implement the latest technologies and ensure that all IT systems are working properly.

Average Salary: $164,070 per year
Job Outlook: 15% Growth

Sales managers are responsible for leading sales teams and ensuring the sales operations are running smoothly and profitably. Sales managers track the sales performance and initiate new sales strategies within a company.

Average Salary: $130,600 per year
Job Outlook: 4% Growth

Business consultants use their skills and expertise to help business managers make decisions and improve their company or organization.

Average Salary: $95,290 per year
Job Outlook: 10% Growth

A chief executive officer, or CEO, is the highest-ranking employee of a company. CEOs manage the overall performance, growth, and profitability of a company.

Average Salary: $100,090 per year
Job Outlook: 3% Growth

The job of a business intelligence analyst is to use data to make accurate insights and help business leaders make the right decisions for their organization.

Average Salary: $95,290 per year
Job Outlook: 10% Growth

Data scientists gather and analyze data to find solutions to problems and report their findings to business stakeholders.

Average Salary: $103,500 per year
Job Outlook: 35% Growth

Accountants work to keep all the financial records of an organization balanced and up to date. They often are responsible for managing payroll and other business expenses.

Average Salary: $78,000 per year
Job Outlook: 4% Growth

What do you Learn in an MBA Program?

What you will learn in an MBA program varies depending on the university and whether you have enrolled in any concentrations.

At Palm Beach Atlantic University, our MBA students complete core courses such as:

  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Marketing Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Strategies
  • Managerial Economics
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Operations Management
  • Management of Digital Information Systems
  • Management of People and Organizations

MBA Specializations and Concentrations

Adding a specialization or concentration to your MBA degree can give you a competitive edge for specific industries and roles. Some of the concentrations available are:

  • Accounting
  • Enterprise Systems
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Project Management

MBA Dual Degree Programs

Some MBA students choose to enroll in a dual degree program, earning two degrees at one time. PBA offers the following dual degree programs:

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PBA’s MBA is accredited by the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation, so you can have confidence that our program is of the highest quality. 

Contact us to learn more about the MBA program at Palm Beach Atlantic University.

Frequently Asked Questions

Like most master’s degrees, an MBA takes less time to complete than a bachelor’s degree. Most MBA programs take about two years to complete, although some accelerated programs may be completed in as little as 12 months. PBA’s MBA program is 49 credits and takes two years to complete. 

There are many ways to reduce your out-of-pocket costs while earning an MBA. Make sure to ask the financial aid team about any grants and scholarships that are available. PBA’s Rinker School of Business gives out around $400,000 in endowed scholarships each year. The Dr. Joe J. Eassa, Jr. Endowed MBA Scholarship Fund is specifically dedicated to helping MBA students afford the cost of tuition.


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