Traditional MBA Careers

Since an MBA is most often a generalist, interdisciplinary degree, it is considered very versatile in the job market and prepares students for a variety of sectors. Students may concentrate, however, in an area they are particularly interested in pursuing to collect additional preparation and boost their chances of landing a job in that industry.

For example, an MBA in finance is ample preparation for diverse financial careers in asset management, financial management, capital markets, commercial banking, commodities, financial advising and investment consulting. An MBA concentration in accounting can prepare you for CPA certification or open you up to other careers in auditing, bookkeeping, accounting, financial analysis, tax management and controller work. Marketing is another popular field for MBA holders, with available management positions in promotions, advertising, public relations and sales. Sales, consulting, general management and nonprofit management provide other traditional MBA career options.