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MBA Career Paths

Gain Knowledge for Success in Any Industry

Unique Concentrations | Flexible Degree Options | AACSB Accredited

Customize your degree to your long-term career goals in Ohio University's AACSB-accredited MBA programs. You'll be able to apply the skills you gain to the workplace immediately as you work to advance into leadership roles.

What Makes Us Unique?

In a 2021 exit survey of recent OHIO Online MBA graduates:

  • 43% of respondents had already received a pay increase.
  • 36% of respondents had earned a promotion.
  • 92% said the program prepared them for lifetime career opportunities.

Diverse Career Opportunities with an MBA

No matter which modality and concentration you choose, you'll have opportunities in a wide array of MBA career paths with impressive salaries. Our graduates pursue jobs as:

  • Health Services Manager

    $104,280

    per year1

  • Data Scientist

    $100,910

    per year2

  • Top Executive

    $107,680

    per year3

  • Sales Manager

    $132,290

    per year4

Prepare for Increased Business Leadership Demand

An MBA degree will help you succeed by providing you with a wide range of business knowledge and management skills that employers want. These skills can be applied to post-graduation managerial and executive opportunities with impressive salaries no matter what field you pursue.

  • Employment in management occupations is expected to grow 9% between 2020 and 2030.5
  • The median annual wage for management occupations was $102,450 in 2021.5
"Being an entrepreneur was instilled in me from an early age, and earning my MBA gives me the confidence that I needed to be the businesswoman I am. The knowledge that was given was great but the confidence that I now have is not quantifiable." —Elisette Lopez, Online MBA Graduate, Executive Management Concentration

Program Outcomes and Skills Acquired

What You'll Learn

  • Interpretation: Students will be able to make judgments and draw appropriate conclusions based on the analysis of information.
  • Synthesis: Students will be able to evaluate evidence to develop a comprehensive analysis of information.
  • Decision-Making: Students will be able to create recommendations or decisions using evidence.
  • Functional Knowledge: Students will be able to explain the knowledge of accounting, finance, human resources & management, marketing, operations & production and strategy.
  • Teamwork: Students will be able to work effectively in teams by cultivating a constructive team climate.
  • Collaboration: Students will be able to collaborate with others to formulate business ideas, strategies, solutions or decisions.

Skills You'll Gain

  • Strategic thinking
  • Foundations of analytics
  • Summarizing data in terms of analytics, finance, accounting, etc.
  • Creating value for an organization

Career Services

Ohio University's Career & Student Success Center offers a variety of expert, personalized career services specifically for business students and alumni. With OHIO's Career Acceleration Team (GradCAT), you will also have access to four months of support from a dedicated team that includes a personal career coach, a branding expert and a career concierge. Our alumni benefit from a proprietary technology platform and one free coaching session each year – for life.

Personalized Career Coaching

We offer convenient, live coaching via video conference or by phone to help you prepare for career success and maximize your professional potential. We help you determine your career goals, then ensure you have the resources you need to achieve them.

Job Search Resources

Put your best foot forward and stand out to employers with helpful templates, detailed best-practice guidelines and more. We also offer job search tools like personal assessments, professional development webinars and online resources that can be accessed anywhere, anytime through our industry-leading technology platform.

Professional Development Sessions

OHIO students can also participate in free professional development sessions led by industry experts. These live, virtual sessions cover topics like career self-concept, basic job search skills, and how to qualify for promotions and prepare for leadership opportunities.

Sources

  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Medical and Health Services Managers. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm.
  2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes152051.htm.
  3. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Top Executives. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/top-executives.htm.
  4. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Sales Managers. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/sales-managers.htm.
  5. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Management Occupations. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/home.htm.