Business Career Opportunities – MBA

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Prepare for a Challenging and Financially Rewarding Business Career

From major corporations to independent businesses, an advanced degree in business administration can open the door to promotions, salary increases and supervisory opportunities.

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, employment of business and financial operations occupations is projected to grow 7 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations.

This versatile degree builds critical thinking, communication and problem-solving skills, and prepares students for key positions in a number of areas.

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Popular Business Careers

Financial Manager

National Median Annual Salary
$134,180/year
15% growth increase thru 2029
Local Estimated Base Salary
$100,417/year
Updated May 2021
Top Companies for Financial Managers in Kentucky
Thermo Fisher Scientific
$222,302
Nestle USA
$158,893
EY
$156,578
Bachelor’s required for positions, MBA is often preferred

Human Resource Manager

National Median Annual Salary
$121,220/year
6% growth increase thru 2029
Local Estimated Base Salary
$64,660/year
Updated May 2021
Top Companies for Human Resource Managers in Kentucky
Abbott Laboratories
$136,059
Honeywell
$113,145
Nestle USA
$109,267
Bachelor’s required for positions, MBA is often preferred

Marketing Manager

National Median Annual Salary
$141,490/year
6% growth increase thru 2029
Local Estimated Base Salary
$66,899/year
Updated May 2021
Top Companies for Marketing Managers in Kentucky
PwC
$161,836
Intuit
$145,896
3M
$114,746
Bachelor’s required for positions, MBA is often preferred

*National job opportunities data is based on national medians and figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics occupational outlook handbook.
*Local job opportunities data are based on estimated base pay and figures from Indeed.com.

Other Business Career Opportunities

  • Medical & Health Services Manager
  • Database Administrator
  • Business Operations Manager
  • Management Analyst
  • Product Manager
  • Budget Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Operations Research Analyst

Business Management Careers

  • Business Analyst
  • Account Manager
  • Business Unit Manager
  • Store Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Regional Sales Manager
  • Sales Executive
  • Financial Analyst
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Marketing Manager

Marketing Careers

  • Digital Marketing Manager
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Social Media Coordinator
  • Advertising Copywriter
  • Art Director
  • Advertising Account Manager
  • Brand Manager
  • Business Unit Manager
  • VP Marketing, Buyer
  • Store Manager
  • Sales Trainee
  • Sales Representative
  • Key Account Representative
  • Sales Manager
  • Regional Sales Manager
  • Sales Executive

Public Accounting Careers

  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Financial Planner
  • Cost Estimator
  • CPA
  • Budget Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Examiner
  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Buyer
  • Management Analyst
  • Data Research Analyst

Risk Management & Insurance Careers

  • Risk Manager
  • Risk Analyst
  • Accountant
  • Financial Planner
  • Underwriter
  • Claims Adjuster
  • Claims Specialist
  • Claims Representative
  • Insurance Agent
  • Insurance Broker
  • Business Management Analyst
  • Data Research Analyst
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