Your Path to Advancing Your Business Career

Your Path to a Fulfilling Career

What’s Your Future as an MBA Graduate?

Whether you’re looking to change careers or advance in your current field, a Master of Business Administration degree can help you achieve your goals. Explore this step-by-step journey to learn more about enhancing your career with an MBA.

Your Motivation:

A Growing Job Market

Demand for MBA Graduates

Demand for recent MBA graduates is high, with 88% of employers planning to hire MBA graduates in 2016 (up from 80% the previous year).1

Employment

632,400

NEW JOBS

Business and financial operations employment is projected to grow 8% from 2014 to 2024, adding about 632,400 new jobs.2

Step 1:

Sharpen Your Competitive Edge

Many organizations require a graduate degree, such as an MBA, for those seeking advanced leadership positions. While some roles may not require an MBA, it can give you the competitive advantage employers seek in leadership candidates.

Through National Louis University's MBA program, you'll have the opportunity to:

  • Increase your real-world business acumen
  • Hone your ability to lead and cultivate managers and teams
  • Drive positive organizational impact
  • Lead from a place of passion, integrity and relationship development

Step 2:

Find Your Niche

Effective leaders are in demand across virtually all industries, giving MBA graduates the freedom to pursue a wide variety of career options. Explore popular career paths available with an MBA

Advertising or Marketing Manager

Advertising or Marketing Manager
Develop strategies to guide businesses in achieving their sales objectives. This can include conducting market research, evaluating product demand and determining how to best reach a target audience.

Budget

Analyst

Budget Analyst
Lead public and private institutions in organizing their finances. This can include preparing budget reports, monitoring institutional spending and projecting future financial needs.

Management Consultant

Management Consultant
Provide strategic advisory services for businesses to improve productivity and performance. This can include working in areas such as change management, business restructuring and human resources.

Financial Analyst

Financial Analyst
Improve the financial status of an organization. This can include creating financial models, analyzing results, monitoring variances, identifying trends and recommending actions to management.

Financial Manager

Financial Manager
Structure an organization's financial efforts. This can include reviewing financial reports, monitoring accounts, preparing activity reports and financial forecasts, and analyzing markets for business opportunities.

Personal Financial Advisor

Personal Financial Advisor
Assess individuals' financial needs to help them make sound financial decisions. This can include working in areas such as investing, tax law, insurance and retirement planning.

Step 2:

Find Your Niche

Effective leaders are in demand across virtually all industries, giving MBA graduates the freedom to pursue a wide variety of career options. Explore popular career paths available with an MBA

Advertising or Marketing Manager

Advertising or Marketing Manager
Develop strategies to guide businesses in achieving their sales objectives. This can include conducting market research, evaluating product demand and determining how to best reach a target audience.

Budget Analyst

Budget Analyst
Lead public and private institutions in organizing their finances. This can include preparing budget reports, monitoring institutional spending and projecting future financial needs.

Management Consultant

Management Consultant
Provide strategic advisory services for businesses to improve productivity and performance. This can include working in areas such as change management, business restructuring and human resources.

Financial Analyst

Financial Analyst
Improve the financial status of an organization. This can include creating financial models, analyzing results, monitoring variances, identifying trends and recommending actions to management.

Financial Manager

Financial Manager
Structure an organization's financial efforts. This can include reviewing financial reports, monitoring accounts, preparing activity reports and financial forecasts, and analyzing markets for business opportunities.

Personal Financial Advisor

Personal Financial Advisor
Assess individuals' financial needs to help them make sound financial decisions. This can include working in areas such as investing, tax law, insurance and retirement planning.

Step 3:

Increase Your Salary

$

$

$

US-based employers plan to offer recent MBA graduates a 

median starting base salary

of $105,000 in 2016,

 up from a median of $100,00 in 2015.1

US-based employers plan to offer recent MBA graduates a median starting base salary of $105,000 in 2016, up from a median of $100,000 in 2015.1

Step 4:

Make an Impact

No matter which career path you choose, as an MBA graduate you'll be armed with the knowledge and skills to lead your organization forward.

Throughout the MBA program, you'll gain a deeper understanding of how to enhance your leadership effectiveness through self-assessment, simulation and reflection, and reinforcing skills such as:

  • Dynamic environment management
  • Strategic thinking and problem solving
  • Ethical responsibility
  • Strategic integration
  • Effective change management
  • Process improvement

If you’re serious about driving positive organizational change, achieving results, and leading with passion and integrity, an NLU MBA may be a rewarding path for you.

Get Started Today

© National Louis University 2017.