Online M.B.A. Career Outlook

An online M.B.A. from St. John’s University gives you the global perspective and real-world insights you need for a wide variety of management roles.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for management occupations will grow 6 percent from 2014 to 2024, resulting in about 505,400 new management jobs.1 The median annual wage for management roles was $98,560 in May 2015, the highest wage of all the major occupational groups.

A recent survey conducted by the Graduate Management Admission Council found that 91% of recruiters were looking for M.B.A. candidates. This program prepares graduates for diverse roles that include: general and operations managers, social and community service managers and management analysts. All of these positions have projected growth above the national average. The sheer number of possible occupations you can pursue with an M.B.A. makes it a highly versatile and in-demand degree.

Here are the median pay figures for just a few typical M.B.A. career paths:

Job Title2015 Median Pay2
Business Executive$102,690
Financial Managers$117,990
Sales Managers$113,860
Advertising, Promotions and Marketing Managers$124,850
Compensation and Benefits Managers$111,430
Human Resources Managers$104,440
Tax Director$148,364
Tax Manager$94,365
Risk Manager$83,763

Your M.B.A. education will prepare you for a wide variety of business industry and government roles, including:

  • Executive-level manager
  • Strategy/Change consultant
  • Management analyst
  • Human resources executive
  • Entrepreneur
  • Facilitator
  • Communications manager
  • Program director
  • Leadership coach
  • Training and development manager
  • Corporate recruiter
  • Talent manager
  • Federal agent

In addition to offering a flexible Interdisciplinary Business concentration, St. John’s online M.B.A. program gives you the ability to select a concentration in Risk Management and Insurance or in Taxation.

The Risk Management and Insurance concentration will provide knowledge essential for roles such as:

  • Broker
  • Consultant
  • Risk manager
  • Underwriter
  • Insurance agent
  • Claims representative

The Taxation concentration will build skills relevant to positions that include:

  • Corporate controller
  • Tax manager
  • Tax director
  • Senior accountant
  • Financial controller
  • Accounting firm partner

An education from St. John’s also gives you access to a wide range of career services resources, as well as an extensive, supportive alumni network that is well-represented in the “Big Four” accounting firms and other top organizations. Our alumni from The Peter J. Tobin College of Business have an outstanding track record of success. Top employers that have hired our graduates include:

  • American Express
  • Citi
  • CNA Insurance
  • Delta Airlines
  • Grant Thornton
  • HBO
  • Hyundai Capital America
  • IBM
  • J. Walter Thompson Worldwide
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • KPMG
  • Major League Baseball
  • Morgan Stanley
  • New York Life
  • PwC
  • TD Bank
  • Travelers
  • Viacom
  • Walgreens
  • Wells Fargo
  • Willis of New York

Advance your career with an M.B.A. from St. John’s University. Contact us at 844-393-1677 or Request More Information today!

2Salary figures for most positions accessed at US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017 Occupational Outlook Handbook, accessed by search by job title at Salary data for tax director, tax manager and risk manager positions accessed on by job title on 4/7/17.