Master of Business Administration: Career Outlook

Join the next generation of business leaders.

Utica College's ACBSP-accredited Master of Business Administration is designed to meet the needs of the modern business world and provide you with the skills organizations seek in their leaders. Through just two years of part-time study, you'll gain the real-world, application-based knowledge that today's market demands.

  • 86% of global companies wanted MBA graduates in 2017, a 7% jump from 20161
  • 52% of starting salaries for new MBA hires meet or exceed the inflation rate1
  • $110,000 projected starting base salary for new MBA hires in 20171
  • Post-MBA graduates earn 17–58% more than bachelor's degree candidates1

Our online MBA has a variety of specializations so you can tailor your learning to your career goals and enter the marketplace with both business fundamentals and specific knowledge. Plus, we've designed this 100-percent online MBA to be as flexible as possible. You'll fit your studies around your current career and life with ease.

Chief Financial Officer


As your company's chief financial officer, you're the senior executive responsible for managing every aspect of its financial actions. That includes financial planning, tracking cash flow, analyzing your company's strengths and weaknesses, and proposing correctives. You'd also manage the accounting and finance divisions and ensure financial reports are correct and on time.2,3

Marketing Director


As a marketing director, you would lead strategizing and implementing your company's (or your client's) marketing campaigns. You'd ensure your team's projects are not only profitable, but on schedule. You could either work in-house, or for a marketing agency with many clients. You would be responsible for understanding where your client or company fits in the marketplace and how you can stay competitive.4,5

Additional roles for MBA earners:

  • Senior Financial Analyst ($74,525/year)6
  • Senior Accountant ($65,638/year)7
  • Director of Operations ($88,798/year)8
  • Business Development Manager ($71,017/year)9

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          Specializations: Stand Out From Other MBA Grads

          By choosing one of our career-focused MBA specializations, you'll set yourself apart from the competition and enter a career serving an organization's business needs.

          Key Skills Employers Need

          • Demonstrate a strategic-level understanding of the key functions of business: —accounting, economics, finance, international business, management, marketing, operations, and statistics.

          • Perform problem analysis, both individually and as part of teams and groups, decision-making and their impact on present results and future results, using vehicles such as problem and case analysis, integrated modules, and live consulting opportunities.

          • Be aware of and understand globalization and its impacts on people, businesses, and the economy.

          • Develop a personal framework for considering and addressing values issues and application of values to business professions through case analysis and in classroom interaction.

          Beyond the Degree

          We have the tools to help you make your next career move:

          One-on-One Mentors

          Work with your program director and professors for professional mentorship and support.

          Job Search Assistance

          Build your résumé, do mock interviews, and find new opportunities in your area.

          Career Counseling

          Have our experts review your résumé and LinkedIn and learn to stand out from the crowd.


          Register for events, create a visual profile for employers, and apply for jobs and internships through our online portal.


          1Corporate Recruiters Survey Report 2017 (Rep.). (2017, June). Retrieved December 3, 2018, from Graduate Management Admission Council website:
          2Average Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Salary. (n.d.). Retrieved on December 3, 2018, from
          3Kenton, W. (2018, March 21). Chief Financial Officer - CFO. Retrieved December 3, 2018, from
          4Salary: Marketing Director. (n.d.). Retrieved December 3, 2018, from,18.htm
          5What Does A Marketing Director Do? (2017, April 26). Retrieved December 3, 2018, from
          6Average Senior Financial Analyst Salary. (n.d). Retrieved on December 3, 2018, from
          7Average Senior Accountant Salary. (n.d.). Retrieved on December 3, 2018, from
          8Average Director of Operations Salary. (n.d.). Retrieved on December 3, 2018, from
          9Average Business Development Manager. (n.d.). Retrieved on December 3, 2018, from