Online Master of Business Administration Career Outlook

An MBA education develops the skills and expertise you need to excel in a variety of management, leadership, and marketing roles. Management occupations are expected to grow a healthy 5 percent from 2019 to 2029, resulting in about 505,000 new jobs.1 The median annual salary for management occupations was $105,660 in May 2019, the highest salary of all the major occupational groups.2 Management roles in advertising, promotions and marketing specifically paid a median annual salary of $135,900.3

Winthrop MBA graduates work at a variety of well-known organizations, such as:

  • Bank of America
  • Carolinas Healthcare System
  • Continental Tire North America
  • Vanguard
  • Wells Fargo
  • Lowes (Corporate Headquarters)
  • Duke Energy
  • Clorox (Corporate Headquarters)

Career Spotlight: Financial Manager

As a financial manager, you would prepare financial statements for your organization, ensure the legality of your organization's finances, supervise employees who work in finance and analyze market trends to help managers make financial decisions. Employment for financial managers is projected to grow 15 percent through 2029, much faster than average growth for all occupations. Financial managers earned a median salary of $134,180 in 2020.4

Career Spotlight: Advertising, Promotions and Marketing Manager

As an advertising, promotions and marketing manager, you would plan advertising and promotional campaigns, negotiate contracts, complete market research studies, develop pricing strategies, meet with clients and oversee departmental staff. The overall employment of advertising, promotions and marketing managers is projected to grow 6 percent through 2029, faster than the average for all occupations. These professionals made a median salary of $133,460 in 2020, with the top 10 percent earning over $208,000.5

Additional Careers You Could Qualify For

This MBA program provides a broad background in business and leadership to prepare you for a variety of senior business roles, such as:

  • Assistant vice president of corporate communications
  • Director of donor development and philanthropy
  • Director of marketing and public relations
  • Director of marketing strategy
  • Director of social media
  • Director of supply chain management
  • Operational risk consultant
  • Project manager
  • Senior director of business development
  • Senior manager of business insights
  • Vice president of sales merchandising

Gain the knowledge you need to advance your career in business administration with an online MBA from Winthrop University. Contact a program manager toll-free at 833/257-1704 to learn more or request more information today.

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5 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, accessed at