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What MBA in Finance Careers Can I Pursue?

Your MBA prepares you for a wide variety of careers in business, across all sectors. Every organization — public, private, nonprofit, and government — needs leaders who are prepared with the skills and knowledge to create lasting success for their business.

Typical Jobs for MBA Finance Graduates

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Development Officer
  • Financial Manager
  • Corporate Financial Analyst
  • Credit Manager
  • Corporate Controller
  • Treasurer
  • Director of Financial Planning

With The University of Scranton’s online MBA with specialization in Finance, you’ll be uniquely prepared to make a difference at your organization — whether you want to move into a financial position or advance as a leader with financial expertise.

A Growing Field

Employment of financial managers, a common position for those with an MBA in finance, is expected to grow 19 percent from 2016 to 2026.* This is much faster than the average rate for other occupations.

You can be confident that your MBA will position you for success. The number of job opportunities and career paths available to you will increase steadily throughout your career.

Increased Earning Potential – Regardless of Industry

Some of the most common roles for students with an online MBA in Finance are Chief Financial Officer, Financial Manager, and Treasurer. These positions are available at organizations in all types of industries — not just the financial industry.

Whether you want to work for a large public company, a small nonprofit, or anywhere in between, The University of Scranton’s online MBA with specialization in Finance will prepare you for a high-paying career.

MBA in Finance – Career Snapshots

  • Chief Financial Officer
    As your organization’s chief financial officer, you would be the senior executive responsible for overseeing all financial operations, from record keeping and financial planning to tracking cash flow and preparing financial reports. You would lead the accounting and finance departments and ensure your company operates efficiently, saves money, and complies with laws and internal policies.
    2017 Median Salary: $127,903***
  • Financial Manager
    As a financial manager, you’d be responsible for the overall financial health of your organization. You’d create financial reports, direct your company investments, and plan for its long-term financial stability. You’d determine how to reduce costs, analyze market trends to maximize profits, and find ways for your organization to grow and thrive.
    2017 Median Salary: $125,080**
  • Treasurer
    As treasurer, you’d help your organization manage daily cash flow, work to improve banking services, and create and present your department’s strategy to management. You’d find new ways to improve payment strategies, create efficiencies, and streamline internal processes, while controlling your company’s debts and investments.
    2017 Median Salary: $88,792****

Take the Next Step

Learn more about leveraging your career with an online MBA with a Finance specialization from The University of Scranton. Request more information or call us at 866-373-9547.

We also offer these career-related resources exclusively to our students:

The Gerard R. Roche Center for Career Development helps students with career decisions that are consistent with their unique talents and aspirations. The center is in constant conversation with recruitment partners and focuses on two different areas for student success: preparation and opportunities.

The team of professional counselors work directly with students to provide individual and group counseling services (in person, Skype, or via phone). Students can receive assistance with resume writing, interviewing, and job search techniques. Students and alumni can access job postings by employers looking to hire Scranton alumni. Other resources include:

  • The Vault: A comprehensive online resource library for industry and employer research, rankings, internships, and job postings. Most popular - their guidebooks! Students can download the books free!
  • Big Interview: An online mock interview tool allows students to practice their interview skills at any time. Students have access to a database of questions with feedback provided by a contact in their network (alum, colleague or career counselor). This also helps students feel more comfortable in the virtual interview environment.
  • Handshake: This tool can help you make the most of your future career choices. Handshake allows students to interact with the over 5,000 employers connected with The University of Scranton. Handshake is your hub for finding jobs, internships, career-related events and content tailored to fit your needs and interests!

Students and alumni may contact the Center for Career Development directly at (570) 941-7640 or careers@scranton.edu.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/financial-managers.htm
**Glassdoor, https://www.glassdoor.com/Salaries/mba-finance-salary-SRCH_KO0,11.htm
***Payscale, https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Chief_Financial_Officer_(CFO)/Salary
****Payscale, https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Treasurer/Salary