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Career Outlook for MBA Graduates

Earn more with your MBA.

A 2021 study by the Graduate Management Admission Council found that the median salary of MBA graduates is $115,000 per year, which is “77% more than those with a bachelor’s degree.” That salary is also “53% higher as compared to those hired directly from industry.”1 Moreover, the job outlook for MBA graduates remains strong, with careers in finance and healthcare administration growing at some of the fastest rates.

At The University of Scranton, you’ll study in an elite online MBA program and join the Kania School of Management — one of a select group of business schools in the U.S. to have achieved Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business (AACSB) accreditation.

You can choose the general MBA track or one of eight MBA specializations to tailor your degree to your personal career goals.

MBA: Accounting Specialization Careers

MBA: Business Analytics Specialization Careers

MBA: Enterprise Resource Planning Specialization Careers

MBA: Finance Specialization Careers

MBA: Healthcare Management Specialization Careers

MBA: Operations Management Specialization Careers

MBA: Human Resources Management Specialization Careers

MBA: International Business Specialization Careers

Top Executive:


As an executive leader, you could guide your organization to success by setting operational goals and executing the informed strategies needed to achieve them. You could set the tone for your thriving organization, whether it’s a start-up or a multinational corporation.2

Financial Manager:


As a financial manager, you would deliver the critical financial reporting needed to evaluate your organization’s health and inform your strategy and investment. You could work in a variety of industries, including the corporate world, banking and the insurance industry.3

These are just a few of the many jobs available to MBA graduates:

  • Director of marketing
  • Director of human resources
  • Hospital director
  • SAP business analyst
  • Business development director
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Audit manager
  • Director of operations
  • Management consultant

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Program Outcomes: Advanced Business Foundations

Scranton’s online MBA includes core courses that prepare you to:


MBA: Accounting

Develop accounting skills to solve complex business problems and maintain a financially healthy organization.

MBA: Business Analytics

Make sense of big data to help companies survive and thrive with theory and new hands-on skills in business strategy.

MBA: Enterprise Resource Planning

Learn real-world methodologies to lead in enterprise resource planning in a program that’s officially partnered with SAP.

MBA: Finance

Get the skills to conduct financial analyses, develop capital budgets and assess an organization’s overall financial health.

MBA: Healthcare Management

Supervise healthcare facilities, plan and direct operations and manage teams to ensure excellent patient care.

MBA: Human Resources Management

Acquire skills in strategic staffing, evaluating workplace operational goal setting and enterprise-level human resource management.

MBA: International Business

Navigate global business well-versed in global finance, international politics, cross-cultural differences and supply chain management.

MBA: Operations Management

Equip yourself to lead your organization with project management, quality control and financial management skills.

Scranton Career Support

Whether you’re just starting out or advancing in your field, the Gerard R. Roche Center for Career Development is here to support you.

Both before and after you graduate, our experienced advisors can help you build your career and find opportunities that suit your unique skills and talents.

Let’s work together to ensure your success. We can’t wait to get to know you.

Global Network

Join a network of more than 45,000 accomplished Scranton alumni, who live across the nation and in more than 20 countries around the world.


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  1. Graduate Management Admission Council (2021 June 30). New Research on Hiring Trends and Salary Projections for Business School Graduates. Retrieved February 3, 2022, from
  2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2021 September 8). Top Executives. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved February 3, 2022, from
  3. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2021 September 8). Financial Managers. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved February 3, 2022, from