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Business School Career Options

Career outcomes for MBA graduates are expanding to reflect the diversity of the people pursuing MBAs. “Earning an MBA appeals to all types of students and business professionals, from right-brained creative thinkers to numbers-driven analytical types,” says Susannah Snider in a 2016 US News article.

An MBA can positively impact employment opportunities and open doors that might otherwise be closed. With this in mind, many working professionals pursue MBAs on a part-time basis. The Sellinger School of Business at Loyola offers a comprehensive part-time MBA program for busy professionals. Even established professionals are boosting their careers through Executive MBA programs like the one offered by the Sellinger School. Employment data show 82.6 percent of MBA graduates and 86.7 percent of Executive MBA graduates seeking employment are offered jobs within three months of graduation, according to a 2014 study by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in partnership with MBA Career Services and Employer Alliance.

Hot jobs after business school, Snider says, include marketing manager, human resources specialist, logistician, medical and health services manager, fundraiser, and financial advisor. These business school graduate careers offer dynamic growth, comfortable salaries and low unemployment rates. In addition to the more traditional jobs in finance and consulting, a 2022 article notes an increase of business school graduate careers in the technology sector and with start-ups and nonprofits.

For MBA students undecided on what path to pursue, sites like The Princeton Review offer helpful career advice. MBA and EMBA students in the Sellinger School of Business are encouraged to visit the Loyola Career Center and explore the many resources designed to develop and support business school graduate careers.