10 jobs you can get with an MBA
19 January 2017
An MBA is a practical degree, there’s no doubt about that. What you may not be aware of are the myriad of fun and outlandish jobs that the qualification can open up to you. We’ve uncovered some of the best jobs an MBA can qualify you for—some are more obscure than you may think!
1. Marketing manager at the Olympic Games
Being a marketing manager could put you behind some of the biggest and most exciting brands in the world. To succeed in marketing, you’ll need to be smart, savvy and possess a creative flair—while also knowing the ins and outs of doing business. An MBA can provide you with those skills, along with a qualification that will substantially boost your earning potential.
2. Human resources manager
Understanding how to manage people is another core item on the MBA curriculum. With an MBA under your belt, you could find yourself handling the HR operations of an organisation. Beyond overseeing recruitment, training and retention, you’ll have the skills necessary to manage the entire HR department.
3. Running an international NGO
An MBA doesn’t have to take you into a big, money-making company. It’s also a great qualification for people working in non-profits, NGOs or the public sector. With the skills gained from an MBA, you’ll be able to navigate the minefields of managing an organisation at any scale, even when your focus isn’t on the bottom line.
Creative, savvy and full of ideas, entrepreneurship provides open-ended possibilities for MBA degree holders. Being an entrepreneur is a risky business, but the rewards are plentiful—especially if you like thinking big. An MBA will give you the skills necessary to get your next idea off the ground and (hopefully) running smoothly.
5. Innovating customer experience as a field strategist
If you’re a strategic thinker and great with people, an MBA could be the push you need to work as a field strategist. As a field strategist, you’ll focus on customer experience. Having an MBA means that you can design the service your customers want, while still meeting business needs.
6. Film producer of the next big blockbuster
Yep, the bright lights of Hollywood are open to MBA holders, too. Producing a film requires great business know-how, which means MBA holders are ready to excel in this career. An MBA degree will prepare you for the ‘biz’ side of showbiz, so you can make sure everything runs smoothly (and profitably) behind the scenes.
7. Federal government positions
The Australian Tax Office is always looking for talented grads with an MBA. But why stop there? If you’re politically minded, the business-savvy skills you learn from your MBA could lead you towards holding the government’s purse strings. Alternatively, you could be the business brains behind the government’s fraud detection units and help solve crime.
8. Health services manager
Want your MBA to have a positive impact on the world? You could find yourself working as a manager in the health sector. By ensuring everything in your hospital, health centre or nursing home is running well and on-budget, you can find ways to improve the quality of life for your patients.
9. Business owner
Being your own boss means doing business the way you want. With an MBA, you’ll have all the tools necessary to run your own small to medium-sized business. Whether that means owning a boutique advertising agency, running your own health food store or providing IT services—the potential is endless.
10. Consultant to the next Richard Branson
Finally, having an MBA means that you have valuable knowledge and skills to share with others. Becoming a consultant means that you can provide valuable advice to up-and-coming entrepreneurs. Imagine shaping the path of the next Richard Branson or Steve Jobs. With the help of your insider-knowledge, the next big thing could be just around the corner.
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