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How have functional job offerings changed for MBAs?

 

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MBAs infamously become consultants, financiers, and business leaders. But the MBA degree has spread its wings into multiple other functions, including: human resources, engineering, and education. Today, MBAs get their graduate degrees in a plethora of functions. And the MBA job market is changing as well.

Here are the top 25 functions from the MBA job postings in 2011:

  • 1. Consulting
  • 2. Marketing - Brand / Product Management
  • 3. Business Development
  • 4. Strategic Planning
  • 5. Finance - Analyst / Research
  • 6. Sales
  • 7. Marketing - Market Research
  • 8. Marketing - Product Development
  • 9. Marketing - General
  • 10. Management  - Project Mgmt.
  • 11. Finance - General
  • 12. Finance - Corporate Finance
  • 13. Management  - General
  • 14. Marketing - Merchandising / Retail
  • 15. Marketing - Communications / Public Relations
  • 16. Finance - Investment Management
  • 17. Marketing - Advertising
  • 18. Finance - Mergers & Acquisitions
  • 19. Tech - Ecommerce / Internet / Web Site Mgmt
  • 20. Management  - Operations / Production
  • 21. Marketing
  • 22. Finance - Investment Banking
  • 23. Tech - Business Analysis and Design
  • 24. Finance - Risk Management
  • 25. Management  - General Manager

To see how MBA job offerings have changed, take a look at the top 25 functional areas with their corresponding year over year (YOY) increase:

  • 1. Tech - Integration / Implementation: 310.53%
  • 2. Economic Analysis / Research: 261.11%
  • 3. Research & Development: 218.18%
  • 4. Tech - Training and Development: 206.25%
  • 5. Tech - Systems Management: 176.00%
  • 6. Management : 175.00%
  • 7. Marketing: 168.57%
  • 8. Tech: 162.50%
  • 9. Strategic Planning: 146.39%
  • 10. Marketing - Communications / Public Relations: 130.36%
  • 11. Finance - Investment Banking: 127.50%
  • 12. Finance - Mergers & Acquisitions: 120.45%
  • 13. Business Development: 119.27%
  • 14. Management  - International / Multinational: 117.65%
  • 15. Tech - Business Analysis and Design: 114.29%
  • 16. Marketing - Advertising: 112.28%
  • 17. Human Resources: 109.09%
  • 18. Finance - Restructure / Turnaround: 105.88%
  • 19. Marketing - Market Research: 105.10%
  • 20. Finance: 103.33%
  • 21. Finance - Commercial Banking: 102.94%
  • 22. Finance - Public Finance: 102.94%
  • 23. Tech - General: 100.00%
  • 24. Finance - Investment Management: 98.41%
  • 25. Corporate Development: 97.56%

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Source: Data is from jobs distributed to MBAs at our partner schools.

 

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Ryan Pratt

Ryan Pratt is the Vice President of Marketing and Research at GradLeaders. During his 10+ years at GradLeaders, the network has grown to have now helped over 600,000 employers and 26,500,000 students from more than 1,000 schools around the world. Ryan graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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