What can I do with my MBA?
A wide range of employers - financial institutions, technology companies, blue-chip companies and SMEs - recruit MBA graduates. Employers usually look favourably on MBAs because studying for this qualification promotes knowledge and skills that are applicable to any organisation (regardless of the sector). The universal appeal stems from the MBA's focus on collective business principles like finance, marketing, operations, technology, accounting, business strategy, organisational behaviour, economics and entrepreneurship.
Popular options for MBA graduates include:
Human Resources Management
Human resources management (HRM) involves the management of people within organisations. It may include organisation and planning, recruitment and selection, training and development, employee relations, job evaluation, performance and reward and much more. Also known as personal management.
Job profile of a human resources officer from the Prospects website
Job profile of a personnel officer from the TARGET Jobs website
Information on HR careers from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
Investment banking relates primarily to raising capital for companies and other organisations, the provision of mergers and acquisition advice or advice on specific issues such as raising loans or stock exchange flotations.
Management consultants help organisations to solve issues, in particular those concerned with the strategy, structure, management and operations of an organisation. They provide objective advice and expertise that will identify options for the organisation, and suggest recommendations for change.
Marketing executives develop marketing campaigns to promote a product, service or idea. It is a varied role that includes planning, advertising, public relations, event organisation, product development, distribution, sponsorship and research.
Supply Chain Management
Supply chain managers plan, coordinate and monitor the transfer of goods and materials from manufacturers and suppliers through to customers. This can include everything from forecasting trends and buying through to transport and distribution. Also known as logistics or distribution manager.
Job profile of a logistics and distribution manager from the Prospects website
Job profile of a distribution manager from the TARGET Jobs website
Job profile of a supply chain manager from the National Careers Service website