An online Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Benedictine prepares you to succeed in a variety of industries anywhere in the world. Your studies will give you the knowledge and skills needed to face 21st century business challenges with confidence. You will gain advanced business expertise in accounting, finance, marketing and international business, with additional opportunities to concentrate in Internet marketing, entrepreneurship or health care.
Is an Online MBA Worth It?
Earning your MBA is a signal to potential employers that you take your career seriously, and completing the program online makes it much easier to fit your studies into your current schedule. Completing an online MBA program carries with it the same prestige as a traditional on-campus program because you cover the same curriculum, have access to the same professors and receive the same diploma as the campus based program. In fact, Graduateprograms.com ranked Benedictine University's online MBA and online public health programs among the best in the nation in the Fall of 2014.
MBA programs help business professionals achieve promotions, secure raises, and land highly competitive positions in business leadership within the world’s top companies. Getting your MBA from Benedictine University could be a stepping stone to get you there as well.
MBA Career Paths
The global business climate is continually evolving. Successful business leadership requires a unique set of skills and attributes, and Benedictine’s seven MBA concentrations help students develop in these areas. Earning your MBA with us puts you in the running for a range of in-demand careers with competitive salaries.
In a 2014 survey of 100 Benedictine online MBA graduates, 95 percent said the program prepared them for their current role. Alumni indicated employment in a variety of industries and companies, proving the various ways you can use this degree. Graduates reported working in:
- Accounting and Finance – 21 percent
- Business – 17 percent
- Health Services or Public Health – 10 percent
- Marketing and Sales – 9 percent
- Human Resources – 5 percent
Job titles of Benedictine MBA alumni include:
- Executive Director
- Chief Operating Officer
- Senior Director of Marketing
- Lead HR Consultant
- Sr. Development Manager
- Financial Analyst
Alumni currently work at organizations including:
- Allstate Insurance
- BAE Systems
MBA Salaries and Hiring Trends
Benedictine online MBA graduates report strong salaries and hiring potential. Of the online MBA alumni surveyed, 87 percent reported working full time and 26.4 percent reported making more than $100,000 annually. About 48 percent report they have already received a promotion or increased responsibility at work.
According to Burning Glass Labor Insights*, these in-demand jobs have had the following number of positions available and average yearly salary over the past year:
- Project Manager: 111,990 positions available, Average salary $85,000/yr.
- Business Management/Analyst: 99,418 positions, Average salary $76,843/yr.
- Program Manager: 65,157 positions, Average salary $71,275/yr.
- Operations Manager: 57,578 positions, Average salary $80,862/yr.
- General Manager: 19,157 positions. Average salary $67,916/yr.
- Business Development Executive: 9,514 positions, Average salary $100,000/yr.
To see the complete results of the online survey and more on hiring trends, view the infographic, Online MBA Alumni Journey From Classroom to Career.
Career Resources for Benedictine MBA Students
The Benedictine Virtual Career Center (BVCC) provides Benedictine students and alumni with access to hundreds of current internships, job opportunities (part and full time), career fairs and networking events that help expose students to the nation’s top employers. On BVCC, you can search job openings by industry, salary, location and areas of interest with just the click of a button.
You can also submit your resume directly to the BVCC website and have it personally reviewed by a director in the Office of Career Development, who will give you personal feedback within 48 hours.
Additionally, all of Benedictine’s Career Center resources are available online at your convenience. From resume/CV templates to downloadable guides on interviewing skills and salary negotiations, the Career Development website has a variety of resources available online.
To learn more about Benedictine’s online MBA, request more information or call us at (866) 295-3104 to speak to one of our Program Managers.
* Information on jobs, openings, salaries, in-demand skills and employers pulled on 4/14, reflecting data pulled over the past 12 months from Burning Glass Technologies Labor/Insight.