The job market in the United States gets more competitive every day. A bachelor’s degree used to be all that you really needed to secure a great job and start climbing the corporate ladder.
However, with so many qualified workers having a bachelor’s degree in today’s world, it can be hard to stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs. An MBA can certainly help you stand out from the rest of applicants. But why should you spend time and money to get an MBA?
The QS World MBA Tour
Check out the QS World MBA Tour before you take your next step. Photo: iStock.
Investing time and money will pay off in the end
People who get their MBA make an average salary of $100K according to a Fortune article. Whereas the average salary of those with a bachelor’s degree in business is around $55K, according to the same Fortune article. This means that every year you have an MBA versus a bachelor’s degree, you will be ahead with an average of $45K — of course, that depends on the type of job and your location. This means in 5 years you’d be around $225K wealthier with an MBA in your pocket.
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You can work in many different fields
With an MBA, you can work in finance, marketing, consulting, and numerous other fields. For example, you can be a Financial Analyst. As a Finance Analyst, you will keep your finger on the financial pulse of the company you work for. You’ll produce financial reports, develop strategies, and help your company reach its long-term financial goals. The average salary for a Financial Analyst is $84,300.
You could also be a Marketing Director. Marketing Directors usually oversee a team or various teams of marketers. In this role, you’ll help your company develop and execute marketing and growth plans as well as overseeing the company's branding and thought leadership. The average salary for this position is $131,978.
An MBA can even help you get ahead and become a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of a company. What you do as a CEO will vary based on what industry you’re in, but you will oversee the strategic direction of a company, lead and evaluate executive leaders, and more. The average salary for a CEO is $160,193.
The MBA Event You Need to Attend
Whether you’re looking to get ahead in your current career or switch to a different one, an MBA is certainly something to consider. The QS World MBA tour is a one-stop shop event where you can get all your MBA-related questions answered, speak face-to-face with admissions professionals from top business schools, and network with alumni and other attendees – all for FREE and all under one roof.
The tour is coming to New York on January 26th. At this event, you’ll also get free resume advice, test prep resources, a free LinkedIn headshot, and you’ll gain access to $7 million in scholarships. The event will be held at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel from 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information and to save your spot for free, visit the QS MBA tour site: https://bit.ly/2RzywVr