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Exploring MBA Careers and Salary Potential

Build Your Future on Responsible Business

Wondering what MBA career path you may follow? CSUMB’s Online MBA graduates prove that the right business program can accelerate career growth and expand your opportunities—as well as your earning potential—in a diverse selection of professional fields.

Our graduates are CEOs, operations and department directors, electrical engineers, police officers, paralegals, clinical specialists, marketing managers and more. More than 97 percent of these students came to CSUMB seeking the tools and knowledge to facilitate their own career advancement, and we have helped them build momentum toward achieving those goals while also fully transforming the way they think about business.

So where will your MBA take you? Follow CSUMB through a unique and experiential learning journey into integrative and responsible business, and find a competitive edge for the strategic development and specialist roles that can empower you to change the world.

Explore Career Outcomes

MBA Salary Trends

An MBA is a significant commitment, but it’s a commitment to a better and more secure future. So if you’re ready to do the work and exceed your potential, consider the payoff of an MBA salary:

  • $105,000: Median salary for new MBA graduates2
  • $10,500: Average sign-on bonus for new MBA graduates2
  • $145,000: Current median salary of self-employed business school alumni3
  • $301,000: Median cumulative base salary for online MBA holders three years after graduation3

Hiring Trends for MBA Graduates

Wondering whether our online program can really provide the career boost you want? Consider these 2018 hiring trends:2

  • 96% of Fortune 100 companies planned to hire recent MBA graduates
  • 77% of startups planned to hire recent MBA graduates
  • 75% of companies planned to place MBA hires into mid-level positions

Companies Where Our Students Work

Network with a tight-knit cohort of classmates who are employed by leading Fortune 500 companies and iconic corporations that include:

  • Apple
  • Tesla
  • PayPal
  • Medtronic
  • ADT
  • Kaiser

Industries Where Our Alumni Work

  • Consulting
  • Educational Services
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare
  • Marketing/Advertising
  • Technology

Student Spotlight: Bryan Neal, MBA 2016

“To me, earning a master’s from CSUMB has meant personal and professional achievement coupled with the potential for higher salary and better career opportunities,” says Neal. Read Bryan’s full Q&A to gain a broader understanding of the Online MBA student experience.

Read Bryan’s Full Interview


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Featured Blog: How Much Does an MBA Cost? The Return on Your MBA Investment

Learn some tips and tricks on how to save while pursuing an online MBA and the potential ROI.
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Interested in Our Online MBA?

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Application Deadline

July 1
Fall 2019 term

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Next Start

August 19
Fall 2019 term