4 Amazing Careers You Can Do With a Master's in Business

4 Amazing Careers You Can Do With a Master's in Business

Stephanie Lukins

Updated February 21, 2023 Updated February 21

Sponsored by EDHEC Business School

By 2026, employment opportunities in the finance and business sector will increase by 10 percent according to the US Bureau of Labor statistics. So, there are plenty of opportunities available for talented graduates, particularly those who are willing to embrace the modern technologies and globalized approach found at many of today’s leading employers.

A typical business master’s degree will incorporate elements of studying finance, accounting, management and increasingly, technology, as well as business itself. This means the world is pretty much your oyster when it comes to pursuing a career with excellent salary prospects, job security and the inevitable opportunity to climb to the top.

Using data from Payscale and Prospects, we’ve listed below some of the careers you could pursue with a master’s in business. 

Data business analyst

Average salary: US$58,609

Ideal for those who have a keen interest in blending both business and technology data analysis, in this role you’ll have the technological know-how when it comes to generating crucial information about the company. Your main responsibilities include collecting and analyzing data to then devise and implement solutions to any problems which may arise.

You should have an eye for detail as you’ll need to be able to quickly identify recurring patterns or anomalies within the data. As a data business analyst you’ll also have close working relations with senior managers, meaning your work can impact practically any aspect of the company. 

If gaining a better understanding of how industries and organizations manage and utilize big data analytics to devise new and improved business strategies is something which sounds right up your street, then the Master of Science in Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence at EDHEC Business School, may be for you.

The master’s program equips students with the know-how and skillset to expand and explore their business decision intelligence while learning to bridge their knowledge and understanding of data science and business management.

Business development manager

Average salary: US$70,966

If you like the idea of leading a team, you’ll also need to be a self-starter who’s highly motivated and ready to take on any challenge. An excellent blend of business intelligence, communication skills and desire to succeed will make you stand out as well.

As a business development manager, your job is to devise and manage the future business plans of a company by building and maintaining positive professional relationships with partners, including clients and suppliers. It’s your responsibility to understand how the company works and see the ‘bigger picture’ to seek and implement both new and amended strategies to meet the aims and objectives of the business.

German student, Maximilien Taut, studied the MSc in Global Business at EDHEC Business School. He really enjoyed his experience, saying: “The interaction with global companies showed me what was on offer in terms of international career opportunities and I landed my first internship thanks to that. I highly value the combination of analytical skills and strategic thinking which I gained.”

This coming September, the revised Master of Science in Global and Sustainable Business will be introduced at EDHEC Business School. It’s been co-created with the help of EDHEC students and with a clear focus in mind – to actively encourage and develop students’ expertise and skills surrounding business focused solutions for a healthier environment and more sustainable industries. It’ll offer modules in global business disciplines, as well as managerial competences and industries to ensure students can prepare and develop global business solutions for both today and the future.

Strategy consultant

Average salary: US$89,990

How does the idea of being able to turn an idea into reality sound to you? You’ll be responsible for identifying gaps in the current market for a company, to then demonstrate how they can benefit from plugging that gap.

You’ll need to highlight the risks involved and present the company with a strategic framework demonstrating how to do this, and also how to make effective business decisions to improve and expand.

SEO specialist

Average salary: US$43,766

It’s safe to say that should you wish to pursue a career in search-engine-optimization (SEO), you should have an excellent grasp of technology, as well as marketing and analytical skills to match.

This job role is all about being able to read, understand and produce effective SEO content in order to drive new traffic to a website while also maintaining a loyal base of users. As an SEO specialist, you’ll need to be able to successfully identify technical strategies and tactics to the company’s website developers to ensure audience traffic to the website is strong, and that the website places highly in web search results.

There’s a lot of career scope for this type of job. However, you will need to possess a strong understanding and knowledge of certain web-programming and coding, such as HTML code, JavaScript and PHP to get started.

This article was originally published in January 2019 . It was last updated in January 2020

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As the sponsored content writer for TopUniversities.com and TopMBA.com , Stephanie creates and publishes a wide range of articles for universities and business schools across the world. She attended the University of Portsmouth where she earned a BA in English Language and an MA in Communication and Applied Linguistics. 

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