Master of Business Administration (MBA) Careers

A Master of Business Administration is among the most universally respected degrees.

After all, an MBA program does more than help future leaders enhance their business acumen in areas like analytics, accounting and finance. It can also develop in-demand soft skills such as teamwork, communication and problem solving.

Whether you aspire to advance in your current business career or transition into a new field, an MBA can prepare you for exciting opportunities.

Villanova University was recognized among the top schools in the nation on U.S. News & World Report‘s annual Best Online MBA Programs list, earning the #17 rank.

AACSB Accredited

Villanova University School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) – the premier accrediting agency for business programs.

The Villanova School of Business Online MBA ranked in the top ten among programs in the annual Poets & Quants ranking, coming in at #7 in the nation.


Earning your online MBA from Villanova University can lead to a career that’s not only more satisfying, but also one with higher earning potential.

According to a Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) survey, 93% of alumni of two-year, full-time MBA programs found their degree to be professionally rewarding, while 83% said it was financially beneficial.

GMAC further reports that in a survey of more than 700 global business recruiters, three in four said employees at their organization who hold a graduate business school education earn more than those without one.



Your online MBA from Villanova can enhance your value to any organization by boosting your expertise in key areas such as operations, management, technology and marketing.

We also offer five optional specializations — Finance, Marketing, Analytics, International Business or Strategic Management — offering you further opportunity to become an expert in your area of interest.


Financial Manager

Median salary: $134,180*

As the name suggests, a financial manager is responsible for the overall financial well-being of an organization. Typical duties include long-term financial planning, creating reports and forecasts, investing funds and analyzing trends. They can also manage staff who assist with budgeting. This role often requires knowledge of tax laws and regulations that are specific to their industry.

Financial Analyst

Median salary: $83,660*

A financial analyst is responsible for evaluating investment opportunities and making recommendations to individuals and businesses based on data. They examine the performance of various types of investments, analyze data to project company earnings and carefully study business and economic trends.

Chief Financial Officer

Median salary: $136,944**

Chief financial officers (CFOs) are the highest-ranking financial executive in a company and are responsible for ensuring the organization’s financial health. Often reporting directly to the chief executive officer, the CFO’s role typically includes financial planning, tracking cash flow and having a voice in how an organization manages its income and expenses.

Project Manager, IT

Median salary: $92,870***

These professionals serve as the liaison between the business and technical sides of information technology projects. They help ensure that deadlines are maintained, programs stay on budget and work meets quality standards. They also coordinate with other high-ranking executives to make sure technology initiatives are aligned with the organization’s overall strategy.

General Manager

Median salary: $103,650*

General managers, also called operations managers, oversee the operations of an organization. While their roles and responsibilities can vary widely depending on the type of industry, the job can encompass formulating and implementing policies, managing staff and ensuring that resources are being properly allocated and utilized.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


***O-Net Online

Marketing Manager

Median salary: $141,940*

Marketing managers are responsible for identifying potential new markets for an organization’s offerings and estimating demand for its products and services. Other duties typically associated with the role include monitoring trends, creating strategic plans and coordinating with sales, public relations and product development teams.


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