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U.S. News Highlights 5 Hot Jobs for MBA Graduates

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2019 is shaping up to be an excellent year for recent and upcoming MBA graduates. From a strong economy to a wide range of technology industry practices and corporations requiring data analysis, “companies are really hungry to hire MBAs,” says Stephen Pidgeon, the executive director of career services at Dartmouth Tuck.

However, not all jobs for MBA graduates are created equal. Here are the five hot jobs for MBA graduates in 2019.

Product Manager

The technology sector needs product managers to coordinate the finance, development, and marketing teams to get the product done on time and under budget. “Senior product manager” and “product manager” are also two of the ten most in-demand job titles for MBA graduates. So, it should be no surprise that in 2018, 16 percent of the UT Austin / McCombs full-time MBA class became a product manager.


A longstanding popular post-MBA industry, you can expect consulting companies to be recruiting heavily in 2019. They’re looking for individuals who can work to improve companies’ efficiency, profitability, and long-term planning. They want people who think about the future of work and what it means for their clients. In 2018, 30 percent of the Dartmouth Tuck graduating MBA class went into consulting with increased salary offers.

Medical and Health Services Manager

We’ve said it before, as the U.S. population continues to age up, the health care system is growing massively. MBAs are needed to oversee operations and finances at hospitals, outpatient care facilities, nursing homes, and more. Health care organizations are also looking for hardcore analytics experience and are willing to pay $98,350 to get it.

Financial Manager

Financial services and the MBA have always gone hand-in-hand, and that’s not changing in 2019. Four of the ten most in-demand job titles for MBA graduates include “chief financial officer,” “senior financial analyst,” “controller,” and “director of finance.” The key is to demonstrate that you have the technical skills necessary to perform in your role and translate finance into strategy.

Product Marketing Manager and Brand Marketing Manager

Marketing today requires a lot of data and analytics, so it’s becoming more and more popular among MBA graduates. As a product and brand marketing manager you’ll be responsible for figuring out the value of what your company creates and how to communicate that value while paying attention to the competition. And it’s a well-paying job with the median salary around $132,230.

Read more about the top five jobs for MBA graduates in the original U.S. News piece.

Kelly Vo
Kelly Vo is a writer who specializes in covering MBA programs, digital marketing, and topics related to personal development. She has been working in the MBA space for the past four years in research, interview, and writing roles.