Investment banking, management consulting and technology currently top the list of industries MBA candidates most want to work in. But MBAs also move into management roles in a variety of other industries, from automotive to consumer products, energy to healthcare, general manufacturing to media and entertainment, retail to real estate. MBAs also seek out positions in non-investment banking finance roles that include private equity investing and investment management.
MBA students move into large corporate organizations, smaller niche-focused companies, family businesses—or they start their own businesses. Increasingly, MBA candidates have also been drawn to the nonprofit sector or to for-profit businesses that focus on social impact.
Read more about specific business school programs that are highly regarded for their ability to prepare students for careers in the following industries: