Career Outlook

Berkeley College MBA Career Outlook

M.B.A. in Management at a Glance

Berkeley College MBA Career Outlook

Employment Prospects

The variety of business, leadership skills, and knowledge developed through the Berkeley College M.B.A. in Management program helps to prepare graduates for top management positions in a wide range of industries. Some employers prefer or require that their top managers have a Master’s degree. With enough relevant professional experience, M.B.A. in Management graduates may advance to positions such as computer and information systems managers, training and development managers, financial managers, and human resources managers.

Typical Tasks Performed

Typical responsibilities for computer and information systems managers:

  • Analyze an organization’s computer needs and recommend possible upgrades to top executives
  • Plan and direct installation and upgrading of computer hardware and software
  • Ensure the security of an organization’s network and electronic documents
  • Assess the costs and benefits of a new project and justify spending to top executives
  • Learn about new technology and look for ways to upgrade an organization’s computer systems
  • Plan and direct the work of other information technology professionals

Typical responsibilities for training and development managers:

  • Assess employees’ needs for training
  • Align training with the organization’s strategic goals
  • Create a training budget and keep operations within budget
  • Develop training programs that make the best use of available resources
  • Update training programs to ensure that they are current
  • Oversee the creation of online learning modules and other educational materials for employees

Outlook for Employment

Demand for computer and information systems managers will increase as firms continue to expand their use of wireless and mobile networks. Employment of computer and information systems managers is projected to grow 15 percent through 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.

In many fields, employees are required to take continuing education and skill development courses throughout their careers. In addition, innovations in training methods and learning technology are expected to continue throughout the next decade. Employment of training and development managers is projected to grow 7 percent through 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

Work Environment

The industries that employed the most computer and information systems managers in 2014 were as follows:

  • Computer systems design and related services – 20%
  • Finance and insurance – 12%
  • Information – 11%
  • Management of companies and enterprises – 10%
  • Manufacturing – 9%

Training and development managers work in nearly every industry. Some also work for organizations and in government. These professionals typically work in offices with some travelling between a main office and regional offices or training facilities. They spend much of their time working with people, giving presentations, and leading training activities.

Please note that these are national statistics and projections that might vary by location.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/computer-and-information-systems-managers.htm#tab-1 and http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/training-and-development-managers.htm# 

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