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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who choose an online general business administration degree often pursue management, director-level, or consulting positions in a wide variety of corporate settings.

Potential Employment Settings

  • Community college
  • Consulting firm
  • Corporation
  • Financial/banking institution
  • Government — local, state, federal
  • Health care organization
  • Insurance company
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Manufacturing company
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Retail organization
  • Small business

Common Job Titles/Positions*†

  • Accountant
  • Accounting manager
  • Adjunct or part-time faculty
  • Billing manager/supervisor
  • Buyer
  • Chief executive officer
  • Chief financial officer
  • Chief operations officer
  • Controller
  • Event director
  • Development manager
  • Director of accounting
  • Director of operations
  • Finance director
  • Finance manager
  • Financial analyst
  • Financial advisor
  • Financial services manager
  • Health and social service manager
  • Hospital administrator
  • Human resource manager
  • Insurance underwriter
  • Internal audit director
  • Internal communication manager
  • International business manager
  • Investment manager
  • Management analyst
  • Marketing/sales director
  • Operations manager
  • Performance manager
  • Personal banker
  • President
  • Product manager
  • Project director
  • Project manager
  • Project specialist
  • Public relations manager
  • Purchasing manager
  • Sales representative
  • Securities analyst
  • Vice president

*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide. Many factors determine what position an individual may attain and Capella can't guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.

†Some positions require licensure and/or other designations. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

School of Business and Technology MBA Degree Graduates

Data from graduates across all Business and Technology masters programs have been combined for these Career Outcomes results.

Our School of Business and Technology MBA graduates report satisfaction with tasks and responsibilities and salary and benefits. The majority of graduates work in higher education, government/public sector, healthcare, information technology, aerospace, or consulting.

Career growth potential 42% Promotional opportunities 34% Salary and benefits 55% Tasks and responsibilites 60%

Percentage of respondents who answered "satisfied" or "very satisfied"
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2011 – Q2 2012.

Many MBA degree graduates from the School of Business and Technology report advancing in their careers and receiving a salary increase, leadership role or promotion. They also say their Capella degrees garner recognition from employers.

Advanced in career or profession 24% Successfully changed careers 13% Obtained a teaching position in higher education 2% Assumed a leadership role 19% Received a promotion 22% Received a salary increase 35% Received favorable employer recognition of my degree 35% Received award 3% Presented at a conference, published article, book, manuscript 6% Conducted a research project 3% Served as a professional consultant 14%

Percentage of respondents who indicated they had accomplished each item
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2011 – Q2 2012