Career Impact

Career Impact

MBA Leadership

MBA programs prepare students to assume leadership positions; recruiters often place MBA graduates in managerial positions. To support the growing need for targeted areas of study, Rowan currently offers concentrations in several areas including Accounting, Management Information Systems, Finance, Management, and Supply Chain & Logistical Systems. This allows students to explore academic areas of interest related to their careers.

Consider this:

  • 20% of pre-MBA graduates hold top managerial positions
  • 61% of post-MBA graduates hold top managerial positions (within 3 years after completing their MBA)

Longer term impacts of higher education have been reported through The United States Census Bureau, The United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, The Graduate Management Admissions Council, and other well established agencies throughout the country. These statistics and employment projections are a well defined indicator of the importance of education attained and training programs, for individuals.

Earnings and unemployment rates by educational attainment

Education Attained Unemployment Rate in 2016 (Percent) Median Weekly Earnings
Doctoral Degree 1.6 $1,664
Professional Degree 1.6 $1,745
Master's Degree 2.4 $1,380
Bachelor's Degree 2.7 $1,156
Associate's Degree 3.6 $819
Some College 4.4 $756
High School Diploma 5.2 $692
Less Than High School Diploma 7.4 $504

*Note: Data are for persons age 25 and over. Earnings are for full-time wage and salary workers. Source: Current Population Survey, U.S.. Department of Labor, U.S.. Bureau of Labor Statistics
[Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics]