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Hottest Jobs for 2014 MBA Graduates

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 11 June, 2014, 9:53am
UPDATED : Friday, 13 June, 2014, 5:47pm

What are the hottest jobs in 2014 for MBA graduates? The answers may surprise you. While most business students beginning their MBA may not have a strong conviction about what field they want to study, much less work in, these hot MBA graduate jobs for 2014 graduates are good indicators to help MBA students decide. Here are the top MBA graduate jobs in 2014 that graduates should keep their eyes out for.

Analysts. Whether information security, management, or operations research, companies are hiring MBA analysts. An information security analyst helps protect a company’s computers and network systems by monitoring them. Of course previous knowledge in computer sciences is a necessity. A management analyst provides feedback for a company to help them become more profitable by improving workplace efficiency. Companies prefer these candidates to have an MBA focused on management. Lastly, operations research analysts fall in a similar vein. They use statistics to help companies become more profitable, usually focusing on problems in production, sales, and logistics.

Finance. Studying finance is always a safe bet for any MBA student. The field offers a myriad of opportunities for work and growth, and for 2014, financial managers are in. For individuals with backgrounds in finance like financial analysts or loan offers that want to branch out, an MBA with a specialization in corporate finance is a smart move. Financial managers oversee all the money of organizations and can make well over $100,000 a year.

Software development. Like an information security analyst, a software developer has to have some previous knowledge of computer programming, but the job can include a wide variety of tasks. A software developer can be anyone in the technology field that designs computer programs to operating systems.

Interpreters and translators. The prerequisite to becoming either an interpreter or a translator is obviously fluency in another language, but employers typically hire those with bachelor’s degrees. Higher up the ladder, especially in fields like information technology, employers prefer to higher interpreters and translators with a master’s degree.

2014 is abuzz with career potential for recent graduates and these popular MBA graduate jobs offer insight for future graduates as to what their future career might be. The best part is, the variety of opportunities for everyone’s interests means no one should get bored in what will inevitably be an exciting and fulfilling career.

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