Industries That Require An MBA

Posted July 11, 2018, by Michelle Marshall

There are plenty of industries who prefer or even require an MBA. So if you are interested in a career in Finance, Law, Consumer Goods, Consulting, HR or Engineering and you are hell-bent on being the best that you can be, whilst working for the best companies, then you need to snag that MBA and become an MBA lawyer, MBA Finance Manager, MBA HR manager, and more!

Talking of managers and management, the skills that you attain from your MBA will ensure that you’ll turn heads if you apply for any management positions because your leadership skills will be world class. Not only will you know how to lead, you’ll be confident (without being arrogant) in your abilities to lead and inspire, even when the chips are down.

Typical MBA Career Paths

An MBA can take you down many career paths and lead to plenty of top-notch roles. Holding an MBA is a fine way to future-proof AND recession-proof your career! The industries and positions available are vast. Here are some industries that value an MBA most:

MBA Finance

The finance field is vast and competitive so to have a shot at standing out an MBA can be critical. In the finance industry, your MBA, (combined in some cases with a specialist education) is a ticket to positions such as;

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Leadership Positions in Accounting
  • Financial Analyst
  • Insurance and Risk Management
  • Advisory Positions in Investment Banks


The right management of staff is one of the keys to success for many organisations. Be an integral part of any business and move beyond more traditional roles when you arm yourself with an MBA. So, if HR is your thing, there are plenty of opportunities waiting for you;

  • HR Management Positions
  • Strategic Human Resources
  • Employee Relations
  • Learning and Development
  • Recruitment and Talent Management

MBA Manufacturing

Interested in moving stuff from A to B? Sometimes the provision of timely goods is insanely challenging and critically important if you’ve got the stomach for it, here are some of the positions you could hold with an MBA.

  • Logistics Management
  • Stock Control
  • Supply Chain Management

MBA Lawyer

An MBA for Lawyers will set you apart from your colleagues and clear the pathway for you to dominate. You’ll be of interest not just to business clients, but also for attaining partnerships and management positions.

MBA Entrepreneurship

As an Entrepreneur, you’ll already be focused on being the best that you can be because, well, you are going to feel the pain if you are not! An MBA for Entrepreneurship is a way to stand strong. Not only will it provide you with the techniques and skills to lead your business to success but you’ll also find it extremely easy to add services to your portfolio such as high end consulting, and your leadership and management skills will be FINE!

Who should study an MBA?

If you already have at least four years of work experience and a graduate degree. Or if you have six years work experience without a degree, and you want to carve the direction of your career into some of the positions above, or into management, consulting, or project management in any form, an MBA is just the qualification for you. 

Michelle Marshall

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