Studying MBA

Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an internationally recognised, prestigious postgraduate degree that prepares students to take up leadership and management positions in public, private and charity sectors. Most MBA courses provide students with grounding in core subjects like accounting and finance, economics, marketing and operations and offer opportunities to specialise in areas like international business, human resources and strategic marketing and communications.

Some of the most popular universities in the United States that offer MBA programmes include the likes of:

  • Webster University
  • Concordia University
  • Northern Arizona University
  • University of St Thomas
  • Duquesne University

Salary and Career Prospects

Upon graduation, MBA graduates find employment with banks, accountancy and professional services consultancies and in management and business operations roles in technology, engineering, retail and hospitality companies and government departments.

Some of the roles they take up are Business Consultant, Quality Manager, Corporate Development Manager, HR Manger, Sales Manager and Marketing Manager.

Salaries vary based on job role, industry, experience, qualifications, skills and location. As a guide, business and management professionals earn a median salary of around$100,000 a year (70 lakhs INR).

Why study in USA?

The United States is the most popular destination for international students. Its universities are widely regarded as being among the best in the world for teaching, learning and research. In fact, American universities consistently outrank non-American universities in QS World Rankings every year.

The US economy is the world’s largest. The country is the birthplace of conglomerates like Amazon, Dell, Microsoft, Citi Group, Ford and Walmart. American companies operate in pretty much every sector or industry, ranging from IT and technology to pharmaceutical to retail, transport, and hospitality. Different regions of the United States are known for excelling in different industries. California, for example is a world-leading IT and technology hub and New York is a major business, banking and finance hub. In addition to this, several international agencies like the United Nations, World Bank are headquartered here.

The country is a popular tourist destination, with millions of tourists drawn to its vibrant cities, breathtakingly beautiful national parks and landscapes, excellent dining, hospitality and leisure options and historic buildings, museums and art galleries. New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle are among the biggest cities.

There is no language barrier because English is the de facto official language. However, USA is a multicultural country and several hundred languages are spoken at community level.

International graduates are able to apply for a post-study work permit, or optional practical training (OPT) as it is called in the States for a period of upto 36 months.