Online Master’s Degrees in Business

An online master’s degree in business may equip individuals with the knowledge required to develop strengthened business expertise. In this one to two-year program, students may learn how to understand global issues, develop business leadership skills, and establish new business procedures. Popular areas of concentration may include international business, public administration, and healthcare management.

Upon graduation, students may either seek employment or pursue a doctoral-level business degree. Master’s-level graduates may gain employment in marketing, finance, accounting, management, and public relations.

Program Overview

  • Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Program Length: One to two years to complete
  • Post-Grad Options: Employment or Doctoral Program
  • Projected Employment Growth: 22% (2010-2020)*

Program Concentrations

A master’s-level business degree may consist of a core set of business courses alongside specialized classes based on the student’s chosen area of concentration. Students may take courses such as managerial finance, strategic marketing management, and global marketing. Possible areas of concentration for a master’s degree in business may include the following:

  • Project Management
  • Public Administration
  • Human Resources
  • Healthcare Management
  • Marketing
  • International Business
  • Public Relations

Career Options

Master’s-level graduates may gain employment in finance, public relations, global marketing, accounting, and management. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, management analyst employment opportunities are projected to increase by 22% from 2010-2020.*

Possible careers include:

  • Management Analyst
  • Financial Examiner
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Accountant
  • Market Research Analyst

Continuing Education

Students who successfully complete an online master’s-level business degree may wish to continue their education by enrolling in a doctoral program. A doctoral degree in business may prepare students for a career in business academia. Employers may require individuals to hold a bachelor’s degree at minimum for employment in general business positions.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

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