While an MBA continues to be the most common path of postgraduate business studies, an increasing number of programs offer Master of Science degrees in various fields of business. These degrees usually require half the amount of time as an MBA (sometimes less than a year verses two or more full-time years for the MBA), and can propel a student into a higher earning bracket and a more competitive résumé due to specialization in one area.
Business schools in the US offer a wide array of MBA programs including accounting, finance, human resources, management, entrepreneurship, supply chain management, and more.
The MBA at Chattanooga not only prepares students for the CPA exam, but also develops research and communication skills and prepares graduates for careers in accounting. An optional qualification in forensic data analytics allows students to go above and beyond. Chattanooga offers extraordinary natural beauty, rapid economic development, and a variety of cultural experiences that make it a dynamic context for motivated students.
Tulane University offers a range of MS programs, including Management in Energy, Management, Accounting, and Finance. Program duration ranges from 9 to 18 months.
Experiential learning is a key value. Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, John Clarke explained, “We put students in the role of an employee, an analyst, an entrepreneur so they learn by being.”
Combined with a long history in global education, Tulane continues to lead the way for international business trailblazers.
Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., American University earns increasingly impressive rankings, and provides a smorgasbord of MS programs: Accounting, Analytics, Finance, Marketing, Real Estate, Sustainability Management, and Taxation. The Masters in Sustainability Management specializes in integrating business with public policy and real-world experience to shape future leaders in business, nonprofits, and the public sector.
The Master of Science in Marketing Research (MSMR) program has been showered with praise, including TFE Times ranking it #1 among the “Top US Master’s Programs in Marketing Research.” Graduates in 2015 achieved a 100% job placement rate in a thriving job sector that promises to sustain growth for years to come.
In addition to Accountancy and Business Analytics, two specialized programs demonstrate the student-centered learning at St. Thomas. The Master in Health Care Communication draws upon industry leaders to optimize student preparation, and Organizational Ethics and Compliance is highly specialized for the corporate legal field.
“Students choose our school because of the community that we offer,” said Director of Admissions Tiffany Cork. “In a smaller program there is a deep connection with your fellow students and faculty and a lot of support for students coming into the United States.”
Students at Touro College are at the center of the business world: not only are they located in downtown Manhattan, but they also have the support of exceptional career services, tailored programs, and the benefit of the most affordable tuition in the area. In addition to specialized master’s degrees, the MBA program offers seven specializations (ranging from general management to healthcare and entrepreneurship), all preparing the leaders of tomorrow for success in their chosen field.
The Lally School of Management at America’s oldest technological university, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, weaves technology and business into its many innovative programs.
In addition to its MBA program, Lally offers five specialized M.S. degrees: