U.S. Graduate Business Administration Resources

A Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) degree is traditionally earned in two years, but can be completed in one year in some accelerated programs. An Executive or Professional MBA is tailored for people already employed in business who are interested in managerial positions.  Executive and Professional MBAs allow students to work full time while taking graduate degree programs. While maintaining student visa status, international candidates at this level may consider internships or working abroad to carry out professional activities during program completion. Students who are targeting a career in finance and financial markets may consider a Masters of Science in Finance (MSF) rather than a more general MBA. An MSF is often shorter in duration and upon completion students may chose to continue their studies and become a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). 


With a degree in business administration, consider professional opportunities at the Managerial or Executive level in consultancy firms, investment banks, start-up or venture firms, and other businesses in the private sector.

Graduate Programs 

Business administration students choose among a variety of degree concentrations, such as accounting, corporate strategy, decision sciences, international trade, management, and more. A sample of graduate courses includes Business and Government, International Economics, Strategy and Negotiation, and Corporate Accountability.

If you are considering continuing your education in the field of business or finance, you should become familiar with current academic trends and research developments. 

In addition to researching accredited colleges and universities that offer study in business administration, students should identify academic programs with professional accreditation. Professional accrediting organizations for business administration: