More MBAs Looking to Tech Industry for Employment

The demand for mobile devices, computer-based applications, social networking sites and the next best hi-tech gadget have created a need for savvy business professionals who can help manage technological companies. Continue reading to learn how many MBA graduates are finding employment within the tech industry. Schools offering Business degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

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Tech Companies that MBA Students Want to Work For

In August 2011, The Wall Street Journal published an article discussing the rise of MBA holders who are seeking careers with technology companies. From late 2010 to early 2011, Universum Global, an employer branding organization, polled more than 6,000 MBA students from more than 70 programs and asked them, among other things, which companies they'd like to work for upon graduation. Shortly after, The Journal requested that Universum taper its original survey to include only ten top schools. Consequently, the primary poll was whittled down to answers from slightly more than 1,000 MBA seekers. In spite of the minor alteration, the fact remained that many future business leaders of America want to work for top computer-centered corporations, including Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple. Of the top four tech firms, Google led the pack.

Technology-Focused MBA Programs

In response to modern times, many postsecondary institutions throughout the U.S. have implemented specialized business administration graduate programs. Some schools, such as University of California at Berkeley and Carnegie Mellon University, offer MBA programs with a concentration in technology management. Other MBA programs are offered in conjunction with a complementary master's degree in computer science or engineering. At certain schools, MBA degree seekers may also be able to concentrate in a particular technology field, such as health care informatics.

More Opportunities Available for MBA Holders

Various sources have also indicated that jobs for MBA graduates are on the rise. More and more employers are visiting colleges and placing an emphasis on recruiting qualified candidates. A greater number of internships are also being made available to MBA students. Those with experience in computers and technology should have better odds.

According to an article featured in Bloomberg Businessweek, in 2010, 20% of MBA grads from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology went on to pursue professional business positions is the technology sector. Comparatively, less than 12% of grads chose professions in the investments field. Those who do land jobs with tech-driven organizations may undertake tasks in product management, operations administration, financial analysis, strategizing or marketing.

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