Many international students come to the United States in order to study and earn a degree in a variety of different fields. Oftentimes, it is a STEM field, but many international students come to the United States in order to receive an MBA. An MBA is an internationally recognized degree which stands for Master of Business Administration. An MBA is an extremely flexible degree, and can help you pursue a job in many different areas and industries, especially when it is paired with another degree.
As stated above, there is no narrow job classification for those who hold an MBA. If you have an MBA, you can work in virtually any field or industry. According to US News, these are five of the hottest or most in demand jobs for those who have MBAs:
- Compliance officer,
- Business operations manager,
- Financial manager,
- Medical and health services manager.
Please note that these are not only limited to international students with an MBA, but to everyone who holds an MBA. These jobs are listed here only to help you start your job search and get a head start. Also, please note that these are not specific positions at specific companies. Rather, they are general positions that many different United States companies employ.
If you are an international student who is looking to study in the United States for an MBA but have not started applying yet, below are the top ten best schools in the United States to receive an international MBA from according to US News:
- Duke University – Fuqua School of Business,
- New York University – Stern School of Business,
- Stanford University – Stanford University graduate School of Business,
- University of Michigan-Ann Arbor – Ross School of Business,
- Columbia University – Columbia Business School,
- University of Pennsylvania – Wharton School,
- Thunderbird School of Global Management,
- University of California-Berkeley – Haas School of Business,
- Harvard University – Harvard Business School,
- University of South Carolina – Moore School of Business.
Please note that these are the top ten business school in the United States for an international MBA, not a regular MBA. An international MBA prepares you more for international business rather than domestic business. An international MBA could pose a great option for international students who may want to study in the United States, but then return to their home country after graduation.
The job market in the United States is competitive, especially for international students. Jobs for international student with MBAs can be difficult to find not only because of the competition, but also because of the additional hurdle of finding a company to sponsor your H1B visa. However, this does not mean that an international student with an MBA cannot get a job. With patience, hard work, and outstanding grades, an international student can make himself or herself stand out from the crowd and make a company see their value.
This list provides a number of different job titles and the companies who hire the most international students within that job title by visa sponsors. Many of the job titles can relate to international students who have MBAs, so below are the top five companies who hire the following job titles: accountants and auditors, marketing managers, and general and operations managers.