dcsimg

Ten Hottest Masters Degrees in the Job Market

 

1. MBA - Financial Risk and Insurance Management Financial risk management has emerged as one of the most sought-after skill sets in the financial services industry. Regardless of recent developments on Wall Street, financial services is a growing business sector at both the Main Street and Wall Street level. However this degree as described by the University of Wisconsin School of Business is resulting in 93% placement of graduates with an average $15,000 sign-on bonus. See Online MBA Financial Risk & Management Degrees.

2. Masters in Marketing

Sales professionals are always at a premium in the job market, and many employers are willing to give an opportunity to someone who has put the time and effort into graduate study of the art. New York University offers a Masters in Integrated Marketing which, according to the Association of National Advertisers, is the most sought after degree for new hires in the industry. Most schools, like the University of Texas, have a Marketing Department within their Business School - but admittance to the graduate marketing program may be a separate process. See Online Masters in Marketing Degrees.

3. Integrated Master of Accountancy (IMAcc)

There are several names for this degree but in all cases it is a fifth year program for undergraduate accounting majors that prepares them for passing the CPA exam. Three years of economic turmoil have led to substantial needs for new accountants in government and with large accounting firms that provide audits and regulatory preparation for corporations. Twenty nine percent of all MBA graduates go to work for the government, and the percentage is even higher for highly qualified accountants and auditors. Northeastern University offers the Masters in Accountancy online. See Online Masters in Accounting Degrees.

4. Masters in Electrical/Electronics Engineering

This profession crosses over from technology to traditional electrical engineering as applied in construction and electrical systems design. At the graduate level you can pursue a career in computer design or work in power generation or sign on as a construction specialist. Several schools have combined academic departments; in Illinois you would complete your masters in electrical/electronic engineering through the University of Illinois Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. See Online Masters in Electrical Engineering Degrees.

5. Masters in Engineering Management

This is a relatively new engineering field that is a combination of engineering technology training and business learning. Graduates in the field may end up with construction firms, financial firms, or corporations with an interest in development. The Duke University Masters in Engineering Management program saw 94% of its graduates placed within ninety days of graduation, with a mixture of employers that included Cummins Turbo Technology, Deloitte Consulting, and Cisco Systems. The University of Massachusetts dual degree program results in an MBA/MS in Management and Engineering. See Online Masters in Engineering Management Degrees.

6. Masters in Mechanical Engineering

This degree also has some crossover potential, as skilled mechanical engineers are needed in materials development, systems dynamics, energy, and one of the hottest industry segments today: design. A Masters in Mechanical Engineering can open doors in product development, construction, process control or any number of other industrial niches. The University of Washington offers the Masters in Mechanical Engineering through its Edge online program. See Online Masters in Mechanical Engineering Degrees.

7. Masters in Civil Engineering

Because environmental engineering has become an important technical field over the past fifteen or twenty years, a graduate degree in civil engineering allows for some career crossover opportunity. Moreover, a Masters in Civil Engineering will put you in the management role on public works civil engineering projects. North Carolina State University Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering offers an online Masters in Civil Engineering. See Online Masters in Civil Engineering Degrees.

8. MBA Global Management

The number of U.S. firms with international operations today is astonishing. A survey of product distributors with annual revenues of over $50 million will show that 90% of them do business on multiple continents. Managing businesses in a global market, or managing business components in a global market, is a skill that too many of today's businessmen have learned on the job. MBA graduates who understand trading in the European market or manufacturing in the Far East are at a premium. The University of Oregon Executive MBA program offers a curriculum focused on global business fundamentals. Qualified students can complete this program in eighteen months. See Online MBA Global Management Degrees.

9. Masters in Computer Science

A computer science degree is the most respected technology undergraduate degree and for those who are interested in the theory and design of tech products, a graduate degree can lead to an early management position in the field. It is also the most lucrative degree among technology undergraduate choices and the same is undoubtedly true at the graduate level. The University of Illinois Online has a Masters of Computer Science program that is available on a full time or part time basis. See Online Masters in Computer Science Degrees.

10. Masters in Nursing

The options for a Masters in Nursing include several advance nursing practice options. Those include Nurse Midwife, Nurse Anesthetist, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Nurse Practitioner. Most of these also have specializations in gerontology, pediatrics, women's medicine, and special medical functions such as surgery. The University of California - San Francisco School of Nursing lists seventeen specialty practices available to Masters in Nursing graduates. See Online Masters in Nursing Degrees.

Schools
Refine School Matches
Hide filters
  • SUBJECT Clear All

    See More

  • DEGREE

    See More

  • PROGRAM TYPE

  • START TIME

    LOCATION
    Please enter valid US or Canada Zip.
            Results open in new window

            Showing schools in your area

            Matching School Ads
            • Ranked among the Best National Universities in 2015 by U.S. News & World Report.
            • Designated as a 2014 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.
            • Houses one of the largest library systems in the Pacific Northwest, with 3 libraries on the Pullman campus and a library at each regional campus.
            • Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).
            • Has 5 Washington campuses in Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett.
            Show more [+]
            • Accredited
            • Online Courses
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits

            Pepperdine University offers its esteemed marriage and family therapy (MFT) master’s program online so students across the country can earn a Pepperdine graduate education without attending classes on campus. 

            Show more [+]
            • Online Courses
            • Ranked #20 in the Top Public Schools in 2015 by U.S. News & World Report.
            • Ranked among the Top 50 Schools for Entrepreneurship Programs in 2014 by The Princeton Review.
            • Ranked among America’s Top Colleges in 2013 by Forbes.
            • Offers over 90 undergraduate majors across 10 colleges, with numerous programs ranked among the top programs by U.S. News & World Report.
            • Has famous alumni such as Sergey Brin the co-founder of Google, Kevin Blank the Founder of Under Armour Athletic Gear, and more.
            Show more [+]
            • Accredited
            • Online Courses
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits

            George Mason University is Virginia's largest public research university. Located near Washington, D.C., Mason enrolls more than 33,000 students from 130 countries and all 50 states. Mason has grown rapidly over the past half-century and is recognized for its innovation and entrepreneurship, remarkable diversity, and commitment to accessibility.  George Mason University is an innovative and inclusive academic community committed to creating a more just, free, and prosperous world. 

             

            • Online Courses
            Good for Working Adults

            Anna Maria College is a private, not-for-profit, Catholic liberal arts institution accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Founded by the Sisters of Saint Anne in 1946, AMC's programs integrate liberal education and professional preparation that reflect the respect for liberal arts and sciences education grounded in the traditions of the Sisters of Saint Anne—educational innovation, service to others, and access to a quality education for all.

            • Accredited
            • Online Courses
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Accelerated Programs
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits

            Founded in 1856, Seton Hall is one of the country’s leading Catholic universities. Rich in history, Seton Hall is also an institution on the rise. U.S. News ranks us among the top universities, and we have moved up 13 places in just five years.

            • Online Courses

            The School of Architecture at Taliesin builds architects of the future by offering comprehensive study towards a professional Master of Architecture (M.Arch) degree. The program is designed for students who thrive in a multifaceted environment focusing on rigorous design, critical thinking, and hands-on learning. The School’s specialized approach facilitates an individualized educational experience and fosters a close relationship between students, faculty, and staff.

            Good for Working Adults
            • Ranked among the 2015 Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report.
            • Designated as a Military Friendly School every year since 2012 by Victory Media.
            • Offers credit for prior learning and experience through assessment tests.
            • Provides a short term Leadership Certification program in partnership with EQUIP®.
            • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).
            Show more [+]
            • Accredited
            • Online Courses
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            • Northcentral University was founded in 1996 to provide working professionals around the world with unprecedented access to richly engaging, professionally relevant, and academically-rigorous education from a U.S. university.
            • As a regionally accredited, private, online and graduate-focused university, NCU offers doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in business, technology management, education, and psychology, as well as doctoral and master’s degrees in marriage and family therapy.
            • Online Courses
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits

            About Georgetown University
            Georgetown University is a private, not-for-profit, accredited university located in Washington, DC. Founded in 1789 by John Carroll, Georgetown is America's oldest Catholic and Jesuit University. Today, Georgetown is a major international research university. It has nine schools, an affiliated hospital and many highly-ranked graduate programs.Georgetown University Online

            Since 1970, Georgetown University's School of Continuing Studies (SCS) has rolled out online formats for several programs. Look for online Masters degrees in some in-demand fields such as Nursing, Real Estate & Business. Find the same quality academic content in both on campus and online programs.

            • Online Courses