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

            Searching Searching ...

            Matching School Ads
            • Designed and taught by Syracuse faculty, the curriculum built on theory, fundamentals, and application.
            • The online format combines live weekly classes, multimedia coursework, and collaborative group learning exercises.
            • This program can be completed in as little as 15 months. A Bachelor’s degree and related undergraduate coursework is required for admission to the program.
            • Online Courses
            • Ranked 33rd among the Best Grad Schools for Social Work in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
            • Founded in 1904 as the nation’s first institute of higher learning to offer training for clinical social workers.
            • Provides a rigorous education, including a nationally accredited Master of Social Work (MSW) Program and PhD in Social Work.  
            • Offers inventive programs with hands-on experience.  
            • Incorporates social justice values and multicultural perspectives into curriculum. 
            Show more [+]
            • Online Courses
            Good for Working Adults
            • Ranked one of the Top Public Schools in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
            • Founded in 1766 as a public institution; it has a main campus in New Brunswick, New Jersey and offers many programs online.
            • Has an average freshman retention rate of 91.8%.
            • Its student-faculty ratio is 14:1, and 38% of its classes have fewer than 20 students.
            • Has famous alumni including chef and restauranteur Mario Batali, author Junot Diaz, actor James Gandolfini, and former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky.
            Show more [+]
            • Online Courses
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Accelerated Programs
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            • Ranked among the Best Business Schools in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
            • Ranked the #1 Public MBA program in the NYC region in 2014 by the U.S. News and World Report.
            • Educates about 4,500 undergraduate and graduate students per academic year at two campuses in New Jersey as well as five satellite locations in New Jersey and Singapore.
            • The only public university in New Jersey in the Association of American Universities (AAU), a group comprising of North America’s 63 leading research universities.
            Show more [+]
            • Online Courses
            • Accelerated Programs
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            • Ranked among the Best National Universities in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
            • Ranked 8th among the Best Online Graduate Education Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
            • A private, co-ed college founded in 1821 and located in downtown Washington, D.C.
            • Its student-faculty ratio is 13:1, and 55.1% of classes have fewer than 20 students.
            • Has distinguished alumni including Senator Harry Reid, former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, and actress Courtney Cox.
            Show more [+]
            • Accredited
            • Online Courses
            • Accelerated Programs
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits

            Located just steps from the U.S. Capital, the George Washington University is uniquely positioned at the core of U.S. government, policy and law. GW students and faculty benefit from an unparalleled opportunity to study and work alongside leaders in every discipline. Whether on campus or online, you too can take part in the interchanges that shape our community and the world.

            • Online Courses
            • As a CCNE-accredited school of nursing, Wilkes University is fully committed to preparing our students for a career of lifelong learning and success in a constantly evolving, dynamic profession.
            • We offer online programs for nurses at any stage in their career. From our R.N. to M.S.N., to our Ph.D. in Nursing, choose the program that is right for you.
            • Learn from doctorally-prepared, highly qualified instructors. Our faculty are true "scholar-practitioners," and bring real-world experience to every subject.
            • Receive a supportive, student-focused online education. Our programs are designed so that you can complete coursework when and where it's convenient for you.
            • We offer accelerated completion options for qualified students in our R.N. to M.S.N. and M.S.N. programs – earn your master’s degree fully online and finish faster.
            • Our net tuition cost for nursing programs is among the most competitive for regionally accredited universities.
            Show more [+]
            • Online Courses
            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
            • Push Your Creativity To The Next Level.
            • Full Sail’s curriculum combines elements of creativity, art, business and life skills, technical prowess, and academic achievement.
            • Full Sail offers accelerated programs, so a degree that would normally take four years takes 24 months on average.
            • Students work with industry-standard tools and technologies, allowing them to gain practical knowledge and real-world experience.
            • Join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram to interact with our community, read about grad success, and see campus images.
            Show more [+]
            • Online Courses
            • Earn a Master of Social Work online from top-ranked USC
            • Program can be completed in as little as one year
            • The CSWE-accredited program features live, online classes and hands-on field experiences near your community.
            • GRE scores are not required to apply
            • Bachelor's degree is required to apply
            Show more [+]
            • Online Courses
            • Accelerated Programs
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits