The Master of Business Administration (MBA or M.B.A.) is a master's degree in business administration (management).

The core courses in an MBA program cover various areas of business such as accounting, finance, marketing, human resources, and operations in a manner most relevant to management analysis and strategy.

An MBA prepares individuals for many types of careers. According to a survey by the Graduate Management Admissions Council, 64% MBA graduates of year 2012 used their MBA to change careers.

Some of the more common jobs an MBA prepares one for include:

Business analyst or strategist
Business development analyst, associate, or manager
Director (of a department)
Financial analyst
Management consultant
Marketing associate, analyst, or manager
Portfolio manager
Project, product, or program manager
Operations analyst, associate, or manager