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Career Development

Wondering about the return on investment when you earn a WMU MBA? Consider this. The median salary of a graduate with a Master of Business Administration is, on average, $30,000 higher than the starting salary of a graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration from Western Michigan University. Our graduates are working and satisfied with their careers. Fully 99% of MBA graduates are working or continuing their education quickly after earning their degrees and 92% of WMU MBA graduates report job satisfaction.*

*Western Michigan University's 2021-22 Career Outcomes Report. 

Target your dreams right at the center

The Zhang Career Center, located in 3020 Schneider Hall, facilitates career exploration and professional development through innovative programming and advising specifically tailored for MBA students, empowering students to launch satisfying business careers or take the next steps within their current organizations. Connect with a career advisor to develop your skills related to any of the following topics:

  • Career and self development
  • Communication
  • Critical thinking
  • Equity and inclusion
  • Leadership
  • Professionalism
  • Teamwork
  • Technology

Students interested in exploring career pathways can learn more by visiting the Zhang Career Center. Call (269) 387-2711 to schedule an appointment.

Natalie Tice

  • My favorite experience so far has been building relationships with my peers. It’s great to go through this program together and work with these amazing professionals through multiple classes.

    Natalie Tice, Haworth College of Business graduate student

Connections that hone your skills

Not only do we want you to succeed in the classroom, we want you to have fun while you’re doing it!  Get involved, meet new people, explore career paths and make the most of your time at WMU.

Looking for other ways to develop professional skills? Take advantage of events at the Zhang Career Center. 

Get linked in to WMU Haworth

All students should consider using social media as a professional resource. Join the WMU Haworth College of Business on LinkedIn to network with other students, alumni, employers and friends of both the Haworth College of Business and the MBA program. If you’re looking for helpful tips on how to best approach and manage your social media from a professional point of view, Career and Student Employment Services offers a social media management guide.

What have other MBA students achieved?

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