The value of a Johns Hopkins MBA

Increase your earning potential, open doors to new career opportunities, and continue to deliver value through one of Johns Hopkins Carey Business School's MBA programs.

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It’s clear that not all MBA programs are created equal. And at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, we know the value of an MBA goes beyond the classroom. Whether you’re just starting your career or looking to change industries, the same business sense that pushes you to earn your MBA is probably also making you consider if it’s worth it. The value of an MBA varies based on curriculum, alumni network, experiential learning opportunities, and so much more.

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School currently has three MBA programs to choose from:

  • Full-time MBA: The full-time MBA program is a two-year, STEM-designated program based in Baltimore, MD, and features in-person courses.
  • Flexible MBA: The Flexible MBA is a fully online program designed to fit within your personal and professional obligations. Courses are offered in both asynchronous and/or fully synchronous learning styles. Flexible MBA students have the opportunity to participate in optional in-person experiences.
  • MBA-aligned dual degrees: Carey Business School partners with top-ranked schools inside and outside of Johns Hopkins University to offer an array of dual degrees that blend the best elements from multiple disciplines. MBA dual degrees align with either the full-time or Flexible MBA programs.

At Carey, you will have the opportunity to discover the true value of an MBA by:

  1. Tapping into the Johns Hopkins difference: Johns Hopkins’ global reputation is built on a legacy of excellence in academia, research, and innovation. Our full-time and part-time MBA programs set our students up for long-term success, resulting in them becoming part of that legacy.

    The Johns Hopkins brand opens doors worldwide and brings resumes to the top of the pile. Employers recognize the name, value, and high academic standards that come with a prestigious university. Not only will you graduate with the tools to excel in your career, but you will also have the Johns Hopkins reputation that serves as an opportunity to open doors for collaborations, partnerships, networks, and more.

  2. Leveraging the course curriculum: From international peers to experiential learning trips outside the United States, the global mindset of our MBA curriculum allows students to gain new perspectives on business strategies. Apart from the foundational management skills such as accounting, finance, and strategy, our MBA curriculum equips you with the capabilities you need to steer data-driven organizations. While proficiency in the technical skills is not mandatory for every task, our graduates possess the business expertise and vocabulary necessary to build and guide analytical teams, regardless of the industry.
Full-time MBA-aligned specializations
  • Analytics, Leadership, and Innovation: Hone the analytic skills needed to identify opportunities and challenges hidden in data and the leadership skills to implement your data-driven strategies.
  • Health, Technology, and Innovation: Gain the specialized knowledge required to implement change, and find technology-driven, human-centered solutions needed to navigate the constantly changing business of health.

While you have the opportunity to choose a specialization, you also have the option to use your elective space to create your own curated series of courses.

Flexible MBA-aligned specializations
  • Business Analytics and Risk Management: A quantitative program that focuses on business decisions and applications.
  • Digital Marketing: Designed to meet the demands of the rapidly changing marketing environment.
  • Entrepreneurial Marketing: Uncover unarticulated marketing needs that can be fulfilled through creative use of technology.
  • Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Technology: Learn the methods, processes, challenges, and success factors in innovating and creating new products, enterprises, and services.
  • Financial Management: Develop the analytical and critical thinking skills to thrive as an effective financial manager.
  • Health Care Management, Innovation, and Technology: Harness the resources and reputation of the Johns Hopkins network and gain exposure to the experts, knowledge, and practices available at a world-leading medical school and health innovator.
  • Investments: Structured to provide you with the financial theories and quantitative tools needed to understand the demands of today’s fast-paced investment environment.
  • Public and Private Sector Leadership: Build the soft skills needed to effectively communicate and become an inspiring leader. 
  1. Growing your network: With over 30,000 alumni across every industry, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School is a focal point of influence and opportunity. Our alumni are found at some of the top organization in the world including Abbott, Morgan Stanley, and Vertex Pharmaceuticals.

    As a student at Carey, you can tap into this dynamic community and build relationships to help you succeed post-graduation. And as an alum, stay connected and continue to build your professional network through alumni events, groups, boards and councils, mentoring programs, and much more.

  2. Participating in experiential learning: As America’s first research university, we know firsthand that the next big discovery happens when we immerse ourselves in the field. The experiential opportunities at Carey bring the field to the classroom, take the classroom to the field, and drive innovations to market.

    Our students have completed over 200 on-site projects in Baltimore, around the country, and around the world. Each course builds upon your analytic and leadership skills, expands your network through interactions with your peers and real clients in the business world, and provides the opportunity for online MBA students to partake in in-person opportunities.

    Our experiential learning opportunities are built for both in-person and online students. While the full-time MBA program has experiential learning courses embedded into the curriculum, they are not the only opportunities both full-time and part-time students can get involved with.

Employment statistics

Carey’s employment data for the full-time and Flexible MBA programs reflect the commitment of our faculty, alumni, career team, and employer partnerships. Their contributions to creating an impactful experience allow our graduates to advance their careers, ultimately preparing them to enter the workforce with confidence.

Career resources are available for students through the Career & Life Design and Employer Relations teams to support and prepare students for career advancements and transitions. The Career & Life Design team tailors their support by program, so our full-time MBA and Flexible MBA students can feel confident they are receiving the best information to support their specific career journey.

When applying for summer associate roles, I leveraged the Career & Life Design team for resume reviews, cover letter critiques, and interview preparation. I received an offer for a summer role, and I firmly believe this outcome was only possible because of my active engagement with the programming and resources available at Carey. Luke Hartline (MBA ’24)

In addition to career opportunities, the value of our MBA programs can be seen through our graduates’ impressive earning potential. Employers have offered healthy salaries, signing bonuses, and additional guaranteed compensation to Carey graduates year-after-year.

As you assess the value of the Johns Hopkins MBA, crunch the numbers while you explore our full-time and Flexible MBA employment reports:

MBA-aligned dual degree programs

If you have a career vision that requires specific expertise across various industries, a dual-degree program at Carey may align perfectly with your goals. Carey partners with top Johns Hopkins schools and universities across Maryland to blend expertise and provide distinct value.

Our dual degrees are a more time-efficient option with access to prominent institutions, preparing you with specialized knowledge for finding innovative solutions to issues across industries.

Carey Business School partners with the following Johns Hopkins schools:

  • Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
  • School of Advanced International Studies
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing

Carey Business School partners with the following schools outside of Johns Hopkins:

  • Maryland Institute College of Art
  • University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law


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