DBAs, Web developers and computer systems analysts top the list of most promising opportunities for MBA grads according to U.S. News. Would you consider getting an MBA? Tell us in the comments below. The report is welcome news for recent grads and other IT professionals who decided to wait out the recession by pursuing an expensive graduate degree in business administration. Best yet, the publication said that coupling any one of the three professions with an MBA will make your market value soar. It turns out IT professionals with an MBA can earn a pretty decent salary. The average for an IT/computer services professional with an MBA in North America and Western Europe was $81,800 in 2011, according to QS Quacquarelli Symonds, a higher education research firm which produced the Jobs and Salary Trends Report 2011/12. In addition to base salary, IT professionals with MBAs received average annual bonuses of $19,800. Universum surveyed 6,000 MBA students to uncover their preferred organizations. You can find the entire list here, but here's a summary of the top 10.
  1. Google
  2. McKinsey & Company
  3. Apple
  4. Goldman Sachs
  5. The Boston Consulting Group
  6. Bain & Company
  7. Facebook
  8. Amazon
  9. J.P. Morgan
  10. 10. Nike
Universum also surveyed 61,726 undergrads to develop a list of100 preferred employers for IT. The top 10:
  1. Google
  2. Microsoft
  3. Apple
  4. Facebook
  5. IBM
  6. Electronic Arts
  7. Walt Disney Company
  8. Amazon
  9. Cisco Systems
  10. NASA