To achieve success with your job search, you must first understand the MBA hiring landscape — some industries value and rely on the MBA skill set more than others.

What is a Function?

A business functional area is a set of tasks or activities undertaken by a person in that position.
Example of functional areas: Corporate finance, consulting, marketing, and product management.

Guide: Functional Snapshot

What is an Industry?

An industry is a group of manufacturers or businesses that produce a particular kind of goods or services. Keep in mind that some industries are more reliant on MBA talent than others.
Example industries: Financial services, technology, consulting, and consumer product goods

Guide: Industry Smart Sheets

What is a Role?

A role is what function you will provide for a company, usually outlined in a job description. For example, an employer will provide a job description that includes an overview of job responsibilities/tasks and desired qualifications and experience.