Getting a master's in business administration is a feather in the cap to any would-be business tycoon, but before you enroll in business school, you need to know what aspect of business you're studying. There is a wide range in the earning potential of different MBA focuses. PayScale's College Salary Report ranks different MBA focuses to help you predict your future salary based on what kind of MBA you earn.
Studying strategy is a good strategic move when it comes to planning for a high-paying career, but if you want to be the next Zuckerberg, an MBA in entrepreneurship results in a median mid-career salary of over $100,000.
If you have a strong tech inclination, consider an MBA with an emphasis in computer science. This combination has led its alumni to a very high early career salary on our list.
If you want to study marketing, choose wisely. MBA alum with an emphasis in Marketing Management earn a relatively high median mid-career salary, but those who study Marketing and Communications only earn significantly less. HR-related majors have the lowest earning.