September 2, 2010 | | Leave a comment Although the business industry was particularly affected by the economic downturn, job opportunities are still available for individuals who have updated their educational qualifications at campus-based or online schools. In fact, some sectors are expecting to see rapid growth in the future. Management analysis is one of these fields, as the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that more than 178,000 new positions will be created by this profession over the next eight years. Experts say that companies’ expansion onto the international scene will contribute greatly to this growth. In response to this trend, some campus-based and online schools are beginning to ensure that their MBA candidates are up-to-speed on current and effective business strategies that are being used across the globe. Some institutions, such as Virginia Tech University’s Pamplin College of Business, are enabling students to witness these techniques firsthand. School officials recently accompanied 22 executive MBA candidates on an international residency trip to Eastern Europe, where they were able to meet and network with successful businessmen and women. Graduates of similar MBA programs at online colleges and pursue management analysis positions have the potential to earn more than $99,000 per year, according to the BLS.