If you've studied business or business management and are wondering about your career options and how to get your first graduate job, have a look at the following careers information for help and tips. If you'd like to talk anything through, arrange a careers interview with us.
A business or business management degree is an ideal way to gain essential knowledge in the fundamentals of business, accounting, finance and commercial awareness – knowledge that is useful in any industry and highly transferable. Business graduates are in a postion to consider a wide range of careers in the business/commercial field covering many industries including public and private sectors. Here are some examples from Inside Careers of areas a graduate with a business related degree might consider:
Business is a competitive sector to enter. Therefore you need to ensure you have a good degree and the skills required by graduate recruiters. These skills include:
Work experience is essential in this area. Many large companies offer structured industrial placements in many areas of business and these can be year long or summer placements.
Once you have selected your chosen area, you will have the opportunity to progress by completing the relevant professional qualification. As business is a diverse sector, these qualifications range from certificates in accountancy and finance to postgraduate qualifications in human resources.
Visit the Careers Centre where there is information on getting into a career in business and management.
Job roles within business can vary greatly as it covers a large number of different areas. Therefore you will need to research the different areas thoroughly to ensure the job matches your skills and interests. Below are some examples from the Prospects website of roles graduates with business related degree are suitable for:
This is what some of our recent graduates were doing 6 months after finishing their course:
Job hunting websites specifically focused on this sector are listed below, along with other websites which you may find useful.
You may also find the graduate job search for Business, Consulting and Management on the Prospects website useful.
Industry professional bodies
Other useful websites and further information