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Finding the Right Job

Finding the right job is not some time easy.  There are many people who simply don’t know what career they want to pursue. Don’t worry, you can find the answer you need by asking yourself a few simple questions. This applies to you whether you’re looking for your first proper job, recently graduated or you’re stuck in a job you want to change.

Of course, its logical to look for a job that matches your relevant qualifications or skills. If you’re seeking an answer to your question of ‘what job is more suitable with my degree then go no further than visiting a well researched and developed website of the Prospects.  By clicking on “what can I do with my degree?” allows you to search the kind of job(s) recommended by Prospects that would be suitable or relevant by the subject or degree that you have completed.

For example, if you have a degree in business and management studies “[t]he skills gained on a business and management studies degree allow you to build commercial awareness and start contributing to your chosen employer quickly and effectively

Job options

Jobs directly related to your degree include:

Jobs where your degree would be useful include:

Remember that many employers accept applications from graduates with any degree subject, so don’t restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here. To find out what jobs would suit you, log in to My Prospects.

Work experience

A business and management studies degree prepares you for a career in business, which may stretch across any sector or industry. Your career options are therefore varied. Decide on the area you want to work in and try to get relevant work experience.

This could be gained while at university through extracurricular activities such as club membership or taking a role on a society that will develop your team-building, business or finance skills. You could also try to get a part-time job or work placement in an area related to your chosen career. Something that provides commercial skills or gives you knowledge in business functions and how organisations operate will be helpful.

Search for placements and find out more about work experience and internships.

Typical employers

Industries as diverse as chemicals, utilities, fashion, health, grocery and construction all require functional managers with a clear understanding of systems, efficiency and operational issues. Opportunities exist in management and analysis roles with employers in the private, public and voluntary sectors.

Graduate training schemes offered by large employers frequently focus on commercial roles. Many give experience in several departments but others encourage specialisation from the outset. Search for graduate recruitment schemes.

Find information on employers in business, consulting and managementaccountancy, banking and financerecruitment and HR and other job sectors.

Skills for your CV

Studying for a business and management studies degree allows you to develop a broad understanding of business organisations and provides you with subject-specific knowledge in areas such as markets, customers, finance, operations, communication and information technology, and business policy and strategy. Business issues are often addressed at a European and international level.

Transferable skills gained on your course include:

  • an understanding of organisational behaviour and structure;
  • analytical and critical thinking;
  • a creative approach to problem solving;
  • decision-making;
  • persuasive written and oral communication;
  • numeracy and the ability to research, interpret and use business and financial data;
  • self-reliance, initiative and the ability to manage time, projects and resources;
  • appreciation of the causes and effects of economic and other external changes.

Further study

Some graduates choose to undertake further study in subjects such as marketing, finance, human resources, computing/ICT and international business management in order to develop their expertise in a particular area of business. Studying for an MBA is another option.

Those combining study with a job often work towards a professional qualification, usually supported by their employer. Professional qualifications popular with business studies graduates are provided by organisations such as the:

Other options for further study include the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) for conversion to law.

For more information on further study and to find a course that interests you, see postgraduate study in the UK and search postgraduate courses.

What do business studies graduates do?

Almost 1,000 graduates in employment are working as marketing associate professionals. Six of the top ten occupations are related to business and management.

More than 12% of graduates go on to further study or combine further study with work.” (Prospects 26.2.2015, http://www.prospects.ac.uk/options_with_your_subject.htm).

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