Equipped with an understanding of business and management principals, over half of such graduates go on to pursue careers in arenas closely linked to their studies. More than one in five (21.6%) enter commercial, industrial and public sector working environments at management level. A similar proportion (19.4%) become business and finance professionals – variations of which are listed below – while 13.6% go into marketing, sales or advertising.

Business and finance is the favourite career destination of newly graduated economists by a wide margin, with 49.8% taking up one of the professions listed below.

  • Actuaries
  • Banking and investments
  • Brand management
  • Chartered accountancy
  • HR
  • Insurance
  • IT
  • Logistics and transport
  • Management
  • Management consultancy
  • Pensions
  • Purchasing and supply
  • Tax

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