Management - Introduction

Business Management

Graduates are attractive to a wide range of employers across all sectors of the economy with retailing, financial services, marketing and recruitment consultancy well-represented. Most graduates make use of their commercial knowledge but in a very broad range of occupations, with no single type of work predominating. Typical job titles include: Management Consultant, Merchandiser, Sales Executive, Chartered Accountant, Operations Management, Events Manager, Market Researcher, Recruitment Consultant, Campaign Manager, Business Development Officer, Financial Consultant, Customer Service Manager, and Web Marketing.

Accounting and Financial Management

A high proportion of graduates enter employment in occupations which make good use of their accountancy and financial management knowledge. Many are employed as trainee chartered accountants with professional services organisations, and accountancy firms. Others train as management accountants, often in manufacturing industry. However, the degree is attractive to a broad spectrum of employers and graduates also enter other jobs, often with strong links to their subject. Typical job titles can include: Tax Trainee, Finance Officer, and Financial Analyst (plus a variety of roles in Investment and Retail Banking,) Insurance, Property, and Pensions Management. Some students choose management careers in areas such as Business Development, Sales and Marketing, and Human Resources.

Latest vacancies

Careers feed run by RSS Feed Widget

Step 1 - Look at the career paths of recent graduates

Understanding what recent graduates from your subject have gone on to do can be a valuable source of information to help in career planning, but bear in mind that what you choose to do will be a personal decision based on many other factors, such as what you are good at, what you enjoy, and what you want from work.

Understand yourself and your options

Read this section first, if you have not already done so, as it will help you explore these factors and get ideas for possible careers.

Management - what University of Sheffield graduates do six months after graduation

This data was collected six months after graduation, so although useful, it doesn't provide a reliable indicator of longer term career paths. Some graduates are still in transition and may be in short term jobs, mainly in administrative, retail and customer service roles, developing further skills and experience while at the same time job hunting, travelling or taking time out.

Graduate case studies

Our graduate case studies database allows you to search by department and read the case studies from graduates who describe their career path and provide a realistic insight into the world of work.

Jacob - interviewed in the Careers Library

Step 2 - Research options linked to your subject

We have put together a number of resources to help with this.

There are a number of obvious jobs that you may wish to consider such as accountant, banker or management consultant. However, you should remember that a large proportion of vacancies advertised to graduates are open to any degree subject so you should be prepared to explore all your options.

Options with your subject - Accountancy and Finance | Business Studies

This section of the Prospects website will help you to explore how you can best use your degree.

What can I do with a business degree?

This guide produced by Targetjobs, should help you think about the skills you have and the jobs they can be applied to.

Explore types of jobs - Prospects

This part of Prospects includes profiles covering a wide range of occupations, including job descriptions, salary, entry requirements, training, typical employers and vacancies.

Step 3 - Search vacancy databases for jobs of interest

Career Connect

We advertise over 5000 vacancies each year for graduate jobs, placements, part-time, voluntary and vacation work.

Information resources

Our Information resources database includes a section covering a large number of general and regional graduate vacancy websites. Within the ‘Occupations’ section we include recruiters who specialise in a particular sector. Many professional organisations and government bodies also include vacancies as part of their website.

Other suggested vacancy sources