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Management Studies degrees will help you develop the knowledge, skills and abilities that modern day leaders and entrepreneurs need in order to thrive in their chosen career path.

What skills will I gain from a Management Studies degree?

You'll develop transferable skills in critical thinking, reflection, time management, leadership, written and verbal communications and numeracy. You will also be able to carry out independent research and write up projects both individually and in a team environment. All of these skills are prized by employees.

What kinds of industries do Management Studies graduates work in?

  • Accountancy, banking and finance
    Graduate recruiters in this sector require candidates with analytical skills, a real interest in finance, the capacity to work with figures and statistics, attention to detail and accuracy and numeracy skills.
  • Recruitment and human resources (HR)
    Recruitment and HR are functions that exist in the majority of companies in most sectors across the UK. You could work either in-house recruiting staff into an organisation or for a recruitment agency who hires employees on behalf of organisations.
  • Business consulting and management
    This sector, also known as the professional services industry, is all about improving the performance of businesses. Consultants advise organisations and help them solve problems and enhance their capabilities. Business managers specialise in areas such as human resources (HR) and IT, and support firms both from within the company and as external services suppliers.
  • Transport and logistics
    Management skills are vital in this sector, including problem-solving and use of initiative, as well as the ability to plan and work to tight deadlines.
  • Retail and sales
    Between 2013 and 2020 the retail sector workforce is projected to grow by 54,800. The majority of growth (41,700) is expected to be in managerial positions2. Demands for higher skilled managers are due to technology, customer trends and more sophisticated supply-chain management.
  • IT and information services
    This sector has a wide range of opportunities in functions such as finance, marketing, accounts, human resources and management, which could be of interest to management graduates.

Where do Management Studies students work?

Management Studies graduates go on to work in a huge variety of industries. Some of our recent graduates now work as Assistant Managers, Business Managers, Property Managers, Operations Managers and Credit Risk Analysts. The companies they work for include Enteprise Rent-A-Car, Elemis and Dyson.

Management Studies graduate stories:

Samina

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"I chose Goldsmiths because I was already aware of its good reputation."

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I knew I was interested in the MSc but this was further confirmed on meeting and being taught by very senior experts and professionals in the field. I am now working for a talent management company called Kenexa in the surveys business unit which I feel is directly linked to the Masters. I have also experienced working in two other companies – one an assessment and development centre specialist, and a smaller, niche consultancy that gave me different experiences in the field. Goldsmiths was a great place to study as it was laid back, autonomous, friendly and modern and being taught by people who have made a name for themselves in my chosen field was also inspiring."

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