Management Studies future careers

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.

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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

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.

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Annie Krzeminska

Goldsmiths has given me the confidence and tools to seek new employment. I am very lucky to have a fantastic job that I love.

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