Studying within the Department of Economics at the University of Leicester presents students with numerous career opportunites.
We have a high success rate in the graduate employment market, with students going on to senior positions in industry, accountancy, finance, education, research, marketing, government service and the local and national media. For the latest employment figures on our graduates (2011/12), please click here.
Our final year programme, which offers a broad range of options in applied economics, business and finance, helps to give our graduates this competitive edge. The chart below shows a typical range of graduate career destinations.
Typical job roles include:
- Marketing Executive
- Business Development Consultant
- Trainee Accountant
- Risk Analyst
- Trading Assistant
- Finance Administrator
- Trainee Merchandiser
- Tax Associate
Recent employers of our graduates include:
HM Revenue & Customs
1st class BSc Honours Graduate in Economics
Modules passed as part of your Economics degree may entitle you to exemption from some professional examinations, for example in accounting we co-operate with various professional bodies to ensure that our relevant modules conform to their exemption requirements.
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) – In most cases (dependant on degree certificate and course transcripts), students with an Undergraduate Economics degree will be eligible for exemptions for the following two modules from the Certificate in Business Accounting:
- C03 Fundamentals of Business Mathematics
- C04 Fundamentals of Business Economics
The Department offers an expanding postgraduate programme which includes: Pre-Masters Diploma in Economics, MSc Economics, MSc Financial Economics, MSc Financial Risk Management, MSc Business Analysis and Finance, MSc Banking and Finance, MRes Economics, and PhD Research degrees. These degrees offer an opportunity for graduates to pursue further and more specialist studies before embarking on a career.
Our MSc in Financial Economics is approved by the Chartered Financial Analysis Institute (CFA).
Our MSc in Financial Risk Management is structured in preparation for the the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) Financial Risk Manager (FRM) examinations.