Career Opportunities

Studying within the Department of Economics at the University of Leicester presents students with numerous career opportunities.

Graduate career destinations
Exemptions from Professional Examinations
Postgraduate Study

Graduate career destinations

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. In 2014, 78% of our graduates entering employment went into professional/Managerial roles. 22% of graduates entered non-Professional/Managerial roles.

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:Recent Employers include:
Marketing Executive Next
Business Development Consultant Baker Tilly
Trainee Accountant NHS
Risk Analyst Mazars
Trading Assistant Jaguar
Finance Administrator HM Revenue & Customs
Trainee Merchandiser Deloitte
Tax Associate L’Oreal
The BSc Economics course prepares you for the future whether it's in further study or employment.
1st class BSc Honours Graduate in Economics

Read about our alumni here.

Exemptions from Professional Examinations

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  professional bodies to ensure that our relevant modules conform to their exemption requirements.ICAEW Partner in Learning

Partner in Learning - ICAEW

The Department of Economics has recently become a “Partner in Learning” with the ICAEW.

ICAEW (The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) is a world leading professional membership organisation that promotes, develops and supports over 142,000 chartered accountants worldwide.

The ICAEW offers an ACA. It is a world leading professional qualification. It has integrated components which give an in-depth understanding across accountancy, finance and business. Combined they help build the knowledge, skills and experience needed to become an ICAEW Chartered Accountant.

Studying with the Department of Economics allows students who go on to complete the ACA with the opportunity to apply for exemptions/credits against ICAEW CFAB modules subject to satisfactory completion of certain modcima.jpgules.

Students studying the BA or BSc Economics and Accounting degree subject to satisfactory completion of certain modules) can apply for exemptions from the “Certificate “ level and one paper at the “Operational” level of CIMA.

Students who undertake our BA and BSc degree in Financial Economics (providing they choose Investment Management as an option) or undertake our BA and BSc in Banking and Finance will be offered the special opportunity to study the syllabus for the Claritas Investment Certificate which has been launched by the Chartered Financial Analysis Institute.

Postgraduate Study

The Department offers an expanding postgraduate programme which includes: MSc Economics, MSc Financial Economics, MSc Financial Risk Management, MSc Business Analysis and Finance, MSc Banking and Finance, 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).

CFA Program Partner of CFA Institute

Our MSc in Financial Risk Management is structured in preparation for the the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) Financial Risk Manager (FRM) examinations.




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Ifeoma Okafor

I acquired a lot of employability skills through the workshops and seminars being organised by the department.



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