Our graduates have gone onto careers in management, consultancy, and in a wide range of activities in industry, business, commerce and the public sector including chartered accounting, marketing and higher education.
The undergraduate programme contains a credit-bearing module Critical Management in Practice on the world of work and students are required to take a 6 week summer placement as part of this module. The Critical Management in Practice module is designed to encourage students to critique management practice by grounding arguments in their own observations of professional management practice. This is an optional module open to all students who chose to study BA Management Studies. Placements are taken between the 2nd and 3rd year of study. Students will have been placed in a variety of sectors ranging from marketing, finance, accounting, operations, procurement, sales or even shadowing directors and learning to become a valued team member.
Examples of placements:
- Argos, UK
- Enterprise, UK
- Almarai, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
- Bauhof, Estonia
- DHL , UK
- Sight and Sounds, UK
Moreover, the University Careers Service receives many hundreds of graduate career opportunities (including some work placements) and the School of Management is very active in making sure that our students are made aware of them. Students are supported if they wish to take a full year out of their studies to undertake a placement - a recent example of this has been a student annually taking a full year placement with the City Council for a management related internship.
An increasing number of our students go onto further study with us by enrolling on one of our master’s degrees or in some cases, a PhD.
For more information about careers and student development visit our Student Support & Development Service