Careers in business management and leadership

Students studying on the Core Management Executive Education course

Doing better business is what our graduates do best

A degree in management can open a lot of doors so gaining a clearer picture of what opportunities match your skills can help you plan your career.

Our business and management graduates can use their skills in leadership and strategy to make appealing candidates for management roles across virtually any sector.

This leaves our students with interesting career decisions ahead of them as they are able to pick and choose from roles within sectors which interest them, you do not need to be bound to one sector for life with a degree in management.

On this page you will find alumni stories which exemplify the depth and breadth of opportunities available to management graduates with some helpful examples of how to find these opportunities and how to make the most of your graduate skillset.

Business and management career prospects

Where can a degree in business and management take me?

How will Essex Business School help me develop the skills I need to succeed?

Analysing qualitative data
Analysing business reports
Team work
Showing leadership
Adaptability to changing circumstances
Showing own initiative
Motivation to succeed
Critical thinking
Creative problem solving
Recognition of rival conceptual ideas
Working with data interactively
Writing a business report
Expressing ideas for business purposes
Presenting confidently and successfully
Argumentation skills
Leadership practices
Leadership challenges identification
Leadership opportunity identification
HRM practice significance
Ethical awareness
Strategic model adoption for global business
Critical evaluation of consumer behaviours, brand, DM
Management practice analysis
Supply Chain Management analysis

What opportunities are there for further study in business and management?

Business and management graduates

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Gain quantitative skills and enhance your degree with Q-Step

Did you know you could be graduating with enhanced quantitative skills simply by enrolling on specific Q-Step modules? If you follow the Q-Step pathway you will receive a qualifier award at the end of your degree which will signal to employers your capability in quantitative research. Whilst taking part in Q-Step you will also get the chance to undertake paid work placements of up to £300 per week.

Learn how to enhance your degree with Q-Step

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