Careers in marketing

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Where the consumer is central to your creativity

Our marketing graduates are creative, strategic and analytical and offer businesses an opportunity to refresh their consumer engagement strategies. 

Our marketing students are some of the most creative members of our community here at Essex Business School and our marketing alumni are leading the way in digital innovation.

On this page you will discover career opportunities in advertising, market research, content development and social media trail blazing.

Whether you have designs on building your own marketing agency or plan on finding your niche in product marketing, you can explore our graduate destinations and match the skills developed on your degree to potential marketing role opportunities.

Marketing career prospects

Where can a degree in marketing take me?

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

Analysing qualitative data
Analysing business reports
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
Core IT skills
Specialist software
Writing a business report
Expressing ideas for business purposes
Presenting confidently and successfully
Argumentation skills
Social media analysis
Social media marketing
Skills of difference media and technology platforms
Market research skills
Data visualisation and media analysis skills
Innovation in marketing and management

What opportunities are there for further study in marketing?

Marketing 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

Discover our degrees in marketing