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Studying management studies at The University of Nottingham provides you with an excellent foundation for your future career.

93% of graduates leaving management courses in the 2015/16 academic year secured work or futher study within six months of graduating.

A significant number of this cohort continues on to a higher degree which can add value to particular careers. Examples include finance and investment, marketing and law.

What skills will I develop during my degree

A degree in management will help you develop a range of skills that can be applied in many areas. These key employability skills include:

  • analytical and critical judgement
  • communication skills
  • numeracy
  • problem solving
  • language skills (if combined with modern languages)

What are the destinations of management graduates?

The graduate labour market in 2015 experienced significant growth, and this was notable in the financial sector with increased vacancies in accountancy, professional services, IT and insurance. Growth in the banking sector was still disappointing resulting in a decline in the number of vacancies.

These economic factors have impacted on those management studies students graduating in the summer, with more graduates entering the financial sector, and fewer entering the banking sector than in previous years. However, despite this highly competitive market, management studies graduates have secured professional roles in major companies and organisations.

Top 10 companies

Management studies students are highly sought after by a number of major companies including:

Employers of management graduates
Barclays EY
Boots KPMG
Credit Suisse PricewaterhouseCoopers
Deloitte Santander


The University of Nottingham graduates from management studies secure professional positions across a diverse range of employment sectors, but the key sectors of employment for our graduates were:

  • accountancy and professional service
  • management consultancy
  • marketing and sales
  • finance and investment

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