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employability Your Career in Business

At our Business School, we prepare you for your business career and continue to support you throughout your working life. Whatever your background or education, whether you study full-time or part-time, at a campus or online, whether you’re looking for your first graduate job in business, a change of direction, or to progress in your chosen career, we have the skills, services and passion to help you to achieve your ambition.

95% of postgraduate students in employment were in highly skilled employment 15 months after graduating (2020/21 Graduate Outcomes data). Contains HESA Data: Copyright Jisc 2022.

Secure a job within nine months of successfully completing your course or your fees back.

Terms and Conditions apply.

We have an overall 5 Star rating from QS World University Rankings and 5 stars in Teaching, Employability, Online Learning, Academic Development and Inclusiveness.

Connect with the world of business

You’ll have access to our network and benefit from our business graduate associations, memberships and accreditations.



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EmployabilityUndergraduate Placement Year

Undertaking a placement year is a fantastic way to put academic theory into practice, explore an area of career interest, build professional skills and take a significant first step into the highly competitive business world.

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EmployabilityProfessional Practice Year

Our postgraduate business Master's courses provide the option to complete a Professional Practice Year, allowing you to decide how to put your skills into practice, gain valuable business experience and enhance your future career prospects.

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Your Employability Roadmap

We have a programme of activities and career support designed to help you at every step of the way towards a successful career.

  • Open days and employability events: Our careers experts will be available to offer that initial support and direction. Find an event near you.
  • Access our employability and career support: If you have a conditional or unconditional offer, you can access our employability support before you start your course with us.
  • Getting started: Getting started with the employability team couldn't be simpler, all you need to do is email the careers team at your campus (careers-*your campus* e.g. if you are studying at Bristol then [email protected].


  • Gain employability skills: Employability is embedded into all our courses. You’ll develop leadership skills, learn how to run your own business, how to deal with challenging situations, and how to manage people.
  • Placement Year: Options are available on our undergraduate business programmes. Visit Undergraduate Placement Year to find out more.
  • Professional Development: All our master’s business courses include our Professional Development – Employability and Leadership module. You’ll develop skills and expertise that you can put into practice immediately, ensuring you get your career off to the best possible start. For more information, watch our short video.
  • Inspirational events: You’ll be invited to a variety of events, including guest speakers, panel discussions, masterclasses and competitions. You’ll also have the opportunity to get involved in our Virtual Leadership Experience, one of our most highly rated events, working in teams to solve problems by collaborating with students across all campuses and courses.
  • Careers advice and support: Our team of careers consultants will help you identify the right business career option for you, help you navigate recruitment processes, and equip you with the skills and insight to succeed as your career progresses. You’ll receive practical support through one-to-one careers appointments and group workshops, including how to present CVs and covering letters, and how to excel at video interviews and assessment centres.
  • Professional memberships: Our Business School is a member of the Business Graduates Association (BGA) and all students are eligible for BGA membership, completely free of charge. As a BGA member, you’ll be able to network with an international community of over 4,000 business students and graduates. You’ll also have access to a range of services, including networking events, development webinars, thought leadership content, and careers resources.

As an alumni you can benefit from ongoing career support after graduating:

  • CMI accreditation: Many of our business programmes include an additional professional CMI accreditation. This accreditation will give you evidence of the skills demanded by employers. You’ll also receive CMI Affiliate membership (saving you the annual fee of £180), which provides a range of curriculum enrichment opportunities and access to a wealth of resources to support you throughout your career. Find out more about CMI accreditation and support here.
  • Professional memberships: You’ll continue to be a member of the Business Graduates Association (BGA). You’ll be able to network with an international community of over 4,000 business students and graduates. You’ll also have access to a range of services, including networking events, development webinars, thought leadership content, and careers resources.
  • Alumni network: By joining our Alumni network you can continue to access our exclusive job vacancy database and a host of careers resources and materials, along with personalised one-to-one support from our expert careers team who can provide help with any advice, including application help, interview preparation and career direction.
  • Employment Promise: For Postgraduate students, we’re so confident you’ll succeed that if you don’t obtain a job in nine months after completing your course you'll get 100% of your fees back, made up of 50% as cashback, plus 50% as credit towards another course, through our Employment Promise. Terms and Conditions apply.


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Pathways Careers in Business

Find out where our courses could take you. Browse through a selection of careers that our business courses can lead to, and find out what each job entails, what skills you need and where to search for jobs.

Finance Analyst
Stock Broker
Career Advisor
Chartered Accountant
Digital Marketing Manager

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EmployabilityOur Employment Promise

For Postgraduate business students, we're so confident you'll succeed that if you don't obtain a job in nine months after completing your course, you'll get 100% of your fees back. Terms and conditions apply.