What do Management graduates do?

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In 2012/13, 87% of undergraduate leavers and 88% of postgraduate leavers from the Management department were in employment, completing further study or taking time out just six months after graduation. The average salaries were £28,200(undergraduate) and £38,800 (postgraduate).

To find out more about LSE graduate destinations by specific Management degree programmes, see graduate destinations by course|.

The top employment sectors for Management graduates were:

  • banking
  • business and management consultancy
  • accountancy and other financial services (including auditing)

Graduates of the Management department have a thorough insight into business practices, financial transactions and commercial ventures. A knowledge of business and management will prove desirable to most organisations therefore, in addition to the top employment sectors, management graduates are also recruited into marketing, advertising, human resources and retail management roles.

Graduate profiles

These are detailed profiles exploring why LSE graduates initially chose to study with us as well as giving each graduate the opportunity to relive their LSE experience and fill us in on how their career has developed since graduation. We are grateful to all LSE graduates who have taken the time to complete our Graduate Profile Questionnaire in order to produce these profiles.

Employability skills

Graduates from the Management department at LSE become equipped with a portfolio of transferable skills which employers in all sectors look for. These include general skills such as being well organised and having effective communication skills, but aptitudes specific to studying Management include:

Business acumen: this course gives students an insight into business practise, financial transactions and commercial ventures. This is valuable because on of the most skills most commonly sought by graduate recruiters is commercial awareness

Problem solving: most graduate employers look for this quality in potential recruits. Our Management courses teach you specific ways to approach problems and further develop your critical thinking skills

Ability to use statistics and quantitative methods: for certain graduate jobs such as market research, some areas of banking, and some types of consultancy, knowledge of statistics, quantitative methods and related software packages is a real asset

Global thinking: the ability to see the bigger picture in a 'whole systems' manner. Useful for strategic roles within a range of organisations

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