The programme will serve students in good stead whether they wish to go straight into the job market, or proceed to graduate study in a management discipline. Many recent graduates have found employment in management consultancy, investment banking, general management and public sector management, among other areas.
In 2011/12, 93.2% of undergraduate leavers from the Department of Management were in employment, completing further study or taking time out just six months after graduation. The average salary was £30,200.
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:
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.
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.