June 24, 2019

8 careers you can get into with a management degree

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A management degree is a well-rounded degree to have and will prepare you for a career in many different industries. With the skills and knowledge you acquire you’ll be able to hit the ground running and quickly become effective in any organisation you work for. Some career choices for a business management degree graduate might seem obvious but there are plenty you’ve probably never considered too. And remember, lots of employers don’t ask for a specific degree but are interested in the transferable skills you have picked up during your studies.

1. Forensic accountant

Forensic accountants use their skills to investigate financial discrepancies such as fraud, money laundering, misconduct and financial disputes. You’ll need a very strong attention to detail, an analytical mind and an ability to take complex financial and business data and interpret it for others to understand.

A bachelor’s degree in business management contains modules on accountancy and finance whilst the business element will provide you with a thorough understanding of how business works and how financial discrepancies might occur.

2. Events manager

Events managers plan all sorts of events, from pop concerts and festivals to conferences, exhibitions, fairs and fundraising events. It requires sound organisation and communication skills as well as the ability to work to tight budgets, deadlines and manage people.

A Business Management degree equips you with those skills generally but with GSM London you can take an Events and Entertainment Management degree which will give you specialised knowledge. The degree will teach you how to design, plan and organise both large and small-scale events.

3. E-commerce web developer

Working as a web developer might not be the obvious choice for someone with a management degree but it can be a lucrative and rewarding career path. GSM London’s Business Management with E-commerce course can give you specialist knowledge of this thriving sector. With increasing numbers of businesses moving online, the need for innovative solutions is constant and ever-changing.

4. Casino manager 

Working in a casino might seem all glitz and glamour but any reputable establishment needs experienced business managers to see that the operation runs smoothly. They help ensure the games are fair and the clients are treated with respect as well as dealing with areas such as HR and payroll, marketing, advertising and accounting.

The fundamental principles of business management are the same whether you’re running a casino or working in a corporate environment and will be sought after in the gaming and gambling industries too.

5. Life coach

There is no specific degree required to become a life coach but a course in business management can give you a different perspective when it comes to working with your clients. It can be particularly useful if you decide to specialise as a business coach because you will have developed the necessary skills to advise people on all aspects of business and give them direction with their own commercial activities.

You’ll need good communication and analytical skills as well as great interpersonal skills because although it’s not quite the same as an employee/manager relationship you’ll still be managing your clients to get the best out of them.

6. Fashion buyer

There’s far more to fashion than just picking out the latest best-selling outfit – it requires someone who is commercially aware and can make sound business decisions about what will be most successful or profitable. A buyer will need to ensure the commercial and financial viability of a product and as well as having trend-spotting skills, they will need good analytical skills, strong mathematical acumen and a sound understanding of marketing and advertising.

A BSc (Hons) Business Management with Creative Industries can help launch a career in this competitive industry and give you the right business skills all in one hit.

7. Commercial banker 

A finance degree is advantageous if you want to become a commercial banker but a business degree can also help you break into the profession. A commercial banker will assist clients with transactions, loans, financing, insurance and foreign exchange etc.

You’ll need to have strong analytical and problem-solving skills as well as a thorough understanding of statistics, economics, accountancy, marketing and business law. They’re all attributes you’ll develop on a management degree.

8. Financial risk analyst 

A financial risk analyst will identify and quantify the potential risks to a business’s assets. They will also make predictions about future success or failure of business operations and look at the cost of any potential changes or risks. A risk analyst might work in sales, trading, financial services, insurance or private banking.

Strong numeracy, analytical, strategy and analytical skills are a must alongside great organisation and problem-solving. Commercial awareness, something you will learn on a management degree, is also important.

We would like to hear from you if you have any questions about our Business Management degrees. You can call us on 020 3797 4687 or find out how to apply here.

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