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From global banking and international consultancy to start-up fintech and trading, the world of business is constantly evolving and growing. Get started on the right foot with our advice on how to choose, start and grow your career.
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Business, consulting and management span multiple sectors, from careers in commerce, banking, financial services, consulting and much more. Your graduate career in these sectors can be both dynamic and diverse, with excellent career progression opportunities.

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The role of a consultant is to help organisations solve various challenges and issues, across multiple disciplines, with the aim of improving overall business performance and maximising growth. Consultancy can be applied in some degree to almost all sectors of work, but is particularly applicable to careers in corporate business, finance and related sectors.

Career options for business graduates include working in commerce, finance, accountancy, marketing, HR and personnel management.

Graduate management programmes are the most common way for graduates to start their career path into the world of management. On these programmes, graduates gain exposure to various aspects of the business and how they function, working closely with key executives who are eager to mentor future management talent.

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