What can I do with a business degree?
Career options for business graduates: jobs you can do with a business degree. Working in commerce, finance, accountancy, marketing, HR and personnel management.
If you are graduating with a degree in a business-related area, you will find a range of careers that are directly related to your qualification.
While many of these careers are open to graduates in any subject, some employers will have a preference for graduates with a business background, and for others it may be a definite requirement. Your degree will provide useful background knowledge, evidence of some of useful skills, and possibly some exemptions from papers in professional examinations.
Many business studies courses cover a range of subjects, but there are others, such as marketing, which have a specific vocational emphasis and this will also influence your choice of job.
Careers for business graduates
Some of the areas employing business graduates are:
- banking, investment and financial services
- general management
- management consultancy
- public relations
- retail management
- sales and marketing.
Use our ‘jobs with your degree’ tool to access a list of job descriptions with detailed information about each career.
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Employability skills gained from a business degree
It’s been estimated that 40 per cent of graduate vacancies do not ask for specific degree subjects. And your degree will have helped you develop a range of transferable skills that you can bring to any job. These include:
- analytical ability
- communication and presentation skills
- goal setting
- leadership skills
- problem solving
- team work
- time management.
Judy Dick studied Business in college. She now works as a Business Analyst Associate with Glanbia.
Find out what her role involves, how she got the job, what she did as a student that helped her in her career, the skills needed in her role and what she loves about her job.