Management and Business

What will I gain from my subject?

As well as your practice-based skills and the acquisition of knowledge your degree will equip you with a range of transferable skills that are highly valued by employers. Transferable skills include problem solving, self-management, communication and teamwork. Your transferable skills and the level of intellectual attainment gained through study of your subject mean that you will have many different career options when you graduate. A high percentage of all graduate vacancies are open to graduates of any discipline yet many students are not aware of this or they are influenced by the myths surrounding the choices open to them.

What can I do with my subject?

Your degree prepares you for a wide variety of career paths. Graduates have developed careers both within and outside Management and Business.

There are a great many possibilities open to graduates, probably more than you realise at first. Sometimes, the hardest task facing finalists and new graduates is deciding how to choose from the many options available to you. There are jobs which are directly related to degree disciplines, jobs where particular subjects may be useful and also a whole range of jobs open to graduates of any discipline.

What help is available?

You have a dedicated links Careers Consultant who works closely with your department to provide support, advice and information. Careers workshops and events are held in your department to promote work experience opportunities, support career planning and network with professionals working in the creative industries. A central careers education programme is also delivered and postgraduates have access to the Postgraduate Skills Training programme. You are welcome to drop into the Careers Service for further support and information anytime

Where do I start looking for work experience and graduate jobs? - Useful resources

The links below are a starting point when seeking opportunities directly related to your subject; more general resources are available in our finding work experience section. Don't forget that support is available from the Careers Service when applying for jobs and work experience.


Professional bodies and associations

These organisations promote the interests of people working in particular professions. Some have listings of employers who are members of the association and may advertise jobs while others may be a useful source of information when researching employers for applications or considering a speculative application.

What do Aber graduates do?

 Below are some examples of roles our Graduates have moved into:

  • Account Development Executive
  • Account Manager
  • Accountant
  • Advertising Executive
  • Analyst
  • Army Officer
  • Assistant Auditor
  • Assistant Financial Accountant
  • Assistant Manager, Purchasing Department
  • Assistant Solicitor
  • Brand & Events Manager
  • Business Adviser
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Development Executive
  • Business Intelligence Data Analyst
  • Capital Investment Finance Manager
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Commercial Management Graduate
  • Commercial Services Manager
  • Cost Accountant
  • Energy Consultant
  • European Marketing Project Manager
  • Event Organiser
  • Finance Officer
  • Graduate Consultant
  • Graduate Financial Analyst
  • Graduate Management Trainee
  • Graduate Technical Estimator
  • Graduate Trainee Accountant
  • Graduate Trainee Customer Manager
  • Graduate Trainee Manager
  • Graduate Trainee Market Analyst
  • Higher Executive Officer
  • Hotel Manager
  • International Trade Manager
  • Lecturer
  • Logistics Graduate Trainee
  • Magazine Publisher
  • Market Analyst
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Marketing and Communications Manager
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Marketing Executive
  • Planning Analyst
  • Pricing Analyst
  • Private Banking Officer
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Research Analyst
  • Sales Executive
  • Software Developer
  • Store Merchandiser
  • Tax Trainee
  • Teacher
  • Trader (Finance Company)
  • Trainee Accountant
  • Trainee Chartered Accountant
  • Trainee Oil Buyer
  • Welsh Language Development Officer

Examples of employers that Aberystwyth management & business graduates and postgraduates have gone to work for:

  • Aberystwyth University
  • AXA
  • Bank of America
  • Barclays
  • Beckles Investment Services
  • Bennets of Malvern
  • BNP Paribas
  • British Gas
  • BT
  • Carlsberg
  • CFFI Wales
  • Champion Accountants
  • Cobra Group
  • Commerz Bank
  • Corus
  • Davies and Lewis Accountants
  • Debenhams
  • Esso
  • First Choice
  • Grant Thornton
  • Harper Adams University College
  • HSBC
  • KPMG
  • Machbrook Ltd
  • Metropolitan Police
  • Morrisons
  • National Express
  • National Health Service
  • National Library of Wales
  • Network Rail
  • Newmans and Partners
  • Police Force
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Principality Building Society
  • Promar International
  • Reckitt Benckiser plc
  • Royal Air Force
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
  • Royal Mail
  • Tesco
  • Unilever
  • Virgin Mobile
  • Various County Councils
  • Various HE Establishments
  • Various Schools
  • Wales Millennium Centre
  • WH Smiths
  • Whittingham Riddell LLP