Careers and Entrepreneurship

Business, Management and Marketing

Find out what you can do with a Business, Management or Marketing degree and what previous graduates have done

Explore your options

Use your degree to get you started. Look at career areas that might fit with what you are studying. Find out about the job roles available, the entry routes and how to gain experience:

Accountancy - Actuarial and Insurance - Banking and Investment - Business and Management Functions - Management Consultancy - Marketing, Advertising and PR 

Most graduate opportunities are open to graduates from any degree discipline. If you want to look at other career areas, try looking at our sector guides for information and inspiration.

What do Sussex Business and Management graduates do?

Find out what previous Sussex Business and Management graduates went on to do.

15 months after graduating in 2018, 92% of respondents from Business and Management were in work or further study. 88% of those in work were in graduate jobs.

15 months after graduating in 2018, 86% of respondents from Marketing were in work or further study. 76% of those in work were in graduate jobs.

Here are some examples of job roles, employers and further study that Business and Management graduates have gone on to do over the last few years:

Employers: Rolls Royce - PwC - KPMG - DirectLine - Legal & General - Vodafone - Aviva - MullenLowe - FleishmanHillard Fishburn - Proud Robinson and Partners - CDO Partners - Bottomline Technologies - ILG - Activity Superstore - Sussex Innovation Centre

Job roles: Sales Operations Analyst - Consulting Analyst - Associate - Pensions Associate - Graduate Finance Business Partner - Fraud Associate - Project Manager - Account Executive - Creative Strategy - Account Manager - Risk Officer - Digital Marketing Officer - Marketing Graduate Associate - Client Relationship Manager - Corporate Finance Executive - Catalyst Team Member

Further study: MSc Economics (Sussex) - MSc International Business Economics (Sussex) - MSc Climate Change and Development (Sussex) - MSc Wealth Management (Queen Mary's) - MA Political Economy (King's College London) - MSc International Political Theory (University of Edinburgh) 

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Build your experience

Building experience while you are at Sussex will be invaluable when you come to apply for graduate jobs. It can also help you to figure out what you like doing and what sort of things you are good at. Part-time work, insight days, summer internships and placements are a great way to start. You could also try volunteering or joining a student society.

Summer internships and placement years are common in this sector and applications for these open in the autumn/winter of your second year. Graduate schemes are also common in this sector and students who have impressed during summer internships or placement years may be invited back as a graduate. 

When writing your CV and covering letter for work experience, don't forget about the transferable skills you are developing on your course. Just a few skills you will get from Business, Marketing and Management include ethical awareness and sensitivity, independent thinking, leadership, problem solving, self-confidence and teamwork. 

Find out more about identifying and writing about your skills.

Finding opportunities