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    What kind of jobs could I expect to have if I were to do a degree in Business Management?

    The only one that comes to mind for me is a manager (LOL) but that's just a little too vague. It's not as clear cut as with taking a course such as Accounting because then it would be assumed you'd become an accountant of some sort.

    I'm deciding between courses at the moment and it's very confusing, because I don't want to end up with a degree without very many job prospects! Anyone else have any ideas?
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    What kind of jobs could I expect to have if I were to do a degree in Business Management?

    My brother is doing a degree in business management with finance and accounting. The business management part covers economics, human resources, finance, law, contracts, psychology, strategy, planning, innovation- to name but a few.

    So taking a general degree in business management will give you a flavour of lots of other areas that you might want to specilaise in later. I think you could get a job in any of the above areas with that degree, and you'd also show you have the knowledge and skills to be promoted fairly quickly.

    Hope this helps

    (Original post by justcallmefoxxy)
    What kind of jobs could I expect to have if I were to do a degree in Business Management?

    The only one that comes to mind for me is a manager (LOL) but that's just a little too vague. It's not as clear cut as with taking a course such as Accounting because then it would be assumed you'd become an accountant of some sort.

    I'm deciding between courses at the moment and it's very confusing, because I don't want to end up with a degree without very many job prospects! Anyone else have any ideas?
    In theory, you should be able to get into any job regardless of your degree. A degree at the end of the day shows you have a brain and you can work hard etc. Therefore, it shows that you have the potential to be trained up for whatever job. One of my teachers did History at Cambridge and she said you could do anything with whatever subject degree.

    However saying that, some careers, you need more specialist experience/knowledge. So your degree may well have to be relevant. Um... I'll name a few: medicine-related type jobs (eg doctor); dentistry i think; teachers need teacher-training (can't rem what it's called); law (if you wanna be in top-notch positions: barrister etc); professional psychologist (you need a BPS accredited degree +further training); vet?; engineering? um... there's probably more but those ones came to mind. Basically, the ones that are specialist and the ones that are hugely competitive, you would have a chance/ a better chance at working in that area if your degree relates to it.

    Most degrees have skills that you use which can be related to most jobs anyway, so you may end up working in an entirely different field. Arts-based (eg fine art etc) courses are a bit iffy though because as you probably are aware of, there is the naive view that its is a doss-out subject where we just sit and draw pretty pictures all day(!) *rolls eyes* (i don't think so). There is some debate on whether someone who's got an arts degree can actually get employed as anything else in a totally different area. Even I'm not totally sure!

    p.s if you check your prospectuses, they usually have a "potential careers"/"what next after my degree" type section where it tells you about your chosen subject.

    hope that helps.
 
 
 
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