Accounting and Finance graduate destinations
Many Economics, Finance and Management graduates go into career areas directly reflecting the skills they have gained through studying the subject. These graduates are a target group for many major graduate employers and are high on their recruitment schedule.
Data obtained from
- Single and joint honours Accounting courses (BSc), including those with study abroad
- Graduates from the UK
Responses were received from 22 UK graduates from 2016/17; this is a response rate of 81.5%
|Most important activity||Percentage of graduates|
|Due to start work||6%|
The sectors to which Bristol students have traditionally applied include finance, accountancy, investment banking, management consultancy, and other City and commercial careers.
|Employment sector||Number of graduates|
|Accounting and management consultancy||7|
|Finance and insurance||1|
|Other sectors (2 sectors)||2|
There are also a number of Economics, Finance and Management graduates who do not enter careers directly related to the content of their studies. Instead, these graduates may chose from the huge range of occupations that do not require a specific degree (approx. 70% of all advertised vacancies) and that are open to graduates of any discipline.
Employers and occupations
Examples of employers
- Moore Stephens
Examples of occupations
- Accounts Associate
- Financial Services Manager
- Business Technology Analyst
- Assurance Graduate
Graduates who have studied Economics, Finance and Management may gain exemptions from the first year professional exams of the various accountancy bodies who validate the professional training.
One graduate from 2016/17 entered further study, undertaking a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) (Mathematics).
Explore your career options
You can explore specific sectors and career options on the Prospects website: What can I do with my degree?
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