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 28 UK graduates from 2017/18; this is a response rate of 80.0%
|Most important activity||Percentage of graduates|
|Paid work for an employer||93%|
|Running my own business||0%|
|Developing a creative, artistic or professional portfolio||0%|
|Voluntary/unpaid work for an employer||0%|
|Engaged in a course of study, training or research||4%|
|Taking time out to travel||0%|
|Caring for someone||0%|
|Unemployed and looking for work||4%|
|Doing something else||0%|
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, bookkeeping and auditing activities; tax consultancy||9|
|Trusts, funds and other financial vehicles||1|
|Other sectors (6 sectors)||6|
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
- Grant Thornton
- Wormauld & Partners
Examples of occupations
- Project Manager
- Planning Executive
- Tax Associate
- Financial Analyst
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 2017/18 was undertaking a professional qualification alongside their full-time employment.
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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