MRes/PhD Finance & Economics


We provide specialist training, and one-to-one careers mentoring from academics and professionals.

Our CareersPlus Team will train you in how to publish your work in top journals, confidently present at conferences, and provide you with networking opportunities to ensure you meet experts in your field of research. 

Become an expert
The research you undertake with us will make you an expert in your field. Our broad-based training includes opportunities for personal and professional academic development, to ensure you leave WBS well-equipped with all the skills you need to compete effectively in the job market.

Structured training
You will have access to a comprehensive and structural training programme specifically tailored to meet the need of doctoral researchers, delivered through the University's Student Careers and Skills Service.

Teaching opportunities
Our dedicated development coordinator will provide you with training, mentoring, support and guidance to prepare you for teaching opportunities.  



Business or academia?

The quality and excellence of a WBS doctorate is internationally recognised. Recent graduates are employed all over the world in top academic institutions and global organisations. Some develop careers as researchers or engage in academic work where research may only be one aspect of their role; others become consultants and advisors in the public and private sectors.  

Whichever direction you plan to take, WBS will open doors for you.  

Graduates in business 

  • Economist - US Federal Reserve Board
  • Product Manager - Bosch UK
  • Consultant - Oxera UK
  • Auditor - National Internal Audit Office Indonesia
  • Consultant - London Borough of Chelsea 
  • Behaviour Change Consultant - Croydon City Council 
  • Chief Assistant Director of Research Development - Accountant General of Malaysia
  • Director of Engineering and Innovation - Deutsche Bank
  • Consultant Trainer - Creative Malaysia Training Centre 


Graduates in academic institutions

  • Lecturer - Sheffield University
  • Assistant Professor - Universitat de les Iles Balears
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate - Cardiff Business School
  • Teaching Fellow - Birmingham University
  • Visiting Research Scholar - NYU Stern School of Business
  • Teaching Fellow - Warwick Manufacturing Group
  • Research Fellow - Oxford Business School
  • Postdoctoral Researcher - Copenhagen Business School
  • Lecturer - Loughborough University
  • Assistant Professor - Dhaka Business School
  • Professor - IPADE Business School (Mexico)
  • Professor of Practice - Warick Business School
  • Visiting Assistant Professor - University of Miami
  • Lecturer - Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
  • ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow - Cardiff University


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