Our graduates usually go into management consulting, financial service activities, and accounting within large, global commercial firms. A significant number also enter into marketing, human resources or supply chain management.
Perhaps you know exactly what you would like to do after graduation, or perhaps you’re still considering your options? Whatever point you are at in planning your career, you will find lots of support, resources and activities available at Warwick Business School and The University of Warwick to help you make decisions, enhance your employability skills and achieve your career goals.
Our dedicated CareersPlus team provides specialised careers services solely for Warwick Business School students including:
Bespoke employer events organised specifically for our students have seen the likes of EY, L’Oréal, Aldi, Johnson & Johnson, Royal Bank of Scotland, Grant Thornton UK LLP, Accenture and Aston Martin visit Warwick Business School, providing students with great networking opportunities and links to top local, national and international brands.
Upon commencing your course, you will also be able to access our exclusive social media pages on Facebook and LinkedIn, whereby you can view further opportunities, employer events and career resources specifically aimed at WBS students and graduates.
Student Careers & Skills
In addition, you will have access to the University of Warwick’s Centre for Student Careers and Skills who also provide skills workshops, access to job vacancies and further opportunities to meet employers on campus.
Events organised throughout the year include the Business, Finance & Consultancy Fair, Investment Banking Uncovered, Careers in Advertising, Marketing and PR, Careers in Digital Communications, Careers in Politics and Government plus many more.
The university's job site, MyAdvantage lists thousands of graduate jobs, placement and internship opportunities throughout the year, as well as a range of other useful online resources.
*Data from Unistats 2019
In today’s competitive job market you need to stand out from the crowd; employers will take notice if you demonstrate employability skills. That is why we will encourage you to gain work experience when you are not studying. You also have the opportunity to extend your degree to four years and take an intercalated year working in industry.
Whether you wish to gain work experience or extend your degree for an intercalated year, our dedicated CareersPlus team will be on hand to support you by providing advice and guidance on finding a placement and helping you with your application.
Here are some examples of the companies our students have worked at while on this course:
Interested in Accounting?
If you want to work in accounting, you can apply for a placement on our Undergraduate Partnership Programme. In collaboration with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), we participate in the Undergraduate Partnership Programme which enables selected students to gain experience professional work experience during an intercalated year. This involves working in an accounting role with an ICAEW member organisation during the third year of the course.
Depending on the organisation, you may also be able to take professional ACA exams during the placement, which will form the first year of the ACA training contract. You can work in the UK or overseas, before returning to Warwick Business School for the final year of the course. The programme forms 10% of the overall degree classification.
What do our graduates do?
Where do our graduates work?
Source: GEMS Data Classes of 2013/14 and 2014/15 and WBS Cohort Data Class of 2015 to 2018. This is a selection of what our graduates went on to do.