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BAEcon Economics and Finance / Careers

Year of entry: 2021

Career opportunities

We offer you a high-quality, research-led student experience that will prepare you for a career as a professional economist, employment in a range of economics-related areas or further study in economics, business and finance.

Economics graduates have successful careers in areas including accountancy and professional services, finance and banking, and government. Some examples include:

  • Morgan Stanley;
  • KPMG;
  • the House of Lords;
  • the Government Economics Service; and
  • the BBC.

Other popular avenues include journalism and the media, charities, consultancy, civil service, finance, marketing and PR, social work, teaching, law and postgraduate study.

Another popular option is postgraduate study, we offer specialist taught master's courses.

For more information, see careers and employability

The University has its own dedicated Careers Service that you would have full access to as a student and for two years after you graduate. At Manchester you will have access to a number of opportunities to help boost your employability .  

Accrediting organisations

The Accounting and Finance pathways within the course are accredited with professional accountancy bodies, including:

Depending on the course units you have chosen, you may be eligible for exemptions for professional examinations .