BSc Economics / Careers

Year of entry: 2022

Career opportunities

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

Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in areas including accountancy and professional services, finance and banking, and government. Examples include:

  • JP MorganChase; 
  • HSBC; 
  • Ernst and Young; 
  • The Bank of England; 
  • IBM.

Other 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 a variety of specialist taught master's courses. For more information, see careers and employability

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

By joining the BSc Economics, you also become a member of the BSc Economics Society. The BSc Economics Society provides a platform to interact with students in all years of their degree. Various social events and other activities are arranged throughout the course.

The Society encourages engagement with current affairs, economic discussions and debates and organises events to connect with employers, including prestigious BSc Economics Alumni now placed in economic, finance and consulting careers.

Many Economics students are also members of the Manchester University Trading and Investment Society (MUTIS) - a large society dedicated to understanding financial investment and developing careers in that area.