BAEcon Economics and Finance / Careers

Year of entry: 2024

Career opportunities

We offer 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 for further study in economics, business and finance.

The University of Manchester has an excellent reputation for employability, and we are  the most targeted university by the nation's top employers (The Graduate Market in 2023, High Fliers Research).

Economics graduates have gone on to successful careers in areas including accountancy and professional services, finance and banking, and government. Recent graduates are now working at:

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

Postgraduate study is also a popular option for progression, and we offer a wide variety of specialist taught master's courses.

For more information, visit our careers and employability page. 

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 .