By Nisa Chitakasem, Founder of Career consultancy, Position Ignition Ltd
Whether you’ve just applied to do an MBA, you’re in the middle of one or you’re about to finish, you may be wondering what job you’ll be able to get with your degree once you have it. There are lots of options out there for any MBA graduate, or even anyone without an MBA but with the relevant business and/or administration work experience. Here are 10 jobs your qualification and/or experience could help you get.
Business Adviser: Any kind of business degree is useful for this role, which involves giving independent advice to SMEs. Get more information about this profession at the Institute of Business Consulting.
Economist: If the MBA course you were on had lots of economic content, consider becoming an economist. You’ll be working with the government, financial institutions and big business to assist in ensuring the nation’s financial stability. See the Bank of England website.
Insurance Broker: As a MBA graduate, you may be eligible for the specialised training schemes that several larger firms run in relation to this role. It involves acting as an agent between insurance firms and clients. Go to British Insurance Brokers’ Association for details.
Investment Analyst: A MBA is recommended for this job. You’ll be informing other finance professionals about good and bad investments, analysing economies and predicting share price movements. Visit Association of Certified International Investment Analysts.
Loss Adjuster: A MBA could give you the edge in landing this job. A loss adjuster is an independent specialist who works for insurance companies, investigating and advising on big, complex or disputed claims. Go to Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters for more.
Management Consultant: If you don’t already have a MBA, on-the-job training for this role can include studying for an employer-sponsored MBA. Management consultants help companies to develop their business areas. Go to the Management Consultancies Association.
Merchandiser: A MBA can help you land this role. Merchandisers ensure that shops are stocked with products at the correct quantity and price, work with buyers and put together budgets and sales targets. See the British Shops and Stores Association Limited for more.
Payroll Manager: A MBA is useful for entering this career and you’ll also train on the job. Payroll managers arrange and manage workers’ wages within businesses. Visit The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals.
Project Manager: An MBA counts as the business experience that’s usually required to apply for this position. Project Managers normally specialise in a specific area, such as managing commercial business improvements. Go to the Association for Project Management for more.
Stockbroker: In an ever more competitive graduate market, a MBA can increase your chances of becoming a stockbroker. You’ll be making profits for individual and business clients by investing their money into selling stocks, bonds and shares. See the Financial Services Authority.
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