Published: 26 January 2017

Top jobs with a business degree

Find out what you could do with a degree in business and discover some of the jobs Surrey business graduates have secured over the past few years.

Surrey Business School building

There is a great demand for Surrey business students. Our degree programmes give you the ability so select modules most relevant to your chosen career, giving you the opportunity to take advantage of all the skills you need for the future.

Our courses teach a diverse range of topics for different business and management careers, this includes retail, marketing, human resources and entrepreneurship which allows you to pursue your passion.

Surrey Business School played a vital role in creating real-life scenarios in which I could learn important skills, ranging from teamwork and delegation to multi-tasking and meeting assignment deadlines. - Kevin Patrick, BSc (Hons) International Business Management

Careers with a business and management degree

Surrey business graduates have taken up roles such as recruitment consultants, merchandisers, analysts, managers and buyers.

Students have had very successful careers in well-known companies such as Aldi, Tesco, Burberry, Waitrose, Samsung, JP Morgan and many more.

Some graduates have also chosen to pursue a postgraduate course, in particular our MBA which has been successful for helping to build foundations to start their own businesses.

Business and management graduate jobs

In recent years, our business and management graduates have secured roles including:

  • Merchandise Associate, BHS (2015 graduate)
  • Commercial Manager, Marks & Spencer (2015 graduate)
  • Graduate Management Trainee, HSBC (2015 graduate)
  • Business Development Assistant, Royal Albert Hall (2015 Graduate)
  • Business Analyst, Pfizer (2015 graduate)

A Professional Training placement is a great way to find out about what you really want to do after graduation and makes you a lot more employable in your final year. It is a great asset to have a year of professional experience under your belt before you graduate -  Sifat Hasan, BSc (Hons) Business Management

  • Brand Specialist, Arcadia (2014 graduate)
  • Account Executive, Microsoft (2014 graduate)
  • Finance Analyst, American Express (2014 graduate)
  • Business Consultant, IBM (2014 graduate)
  • Buying Administrator, Laura Ashley (2014 graduate)

I would recommend a Professional Training placement to anyone considering studying a degree. High grades are no longer enough to secure a strong position after graduating, and securing a placement not only builds you a fantastic network, but develops skills necessary for your future and really builds your confidence. - Danielle Doughty, BSc (Hons) Business and Retail Management

Discover more about our business and management degrees, our pioneering Professional Training placement scheme and student life at Surrey.