Published: 11 January 2023

Top jobs with a business degree

Thinking of studying a business degree at Surrey Business School? Find out what makes Surrey stand out from the crowd and the type of role you might look to secure after graduation.

Employability is built into our curriculum and our courses bring students into contact with business. More and more of our undergraduate students are also choosing to spend a Professional Training placement year with companies that allow them to put their learning into practice. This means Surrey Business School graduates are highly sought after with 91 per cent in work or further education 15 months after graduating (Graduate Outcomes report 2022). This was a key factor in our Careers and Employability team being named the National University Employability's (NUE) winner for the UK's best Careers and Employability Service in 2022.

Our BSc (Hons) Business Management course offers a wide choice of optional modules and gives you the opportunity to explore how organisations of all sizes start, run and thrive. You may choose to combine the core business knowledge with specific expertise one of the business pathway courses including Business AnalyticsEntrepreneurshipHuman Resource Management or Marketing.

The BSc (Hons) International Business Management course offers a large choice of elective modules which allow you to explore our globalised economy and how organisations of all sizes start, run and thrive in international markets. 

"My time at Surrey has improved my chances of employability immensely. The beauty about Surrey is that they prioritise both academic and professional development, as most courses offer some sort of placement year, and really set you up for professional life once you graduate."

Cassino Subero, BSc Business Management and Spanish

Job roles

Our alumni can be found in a variety of roles such as:

  • Business Analyst
  • Business Consultant
  • Data Analyst
  • Ecommerce Content Executive
  • European Product Manager
  • Graduate Scheme
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Marketing & Sales Advisor
  • Project Manager
  • Sales and Marketing Graduate.

"The university has an employability and careers support team which assist in placement searches and writing CVs and cover letters. Completing a placement enhanced my employability helping me to secure a graduate role at Fujitsu!"

– Osaze Obazuaye, BSc International Business Management


Graduates from our business courses have gone on to work for an impressive range of companies from start-ups and SME’s to large corporates including:  

  • Accenture
  • eBay
  • Fujitsu
  • Hays
  • Huel
  • IBM UK
  • JP Morgan
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Samsung
  • Sony
  • UBA.

Discover more about our business, marketing and management courses at Surrey Business School, our award-winning Professional Training placement scheme and student life at Surrey.

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