What can I do with my degree in Economics?
The occupations below are a selection of those which may interest students and graduates from the School of Economics.
Economists research and analyse economic trends, issues and data and produce forecasts & reports. This is used as the basis for advising clients (companies, financial institutions and public bodies) and providing them with economic information to assist in forming policy or strategy.
Actuaries apply mathematical and statistical techniques to business problems. They work out the degree of risk on life assurance policies, pensions and employee benefits and investments.
Chartered accountants provide financial advice to clients that range from multinational organisations and governmental bodies to small independent businesses. Accountants often specialise in particular areas of practice, including audit, management consultancy, recovery, forensic accountancy, taxation, assurance, and corporate finance.
Job profile of a chartered accountant from the Prospects website
Job profile of a chartered accountant from the TARGET Jobs website
Inside Careers: Chartered Accountancy
The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
Investment analysts undertake research and provide information and reports to help stock market traders, stockbrokers and fund managers make decisions about investments.
Investment banking relates primarily to raising capital for companies and other organisations, the provision of mergers and acquisition advice or advice on specific issues such as raising loans or stock exchange flotations.
Please note that some of these careers may require further study.
For further information on these careers, see also:
- I Want To Work In
- Information on types of jobs from Prospects
- Information on career sectors from TargetJobs
Please note that some of these careers may require further study. In particular, if you are interested in a career as an economist, a postgraduate degree is almost essential. Approximately 3% of graduates from Economics BA/BSc degrees begin their career in a specialised economics position each year; however, this proportion rises to over a third of those completing Master's degrees in Economics
People in some subject roles may be self-employed