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Department of Financial and Management Studies (DeFiMS)

Graduate Destinations

How does a degree in Financial and Management Studies help with my career?

The department of Financial and Management Studies at SOAS provides its students with a specialist international focus and the skills needed to work effectively in a global, multicultural context. Graduates are equipped with advanced training and research expertise related to finance, management and development.  They also gain a portfolio of widely transferable skills which employers seek, including analysing and selecting information; communicating effectively; understanding and interpreting numerical data - numeracy and problem solving.  

Former Financial and Management Studies students have gone on to professional and management careers in both the private and public sectors, as well as continuing in the field of research at SOAS or other institutions.

Destinations of recent graduates from this department immediately after graduation include:

Job TitleEmployer
Financial Analyst
VP Risk Management Solutions
Legal Analyst Intern
Client services analyst
Business Administrator
Seminar Manager
Accountant
Letting Agent
Research Assistant
Sales Associate
Research Analyst
Project Officer
Accounts Manager
Sales Assistant
Trainee Investment Manager
List Researcher
Personal Banker
Sales Co-Ordinator
Editor
Programme Manager
New employee in Global Marketing
Sales and Operations Executive
Customer Services Adviser
Translator
Quality Assurance Manager
Associate Producer
Traineeship
Restaurant Entrepreneur
Business Support Manager
Owner of Hotel
Association of Foreign Body
Tahlilgaran
Monad Solutions
Markitserv
M H M Frozen Food Company
Euro Money Institutional Investor
IMS Group
Venice Propertys
DEALogic
Breuminger
Busheman Consulting.
The British Council
Eurohoney
Millman Limited Co. Ltd
Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft (DEG)
Financial Times
HSBC
Wittenstein
Unspecified Governmental Institution
BSI - British Standards Institute
IHI Corporation
JTB UK Ltd.
Jack Willis
Testronic Laboratories
Electronic Laboratories
Al-jazeera English
German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ)
Unspecified Food Retail Establishment
Emirates Airline
Kensington Hotel

DLHE Statistics

The chart above shows that SOAS Financial and Management Studies graduates are very employable. Graduate Destination Surveys from 2012-2013 show that the majority of graduates who could be surveyed are either in work, further study, work and study or volunteering.

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What do Graduates do?

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