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Department of Financial & 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:

  • Financial managers and directors
  • Management consultants and business analysts
  • Marketing associate professionals
  • Higher education teaching professionals
  • Finance and investment analysts and advisers
  • Finance managers and directors
  • Financial accounts managers
  • Functional managers and directors
  • Advertising accounts managers and creative directors
  • Chartered and certified accountants
  • Production managers and directors in construction
  • Public relations professionals
  • Research and development managers
  • Business development managers
  • University researchers, unspecified discipline
  • Human resources administrative occupations
  • Investment/merchant bankers
  • Legal professionals

DLHE Statistics

The chart above shows that SOAS Financial and Management Studies graduates are very employable. Graduate Destination Surveys from 2011-2012 show that the majority of graduates who could be surveyed are either in work, further study, work and study or volunteering.

Further information about DLHE is available on the Careers Service website.

What do Graduates do?

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