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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 are listed below.

Example employers include:

  • Amaranth Sustainable Development LLP
  • Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
  • Christian Aid
  • Dagong Global
  • Deloitte
  • Elbus Group
  • HM Treasury
  • IDB (Islamic Development Bank)
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Nomura
  • Pirola Pennuto Zei & Associati
  • Proinpa Foundation
  • Self-Employed Interior Designer
  • Speciss College
  • UBS
  • University of Roehampton
  • Unspecifield Customer Experience Research Company
  • Western Securities Co., Ltd

Example job titles include:

  • Accounting Assistant
  • Analyst
  • Assistant Economist
  • Associate
  • College Teaching Assistant (Economics)
  • Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Financial Contractor
  • Foreign Exchange Trading Business Manager
  • Head of Control Rooms
  • IT Auditor
  • Lecturer
  • Market Research Executive
  • Partner
  • Programme Support Officer (Latin America and the Caribbean)
  • Project Management Worker
  • Self-Employed Business Owner
  • Self-Employed Designer and Public Relations (PR) Professiona
  • Technical Manager
  • Vice-President

DLHE Statistics

Graduate Destination Surveys from 2014 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.

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