SOAS University of London

School of Finance and Management

Graduate Destinations

The School of Finance and Management (SFM) 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 SFM 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.

Destination of 2017 graduates

All students are contacted 6 months after graduation to find out what they were doing - working, studying or something else, such as travelling.

Finance and Management Undergraduate. 2017 graduates six months after completing their studies. In work 57%. Work and study 4%. Studying 27%. Other 12%.
Finance and Management Postgraduate. 2017 graduates six months after completing their studies. In work 70%. Work and study 4%. Studying 11%. Other 15%.

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.

What do Graduates do?

Job Profiles

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