What can I do with...

...a management degree?

Mystified by your career options? This useful little tool helps you find out exactly what you can do with your management degree.



Having chosen to study management, you might believe that you’re destined to spend your professional life implementing global change management projects or dishing out strongly-worded imperatives to a team of lacklustre staff. However, a management degree will actually provide you with a fantastic platform from which to enter a range of challenging sectors...



Having studied management at university, you will have a broad range of skills that can be applied in both the private and public sectors…

Analytical Skills

You’re better than Shearer and Hansen put together. You’re even better than Gary Neville. Fortunately, your top-notch analytical skills also extend beyond the world of football punditry.

Attention to Detail

You can spot a needle in a haystack. Sometimes you can even spot a specific needle in a massive stack of needles. You’re just that sharp.

Commercial Awareness

You know the business world like the back of your hand. You can look at situations from a commercial perspective and use your business know-how to influence success.

Communication (Oral)

All mouth, no trousers? Nope, but you can speak to people in a calm, concise and engaging manner.

Communication (Written)

You may not be a romantic poet, but you can write in a professional, succinct and appealing fashion.

Critical Thinking

When you’re presented with a problem or idea, you have the ability to think about it from a critical perspective. You’re not afraid to share your opinion.

Decision Making

If a decision needs to be made, you have the confidence to make it. You’re not hot-headed, but your middle name is ‘decisive’. When it’s crunch time, you’re always ready to do some crunching.


You don’t need somebody holding your hand the entire time. You can work on your own, use your initiative and keep yourself motivated.


You’re a shepherd, not a sheep. You can lead from the front and take charge when decisions need to be made.


You ain’t no fool! Your approach to problem solving is characterised by reason and rationality.


Articulate, methodical and composed, your negotiation skills are top-notch. You could even give Barry Obama a run for his money.


You can work a room like a pro. You’re comfortable talking to new people and can build instant rapport with anyone. What’s more, you’ve got a handshake to die for! Not too strong, not too limp. Sheer perfection.


Forget 2 + 2 = 4, you’ve got the numeracy skills to give Carol Vorderman a run for her money.

Objective Thinking

You can think objectively and approach problems and situations with an open mind.


You speak clearly, you’re confident, and you can hold the attention of a room. Every time you give a presentation, you have the audience eating out of the palm of your hand. Not literally, though! That’d be weird.

Problem Solving

You’re a bit like Jimmy McNulty in The Wire. You might swear a lot, but you can solve problems quickly and logically without too much head-scratching.


Like a pig sniffing for truffles, you have the ability to get your head down and find exactly what you’re looking for: useful information.


You’re not an angry loner. Far from it! You have the ability to work effectively as part of a team.

Time Management

You may not have ‘Bernard’s Watch’, but you can manage your time effectively and meet deadlines without any last minute stress.



Haven’t ‘managed’ to figure out what you want to do yet? Check out the different roles you could secure with your management degree…