Shaping Your Future
From the very start of your MBA, you receive bespoke advice from our employment consultants. Through one-to-one coaching, our industry experienced employment consultants work with you to clarify your aspirations and support you in your future career. With your employment consultant, you will jointly develop a winning employment strategy to take you to the next level and to open doors to a range of potential employers
Throughout the programme, you will have the opportunity to be involved in group and individual activities all aimed at helping you to develop the skills and techniques which lead to highly successful employment outcomes.
Employment Activity Schedule
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Whilst on your MBA you will have the opportunity to engage with top international companies. This year, our MBA students participated in a range of activities with employers including BP, GE, IBM, Accenture, Capgemini, Unilever, Deloitte and HSBC.
IBM Talks to MBA Students
An opportunity to find out more about professional careers with IBM. IBM is number 3 in the world’s most influential global brands list and the leading technology services company in the UK and Ireland.
Distinguished Leaders Series
Our guest lectures give students the opportunity to listen to high profile leaders from a range of industries across the world. Find out more about our Distinguished Leaders Series of guest lectures.
Careers in Consultancy Networking Event
A panel discussion and networking event, focusing on careers in consultancy, with contributions by an experienced consultant, alumni working in consultancy and a recruiter.
Mock Assessment Centre
All of our MBA students have the opportunity to attend an interactive Mock Assessment Centre. The day includes a range of exercises which are designed to reflect those typically used by employers in assessment centres such as case studies, group exercises and interviews.
As well as developing their presentation, communication and interview skills, students also receive peer and tutor feedback on their performance and have the chance to network with employers.
We are fortunate to have long-standing relationships with a number of companies who support this event including Capgemini, Unilever, Royal Mail, IBM and Deloitte.
Employers "The Mock Assessment Centre provides an excellent experience for the students. The exercises that they go through are exactly in line with the approach that Unilever takes so it provides a realistic and challenging environment for students to hone their skills.”
Students "The session was very helpful as it provided an opportunity to understand and experience the assessment centre.”
Sector Interest Groups
As part of your MBA you will have an opportunity to develop and run your own sector development group. Choosing to focus on your chosen employment sector e.g. consultancy, finance, marketing etc. the aim is to:
Share knowledge and experience with your peers
Work as part of a team
Increase your professional networks
Improve your understanding of an occupational sector
Take a proactive approach to your career
This voluntary activity has proved to be an effective way for Birmingham MBA students to make links with key players in their chosen industry sector whether through company trips or inviting specialist speakers.
Examples of Sector Interest Group Activity
Host/attend networking/alumni events – Distinguished Leader Events
Arrange company visits (on campus or at company)
Search and create shared folder for career openings/job postings/specialist job boards/recruitment agencies
Research application/selection methods
Attend career events/workshops
Join Linked In Groups