Birmingham is the second-largest city in the UK for finance companies, and our proximity to London, the global financial capital, and ever-growing relationship with key employers in the financial sector, will provide you with the opportunity to meet and network with leading global organisations.
Graduates will leave Birmingham perfectly placed to take up key investments roles in a wide range of careers including banks and large corporations, investment institutions, pension funds and charitable organisations as well as roles with wealthy individual clients. We also provide ongoing careers support for international students who wish to work in the UK after graduation.
Our students have gone on to work in a wide range of industries, in organisations such as Tradeweb, Deutsche Bank, Müller, Trafalgar Luxury Group, Fisher Investments UK, Santander, Global Reach Group, Colmore, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Mazars, BNY Mellon and a whole host of smaller companies and public sector organisations.
This course is also beneficial to entrepreneurs that want to have a solid knowledge of finance and its applications, and interested students can also progress to further postgraduate research study leading to scholarly careers.
Top jobs in investments include:
- Derivatives Trader
- Fund Analyst
- Finance Analyst
- Audit Associate
- Credit Analyst
- Investments Insights Analyst
- Graduate Project Office Analyst
- Investments Analyst
- Trading Analyst
- Associate Equity Swaps Trader
- Market Research Analyst
We pride ourselves on our graduates’ high levels of employability. We will help you to plan, manage and achieve your career goals, giving you the competitive edge when it is time to start job hunting. The University of Birmingham has ranked in the top 5 Universities Targeted by the Largest Number of Top Employers in the UK for the past 5 years, according to the Highfliers.co.uk Graduate Market reports (2017-2022).
Many employers visit the Business School to run seminars for our students. In fact, companies such as IBM, HSBC, and Deloitte are just a few of the organisations who see these sessions as an opportunity to look for suitable candidates for internship programmes and graduate training schemes.
BBS Careers and Careers Network
As a Birmingham Business School student, you will benefit from two award-winning Careers teams.
Careers Network is the University of Birmingham careers and employability team offering: career fairs, employer events with top firms across the UK, start-up and entrepreneurial activities, and support. Internships and bursaries are also available exclusively to University of Birmingham students.
BBS Careers is a dedicated service for Birmingham Business School students. The team provides guidance, support, and work experience opportunities, tailored to business school students, to help you succeed during and after university. We offer workshops, alumni and employer events, and 1-to-1 consultations. These will help you to develop your skills and learn how to submit high-quality internship and graduate applications.
BBS Careers is one of a few, if not the only business school career service to offer life-long support.
We are here to support you! Whether you are applying for postgraduate end-of-study internship, a graduate job, or applying for a management role five years after graduation.
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Future Leaders Certificate
The postgraduate Future Leaders Certificate, run by the Birmingham Business School Careers team, is an extra-curricular programme which is designed to prepare our MSc students for the potential impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). This is intended to equip students with the skills they need to stand out and succeed within this increasingly competitive market. As part of this, students will be encouraged to increase their awareness of responsible business and ethical considerations.
Students selected for the Future Leaders Certificate will receive expert coaching, mentoring and industry insight, and work on a group project set by multi-national companies which place high importance on their social and corporate responsibility.
This course has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Programme. This status is granted to institutions whose degree programme incorporates at least 70 per cent of the CFA Programme Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provides a solid grounding in the CBOK and prepares you well for CFA exams.