MSc Economics & Strategy for Business employment report – Class of 2020

MSc Economics & Strategy for Business is a unique one-year, full-time programme which integrates strategic analysis with contemporary economics to prepare students for successful careers in consulting and finance.

Please note all figures refer to graduates who were seeking employment and shared employment data with us.

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Employment data

Employed within six months
Employed in Consulting
Employed in UK
The Imperial College Business School Careers team was unlike any other and proved extremely helpful in not only providing a variety of employer events but also additional ways to navigate the recruitment process. One helpful technique they showed me which I had not learnt before, was the task of setting up a clear career trajectory to target specific firms and preparing specific documents for each.
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Dinnaga Padmaperuma, MSc Economics & Strategy for Business 2019-20, student at Imperial College Business School
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Employment by sector

Finance: 48%
Consultancy: 24%
Technology: 15%
Other: 10%
Non-profit (Education): 3%

For those working in the finance sector, 26% are working in accounting services, 17% in investment banking and 15% in asset & investment management and another 15% in corporate or retail banking, with the others working throughout finance specialisations including research, ratings & information services, and private equity or venture capital.

The Careers team at the Business School was very helpful. By organising multiple workshops on personal and professional development, and employers’ events, while supporting us in our job hunt and interview prep, Careers has helped us navigate through the employment process, making sure we had all the support we needed.
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Megane Voirol, MSc Economics & Strategy for Business, student at Imperial College Business School
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Employment by region

In February 2020, I became a Venture Scout for RLC Ventures; a London-based, early-stage venture capital fund investing in start-ups within AI, gaming, fintech, and enterprise. I have since been offered a Summer Analyst position with them where my main responsibilities will involve sourcing new start-ups and conducting due diligence alongside the team.
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Seyon Indran, MSc Economics & Strategy for Business 2019-20, student at Imperial College Business School

Employers and roles

Our MSc Economics & Strategy for Business students have gained employment at a wide range of companies, including:

Accenture Amazon CITIC Securities
Deloitte EY Industrial and Commerical Bank of China (ICBC)
KPMG Management Solutions Meituan
NetEase PwC Allianz
Google Mars Cisco

Example roles that our MSc Economics & Strategy for Business students have secured include:

Analyst Consultant Senior Associate
Product Manager Equity Research Analyst Business Analyst
Associate Management trainee Junior Consultant