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
I have had the opportunity to get support from Imperial College Business School Careers and was fortunate to pass screening rounds for Bain & Company, Zynga, PwC, Publicis Sapient, Capco, Lunar Ventures, Samsung, etc. I ended up confirming an investment analyst internship with Lunar Ventures and I’ve also secured a full-time role as an Associate Consultant at Capco, a multi-national business and technology management consultancy firm.
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Navin, MSc Economics & Strategy for Business 2020-21, 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.

After graduation, I will be joining PwC working in Assurance while completing my ACA qualifications. I will be focusing on audit engagements from planning to completion, ensuring the financial positions of our clients are being accurately reflected.
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Xinran Liu MSc Economics and Strategy for Business 2020-21
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Employment by region

Imperial College Business School Careers is very dedicated to supporting students with employment and professional development. Numerous career workshops were provided throughout the academic year with tailored advice and preparations for resumes, aptitude tests, interviews, assessment centres, etc. In addition, there were countless networking opportunities with alma mater from various industries, such as consulting, finance, banking and energy. Finally, I was able to establish a great relationship with my career consultant, who guided me through the process of strategising and executing my career aspirations.
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Michael Boutros, MSc Economics & Strategy for Business 2020-21, 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