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1 John Hillard Pro-Dean for Student Education Which Business degree?John Hillard Pro-Dean for Student Education
2 Overview Which programmes are available? Skills gained at University Programme distinctiveness at LeedsCareer PathwaysSummary
3 Our programmes The main areas of programmes are around: Accounting ManagementEconomicsInternational BusinessHuman resource management
4 Transferable skills at University Critical ThinkingAnalytical skillsResearch MethodsTime ManagementProject ManagementAdvanced IT skillsPresentation SkillsGroup / Team working
5 AccountancyWhat is it?Accounting and Finance, the flexible business degree to take your lifelong ambitions forward, whether in business, finance or academia. Why Accounting at LeedsLeeds is the leading UK centre for financial and professional services outside London (placements)Huge range of elective choices to complement your degreeImpressive set of exemptions to progress careerFor a new graduate in Accounting and Finance to compete effectively in a crowded market they need be able to demonstrate two things. Firstly, the advanced technical and highly developed academic skills associated with a world class research-led institution. Secondly, and critically, they need to show that they have the high-level communication, problem-solving, and interpersonal skillsthat leading employers demand. To deliver the former, we draw on our extensive research expertise and work closely withemployers and the main professional accounting bodies such as ACCA, ICAEW and CIMA to ensure that teaching on our programmes is fresh and relevant to current thinking in the workplace. To deliver the latter, we give our students the opportunity to systematically develop and demonstrate their employability skills.(taken from brochure)
6 Career Pathways Career Pathways Predominantly Finance related careers 61% (Accountancy contracts, Banking, Auditors, Financial Advisors etc)Other Business sectors 39%
7 What is Management?Base Disciplines e.g. Economics, Maths, EngineeringOutputs e.g. Sustainability, Low Carbon Futures and Social ResponsibilityBusiness Functions e.g. HRM, Marketing, Business OperationsManagement is a dynamic topic and a field of study which is constantly developing. It draws on a wide range of base disciplines, including economics, engineering, mathematics, accounting, and law. It addresses business functions including strategy development, human resource management, marketing, business operations and information management. All of these disciplines and functions are constantly developing and our courses need to develop to keep pace with change in the business world and in the environment we live in. Perhaps an obvious example is the need for businesses to address the issues of sustainability, low carbon futures, and social responsibility.Don’t forget the full extent of combinations with Management i.e. Marketing / Economics and Management + JH.
8 Why Management at Leeds Newly designed to incorporate current Management processes such as sustainability and social responsibility to keep pace with a constantly changing landscape and our environment Opportunity to study alongside a range of other subjects such as Marketing, Geography etc Huge range of elective modules to widen knowledge.
9 Career Prospects (Management) AccountingHuge range of careersMarketing & Sales@Leeds (one-third go into accounting, one-third marketing & sales, and one-third, everything else (see below)Jobs directly related to your degreeManagement consultant Systems analyst Chartered accountantChartered management accountantInsurance underwriterLogistics and distribution managerCorporate financierJobs indirectly related to your degreeMarketing executiveHuman resources officerAdvertising account executiveRetail merchandiserBankerSales executive
10 EconomicsWhat is it?Economics “…is the study of how people make choices under conditions of scarcity and of the results of those choices for society” (Frank & Bernanke, 2001, p. 4).Micro: Study of choices made by individuals and firms.Macro: Study of aggregate outcomes of these choices
11 Why Economics at Leeds? Wide choice of Economics degrees Flexible course structureDiverse perspectiveSuccessful graduatesEmployability strongWe offer a choice of Single Honours Economics degreesA reasonably flexible structure that can accommodate changes in the student’s interest.A relatively diverse perspective on economic problems.Successful graduation rates:66 per cent achieve a 2.1 degree or higher;95 percent achieve a 2.2 degree or higher.Good employment and further study record of recent graduates.Range of Programmes include:Economics & ManagementEconomics & FinanceBusiness EconomicsEconomics with TransportEconomics & Geography
12 Typical Economic pathways Careers in EconomicsEconomistAgricultural EconomistIndustrial EconomistFinance
13 Alternative careers in Economics Economics degreeCredit AnalystChartered AccountantStatisticianCivil Service Fast trackMost graduate schemesSales & AdvertisingPublic Sector
14 Why International Business? Most organisations have international operations, or are affected by themYou are likely to have to deal with foreign companies in businessInternational knowledge give you a competitive advantageGain an in-depth understanding and knowledge of techniques, processes and innovations outside of the UKInternational business can be more complicated so opportunities are greaterIt’s interesting and fun!Many organizations have international operations or are affected by the global economy, even smaller firms (thanks to the Internet, for example)It is highly likely that your future career will involve dealing with foreign companies (e.g. as suppliers or customers) as well as managers and people from other countries to your ownIncreasingly, international experience and knowledge (not to mention language skills) are key to competing in the job marketStudying international business will help you to understand the latest management techniques, business processes and innovations, many of which are being developed outside of your own countryInternational business raises many more complicating issues than simple domestic business, so the learning opportunities are that much greaterIt’s interesting and fun...!
15 DistinctivenessCIBUL: the Centre for International Business at the University of LeedsInternational standingRegularly identified as one of the world’s leading centres of IB research e.g. International Business Review (August 2006)Students benefit from teaching by experts – our research informs our teachingOpportunity to study alongside Economics or FinanceWide range of elective modules e.g. Language study
16 Career Pathways International Business Export ManagementInternational MarketingInternational Economic policy and analysisInternational Business FinanceInternational TradeAs this is a new programme, we do not have any graduate destinations but …..These programmes are designed to prepare you for specialist roles in, for example, export management,international marketing, international economic policy and analysis, international trade, and international business finance.
17 Human Resource Management What is it?It is the effective management of the ‘people factor’ in organisations – our approach is to give students a strong academic grounding, and develop their critical thinking skills.Focuses in-depth on the human dimension to work organisations. There is less emphasis on the more quantitative subjectscovered within the BSc Management but increased qualitative content that offers a more grounded approach to understandingpeople at work. The programme combines numerous subjects such as economics, politics, psychology and sociology, with a significant international focus.
18 Why HRM at LeedsCIPD accreditation Genuinely research led International focus Specialist modules such as Employment Law, Diversity/Equality, Strategic HRM Lower Maths requirement HRM combines general Management grounding
20 Range of diversity We offer a range of programmes Visit the subject talks today to gain a greater understanding of what is involved in each subjectThere are more ways than one to reach your goalThink about what you enjoyDon’t be afraid to try something new if it interests you
21 Career Pathways Where do you want to be in 5, 10, 15 years? Have a Plan A and a Plan B, C, D and E!Most Business degrees will get you where you want to be eventuallyE.g. an Economics degree will stand you in good stead for obtaining an Accountancy qualificationAccounting & Finance students have gone onto become Business Advisors, Auditors, Finance DirectorsEmployers are looking for transferable skills