A career within business can offer a diverse range of opportunities for LSE students. Businesses range in size from global multinational corporations to small start-ups and they operate across every sector and industry.
Roles in business can vary from general management positions to more specialist areas of responsibility such as Human Resources (HR) or logistics and supply chain management.
Every year LSE graduates across a wide range of degree programmes start working in business, and you will find our alumni all around the world. A Master's qualification is not a requirement for all roles, but may help secure some of the more specialist positions and career paths within the sector.
Where can you work?
There isn't enough space on this webpage to give a comprehensive overview of all the different types of employers you might work for! Businesses differ immensely in their scope, size and function. For example, commercial organisations can operate at a local, national or international level and provide products and services to both individuals and other organisations. Some businesses choose to specialise in a specific area, manufacturing products for a particular set of customers. Others diversify, delivering a broad range of products and services to multiple markets.
When considering your options, choose a sector that interests you and then focus on the products, brands and reputation of businesses in that sector. This can provide a useful starting point for investigating opportunities within the business and management field.
What’s changing in the sector?
Advances in technology continue to have a profound impact on how businesses operate – changing manufacturing processes, methods of communication, use of data etc.
Organisations value the global mindset that LSE students can offer. Increased access to global markets has led employers to seek graduates who have an international perspective and an adaptable and proactive approach to change and innovation.
CareerHub – jobs board targeting LSE students, including events and networking opportunities.
TARGETjobs Management and Business – an overview of job adverts, careers advice and information about further study.
PM Jobs – for careers advice and job search.
Simply HR Jobs – UK job site specialising in HR.
Procurement and supply
CIPS: What is procurement? – for an overview of the sector from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply.
Corporate social responsibility
Business in the Community – network focusing on responsible business.
Ethical Performance – provides news and analysis on issues and trends in corporate social responsibility.
Acre recruitment – job site specialising in CSR.
CILT Operations management sector page – provided by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.
Target Jobs: Recruitment consultant – for information about graduate careers as a recruitment consultant.