Life after graduation: Master's Degree in Management
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Life after graduation: Master's Degree in Management

 

Studying management gives graduates a broad knowledge of business, finance, economics and marketing. Throughout their studies, graduates also gain a range of practical skills and work experience. This makes them highly sought-after by employers.

 

Management roles can be found in every industry and every profession. Management graduates can choose from many career paths and they can work in a variety of sectors - ranging from public services, private companies to non-profit organisations, so don’t be afraid to explore professions and sectors.

 

Career paths for management students

 

The Master’s degree in Management will qualify you for challenging activities in business and academia. It will equip you to carry out leadership functions in companies and organisations. Here are some of the jobs directly related to the degree:

 

  • Auditor
  • Accountant
  • Business analyst
  • Controller
  • Data analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Human Resources manager
  • Management consultant
  • Marketing manager
  • Production manager
  • Project manager
  • Supply chain manager

 

Work experience

 

A degree in management prepares you for a career in the respected field, which may stretch across any industry or sector. Think about what you’re drawn to the most and aim to get relevant work experience. To help you gain work experience, studying at the PFH includes up to ten months working on projects in the curriculum - and with many partner companies, including Airbus, Continental, Johnson Controls, PwC, you should be able to try out some industries and roles you like.

 

Another advantage to studying management at the PFH is the job guarantee. With this guarantee, the PFH undertakes to repay 20 percent of tuition fees if you have completed the programme within the standard period of time and have not found a suitable job within 9 months.

 

Typical employers

 

Industries as diverse as chemicals, utilities, construction, health and fashion, all require functional managers with a clear understanding of systems, efficiency and operational issues. As written earlier, opportunities in management exist with employers in the public, private and voluntary sectors.

 

Graduate training schemes offered by large employers frequently focus on commercial roles. Many give experience in several departments and others encourage specialisation from the outset. Rest assured, due to the field of management being so broad, you’ll have no trouble finding your dream job.

 

Skills for your CV

 

Having completed your studies in management will allow you to develop a broader understanding of business organisations. It’ll also provide you with subject-specific knowledge in areas such as markets, customers, finance, operations, communications, business and strategy. All this will result in a number of transferable skills on your resume, including:

 

  • an understanding of organisational behaviour and structure
  • analytical and critical thinking
  • a creative approach to problem solving
  • corporate decision-making
  • persuasive oral and written communication
  • numeracy and the ability to research, interpret and use business and financial data
  • self-reliance, initiative and strong time management


Don’t forget, a degree in management can enable you with the skills and knowledge to become and entrepreneur and start your own business! At the PFH we make sure you enjoy all the benefits of being a student in Germany!