Careers of the Future in finance and economics
At Salford Business School, we are proud to offer career-focussed, hands-on learning. Our accounting, finance and economics degrees are all about preparing you for a fulfilling and successful career. Along the way, we’ll help inspire your curiosity and build your confidence.
Our programmes have been expertly curated and informed by industry partners to ensure you are given the knowledge and skills required to succeed in your chosen career. From Chartered Accountants to Auditors to Financial Consultants, our students have gone on to secure their dream positions in some of the largest organisations in the UK and across the globe.
Here are some of the graduate careers you can expect to secure with an accounting, finance or economics degree from the University of Salford.
An Economist studies and analyses the production and distribution of resources. An Economist is a varied job role, with typical duties including researching and monitoring financial and socioeconomic data, advising businesses on effective financial decisions and predicting future economic behaviours and trends, among many other responsibilities.
- Analyse and evaluate economic trends
- Present economic insights to stakeholders
- Develop economic strategies and plans to forecast trends and develop policies
- Establish methodologies for collecting, processing and analysing data
£48,293 (Glassdoor, 2023)
- Critical thinking skills
- An analytical mind
- A good eye for numbers
- An excellent understanding of the past and present economy, with the ability to predict economic future trends
- Excellent presentation and communication skills
A Data Analyst is responsible for organizing, analysing and distributing data related to sales numbers, market research, logistics and other statistics related to businesses. They utilize their skills to provide accurate and high-quality data to their clients.
- Utilising automated systems to extract data from primary and secondary sources
- Presenting data in a readable format to stakeholders
- Evaluating the quality of data provided and analysing results
- Assigning numerical values to business functions
- Preparing data reports for key stakeholders
£35,340 (Glassdoor, 2023)
- Excellent problem-solving abilities
- An eye for numbers
- Data visualisation skills
- An ability to think critically
- Excellent attention to detail
As a Chartered Accountant, you would be expected to manage budgets, provide financial advice, audit financial statements and collect and analyse financial trends. Other duties might include giving advice to businesses on their financial performance and creating monthly reports.
- Conducting financial audits
- Providing financial advice to clients and companies
- Managing budgets
- Establishing and advising on financial policies within a company
- Communicating trends and data to stakeholders
- Monitoring a company's financial records, ensuring they are on track to achieve their goals
£39,998 (Glassdoor, 2023)
- A keen eye for detail
- A strong analytical mind
- The ability to communicate and explain complicated data
- The ability to be impatial
- Sound project management skills
- Good organisational skills with the ability to meet deadlines
As a mortgage advisor, you would be responsible for advising clients on whether they would be approved for a mortgage and whether it is the right time for them to purchase a property, either for residential or commercial use. You would assist clients with submitting a mortgage application, communicate with them how much they are eligible to borrow and find the best mortgage offer for them, which will fit their needs and requirements. You would then assist your clients through the buying process, up to the completion date and possibly beyond.
- Explaining to clients the mortgage application process
- Advising on the best mortgage agreement for your client
- Helping to complete the mortgage application
- Keeping up to date with the financial landscape, interest rates and the housing market in general
- Be on hand for any mortgage-related questions from your clients
- Advise on housing/contents insurance
£33,265 (Glassdoor, 2023)
- Excellent knowledge of the housing market and interest rates, with the ability to keep up to date with the current and future landscape
- Good mathematical skills
- An interest in the financial sector
- The ability to communicate and explain complicated financial information in a clear manner
- Excellent customer service skills