How business school graduates fare after graduation
Our report on how Business and Administrative studies students fare after graduation draws promising conclusions in regards to their employment prospects, and when compared with other subjects. The report focuses on our analysis of a study published by the Department of Education, which used experimental LEO (Longitudinal Education Outcomes) data. We also look at some HESA data related to the position of graduates when entering employment.
In analysing the LEO data we found that a high proportion of graduates who had taken courses in Business and Administrative studies were in sustained work only or sustained work with or without further study after graduation, when compared with other subjects. These figures suggest that Business and Administrative graduates are left in good stead by their studies to enter the working world and remain in employment.
In analysing the HESA data we found that Business and Administrative graduates were among the most likely to enter employment as Managers, Directors or Senior officials.
You can download our report here, and below are some conclusions we have drawn from our analysis of the LEO data.
- For every year between 2003/2004 to 2012/2013, at least 72.9% of Business and Administrative studies graduates were in sustained work one year after graduation. There were never more than two subject areas with a higher proportion of graduates in sustained work (one year after graduation), than Business and Administrative studies. Thus, over the past ten years, Business Schools have consistently succeeded in giving their students the skills and qualifications they need to enter the workplace.
- For every year between 2003/2004 and 2010/2011, at least 4 in 5 Business and Administrative studies graduates were in sustained work 3 years after graduation, consistently the highest or second highest proportion of any subject area.
- For every year between 2003/2004 and 2008/2009, Business and Administrative studies always had the highest proportion of graduates in sustained work 5 years after graduation, with at least 83%.
- For graduates of the 2003/2004 year, approximately 9 in 10 on Business and Administrative studies courses were in sustained work ten years after graduation, a higher proportion than any other subject.
- Therefore, employment prospects for Business and Administrative graduates start well and improve over time.