With the broad range of subjects studied during the course, career opportunities are very varied. Past graduates have gone into accountancy, financial services, sales and marketing, public relations, event management, information systems management, teaching and a wide variety of management functions in the private and public sectors.
Some student comments on their work placement experience:
"My work placement has definitely affected my career aspirations. I now know for certain the type of organisation and career that I’d like to follow"
"I discovered that the skills I’ve learnt on placement will benefit me hugely when I’m finished college and applying for jobs after graduation"
"Work placement has helped me to develop my problem solving skills. I had to use my own initiative and prove that I was capable of figuring out a solution myself. I think this is a skill which will be useful when I return to complete my final year in college"
And some employer comments on their experience with our students:
"Mark will be a great accountant. He was very eager to learn every aspect of the job and go the extra mile with all the assignments that we set out for him. He had a great understanding of the technicalities of accounting and his enthusiasm was unwavering. We hope to continue the work relationship with MTU and look forward to engaging with the Department of Business in future years"
"We are delighted with Mary and she has excelled beyond our expectations. We have given her projects that we would not normally distribute to the students on placement. This has happened because of her ability to manage complex work tasks and show a commitment and willingness to work diligently and with enthusiasm throughout the placement. We have also decided to offer her an extended contract"
"Robert was a great asset to our marketing team here. He contributed greatly to the team’s output. Robert was great to apply common sense and a very practical approach to all work he under took. He managed creative agency and other third party suppliers very well to ensure timelines were met and quality work was delivered. Working relations with colleagues and suppliers is integral to getting work completed and outputs delivered, Robert excelled in working with people and this is a skill that will stand to him in his career."