Careers in Business
Our business graduates go on to work in a range of industries with many developing successful careers in marketing, recruitment, sales, human resources and business development. The professional education you receive at Robert Gordon University will prepare you for a challenging and rewarding career.
As a Sales Executive you will maximise the sales of your organisations products or services. You will play a vital role in ensuring the commercial success of your company. As well as maximising sales, you will be involved in identifying new sales and business opportunities both at home and abroad.
Typical starting salary: £17,000 - £35,000
Average UK salary range: £17,160 - £38,480
(Salaries will usually depend on meeting sales targets. Jobs may be advertised as OTE, meaning ‘on target earnings')
It will be your responsibility to identify and manage any threats that will hinder the achievement of your organisation's goals and objectives. Incorporated within this you will identify any possible threats to customers and other stakeholders of your organisation. You will work in virtually all sectors including enterprise risk, corporate governance, business continuity and information and security risk.
Typical starting salary: £22,000 - £30,000
There are wide and varied career paths within marketing and your role will depend upon the sector you work in and the size of the organisation. It will also depend on the focus of your organisation, whether you are selling a product or trying to raise awareness of an issue. You may be involved in advertising, promotion, media relations and research, the list of tasks is endless.
Typical starting salary: £18,000 - £26,000, depending on the sector.
Average UK salary range: £24,960 - £55,640
As a recruitment consultant you will work with clients to attract candidates for permanent and temporary positions within their organisation. Your role will involve collecting CVs, screening candidates and interviewing them and then providing recommendations to clients. As well as this, you might provide advice on salary levels, advertise vacancies and headhunt candidates for specific roles.
Typical starting salary: £18,000 - £22,000
Average UK salary range: £16,120 - £35,360
Robert Gordon University graduates
Some of our graduates have gone on to be:
Business Development Executive with STV Group Plc in Aberdeen
- Executive with the Bidding Team at Sothebys in London
- E-Business Manager with IFP Ltd in Southend-on-Sea
- Recruitment Consultant with Hays in Inverness
- Commercial Graduate with Vetco Gray in Aberdeen
- Human Resources Coordinator with Scottish Executive in Edinburgh
- Trainee Personnel Officer with Aberdeenshire Council in Aberdeen