What Can You Do with a Leadership Degree?

Our MBA with leadership course is designed specifically for business professionals looking to take their careers to the next level and move into leadership roles. The one-year course builds on the knowledge students have already developed in their undergraduate studies as well as in previous professional roles. To begin the course, students must complete three core modules that focus on leading and managing a business, professional management skills, and creating business advantage. As part of the leadership pathway, students are required to complete an additional core module on emerging leadership and development as well as an optional module which they can choose based on their specific interests. During the dissertation stage of the program, students must complete either a strategic business project or developing professional practice, which allows them to take everything they’ve learned throughout their career as well as the course into action. The aim of UWS’s MBA with leadership is to give students the skill set necessary to work in the world of business which is constantly changing. In order to keep up and be successful, leaders need to be innovative problem solvers and able to adapt quickly.

With an MBA with leadership, there are a number of jobs you can apply for depending on your interests and past experiences. Here are just a few of the jobs you’ll be prepared for upon completion of your MBA with Leadership.

What Jobs Can I Get?

A business’s finances are at the root of every decision they make. One wrong decision can have monumental effects on a business, so financial managers play a very important role. Financial managers provide businesses with financial guidance so they can make the best decision possible. They look at past data as well as business trends and models to advise businesses on their next move. Financial managers also need to have an understanding of laws and regulations and what decisions a business can make from a legal perspective. They are needed in all industries and sectors, from public organisations such as the NHS, universities and charities to private ones.

Market research analysts help companies make informed decisions by analysing data and looking at marketing trends and customer opinions on products and marketing materials. Most market research analysts specialise in either qualitative or quantitative research. Quantitative research looks at the numbers such as statistics and percentages, whereas qualitative looks at opinions and can often be a much longer process. While companies can employ market research analysts themselves, many times, they are employed by marketing agencies and hired by companies as contractors brought in for specific projects. When working for marketing agencies, market research analysts will be tasked with working on multiple projects for different companies at one time and, as a result, need to have strong communication and 

Management analysts help companies improve their efficiency, create value and address operational problems. Often, they are hired by companies as contractors or consultants and are brought in for a short period of time to identify issues and implement changes. It’s beneficial to companies to hire a management analyst because they bring an outsider’s perspective of the company. In order to fully understand how the company currently operates, a management analyst will sit down with executives and other employees, sit in on meetings, observe employees at work and review company data on finances and performance. Management analysts need to have strong business and analytical skills to be able to take what they saw while observing a company and create a thorough plan of action to help the company get the results they want. 

Marketing managers help drive business to a brand by creating marketing campaigns to promote services and products. They do market research to stay up to date on the latest trends and tactics and use what they find paired with their extensive marketing knowledge and expertise to create a unique campaign to help their company stand out from competitors. Depending on the company, marketing managers can also be responsible for looking into market demand to determine product pricing. Successful marketing managers need to be able to think outside the box and have strong communication skills. As managers, they oversee a team of marketers, and the skillset developed during an MBA with leadership course can help them to be strong and effective leaders. 

Every company needs strong leaders, and an MBA with Leadership can help set you apart from other candidates. Here are just a few of the companies you could work at after graduation.

What Jobs Can I Get?


One of the largest courier companies in the world, DHL has nearly 400000 employees worldwide working hard to make sure people get their parcels quickly. DHL was founded in San Francisco in 1969 and quickly became one of the leading courier services. It was acquired by Deutsche Post, a German company, in the early 2000s and remains a division of the company today. DHL has over 1400 offices and warehouses located in 55 countries around the globe, and every one of these sites needs individuals with strong leadership and business skills to help keep everything running smoothly and ensure that more than one billion packages are delivered annually. 


Founded in 1956, UNICEF UK is part of the larger UNICEF organisation, which is the world’s leading children’s organisation. UNICEF, which stands for United Nations Children’s Fund, is a United Nation’s agency that provides children in 192 countries around the world with humanitarian and developmental aid. Some of the organisation’s biggest missions are related to providing children with immunisations, treating HIV, improving nutrition, promoting education, improving sanitation and providing emergency relief. UNICEF UK’s headquarters is located in London, and there are a few hundred employees based in this office. The larger UNICEF organisation employs more than 10000 staff, but the majority of these individuals are field-based employees working directly with the individuals benefitting from the charity’s work. 

JPMorgan Chase

JPMorgan Chase is the largest bank in the United States and the fifth-largest in the world, with more than $3 trillion in assets. The bank was formed in 1996 when Chase Manhattan Bank, JP Morgan & Co., and a few other US banks combined, but its roots date back much further. Chase Manhattan Bank stems from the Bank of the Manhattan Company, which was founded in 1799 by Aaron Burr, a notable figure in US history. The UK offices are part of JP Morgan Europe Ltd, which was established in 1968 as Chase Manhattan International Limited. Today, their European headquarters is located in London, and there are also offices in Bournemouth, Glasgow and Edinburgh, which primarily focus on asset management, private banking and investments. In September 2021, JP Morgan Europe Ltd launched its first retail banking products in the UK under the Chase name.