School of Business and Economics

About us

Key facts about the School of Business and Economics

Since receiving its Royal Charter in 1966, Loughborough University has held an established reputation for excellence in teaching and research, strong links with industry and unrivalled sporting achievement.
The School of Business and Economics has been delivering outstanding programmes and conducting world-leading research since its inception as a School of Management in 1971.

The School of Business and Economics is increasingly recognised as one of the brightest and best business schools in the UK. It seeks to provide high quality management education and research that is tailored to the demands of today’s business environment.

At a glance

  • 1,800 + Undergraduate Students
  • 650 + Postgraduate Students
  • 160 + Academics
  • 13 Undergraduate Courses
  • 17 Masters Programmes
  • MBA Programme
  • 2 Doctoral Programmes
  • 25 + Partner Universities in around 15 countries
  • 6,000 + Alumni Network
  • 400 + Global Corporate Sponsorships
  • Executive Education Specialist Areas
  • Research Centres
  • 11 Research Interest Groups
  • Discipline Groups

World-leading research

  • 75% of our Business and Management research was rated as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' (REF 2014)
  • 100% of our Information Management research was rated as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' (REF 2014)
  • We placed 13th out of more than 100 institutions that submitted Business and Management entries, based on ‘research power’ (REF 2014)

First-class teaching

  • 'Excellent' rated teaching by the latest HEFCE report

Excellent business relevance

  • 93% of Economics graduates in work after 6 months are in professional/managerial jobs (DLHE 2014/2015)
  • 99% of Economics graduates in work or further study (DLHE 2014/15)
  • 91% of Business, Management & Marketing graduates in graduate level jobs within 6 months (The Guardian University League Tables 2017)
  • 90% of Accounting and Finance graduates in graduate level jobs within 6 months (The Guardian University League Tables 2017)
  • £24K+ average starting salary of School of Business and Economics graduates (DLHE 2014/15)

Outstanding student satisfaction

  • 94% of our students are satisfied with the organisation and management of our economics courses (NSS 2016)
  • 93% of our students are satisfied with the quality of our business courses (NSS 2014)

Top-ten in UK for Business, Economics, Marketing and Management, Information Management, Accounting and Finance

The Times and Sunday Times University League 2017

  • 1st for Librarianship and Information Management
  • 4th for Finance and Accounting
  • 6th for Business Studies
  • 8th for Economics

Complete University Guide 2018

  • 1st for Librarianship and Information Management
  • 7th for Accounting and Finance
  • 8th for Business & Management Studies
  • 12th for Economics

Guardian University Guide 2018

  • 5th for Accounting and Finance
  • 7th for Business, Management and Marketing
  • 13th for Economics

In the 2016 National Student Survey (NSS) - scores based on the mean scores for 'overall satisfaction' with their experience of university

  • 4th Business Studies
  • 5th for Finance
  • 8th for Management Studies
  • 15th for Economics
  • 26th for Accounting and Finance

International esteem

  • We are one of less than 1% of business schools in the world to have accreditation from all three main international accrediting bodies:
  • We are also one of just 1% of business schools in the world to be EQUIS accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)
  • The Loughborough MBA is fully accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA)
  • We were awarded AACSB International accreditation in 2015, by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • We were presented with a Small Business Charter (SBC) Award in 2014 and became one of the first UK business schools to receive chartered status
  • In addition, the School is now a proud signatory to the Principles for Responsible Management Education PRME

Enviable links with industry

  • UK’s leading Business School for year-long placements - The highest percentage of undergraduate business students on placement of any UK university
  • 4th in the UK for employability of Business, Management and Marketing graduates (Guardian University League Tables 2016)
  • 3rd in the UK for employability of Accounting and Finance graduates (Guardian University League Tables 2016)
  • The School has a corporate client approach towards executive education and more than15 years’ experience tailoring programmes for prestigious blue-chip companies