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

The Complete University Guide 2017

  • 1st for Librarianship and Information Management; in this category 4th for graduate prospects and 6th for student satisfaction
  • 7th for Business and Management Studies; in this category 3rd for graduate prospects 
  • 5th for Accounting and Finance; in this category 2nd for graduate prospects

The Guardian University League Tables 2017

  • 12th for Business, Management and Marketing; in this category 4th for graduate prospects with 90% in graduate level jobs within 6 months
  • 6th for Accounting and Finance; in this category 3rd for graduate prospects with 86% in graduate level jobs within 6 month

In the 2015 National Student Survey (NSS) - scores based on the mean scores for 'overall satisfaction' with their experience of university

  • 3rd for Information Services
  • 5th for Management Studies
  • 8th for Finance
  • 9th for Accounting
  • 12th for Economics

International esteem

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