The Loughborough MBA

The Loughborough MBA

Welcome to Loughborough!

Your induction programme

Welcome to the School of Business and Economics. We are really pleased you have chosen to study at Loughborough and hope you enjoy your MBA course.

Here are details of your induction programme for your first week.

Monday 3 October

9:45-10:00 Pick up Induction Packs
10:00-12:00 Welcome to your Programme: MBA Programme Director
12:00-14:00 Welcome Lunch
14:00-16:00 Discover the Library & Research Resources
Tuesday 4 October 10:00-12:00 Student Services and Loughborough Sport followed by Student Clinic
14:00-16:00 The Need for Change and Continuous Professional and Personal Development 1
Wednesday 5 October 10:00-12:00 Careers, Portfolio Building and PebblePad

The Need for Change and Continuous Professional and Personal Development 2 

Thursday 6 October 09:30-17:00 ChangeMakers Workshop ALL DAY
Friday 7 October 09:30-17:00 ChangeMakers Workshop ALL DAY


Suggested Reading List

MBA Full-Time
Suggested Reading to Prepare for your MBA

The MBA at Loughborough University covers a comprehensive set of topics across all aspects of Business Administration and Management. For each of your modules you will be supplied with a list of essential and recommended reading by the Module Tutor.

We are often asked by students preparing to undertake an MBA if there is a list of pre-reading that they can do. Whilst no one book can cover all aspects of an MBA, we have put together this list of some books that will help you to get a flavour of studying for an MBA.

The books below are suggested reading only for preparation and are organised by category so that you can select those books that will be of most help to you. We do not recommend that you purchase books until you have started the course, rather this list gives you an idea of the kind of books that you would be expected to read in addition to published journal articles and reports. We have a comprehensive range of books and journals available in our library for you to use when you start the course.

Dainty, P., and Anderson, M. (latest edition) The MBA Companion, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Hatten, Timothy S. (2015) Small business management: Entrepreneurship and beyond. Cengage Learning, 2015.
Mullins, John W. (2013) The new business road test: what entrepreneurs and executives should do before launching a lean start-up. 4th ed. Pearson.

Operations Management
Hill, A & Hill, T (2011), Essential Operations Management, Palgrave.
Slack, Nigel, Brandon-Jones, Alistair, Johnston, Robert. (2013) Operations Management. 7th. Pearson.

Accounting, Business Finance & Economics
Atrill, P. and McLaney, E. (latest edition) Accounting and Finance for Non Specialists, Harlow: Pearson Education.
Dyson, J. R., 2010. Accounting for non-accounting students. 8. FT Prentice Hall.
Keat, Paul, Philip K. Young, Managerial Economics, 6th Edition, by Prentice Hall (ME)

Strategy & Marketing
Kotler, P., Armstrong, G., Wong, V. and Saunders, J. (2013), Principles of Marketing 6th European Edition, Prentice Hall.
Pitt, M. and Koufopoulos, D. (2012), Essentials of Strategic Management, Sage Publications, ISBN: 9781849201872.
Taleb, N. N. (2007). The Black Swan: the Impact of the Highly Improbable, Allen Lane, ISBN - 978-0141034591

Leadership, Problem Solving, HRM and Career Management
Anderson, N., Ones D.N.,Sinangil, H.K., Viswesvaran, C. (2001), Handbook of Industrial, Work and Organizational Psychology. SAGE
Arthur, Michael B., Hall, Douglas T., Lawrence, Barbara S. (1989) Handbook of career theory. Cambridge University Press.
Huczynski, A. and Buchanan, D. (2010), Organizational Behaviour, New Edition (7th Revised Edition) - Pearson Education
Wolsey, Chris, Abrams, Jeff, Minten, Sue. (2011) Human resource management in the sport and leisure industry. Routledge.
Proctor, Tony (latest edition) Creative problem solving for managers : developing skills for decision making and innovation. Routledge.

International Business
Deresky, Helen. (2014). (8th Edition). International Management: Managing Across Borders and Cultures. Pearson. ISBN: 10 0-273-78705-5. Henceforth Deresky.

Information Systems
Piccoli G. (2012), Essentials of Information Systems for Managers, Wiley.
Pearlson, K.E. and Saunders, C.S. (2006), Managing and Using Information Systems: A Strategic Approach, 3rd edn, Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Business Research
Collis, J. and Hussey, R. (latest edition) Business Research: A Practical Guide for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
Alasuutari, P., Brickman L., and Brannen J. (2008) The Sage Handbook of Social Research Methods, London: SAGE
Bryman, A. and Bell, E. (latest edition) Business Research Methods, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Project Management
Obeng, Eddie. (1995) All Change!: Project Leader's Secret Handbook. Financial Times/Prentice-Hall.

Business Analytics
Makridakis, Wheelwright and Hyndman. (1998) Forecasting: Methods and Applications. 3. Wiley.
Oakshott. (1997) Business Modelling and Simulation. London: Pitman.
Robinson, S. (2004). Simulation : The Practice Of Model Development and Use. Wiley.