The Loughborough MBA

The Loughborough MBA

Commercially relevant teaching

Our MBA is deliberately challenging so you’re ready to deliver in the real world. You will learn new ways to approach problems, grow in confidence as a decision-maker, benefit from other students’ experience, and adapt management theory into powerful, practical strategies to improve your business.

You’ll derive maximum value from the Loughborough MBA. All of our teaching is commercially relevant and informed by our world-class research. With over 400 global corporate partnerships, our case studies and guest speakers will give you the very latest best practice. And, as standard, one of our core modules - Managing Innovation - offers you the opportunity to give group consultancy to one of our corporate partners on a live commercial project.

The Managing Innovation module gives students the opportunity to work on live projects alongside innovation partners and plan a strategy for developing something new.

The module is supported by DFJ Esprit (part of the largest venture capital network in the world) who will share with students their expertise in investing in business ideas.  Students also have access to the advice of a range of Business Angels and Intellectual property lawyers and present their strategies to a panel of directors and other business experts. Our aim is to inspire students to realise their own business ambitions.

Teaching and assessment methods

Learning and teaching is provided through lectures, seminars and workshops, consultancy style projects, web-based guided study and guided independent work. Case studies and group work also feature on a number of modules.

Feedback to the learning process is through coursework assignment, class tests, one-to-one contact with lecturers and/or tutors. Feedback may sometimes occur through tutorials, seminars or workshops, as determined by individual module organisers.

Demonstration of learning achievement is through formal examination, tests, coursework assignments and project reports.