School of Business and Economics
The School of Business and Economics is well-renowned internationally for its research and teaching across business, management, finance and economics. It is one of 1% of business schools in the world to have achieved accreditation from AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS It is one of the brightest and best business schools in the UK and is consistently ranked in the Top 10
Studying in the School is a great experience giving you an understanding of the modern business world and the economic issues faced by organisations. You will work both individually and as part of a team, producing your coursework in a variety of media and developing presentation techniques.
What employability skills will I gain?
Your degree will give you a wide range of subject-specific and transferable skills. These skills are extremely desirable to employers and include:
- Communication. Presenting findings and explaining complex data to a variety of audiences in an effective and persuasive way either orally or in written form.
- Numeracy. Researching and interpreting complex data and making recommendations as well as applying mathematical and statistical analysis methods to the data
- Problem-solving. A creative problem-solving approach and sound, logical decision-making skills whilst considering the wider influences
- Analytical skills. Critical thinking including evaluation and performance assessment;
- Time management. The ability to manage time, projects and resources within designated time frames.
How can I gain work experience during my degree?
All of the business programmes are four year sandwich courses with a compulsory third year spent on a salaried professional placement or studying abroad. An optional placement year is also available on the economics programmes. The School’s placement office has links to many employers and supports you in finding your placement. On successful completion of your placement you will receive a Diploma in Professional Studies or Diploma in International Study (following study abroad) in addition to your degree.
Additionally, the Careers and Employability Centre advertises many opportunities for Summer Internships for students across the University and encourages all students to gain valuable experience in the workplace through extra-curricular activities such as The Loughborough Employability Award, volunteering, committee memberships, work-shadowing and part-time work.
What are my career options?
Graduates from the School of Business and Economics are in great demand and follow careers and professional qualifications in business, finance, management and economics. Employers include the big four professional services firms, management consultancies, investment organisations, banks and industries such as FMCG, mobile communications, retail, and energy. Other graduates opt to stay in academia and pursue careers in research, teaching or consultancy.
What do Loughborough Business and Economics graduates do?
Six months after graduating in 2014…..
- Main activity: 93% of those available were in work or further study
- Mean salary was £26,311
- Quality of employment: Of those in full time employment 96.3% were in professional roles and of these:
- Sectors: 27% were working in professional activities (largely accountancy, and also advertising and market research), 20% in financial services and insurance, 13% in manufacturing, 12% in IT and related consultancy and 12% in retail management.
- Location: 55% were in Greater London (with a further 7% in the South East), 11% were in the East of England and 8% remained in the East Midlands.
Accenture, Aldi, Amazon, Allianz Insurance, American Express, Barclays, Bakkavor, Boots, British Sugar, BT, Capita, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Factset, Fusion PR, GE Power & Water, Goldman Sachs, GlaxoSmithKline, Grant Thornton, Hilton Hotels, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Jaguar Land Rover, JP Morgan, Kelloggs, KPMG, Legal & General, Lidl, Mercedes Benz, Microsoft, Ministry of Defence, National Audit Office, National Grid, Next, News UK, Nissan, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Rolls-Royce, Royal Bank of Scotland, Samsung, Santander, Tesco, The Guardian, Unilever, Virgin Media, Visa Worldwide, Xerox
Area Manager, Assistant Statistician, Audit Associate, Brand Ambassador, Business Analyst, Business Operations Manager, Case Handler, Compliance & Operational Risk Control Graduate, CRM Executive, Drop Ship Operations Assistant, Estates Administrator, Finance Analyst, Financial Consultant, Fund Analyst, Graduate Buyer, Graduate Purchasing Controller, HR Analyst, Junior Insolvency Administrator, Market Researcher, Markets Reporter, Pricing Analyst, Project Manager, Purchasing Graduate, Recruitment Coordinator, Research Analyst, Resourcer, Risk & Governance Officer, Service Delivery Manager, Service Invoice Analyst, Tax Associate
Further study included:
|MSc Development Studies||London School of Economics & Political Science|
|MSc International Relations||The University of Bristol|
|MSc Management & International Business||The Nottingham Trent University|
|MSc Business Consulting||University of Warwick|
|MSc Finance & Investment||University of Durham|
|SCITT||University of Leicester|
|MRes International Crisis Management||Loughborough University|
|MSc Economics Demography||Lund University Sweden|
|MSc Official Statistics||The University of Southampton|
|MSc Strategic Marketing||Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine|
|MSc Finance & Economics||University of Durham|
|Law Conversion Program||University of Law|
|MSc Management (Finance)||University of Durham|
|PGCE||University of Sunderland|
- eGEMS gives access to destinations information for Loughborough graduates at school and course level.
- View Graduate Profiles from this department.
How will the University help me plan for life after Loughborough?
As well as having a dedicated university careers consultant offering one-to-one career consultations and an employability development officer, the Careers and Employability Centre deliver a range of events, projects, workshops and presentations aimed at developing student employability even further.
- A centralised Careers and Employability Centre Quick Advice/Career Consultation appointment service to provide careers related information, advice and guidance
- A series of presentations and workshops tailored to the needs of the department's students
- A student Direct Your Career Programme including a full range of presentations, workshops and activities enabling students to develop employability skills and make informed career decisions
- The Loughborough Employability Award, designed to enhance employability and recognise extra-curricular activities and transferable skills developed whilst at Loughborough.
- Careers fairs which attract around 250 – 300 organisations who promote their placement and graduate opportunities, enabling students to speak directly to employers about the opportunities they offer and what they look for in their employees
- Employer Events including employer presentations, talks, workshops and skills sessions
- Careers Online which advertises thousands of placements, internships, work shadowing, mentoring opportunities and graduate vacancies targeted at Loughborough students and graduates