Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
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Loughborough University

Careers and Employability Centre

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. 

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:

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. You can also take a placement year on the economics programmes but it is optional.  The School 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 and encourages students to gain experience valuable 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 2012…..

Employers included:

American Express, BDO llp, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young,  Grant Thornton, HSBC, KPMG, RSM Tenon, Deliotte, Accenture, Citibank, Barclays, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, Santander, Schroders Bank, Citigroup, Apple, Microsoft, Skanska, Toyota, Nestle, Marks & Spencer, Dept of Health, Ministy of Defence, Mazars, Mediacom, Lidl, Aldi, Tesco, Rolls-Royce, Amey, Fujitsu

Roles included:

Equity Analyst, Planning Analyst, Audit Associate, Financial Analyst, Accountant, Area Manager (Retail), Operations Graduate, Investment Banker, Fund Analyst, Broker, Risk Analyst, Corporate Markets Graduate, Assistant Brand Manager, Trainee Buyer, Business Operations Graduate, Management Consultant, Business Analyst, Store Development Trainee, Human Resource Manager, Fraud Stratergist   

Further study included:

CourseInstitution
MSc – Economics & Finance Loughborough University
MSc – Business Analysis & Mgt Loughborough University
MSc – Finance & Management Loughborough University
MSc – Mgt, Entrepreneurship & Innovation Imperial College
MSc – Computer Science  The University of Kent
Graduate Diploma in Law The University of Leicester

Further information

How will the University help me plan for life after Loughborough?

The Careers and Employability Centre helps students with their career planning and gives advice on job applications. There is a dedicated careers adviser offering one-to-one career consultations and a student careers representative for the Business and Economics Department.

We have close links with employers and arrange for them to attend our careers fairs, run business courses and offer sessions on preparing for the recruitment process. 

We also manage the Loughborough Employability Award which is valued by our employers. This is a university-endorsed award recognising the extra-curricular activities undertaken by our students and the transferable skills that they develop as a result.

A ‘quick advice’ appointment service is also available to help with job applications or any career related query.

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