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.  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:

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…..

Employers included:

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

Roles included:

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:

CourseInstitution
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

Further information

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.

Examples include:

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