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 2013…..

Employers included:

American Express, BDO llp, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, Grant Thornton, HSBC, KPMG, RSM Tenon, Deliotte, Accenture, Citibank, Barclays, Goldman Sachs, Commerzbank, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, Santander, Schroders Bank, Citigroup, Apple, Microsoft, IBM, Morgan Stanley, Skanska, Rolls-Royce,  Toyota, BAE Systems, Nestle, Marks & Spencer, Dept of Health, Asda, Ministy of Defence, Mazars, Investec, Mediacom, Lidl, Aldi, Tesco, Morrisons, Marks & Spensers, 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, Trainee Accountant, Assistant Brand Manager, Trainee Buyer, Business Operations Graduate, Management Consultant, Business Analyst, Store Development Trainee, Human Resource Manager, Merchnadiser & Buyer, Operations Management Graduate, Fraud Stratergist, IT Governance & Compliance.

Further study included:

MSc Economics & Finance Imperial College
MSc Marketing
The University of Nottingham
MSc Business Analysis & Mgt
Loughborough University
MSc Computer Science  The University of Kent
MSc Mgt, Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Imperial College
Graduate Diploma in Law The University of Leicester
MPhil Real Estate & Finance
The University of Cambridge

Further information

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

As well as having a dedicated university careers adviser offering one-to-one career consultations and a student careers representative for the School of Business and Economics, 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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