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School of Business and Economics

This page will provide you with tailored information and resources to explore the career options available related to your degree.

For information on a wider range of job roles and professions, including careers for which your specific degree subject is not necessarily required, you can also investigate career areas.

Your careers team

Nilesh Kavia, Careers Consultant

Nilesh can support you with:

  • Finding and applying for jobs and opportunities.  Weekly 15 minute appointmentsin the Bridgeman Building which you can book online using Careers Online or telephone 01509 222039.
  • CVs, letters and applications support for placement students which you can book through the SBE Placements Team. For all other students book as above.
  • Exploring your career options with a 30 minute careers consultation.
  • Mock interviews and individual coaching to help you perform confidently and professionally at interview.
  • Careers and employability workshops delivery within departments – My Loughborough Journey workshops within Skills for Study for Part A students and placement preparation workshops for Part B students.
  • Specialist careers workshops including international student events and assessment centre evening practice events with careers staff and employers.
  • Nilesh operates from the Bridgeman Building, SBE Placements Office and The Place.
  • Details of how to book appointments can be found on the Access Careers Help page.

Christian Jameson-Warren, Employability Development Officer

Based in the Bridgeman Building, Christian can support you with:

  • Finding and applying for jobs and opportunities.  He has weekly 15 minute appointments in the Bridgeman Building which you can book online using Careers Online or telephone 01509 222039.
  • CVs, letters, applications forms and mock interviews for placement students which you can book through the SBE Placements Team. For all other students book as above.
  • Regular careers newsletters tailored to students in the School of Business and Economics.
  • Christian also supports Michele with many of the above activities

Korin Grant, PG Careers Consultant


Korin has responsibility for supporting postgraduate students in the School of Business and Economic and students studying on the MBA programme, and can help with:

  • Finding and applying for jobs and opportunities, including CVs, letters and applications support  Weekly 15 minute appointments - details to be confirmed soon.
  • Exploring your career options with a 30 minute careers consultation.
  • Mock interviews and individual coaching to help you perform confidently and professionally at interview.
  • Careers and employability workshops 

SBE Placements Team

Jo Higham – Placements Manager

Rebecca Bass – Placements Officer

Tim Hills – Placements Officer

Based in the Sir Richard Morris Building, The SBE Placements Team can help you with:

  • Finding and applying for placements
  • 1:1 appointments available to help you with CVs, covering letters, application forms with a member of the Placements Team or Nilesh and Christian.
  • 60 minute practice interviews with Nilesh or Christian, bookable through the placements team
  • Appointments can be made by emailing sbe.placements@lboro.ac.uk or calling 01509 222710

For more information see the SBE Professional Placements page and drop into the placements office in the Sir Richard Morris Building

Key skills developed during your degree

As well as developing a range of subject-specific and technical skills, you will also have the opportunity to gain many transferable skills including:

  • Numerical and quantitative skills
  • Problem solving and analytical ability
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to research, interpret and use business and financial data
  • Self-reliance, initiative and the ability to manage time, projects and resources
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

You can also develop many transferable skills through getting involved in extracurricular activities and gaining work experience.

Career options

Careers directly related to Business and Economics:

Careers Network has produced information on a number of career areas of interest to Business and Economics students which is available in career areas.

Careers where your degree would be useful:

To explore careers related to your degree visit:

Further study/qualifications

Further Study at Loughborough University:

The School of Business and Economics have eight postgraduate taught Masters programmes in

You can also study for a research degree PhD or MPhil in Business and Management, Information Management or Economics

The School of Business and Economics also offers The Loughborough MBA

Further Study Elsewhere:

You can search for postgraduate courses across the UK and Europe:

Where do graduates go?

What do Loughborough Business and Economics graduates do?

The following data represents the destinations of 2016 graduates from all undergraduate programmes within the School of Business and Economics. (To access data at programme level, spanning the last 3 years, search eGEMS.)  To read career stories from graduates of the School of Business and Economics view our Graduate Profiles.

Six months after graduating in 2016…..

Business

  • Main activity: 95.6% of those available were in work or further study
  • Mean salary was £27,802 for full-time UK graduate level employment
  • Quality of employment: Of those in full time employment 97.6% were in professional roles.

Economics

  • Main activity: 95.2% of those available were in work or further study
  • Mean salary was £25,044 for full-time UK graduate level employment
  • Quality of employment: Of those in full time employment 97.4% were in professional roles.

Business

  • Sectors: 26.6% were working in professional, scientific and technical activities (19% in legal & accounting activities), 15.8% in financial services and insurance, 14.1% in information and communication, 13.6% in wholesale and retail trade, 12% in manufacturing, 3.8% in administrative and support service activities, 3.3% in accommodation and food service activities, 2.7% in arts, entertainment and recreation, 1.6% education, 1.6% human health and social work activities, 1.1% construction, 1.1% accommodation and food service activities, 1.1% in public administration and defence, 0.5% in water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities, 0.5% in electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply, 0.5% other service activities
  • Location (UK only): 47.3% were in Greater London (with a further 13.2% in the South East), 10.4% in the East of England, 7.7% in the West Midlands,  6% in the North West, 2.7% in Yorkshire and the Humber, 1.1% in the North East, 0.5% in the South West 0.5% in Scotland, and 10.4% remained in the East Midlands

Economics

  • Sectors: 29.2% were working in professional, scientific and technical activities (27.1% in legal and accounting activities), 25% in financial and insurance activities, 8.3% in information and communication,  8.3% in wholesale and retail trade, 4.2% in administrative and support service activities, 4.2% in transport and storage, 4.2% in education, 4.2% in arts, entertainment and recreation, 2.1% in manufacturing, 2.1% in construction, 2.1% in public administration and defence, 2.1% in human health and social work activities, 2.1% in other service activities
  • Location (UK only): 43.8% in Greater London (with a further 18.8% in the South East), 10.4% in the East of England, 10.4% in North West, 4.2% in the South West, 4.2% in Yorkshire and the Humber, 2.1% in the West Midlands, and 6.3% remained in the East Midlands.

Employers included:

Allianz, Apple, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, EY, HSBC, IBM, JP Morgan, KPMG, PwC.

Roles included:

Accountant, Auditor, Associate Consultant, Commercial Finance Broker, Commercial Manager, Finance Graduate, General Manager, Marketing Executive, Project Manager, Technology Consultant.

Further study included:

MA Advertising, MA Business Analytics, MA Business Analysis and Management, MSc Economics and Finance, MSc Finance and Investment, MSc Information Management and Business Technology, MA International Business, MSc Investment Analysis,  CIMA, ACA and ACCA.  

Further information

  • eGEMS gives access to destinations information for Loughborough graduates at school and course level
  • View Graduate Profiles from this department

Resources to research career areas

You can research career areas using the resources in Investigate career areas as well as looking at the Professional Bodies and Sector and Labour Market Information (LMI) sections below.

Resources to find work experience, placements and graduate jobs

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 Professional Placements Team has links to many employers and supports you in finding your placement. The SBE International Relations team has information on Studying abroad.  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.

Increasingly, employers are offering formal work experience to first and second year undergraduates, especially in the financial services sector.  These include insight days, spring weeks and summer internships and there are often specific schemes to promote diversity in the workplace which are aimed women, students with disabilities, LGBTI and BME students.

Additionally, Careers Network 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.  There is information on how to Find jobs/opportunities from Careers Network and opportunities are advertised on Careers Online and @LboroJobNetwork

Professional bodies, sector and labour market information (LMI)

Below is a selection of professional bodies relating to Business and Economics, many of which have up to date news, jobs, training and career information:

Management Consulting:

Economics and Statistics:

Accountancy, Banking and Financial Services:

Retail, Sales and Buying:

Project Management:

Business and Work Psychology:

Marketing, Advertising and PR:

Insurance, Risk, Pensions and Actuarial Work:

Human Resources and Recruitment:

MBA:

Information Management and Business Analytics:

 

Sector and Labour Market Information (LMI):

Library Databases:

The Academic Librarian for the School of Business and Economics is Louise Fletcher, who can help you with research skills and identifying resources to research career sectors and companies.

Websites: