Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
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Loughborough University

Postgraduate study 2014 prospectus

Business and Economics

MSc (for non-business graduates)


1 year full-time


Year of entry

Programme information

Ideal for non-business graduates looking to develop practical, functional business knowledge and skills, this programme will develop your understanding in core aspects of business management, whilst allowing for a deepening of ability in specific areas. The programme’s strategic theme develops skills and competencies which will be relevant to middle management and more senior roles.

The programme is geared towards improving your employment prospects by equipping you with the key business skills sought by organisations, enabling you to contribute quickly and purposefully to the running of a business.

Compulsory modules in Business Analysis and Information Systems and Management will not only build your knowledge by examining in detail a real company within a designated industry, but also explore the critical role of information gathering and familiarise you with the software packages widely used in the contemporary business environment.


Modules are assessed by a combination of examinations and assignments

Entry Qualification

Minimum lower second class honours degree in a non-business field from a UK university or equivalent overseas qualification recognised by Loughborough University. The programme is not intended for business graduates.

If English is not your first language, please see www.lboro.ac.uk/sbe/pg for our English Language requirements.

Careers and Further Study

Example destinations include: International Sales Manager – Proludic (Switzerland); Contracts Manager – Brush Transformers, Core Services Business Adviser – Reed.

Programme modules

Semester 1

Compulsory Modules
  • Human Resource Management 
  • Marketing Management
  • Operations Management
  • Accounting and Financial Management

Semester 2

Compulsory Modules
  • Business Analysis
  • Information Systems and Management


Optional Modules* (choose three)
  • International Marketing 
  • Business Economics
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Business Forecasting 
  • Small Business and Entrepreneurship 
  • Advertising and Consumer Behaviour
  • Retail Management
  • Work Psychology 
  • International and Cross Cultural Management 
  • International Business Environment 
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management 
  • Global Outsourcing and Offshoring of Services

* Other optional modules are available

  • Management Analysis 
  • Strategic Management

Apply now

The best way to apply for admission to a taught or research programme is online. This helps us to process your application quickly.

Your application must be supported by documentary evidence of entry qualifications, including English language, academic transcripts and references.

You are strongly advised to send your documents, including transcripts and references, as soon as you make your online application – they can be submitted online.

A decision about your application cannot be made until we receive your supporting documents.

For more information on the application process, take a look at our how to apply section.