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The Loughborough MBA MBA

  • Entry requirements: 2:2 honours degree or above
  • Year of entry: 2017
  • Full-time: 1 year or 2 year with internship
  • Location: Loughborough
  • Part-time: 2-3 years
  • School: Business and Economics

Programme information

If you want to be an elite performer in business, accelerate your career and learn how to maximise business performance in a global environment, our internationally-recognised MBA will help you achieve your professional ambitions.

At Loughborough University, with our long heritage and unrivalled reputation for sport, we understand the mind-set needed to go from being a high-achiever to an elite performer. Our focus is on guiding you through a transformational experience that will enable you to fulfil your potential. You will learn to: manage complex challenges, from exporting to new markets to getting the most out of your team; problem solve creative solutions for real business challenges; and lead innovative change to capitalise on opportunities.  Learning alongside an international cohort of experienced managers with a minimum of 3-years’ professional/managerial experience will enable you to share fresh perspectives on similar problems and build lasting business networks.

The Loughborough MBA can be studied in one of three ways: full-time over one year, for maximum career-acceleration; full-time over two years, including a 45-52 week professional internship, giving you the opportunity to gain valuable UK work experience to maximise your employability, or part-time over 2-3 years, designed for working professionals.

Key Facts

As one of the Top-10 business schools in the UK and one of the top 1% of business schools in the world to hold AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA accreditation, we have a 40 year track record of developing innovative managers and successful business leaders sought after by leading employers.

The Loughborough MBA is fully accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), and was re-accredited by AMBA in August 2015

  • Through our award-winning Careers Network and a dedicated MBA careers team, we support improving your career prospects, either by supporting you in finding an optional internship to enhance your employability or post-study employment.
  • Our links with over 400 international corporate partners will enable you to benefit from commercially-relevant teaching and apply the theory you learn to the workplace
  • You will exercise practical problem solving skills to address real business challenges through modules such as Business Analytics and Problem Solving for Leaders
  • Our unique Managing Innovation module is the first of its kind in the UK and will give you the opportunity to work on live business projects to commercialise new technologies as part of a group consultancy project

Includes an optional international summer school, where you can study and network with MBA delegates from around the world

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Entry requirements

Successful applicants must hold a minimum of three years’ professional work experience (required by AMBA-accreditation) plus either a bachelor’s degree from a UK or recognised overseas university, membership of an approved chartered institute or a Diploma in Management Studies.

See our full list of International Qualification Equivalencies for all countries. Degrees must be obtained from a university or institution recognised by Loughborough University. Please contact us to clarify if required.

English language requirements

English language requirements for international students

IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component

The School will accept lower IELTS scores if you undertake the University's pre-sessional English course. 

TOEFL with an overall score of 92, and no sub-test score below 22

See full list of English language qualifications we accept.

Candidates who wish to extend their MBA to include a professional internship are expected to have a very good standard of English. 

Applying for your visa

If you are certain you wish to opt for the one year MBA you will need to register on the one-year MBA and apply for the appropriate visa as required. Please note however, under new UKVI rules you cannot extend your visa whilst in the UK. Therefore, if you subsequently decide to extend to the 2-year version with internship, you would be required to leave the UK and apply for a new visa overseas.

If you wish to opt for the Internship pathway you will need to register on the two-year MBA and apply for the appropriate visa if required. If you later decide not to undertake an internship, or do not secure one, you can easily transfer to the one-year programme. 

Assessment

The programme is assessed by a balanced mix of coursework, examinations and presentations. Academic and presentation skills will be developed throughout the course, including through dedicated ‘skills’ module tailored specifically to MBA student needs. We recognise that our students come from many different academic traditions, and (given the post-experience nature of the MBA) may also be returning to study after an interval of several years. Our skills module, our excellent support facilities (including mathematics and English language) and small teaching groups all aim to enhance the student experience.   Depending on whether students take the internship or non-internship route, there is also a 30-credit project. For internship students this is based on a business problem relevant to your internship organisation, for non-internship students this is a traditional research-based dissertation. 

 

Facilities

Loughborough University prides itself on being welcoming and looking after its students. The campus is lively, and has a strong sense of community. Our award-winning accommodation includes dedicated postgraduate self-catering halls on campus. The campus has the country’s largest concentration of world-class sports facilities across a wide range of sports.  Finally, to help you settle in, there are a range of tailored support services, to support you in making the most of your time at Loughborough. 

 

The information published here reflects the currently intended course structure and module details. Updates may be made on an annual basis and revised details will be published through Programme Specifications ahead of each academic year.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. The standard tuition fees for this course are:

Taught ProgrammesUK/EUInternational
PGT Band MBA £25,000 £25,000

University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment. Special arrangements are made for payments by part-time students.

Funding

A number of scholarships and bursaries are available (dependent on eligibility):

Find out more about the support available for international students and UK/EU students undertaking a research degree or a taught programme.

Our students

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"When I first arrived I found it easy to settle into the university life because there were different programmes organised in order to meet and interact with people in the university."

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Justin

"I chose Loughborough because of the academic reputation of the University as a whole, and more specifically the reputation of the school of Business and Economics."

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Ruth

"I decided to study at Loughborough University because it is ranked as one of the top schools in the UK and top-10 for business and management courses which was amazing."

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Sharon

"The department has very good links with key players in industry. I like that there is always a chance to talk to representatives from organisation such as IBM, Rolls Royce and Airbus. "

MSc Information Management and Business Technology

Damilola

"When I first arrived I found it easy to settle into the university life because there were different programmes organised in order to meet and interact with people in the university."

MSc Economics and Finance

Justin

"I chose Loughborough because of the academic reputation of the University as a whole, and more specifically the reputation of the school of Business and Economics."

MSc Economics and Finance

Ruth

"I decided to study at Loughborough University because it is ranked as one of the top schools in the UK and top-10 for business and management courses which was amazing."

MSc Information Management and Business Technology

Sharon

"The department has very good links with key players in industry. I like that there is always a chance to talk to representatives from organisation such as IBM, Rolls Royce and Airbus. "

MSc Information Management and Business Technology