Postgraduate study

Business and Economics

The School of Business and Economics is committed to developing well-rounded, highly sought-after graduates equipped to succeed in today’s global economy.

Why choose to study Business and Economics at Loughborough?

  • Among just 1% of business schools in the world to hold AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA accreditation
  • 6th in the UK for Business Studies (The Sunday Times/Times Good University Guide 2017)
  • 4th in the UK for Finance and Accounting (The Sunday Times/Times Good University Guide 2017)
  • 8th in the UK for Economics (The Sunday Times/Times Good University Guide 2017)
  • 1st in the UK for Librarianship and Information Management (The Sunday Times/Times Good University Guide 2017)
  • Rated 13th in the UK for ‘Research Power’ in Business and Management (Research Assessment Exercise, 2014)

"I chose to study at Loughborough because of its strong academic reputation, recommendation from my friends and the fantastic student experience."

LENNY MSc Employment Relations and Human Resource Management

Supercharge your career

Business and economics graduates are in great demand. Whether you study with us at MSc, MBA, Executive or Doctoral level, our programmes are designed to equip you with the business and economics skills required by employers and which you will need to fulfil your career ambitions.


Consistently ranked as a Top-10 UK business school by national league tables, the School is also among just 1% of business schools in the world to hold AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA accreditation. These rankings and accreditations internationally validate the quality of education offered, from teaching and research to student support and facilities.

Outstanding research culture

Integral to the School’s philosophy is developing research of the highest level that both informs academia and is also instrumental in helping shape and influence the wider world. According to the latest Research Excellence Framework, 75% of the School’s Business and Management research output is considered ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally relevant’.

The School’s inspiring and supportive academic community enables students and staff to explore the latest challenges confronting businesses and governments today.

Expert teaching

The School’s experiences of working with over 400 global corporate partners ensure its academically challenging postgraduate programmes are underpinned by the latest best practice and research.

Teaching is delivered by expert academic staff, many of whom have first-hand experience in business, finance, management and government policy.

A rewarding experience

The School offers a truly diverse and international environment, enabling students to gain the skillset and knowledge required to achieve their future career ambitions. Optional modules enable students to specialise in the fields that interest them the most. Many taught programmes include practical projects, as well as guest lectures and workshops from industry partners.

Postgraduate students can also access extra-curricular corporate masterclasses organised by the School. All of this contributes to a lively, supportive and enriching learning environment.

Our facilities

Our extensive range of first-class facilities are designed to help you throughout their studies and fully-equip them for your future endeavours.

Students in the department have access to spacious study areas, with the latest audio-visual equipment to support teaching and learning.

The department also has its own Trading Room, which incorporates Thomson- Reuters Eikon financial trading software, enabling students to practically apply concepts learned during the programme.