Undergraduate study2017

School of Business and Economics

Among just 1% of business schools in the world to hold AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA accreditation

Why choose Business and Economics at Loughborough?

Loughborough’s School of Business and Economics is a thriving forward-looking centre of education that aims to provide an exceptional learning experience.

Consistently ranked as a Top-10 UK business school by national league tables, our graduates are highly employable and enjoy starting salaries well above the national average.

Study methods

You will encounter a rich diversity of teaching and learning experiences, from lectures and tutorials to syndicate discussion groups, presentations, supervised computer sessions, off-campus visits and visiting speakers from industry and commerce.

Professional placements and study abroad

Almost all of our Business students spend a year on a salaried professional placement year as an integral part of their four-year course. Our Economics students have the option of extending their course to a four-year degree by taking a salaried placement year or by studying abroad at one of our partner universities around the world.

Whilst it is the student’s responsibility to secure a placement, we work with over 400 employers in over 20 countries and many companies specifically target us for placement students. Typically, about a third of our students are offered a graduate job with their placement employer.

Accredited by the Association of MBAs, AACSB Accreditation, EQUIS Accredited

Internationally accredited

The School of Business and Economics is one of less than 1% of business schools in the world to have achieved accreditation from all three major international accrediting bodies: The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), EQUIS accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

Enterprise ethos

Enterprise is a key part of the Loughborough experience and can really boost your job prospects. All our business degrees include a module to develop our students’ enterprise and employability skills.

There are also specific modules in entrepreneurship for those with aspirations to start their own businesses.

Student Enterprise thrives on campus with a range of extra-curricular activities including business planning competitions, events, and support services for students with real business ideas.

Career prospects

Our graduates are in great demand. Over 93% of our graduates are in employment and/or further study six months after graduating. With an average starting salary of £26,311*
many of our graduates go on to hold senior positions in major companies.

Our students

Channing L

“There is so much to get involved in at Loughborough through my course and though extra-curricular activities. I feel I’m constantly developing as an individual.”

Helen O

“The quality of teaching, from the number of industry experts and researchers, is really high at Loughborough and our lecturers’ passion in their subjects is reflected in our lectures.”

Matt E

“I completed a six week summer internship with Ernst and Young (EY) before my final year, where they offered me a Graduate Scheme job after I graduate.”

Christina C

“I've had a great experience here at Loughborough. Students do not discriminate or isolate you as a mature student and I've made some great friends here of all ages.”

Simon L

“I've been given lots of time, advice and additional projects to get involved with by my personal tutor, which was fundamental to obtaining the placement year I wanted as an Accenture analyst.”

Channing L

“There is so much to get involved in at Loughborough through my course and though extra-curricular activities. I feel I’m constantly developing as an individual.”

Helen O

“The quality of teaching, from the number of industry experts and researchers, is really high at Loughborough and our lecturers’ passion in their subjects is reflected in our lectures.”

Matt E

“I completed a six week summer internship with Ernst and Young (EY) before my final year, where they offered me a Graduate Scheme job after I graduate.”

Christina C

“I've had a great experience here at Loughborough. Students do not discriminate or isolate you as a mature student and I've made some great friends here of all ages.”

Simon L

“I've been given lots of time, advice and additional projects to get involved with by my personal tutor, which was fundamental to obtaining the placement year I wanted as an Accenture analyst.”