Undergraduate study


Business & Economics study area

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 centre of education that aims to provide an exceptional learning experience.
Consistently ranked as a top 10 UK business school, our graduates are highly employable and enjoy starting salaries well above the national average.

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).
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Career prospects

Our graduates are in great demand. 97% of our employed 2015 graduates are in professional or managerial roles six months after graduating. With an average starting salary of £27,396 (salary based on mean salary DLHE 2015) many of our graduates go on to hold senior positions in major companies.

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.

Professional placement year and study abroad

Almost all of our Business students spend a year on a salaried professional placement or alternatively studying abroad at one of our partner universities around the world, 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.
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. Those wishing to study abroad can choose from around 25 partner institutions from around the world.

Lucas: My Placement at Styliff

Lucas Poelman talks about his 12-month internship with Styliff. We also spoke to Styliff to see exactly what they thought about the time he spent with them.

Maddy: My Placement at Unilever

We talked to Maddy Boulton about her 12-month internship with Unilever and get some invaluable insight from Unilever themselves to see what she got up to.

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.