School of Business and Economics

About us

Stewart Robinson

Dean of the School, Professor Stewart Robinson

The School of Business and Economics at Loughborough University is a truly exceptional school. The quality of our teaching and the commitment of our staff, combined with the international standing of our research, are reflected in our position as a leading UK institution.

Welcome to the School of Business and Economics at Loughborough University.

We are very proud of our achievements, not least because of our record of inspiring those who engage with us and transforming their careers and the organisations for which they work. We hope that you too can engage with us, be inspired and be transformed.

Advancing knowledge 
Research is at the very heart of what we do and we are committed to leading the way in advancing knowledge, and use of that knowledge, across the full range of business disciplines. Our research centres and interest groups provide clusters of expertise recognised internationally for the quality of their research.

Transforming students 
The student experience, both educationally and personally, is central to our ethos, and we have an enviable record of delivering truly excellent teaching. At undergraduate level, we consistently have one of the highest graduate employment rates in the country. On the postgraduate side, our suite of master's programmes provides an opportunity to engage closely with our leading researchers, upskilling students for the workplace, whether UG, PG, MBA, Executive Education or PhD. We strive hard to ensure our programmes are truly transformative.

Impacting practice 
Through our research, staff engage with individuals and organisations, helping to transform them. We are deeply committed to positively impacting practice, with teaching and consultancy that changes the way managers and businesses work. Every year, hundreds of our students are placed in organisations to gain valuable work experience or to carry out projects. Once graduated, they become life-long ambassadors of the School, sharing the knowledge and life-skills they have learnt.

What sets us apart

  • We are leaders in decision sciences 

    Decision sciences is about turning data into decisions. As the world generates more and more data, knowing how to use that data to make better decisions is at the core of gaining competitive advantage.

  • We have a work-based learning focus 

    With a focus on practice, work-based learning is at the heart of our programmes using real-life case studies, engaging in consultancy projects and offering placements and internships.

  • We engage with organisations 

    We have a fantastic track record of engaging with organisations from all sectors: private, public and volunteer.

  • We sustain and support a collegial culture 

    Finally, we are proud of our strongly supportive and collegial culture; this is the way that we like to work, engendering a spirit of community across the School.