School of Business and Economics

About us

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Key facts about the School of Business and Economics

Since receiving its Royal Charter in 1966, Loughborough University has held an established reputation for excellence in teaching and research, strong links with industry and unrivalled sporting achievement.
The School of Business and Economics has been delivering outstanding programmes and conducting world-leading research since its inception as a School of Management in 1971.

The School of Business and Economics is increasingly recognised as one of the brightest and best business schools in the UK. It seeks to provide high quality management education and research that is tailored to the demands of today’s business environment.

At a glance

  • 1,800 + Undergraduate Students
  • 650 + Postgraduate Taught Students
  • 100 + Doctoral Research Students
  • 140 + Academic Faculty
  • Undergraduate Courses
  • 17 Master's Programmes
  • MBA Programmes
  • 25 + Partner Universities
  • 6,000 + Alumni Network
  • 2000 + Global Corporate Connections
  • 7 Academic Groups
  • Research Centres
  • 8 Research Interest Groups

Excellent Graduate Employability

Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2023

  • 9th in the UK for 'Graduate Prospects' in Accounting and Finance

  • 8th in the UK for 'Graduate Prospects' in Business, Management and Marketing
  • 17th in the UK for 'Graduate Prospects' in Economics

Complete University Guide, 2023

  • 12th for 'graduate prospects' in Accounting and Finance
  • 5th for 'graduate prospects' in Business and Management Studies
  • 15th for 'graduate prospects' in Economics

The Guardian League Table, 2023

  • 10th in the UK for 'Career after 6 months' in Accounting and Finance
  • 5th in the UK for 'Career after 6 months' in Business and Management
  • 17th in the UK for 'Career after 6 months' in Economics

QS Graduate Employability Rankings, 2022

  • No.1 in the UK for employer-student connections and within the top 25 globally

Outstanding student satisfaction

Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2023

  • 5th in the UK for Student Experience in Business, Management and Marketing
  • 7th in the UK for Student Experience in Economics

The Guardian League Table, 2023

  • 3rd in the UK for 'Satisfaction with course' in Business and Management

National Student Survey, 2022

  • 91% overall satisfaction in Business studies
  • 2nd in the UK for overall satisfaction in Finance*
  • Top 10 in the UK for overall satisfaction in Management studies*

*excludes FECs and alternate providers

World-leading research

  • 86% of our Business and Management research was rated as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' (REF 2021)

QS World University Subject Rankings 2022

  • Top 150 in the world for Business and Management Studies

Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

  • 10th for Business, Management and Marketing
  • 20th for Accounting and Finance
  • 12th for Economics

Complete University Guide 2023

  • 16th for Accounting and Finance
  • 10th for Business and Management Studies
  • 16th for Economics

The Guardian League Table 2023

  • 7th for Business and Management
  • 26th for Accounting and Finance
  • 37th for Economics

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2022

  • Loughborough University ranked 1st for University Facilities

International QS Stars Scheme 2020

  • Loughborough University is a Five Stars Plus institution in the International QS Stars Scheme 2020 – one of only 13 worldwide
  • Awarded 5* for research
  • Awarded 5* for teaching
  • Awarded 5* for internationalisation
  • Awarded 5* for facilities
  • Awarded 5* for employability
  • Awarded 5* for innovation
  • Awarded 5* for inclusiveness
  • Awarded 5* for library and information management

International esteem

Our Accreditations

Triple-Accreditation

Loughborough is proud to hold triple-accreditation (AACBS, EQUIS, AMBA).

  • The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • EQUIS accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)
  • The Association of MBAs (AMBA)

These prestigious international accreditations validate the quality of education offered, from teaching and research to student support and facilities.

Small Business Charter

Loughborough is among an elite group of business schools to hold the Small Business Charter Award from the Chartered Association of Business Schools.

The award recognizes the depth and effectiveness of business engagement and business support that we offer and our commitment to supporting small businesses, local economies and student entrepreneurship.

PRME

Additionally, and most recently, the School has become a proud signtory to the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).

Please note that the accreditations listed on this page are School-wide accreditations. Individual programmes may also have programme-level accreditation which will be outlined on individual programmes pages.

The Accreditations Team at the SBE: