Executive Education

Developing organisations

How we work

We work with small businesses, large corporate organisations and public bodies through research, consultancy and Executive Education.

Executive Education is a specialist centre within the School which designs and manages the provision of the School's post-experience and postgraduate programmes for corporate clients. The centre brings together expertise from the School in order to meet specific client needs and provide specialist short-courses and accredited programmes on a part-time, blended and distance learning basis.

Experience in commercially relevant teaching

Our Executive Education portfolio translates research knowledge into practice, delivering results for you and your organisation. From our short-course interventions to tailor-made programmes, the School of Business and Economics has an established track record of expertise.

Whether you wish to encourage innovation, improve soft skills for leaders, enhance decision making and performance, manage organisational change or grow your business, our Executive Education Team can develop the right solutions with you to meet the evolving needs of your organisation.  

Working closely with organisations is a priority which informs all aspects of our work. We work with business leaders across many sectors. We have an international reputation for our partnerships with companies and collaborative industry links with organisations such as Audi, Anglian Water, BMW, Boots, Aggregate Industries, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Mercedez, Ford, Rolls-Royce, The Building Societies Association and St. James’s Place Wealth Management, to provide post-experience professional development courses. 

Post-experience education

We work with clients to further develop the skills of people and the performance of the organisations they work for. We understand that people determine the success of any organisation. Executive Education’s core business is to work with organisations to ensure that their staff are realising their full-potential. The forging of excellent relationships with business leaders is essential to ensure that our teaching, research, and executive development programmes continue to meet the needs of UK and international business communities.

With input from leading academics and practitioners, our programmes give participants new perspectives and deepen their understanding of the issues they need to manage in their role and also more widely both in the context of their organisation and of those that they work with. 

Design and delivery

The design and delivery of services we provide are guided by the following:

  • Relevance to the needs of the organisation and participants, expressed in business objectives
  • Practical outcomes: the generation and implementation of real solutions to real problems
  • Quality of teaching and research, assured by constant feedback from participants and regular progress meetings with clients
  • Timing: providing services when they are needed by the client

We are committed to experiential learning based on a thorough analysis of organisational and participants’ needs and participant learning style. 

Approach to learning

Delegates are encouraged to engage in reflective practice whilst taking part in the learning process. This, coupled with on-going goal setting, creates linkage between modules and immediate transfer of learning where applicable.

The School has a number of strong support mechanisms including the dedicated Executive Education student portal and the University Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to support teaching delivery, provide additional reading materials, exercises, and opportunities for interactive discussion groups.

At Loughborough we have an ethos of supporting those returning to learning both in terms of systems and tutor support. As well as a full introduction to the Library and online resources, all participants will have membership of other university libraries in their locality.


The Executive Education Centre draws most of its practitioners from the School of Business and Economics. Staff from other University departments and approved consultants may also be engaged to meet particular specialist needs. The School is also able to draw on the considerable expertise of staff from our international partners in both curriculum development and delivery of specialist content.

The School conducts academic and applied research in a number of areas including the development and application of multi-disciplinary work that impacts on future challenges facing the finance sector. The Centre for Post-crisis Finance (CPCF) conducts research on many of the key issues facing the financial services industry in the wake of the global financial crisis. It also serves as a platform for the wide range of work on financial markets and institutions carried out across the School. In addition, we will work with colleagues and practitioners to deliver elements of the latest thinking via short inputs, case studies and guest lectures as appropriate.

The Centre has a team of dedicated administrators to support our programmes. The support offered by the Programme Director and Programme Administrator is central to delegate success and the programme.