Studying with us
Studying at the Executive and Professional Education Centre
The School of Business and Economics at Loughborough University is a leading international player in research and teaching across business, management, finance, information management and economics.
Studying at the School of Business and Economics is a fantastic experience. We are consistently rated as a Top-10 UK business school by national league tables and develop well-rounded, highly employable graduates at undergraduate, postgraduate, MBA, executive and doctoral level.
Loughborough is the only University to have been voted England's Best Student Experience for six consecutive years in the Times Higher Education league table. Whether you are an undergraduate, a Masters student or a delegate on our award-winning MBA, the time you will spend at the School of Business and Economics will shape who you will become in the most positive way.
Our research is comprehensive in scope and very highly regarded by academics and practitioners alike, with 75% of our output considered ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally relevant’, and 100% of our Information Management research rated ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, according to the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014). The research we undertake underpins all our teaching, giving shape and substance to our courses and contributing to the outstanding and exceedingly relevant experience our students receive at Loughborough. Ultimately, our research matters.
When coupled with the fact that Loughborough is among just 1% of business schools in the world to hold AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA accreditation, the School of Business and Economics is committed to enhancing its already burgeoning international reputation at the forefront of management, business, information management and economics.
Organisations and students come to Loughborough to experience the vibrant community, residential learning environment, and learning resources. Students have ongoing opportunities to interact with one another and with the faculty both inside and beyond the classroom environment. To reinforce the School’s sense of community, on-campus participants:-
- Enjoy personalised service and facilities that help them concentrate, interact, and learn.
- Learn and network within an exclusive study area dedicated solely to executive development
Executive and Professional Education Centre
Four-star accommodation is available at Burleigh Court, the University’s on-campus hotel and spa, as well as at a number of local hotels. Burleigh Court features a first-class restaurant and bar, swimming pool, an in-house gym, and secure free parking.
Support for You
We know you have full-time jobs to maintain and, more importantly, work and family life to juggle. Whilst we believe your undertaking to study at this level is well thought out, we understand your other commitments differ to those of our full-time students. Our experienced staff, therefore, are skilled in providing guidance for programme related issues that may arise during your time at the University.
We are also very experienced at supporting professionals who have not studied at university before or who are returning to study after a considerable break. We understand the apprehension some participants feel and have a track record of instilling confidence and self-progression in our students.
As a registered part-time student of the University –
you will be able to access many of the amenities and facilities available on campus which include:
- State-of-the-art indoor and outdoor sports facilities
- Award-winning Students’ Union
- Award-winning campus-based accommodation
- Restaurants & shops
and you will have the following sources of support with your studies:
- Dedicated Programme Director and Administrator
- University Library
- Loughborough’s VLE, Learn, via the Executive Eduation Student Portal
- IT helpdesk
- On-campus Counselling & Disability Support service (including dyslexia support)
Your learning experience can be extended via numerous learning resources available through Executive and Professional Education at the School of Business and Economics. We have an active programme of short courses and masterclasses which offer continued Executive and Professional Education opportunities for further management and leadership development. These can provide continued exposure to ongoing research by our faculty and latest thinking on management practice. Adding significant value for both participants and their sponsoring organisations, these additional tools heighten the face-to-face learning experience and help to drive the ‘takeaway’ skills and knowledge for lasting impact across the organisation.
Benefits for your Employer
Programme modules are highly participative and, from programme start, our teaching is designed to provide you with the skills that can be applied directly to your job role. To develop your potential further, assessments relate to your real work-based situations and challenges. Your employer will benefit from the following return on investment in the workplace:-
- Valuable input from staff equipped with the latest management practices and methods
- Highly qualified and motivated managers
- Employee engagement and loyalty
- Roll-out of new concepts to enhance business success