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Loughborough launches leadership apprenticeship programmes

Loughborough University’s School of Business and Economics has set up two apprenticeship leadership programmes for working professionals.

The Level 7 training – equivalent to a Masters degree – is aimed at organisations who already part of the UK Government’s Apprenticeship Levy scheme and begin this month (OCT).

The apprenticeships, an MSc in Strategic Leadership and Executive MBA, are aimed at equipping people who are already in management positions with the knowledge and skills to operate more effectively.

Loughborough’s SBE is the first school to launch degree apprenticeships at the university.

Loughborough holds a triple-accreditation for business schools globally, often referred to as the Triple Crown accreditation.

It is made up of:

• 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.

In addition to being triple-accredited, the school is a signatory of PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education) and holds a Small Business Charter award which recognizes the engagement and support work that we offer to SMEs, local economies and student entrepreneurship.

To find out more contact Business Development Manager Vicki Unwin, on 01509 222160 or, or visit

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It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2018 QS World University Rankings, top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey and named University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019 and the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018.

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 4th in the Guardian University League Table 2019, 5th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 and 7th in The UK Complete University Guide 2019. It was also named Sports University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.

Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

The Loughborough University London campus is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities.

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