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School of Business and Economics

This page will provide you with tailored information and resources to explore the career options available related to your degree.

For information on a wider range of job roles and professions, including careers for which your specific degree subject is not necessarily required, you can also investigate career areas.

Your careers team

Nilesh Kavia, Careers Consultant

Nilesh can support you with:

  • Finding and applying for jobs and opportunities, including CVs, letters and applications support.
  • Exploring your career options in a  careers consultation.
  • Mock interviews and individual coaching to help you perform well at interview.
  • CVs, letters, applications forms and mock interviews for part B students applying for placement  which you can book through the SBE Placements Team.
  • Careers and employability workshops 

Korin Grant, PG Careers Consultant

Korin supports postgraduate students in the School of Business and Economic and students studying on the MBA programme, and can help with:

  • Finding and applying for jobs and opportunities, including CVs, letters and applications support 
  • Exploring your career options in a careers consultation.
  • Mock interviews and individual coaching to help you perform well at interview.
  • Careers and employability workshops

Humera Hodgkinson, Employability Development Officer

Humera can support you with:

  • Finding and applying for jobs and opportunities. 
  • CVs, letters and applications forms for Part B students applying for placement students which you can book through the SBE Placements Team.
  • Regular careers newsletters tailored to students in the School of Business and Economics.

Details of how to book appointments can be found on the Access Careers Help page

SBE Placements Team

Jo Higham – Placements Manager

Rebecca Bass – Placements Officer

Tim Hills – Placements Officer

Claire Walker - Placements Officer

Lewis Ratcliff - Placements Officer 

Eve Marshall – Placements Administrator

Taraneh Arvandi – Placements Administrator

Based in the Sir Richard Morris Building, The SBE Placements Team can help Part B undergraduate students with finding, applying for and setting up placements. For more information see the SBE Professional Placements page and drop into the placements office in the Sir Richard Morris Building

Key skills developed during your degree

As well as developing a range of subject-specific and technical skills, you will also have the opportunity to gain many transferable skills including:

  • Numerical and quantitative skills, including communicating findings and complex data
  • Problem solving, analytical ability and critical thinking
  • Clear and persuasive oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to research, interpret and use business and financial data
  • Self-reliance, initiative and the ability to manage time, projects and resources
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Commercial awareness and an understanding of organisational behaviour

You can also develop many transferable skills through getting involved in extracurricular activities and gaining work experience, such as leadership and project management.

Career options

Careers directly related to Business and Economics:

Careers Network has produced information on a number of career areas of interest to Business and Economics students which is available in career areas.

Careers where your degree would be useful:

To explore careers related to your degree visit:

Further study/qualifications

Further Study at Loughborough University:

The School of Business and Economics have eight postgraduate taught Masters programmes in

You can also study for a research degree PhD or MPhil in Business and Management, Information Management or Economics

The School of Business and Economics also offers The Loughborough MBA

Further Study Elsewhere:

You can search for postgraduate courses across the UK and Europe:

Where do graduates go?

What do Loughborough Business and Economics graduates do?

The following data represents the destinations of 2017 graduates from all undergraduate programmes within the School of Business and Economics. (To access data at programme level, spanning the last 3 years, search eGEMS.)  To read career stories from graduates of the School of Business and Economics view our Graduate Profiles.

Six months after graduating in 2017…..

Business

  • Main activity: 97.9% of those available were in work or further study
  • Mean salary was £27,467 for full-time UK graduate level employment
  • Industry sectors: 25% were in professional, scientific and technical activities (including 16% accounting, 5% advertising), 17% in Information and Communication, 15% in manufacturing, 14% in financial and insurance activities, 11% in wholesale and retail trade, 6% in administrative and support service activities.
  • Industry locations:  51% were in London, 15% in the South East, 10% stayed in the East Midlands, 6% in West Midlands, 5% in North West, 4% in East of England, 3% South West, 3% Yorkshire & the Humber.

Economics

  • Main activity: 93.3% of those available were in work or further study
  • Mean salary was £26,834 for full-time UK graduate level employment
  • Industry sectors: 32.5% were in accounting, bookkeeping and auditing activities or tax consultancy, 30% were in financial and insurance activities, 10% were in information and communication, 4% in whole and retail trade.
  • Industry locations: 64% were in London, 12% in the South East, 6% stayed in the East Midlands, 5% in North West, 5% in South West, 4% West Midlands, 2% East of England, 1% Wales, 1% Yorkshire & the Humber.

Employers included: 

Accenture, Aldi, American Express, Barclays, BDO, EY, Goldman Sachs, Grant Thornton, IBM, Jaguar Landrover, Johnson & Johnson, KPMG, Mazars, Mercedes, Microsoft, PwC, UBS, Unilever.

Roles included:

Accountant, Accounts Executive, Analyst, Area Manager, Assurance Associate, Audit Executive, Business Analyst, Business Development Manager, Commerical Analyst, Consultant, Finance Analyst, Finance Director, Foreign Exchange Analyst, Forensic Analyst, Finance Director, Foreign Exchange Analyst, Forensic Analyst, Global Marketing Executive, Investment Banker, Investment Consultant, M&A and Private Equity Executive, Management Consultant, Marketing Executive, Project Coordinator, Technology Consultant. 

Further study included:

ACA, CIMA, MSc Accounting & Finance, MA Banking and Finance, MSc Business Analytics Consulting, MSc Business Financial Management, MSc Economics & Business Strategy, MSc Finance, MBA GLobal Business, MSc Information Management & Business Technoloyg, MSc International Accounting & Finance, LLM International Law and Governance, MSc International Trade.

Further information

  • eGEMS gives access to destinations information for Loughborough graduates at school and course level
  • View Graduate Profiles from this department

Resources to research career areas

Websites:

You can research career areas using the Professional Bodies and Sector and Labour Market Information (LMI) sections below.

Resources to find work experience, placements and graduate jobs

All of the business programmes are four year sandwich courses with a compulsory third year spent on a salaried professional placement or studying abroad. An optional placement year is also available on the economics programmes. The Professional Placements Team has links to many employers and supports you in finding your placement. The SBE International Relations team has information on Studying abroad.  On successful completion of your placement you will receive a Diploma in Professional Studies or Diploma in International Study (following study abroad) in addition to your degree.

Increasingly, employers are offering formal work experience to first and second year undergraduates, especially in the financial services sector.  These include insight days, spring weeks and summer internships and there are often specific schemes to promote diversity in the workplace which are aimed women, students with disabilities, LGBTI and BAME students.

Additionally, Careers Network advertises many opportunities for summer internships for students across the university and encourages all students to gain valuable experience in the workplace through extra-curricular activities such as The Loughborough Employability Award, volunteering, committee memberships, work-shadowing and part-time work.  There is information on how to Find jobs/opportunities from Careers Network and opportunities are advertised on Careers Online and @LboroCareers

Professional bodies, sector and labour market information (LMI)

Below is a selection of professional bodies relating to Business and Economics, many of which have up to date news, jobs, training and career information:

Management Consulting:

Economics and Statistics:

Accountancy, Banking and Financial Services:

Retail, Sales and Buying:

Project Management:

Business and Work Psychology:

Marketing, Advertising and PR:

Insurance, Risk, Pensions and Actuarial Work:

Human Resources and Recruitment:

MBA:

Information Management and Business Analytics:

 

Sector and Labour Market Information (LMI):

Library Databases:

The Academic Librarian for the School of Business and Economics is Louise Fletcher, who can help you with research skills and identifying resources to research career sectors and companies.

Websites: