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Loughborough Business School

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

Careers Network is here to support you by providing information, advice, guidance, events and opportunities to enable you to secure placements, work experience, self-employment and graduate careers.

Working closely with your academic school, our team of experts ensures that every student has access to careers advice.  As well as large careers fairs, we hold sector-specific events, involving employers and Loughborough alumni, to help you make valuable connections and secure high-quality placements and graduate roles. 

To find out more about what we do and how we can support you, visit Meet the teams

Details of the Placements Officers for your school can be found here.

We look forward to supporting throughout your Loughborough journey.

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:

Loughborough Business School has 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

Loughborough Business School 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?

Graduates from this subject area have gone on to destinations where:

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

For more information on companies graduates work for, industry links and career opportunities, visit the subject area page of the University website.  You can also find out what our students say in our student stories of personal journeys through and beyond Loughborough and track the career journeys and Loughborough experiences of some of our alumni.

Resources to research career areas


You can also 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 Loughborough Business School 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 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 Target Connect.

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:


Information Management and Business Analytics:


Sector and Labour Market Information (LMI):

Library Databases:

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