MBA The Loughborough Full-Time MBA degree

Entry requirements
2:2 +
Full-time
1 year or 2 years with internship
Part-time
See Executive MBA listing
Start date
September 2020
UK / EU fee
£27,500
International fee
£27,500
Location
Loughborough
Application status
Open

Overview

Our Full-Time MBA degree is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge to become an elite performer in business, accelerate your career, and equip you to maximise business performance in a global environment.

At Loughborough University, with our long heritage and unrivalled reputation for sport, we understand the mind-set needed to go from being a high-achiever to an elite performer. Our focus is on guiding you through a transformational experience that will enable you to fulfil your potential.

Our internationally recognised full-time MBA degree will teach you to: manage complex challenges, from exporting to new markets to getting the most out of your team; problem solve creative solutions for real business challenges; and lead innovative change to capitalise on opportunities.

Learning alongside an international cohort of experienced managers with a minimum of 3-years’ professional/managerial experience will enable you to share fresh perspectives on similar problems and build lasting business networks. You will also have opportunities to meet and work with our Executive MBA students on some modules.

Applying for your visa

If you are certain you wish to opt for the one year MBA degree you will need to register on the one-year MBA and apply for the appropriate visa as required. If you later decide to add an internship you will need to extend your visa to cover the extra time required before any internship commences.

If you wish to opt for the internship pathway you will need to register on the two-year MBA and apply for the appropriate visa, if required. If you later decide not to undertake an internship, or do not secure one, you can transfer to the one-year programme.

Who should study this programme?

The Full-Time MBA is an AMBA-accredited MBA degree designed to help those with a minimum of 3-years’ professional/managerial experience who wish to transform their career from being a high-achiever to an elite performer in the world of management and leadership.

Why you should choose us

Why you should study this degree

The Loughborough MBA - Inspiring Winners

What makes the Loughborough Full-Time MBA degree different?

As a triple-accredited (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA) Top-10 UK business school we have a 40-year track record of developing innovative managers and successful business leaders sought after by leading employers.

  • the Loughborough MBA is fully accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), and was re-accredited by AMBA in 2018
  • through our award-winning Careers Network and a dedicated MBA careers team, we support you in developing your career prospects, either by helping you to find an optional internship to enhance your employability or in obtaining post-study employment.
  • our links with over 2000 international corporate partners will enable you to benefit from commercially-relevant teaching and apply the theory you learn to the workplace
  • you will exercise practical problem-solving skills to address real business challenges through modules such as Business Analytics and Problem Solving for Leaders
  • our Managing Innovation module will give you the opportunity to work on a live business project to commercialise new technologies as part of a group consultancy project
  • includes an optional international summer school, where you can study and network with MBA delegates from around the world.

What you'll study

The MBA is designed to provide managers with a challenging educational experience in terms of general intellectual and personal development, within the context of the academic study of business and management.

The following information is intended as an example only and is based on module information for the 2019/20 year of entry. Modules are reviewed on an annual basis and may be subject to future changes. Updated Programme and Module Specifications are made available ahead of each academic year. Please see Terms and Conditions of Study for more information.

Strategic Marketing (10 credits)

This will module will give you an understanding of the principles and tools relating to the marketing concept and explore strategic marketing issues.

Topics studied may include:

  • an introduction to the marketing concept
  • the role of marketing in organisations
  • strategic marketing planning
  • analysing consumer markets
  • segmentation, targeting and positioning
  • competitive marketing strategies
  • a brief outline tactical marketing mix activities (products/services, price, promotion, place, people, physical evidence, processes)
  • marketing ethics and corporate social responsibility (CSR)
  • international marketing
  • marketing relationships
  • market disruptions.

Accounting and Performance Management (10 credits)

This module will give you the knowledge and skills to understand financial management and its impact on decision-making in a variety of organisational contexts. It will also develop your ability to analyse and interpret organisational performance and explore a range of issues surrounding accounting for sustainability.

Topics covered may include:

  • the role and context of accounting and financial management in organisations
  • concepts and conventions in accounting
  • periodic reporting of profit, cash flow and financial position
  • interpreting and analysing financial statements
  • the limitations of traditional financial accounting in assessing wider organisational performance
  • external reporting of sustainability
  • management control for sustainable strategy.

Decision Making for Leaders (10 credits)

This module will develop your an understanding of the role of leadership in guiding and evaluating decision making efforts in different organisational contexts, giving you a critical and practical appreciation of the leadership behaviours required for effective decision making. It will also provide a critical and practical appreciation of how structured decision processes can help leaders increase their ability to structure decision situations, gather expert knowledge, analyse values and preferences, reach timely closure, and learn from decision-making efforts.

Topics studied may include:

  • alternative foci in decision-making: outcome-focused vs process-focused
  • common traps in decision-making
  • designing effective decision processes: levers for leadersd
  • developing effective decision making capability: structured decision processes for managing frames, challenging assumptions, eliciting preferences and values, and developing options
  • applying value-focused thinking to evaluate decisions
  • thinking systematically about the impact of past decision making efforts.

Business Economics (10 credits)

This module will give you an understanding of economic concepts and models appropriate to business decision-making. You will use economic theory to explain and analyse the behaviour of consumers, organisations and the economy in general, and you will discuss how economics has developed as an explicit ethical science and how its theory can be used to help management decision-making.

Topics covered may include:

  • an introduction to economics
  • microeconomics
  • economic models
  • supply, demand and market equilibrium
  • competition
  • pricing
  • market failure
  • macroeconomics
  • aggregate demand and supply
  • inflation
  • unemployment
  • growth.

Contemporary Perspectives on Leadership (10 credits)

This module will give you a theoretical and practical introduction to contemporary perspectives on leadership. It will introduce you to relevant academic and practitioner literature on leadership and will help you apply leadership theory to your own workplace and your own behaviour.

Topics studied may include:

  • a brief history of leadership
  • the roles of the leader's individual characteristics, self-awareness and cognitive functioning
  • how can effective leadership be identified, and what approaches to leadership enhance effectiveness?
  • using motivational speaking as a leader
  • the training and development of leaders
  • leadership in international contexts and the impact of culture
  • ethical issues in leadership.

Business Administration Project (30 credits)

More information about this module will be available soon.

Work-Based Learning Project and Research Methods (30 credits)

This module is taught across three semesters and will give you a working knowledge of the standard processes and methods used in business and management research. It will provide an opportunity for you to experience executing a negotiated, practically-based research study in a work-place setting.

Your project subject area will be decided upon in consultation with your supervisor.

Optional modules

30 credits to be chosen from optional modules throughout semesters one, two and the summer.

Project Management (10 credits)

This module will provide a critical understanding of the role of a project manager in a wide variety of industrial and commercial applications. It will develop your understanding of the project planning, control techniques and human resource management methodologies available to project managers, and build and develop project management skills that can be applied to organisational situations.

Topics studied may include:

  • projects as an operations system
  • project planning: network analysis and project compression
  • managing costs and estimation
  • project quality control
  • progressing and expediting
  • organising for projects: team selection and team building
  • project application
  • managing stakeholders.

Leading Strategic Change (20 credits)

This module will enhance your understanding of the changing nature of the practice and processes of strategic management, enabling you to develop skills in the area of strategic analysis, the development of strategic options and change management. The module will also encourage an openness to new ideas and an awareness that in many situations there is a range of alternatives which should be evaluated.

Topics studied may include:

  • processes of strategic management
  • organisational politics, stakeholders and social responsibility
  • leadership in global contexts
  • environmental analysis
  • strategic capability and competitive advantage
  • strategic developments options
  • strategic evaluation
  • leading strategic change
  • designing information for written and presentation purposes for strategic communication.

Business Administration Project (30 credits)

More information about this module will be available soon.

Work-Based Learning Project and Research Methods (30 credits)

This module is taught across three semesters and will give you a working knowledge of the standard processes and methods used in business and management research. It will provide an opportunity for you to experience executing a negotiated, practically-based research study in a work-place setting.

Your project subject area will be decided upon in consultation with your supervisor.

Business Analytics (10 credits)

This module will develop your understanding of the role of business analytics in an organisation, and of big data, related ethical issues, and how it can be used to inform decision-making. You develop an appreciation of a range of analytical methods to improve decision making in organisations and an awareness of cyber security issues.

Topics studied may include:

  • business analytics and the role of data
  • statistical analysis
  • forecasting and optimal resource allocation techniques
  • an introduction to cyber security.

Corporate Finance (10 credits)

This module will provide you with a broad understanding of the core issues in corporate finance which are of particular importance to your professional needs. It will also develop numerical reasoning and the ability to interpret numerical data.

Topics studied may include:

  • an introduction to sources of finance
  • capital budgeting
  • the cost of capital
  • capital structure and dividend policy
  • the performance of ethical investments
  • exposures of firms in an international context.

Management of Human Resources (10 credits)

More information about this module will be available soon.

Optional modules

30 credits to be chosen from optional modules throughout semesters one, two and the summer.

International Intensive Study Period (10 credits)

This module will develop an understanding of the changing nature of management in the internationalised business environment, especially through the experience of working with a diverse student cohort. You will also develop knowledge of a partner institution's locale and region.

Precise content will vary depending on the partner institution providing the intensive programme. Overall these are designed to allow study and apply ideas in an international environment. Typical content may cover:

  • fundamentals and practice of management in alternative contexts
  • international competitive advantage
  • development of options, directions and methods
  • internationalisation as a process
  • evolution of global businesses in the 21st century.

All courses in partner institutions are taught in English.

Managing the Global Firm (10 credits)

This module will provide you with an awareness of the diverse economic, legal, political, social, cultural and technological contexts in which organisations operate on a global scale. You will develop your knowledge and understanding of international business and strategy theory and managerial practice, in a range of international contexts, and your knowledge of the different approaches that can be taken when managing firms in a global context. The module will also explore the specific implications for managerial practice, financial management, marketing and innovation efforts to develop a rich understanding of the complexities of managing global firms. 

Module content will reflect material from across a range of disciplines that supports the management of businesses operating in an international context. Topics may include:

  • internationalisation
  • analysis of the global business environment
  • strategy and competitive advantage
  • organisational structure
  • business alliances
  • international finance
  • international marketing
  • innovation
  • managerial roles and capabilities
  • corporate social responsibility and business ethics

These topics are focused on managing within an international context, across a diverse range of global contexts.

Information Systems, Strategy and Management (10 credits)

Today, many of the most valuable firms in the world are fundamentally IT firms. Many of the others are going through a process called 'digitisation', as they increasingly adopt the technologies of digital firms. Equally, firms (and society more widely) face many challenges arising from this process.

The aims of this module will be presented within the context of the increasing strategic importance of IS, IT, the digitisation of traditional firms and the digital economy.

A particular foundation is given through systems concepts and how they relate to information. This foundation then allows exploration of digitisation and the digital economy, and their effects on markets. Finally, the same foundation is enlarged to provide a way of approaching the complex phenomena of media, social media, attention economy and immersive content such as VR and games.

You will be equiped with an understanding of information systems (IS) and the concerns of modern information technology (IT) in the competitive environment. It will give you a fundamental theorectical understanding of systems theory (including systems thinking and related information concepts), and exemplify its practical utility, and a theoretical understanding of media, social media, attention economy and immersive content, such as virtual reality (VR) and games.

Module content will provide you with an understanding of the digitisation of traditional businesses and the digital economy through business applications of the technology deployed in platforms, auctions, data analytics/big data, artificial intelligence(AI), blockchain, cryptocurrencies and robotics. You will also explore digitisation conceptually through concepts of transaction costs, disruption, network effects and innovation diffusion.

Operations Management (10 credits)

This module will provide you with an understanding of the ways in which organisations manage their operations and introduce techniques that can be utilised to improve effectiveness. You will develop skills in obtaining, analysing and applying information from a variety of sources, including publicly available material, along with numerical reasoning and the ability to interpret numerical information.

Topics studied may include:

  • process planning
  • facilities layout
  • capacity planning scheduling
  • inventory management
  • supply chain management
  • total quality management
  • performance measurement
  • the international and ethical aspects of operations.

Managing Sports Organisation (10 credits)

This module will provide you with an understanding of sports-related policy and international sports environment factors, and their influence on managing sports organisations, thereby developing your skills in managing sports and sports-related organisations in a global environment. You will also enhance your understanding of management decision-making models that might be applied in an international sports context and in the importance of ethics in a sports context.

Managing Corporate Reputation (10 credits)

This module will provide you with an understanding of how corporate reputation can be managed well and what to do when things go wrong. It will develop your understanding of media, media strategy and media management at regional, national and international levels and give you skills in managing the media and media interactions in a rapidly changing media environment. The module will also see you explore corporate reputation, brand management, public relations (PR) and crisis management within a sports context and compare this context with other sectors.

Topics studied may include:

  • the scope and significance of corporate reputation
  • the rise of corporate brands and the links between brands and corporate reputation
  • the media environment
  • public relations management
  • presentation and public communications management
  • marketing communications
  • strategic media management
  • crisis management, stakeholder analysis and management
  • PR and media management skills.

Each of these subjects will be taught using sports management and wider contextual examples to enable you to compare and contrast issues surrounding the management of corporate reputation in different contexts.

Managing Innovation (20 credits)

This module will introduce the concepts of innovation evaluation and commercialisation as incorporated in the HiTec algorithm developed in the US and adapted for the UK context, applying it to real business opportunities. The module will also enable you to engage fully in the complex process of managing innovation, especially evaluating and commercialising new ideas.

Topics covered may include:

  • search/product idea generation
  • product definition
  • value proposition
  • market research and market assessment
  • functional assessments of a product concept (market, legal, financial, etc)
  • strategic assessmentsc
  • core and complementary assets
  • commercialisation strategy
  • commercialisation implementation
  • business plan (key elements only)
  • business proposal.

Business Administration Project (30 credits)

More information about this module will be available soon.

Work-Based Learning Project and Research Methods (30 credits)

This module is taught across three semesters and will give you a working knowledge of the standard processes and methods used in business and management research. It will provide an opportunity for you to experience executing a negotiated, practically-based research study in a work-place setting.

Your project subject area will be decided upon in consultation with your supervisor.

Global Outsourcing and Offshoring of Services (10 credits)

This module will give you an appreciation of the role that outsourcing and offshoring play in shaping business and IT strategy in a global context. It will advance your understanding of how to develop and apply outsourcing best practices in various business scenarios and provide hands-on experience in executing an outsourcing/offshoring project.

Topics studied may include:

  • an overview of the global sourcing marketplace
  • sourcing models: what and when to outsource/offshore
  • country attractiveness for sourcing
  • client perspective: vendor selection strategy and retained management capabilities
  • supplier core capabilities and strategies
  • leveraging knowledge and expertise
  • the IT outsourcing lifecycle and the transition phase governance of outsourcing projects
  • emerging issues in sourcing.

Managing Innovation (20 credits)

This module will introduce the concepts of innovation evaluation and commercialisation as incorporated in the HiTec algorithm developed in the US and adapted for the UK context, applying it to real business opportunities. The module will also enable you to engage fully in the complex process of managing innovation, especially evaluating and commercialising new ideas.

Topics covered may include:

  • search/product idea generation
  • product definition
  • value proposition
  • market research and market assessment
  • functional assessments of a product concept (market, legal, financial, etc)
  • strategic assessmentsc
  • core and complementary assets
  • commercialisation strategy
  • commercialisation implementation
  • business plan (key elements only)
  • business proposal.

Optional modules

30 credits to be chosen from optional modules throughout semesters one, two and the summer.

European Summer School in Advanced Management (ESSAM) (20 credits)

This module will develop your understanding of the changing nature of the practice and processes of strategic management. It will also explore other advanced management topics as organisations operate in an increasingly internationalised business environment.

The annual European Summer School for Advanced Management provides an opportunity to study and apply ideas in an international environment.

Typical content may include:

  • fundamentals of strategic management
  • practice of strategic management in alternative contexts
  • evolution of international business and international firms
  • stakeholders and expectations
  • environmental analysis and strategic fit
  • strategic capability and international competitive advantage
  • organisational politics and business ethics
  • development options, directions and methods
  • internationalisation as a process, entry strategies and alternative operating contexts
  • evaluating strategic alternatives
  • organisation structure, design, configuration and context
  • managing change and effective strategic leadership
  • international business in the 21st century.

How you'll be assessed

You will be assessed by a combination of group and individual coursework as well as exams.

How you'll study

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Field trips
  • Independent study
  • Group work
  • Supervision
  • Workshops
  • Online tutorials
  • Access to online material

Your personal and professional development

The School of Business and Economics is committed to helping you develop the skills and attributes you need to progress successfully in your chosen career.

In addition to the taught programme, you will also have the opportunity to attend a range of masterclasses and networking events held at Loughborough University and an international study tour. We also offer dedicated individualised careers support, whether you are looking to advance further in your current career path or looking to change career paths, our one-to-one guidance and coaching and Professional Development module will support you in achieving your career plans.

International Study Tours

The international study tours aim to expose you to different international experiences where you will receive a combination of lectures, industrial visits and cultural experiences and will involve visiting one of several potential destinations in Europe, South America or the US. We ask students to make a contribution to travel and accommodation costs.

Future career prospects

We are committed to providing you with the very best careers development support to ensure you maximise your post-MBA potential. With our award-winning Careers Network, you can utilise our global vacancy database with the world’s leading recruiters; receive dedicated MBA careers support; and benefit from the UK’s largest on-campus annual careers fair. The Loughborough MBA attracts a variety of professionals from all walks of life, and graduates of the programme have enhanced their careers at senior level in high profile companies.

Graduate destinations

Loughborough MBA graduates have enhanced their careers at senior level in a range of high profile companies. Recent graduate destinations include:

  • Accenture, Project Manager
  • Balfour Beatty, Manager
  • Barclays, Senior Business Design Analyst
  • Birmingham Airport, Engineering Performance Manager
  • British Gypsum, Senior Project Leader
  • Caterpillar, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Manager
  • Chicago Brick & Iron, Business Development Manager
  • DNV GL, Manager 
  • Elliot Group, Network Manager
  • E.ON, Risk Engineer
  • Imago, Head of Sales & Marketing
  • Kier Group, Process Engineer Manager
  • NHS, Senior Manager
  • Rolls-Royce, Account Management
  • Royal Air Force, Senior Group Captain
  • Sainsbury's, Retail Consultant
  • TNT Post UK, Business Development Director
  • Weidmuller, Managing Sales and Marketing Director.

Your personal development

All our Business and Economics postgraduate students have the opportunity to attend an impressive range of extra-curricular masterclasses and public lectures – all on campus and free of charge.

Furthermore, on successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and holistic understanding of:

  • the internal aspects, functions and processes of organisations - including their diverse nature, purposes, structures, governance, operations and management, together with the individual and corporate behaviours and cultures which exist within and between organisations and their influence on the external context they operate in
  • the external context in which organisations operate - including economic, environmental, ethical, legal, political, sociological and technological factors, together with their effects at local, national and international levels upon the strategy, behaviour and management of organisations
  • how organisations are managed - including the various processes, procedures and practices for effective leadership and management of organisations with regard to relevant theories, models, frameworks, tasks and roles of management together with rational analysis and other processes of decision making within organisations and in relation to the external context
  • the contexts and processes in which enterprise and innovation are able to thrive and prosper - including managerial style, organisational culture and stakeholder expectations.

Entry requirements

Our entry requirements are listed using standard UK undergraduate degree classifications i.e. first-class honours, upper second-class honours and lower second-class honours. To learn the equivalent for your country, please choose it from the dropdown below.

Entry requirements for United Kingdom

Minimum of three years’ management/professional experience plus a 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) or membership of an approved Chartered Institute or a Diploma in Management Studies.

Afghanistan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Masters 95% 85% 70%

Albania

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Diplomë e Nivelit të Pare (First Level (University) Diploma (from 2010) 9.5 8.5 8

Algeria

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licence (4 year) / Diplome d'Inginieur d'Etat / Diplôme d'Etudes Supérieures 16 14 12

Argentina

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Argentina 8.5 7.5 6.0

Armenia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bakalavri Kochum 90% 80% 70%
Magistrosi Kochum 3.9 3.5 3.0

Australia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Honours degree (AQF level 8) First Class, 80% Upper Second, 70%, H2A Lower Second, 60%, 2B
Ordinary degree - AQF Level 7 pass (mark 46 or 50) High Distinction (80% or 85%) Distinction (75% or 80%) Distinction (70% or 75%)

Austria

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Degree/ Diplomstudium / Magister degree A (or 1.5) mit Auszeichnungbestanden 60% or B or 3.0 (or 2) 50% or C or 2.7 (or 3)

Azerbaijan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bakalavr Diplomu 4.5 4 3.5
Diplomu (Specialist Diploma) 90% 80% 70%

Bahamas

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Degree from University of the West Indies only 1st (GPA 3.6) 2:1 (GPA 3.0) 2:2 (GPA 2.5)

Bahrain

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.0 2.8

Bangladesh

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
BUET or 'Good Private' University - 4 year degree BUET - 1st (70%) / 3.5 BUET - 2nd (60%) / 3.0 BUET - 2nd (55%) / 2.75
Other universities - Masters (1-2 years) following a 3 or 4 year degree 80% / 4.0 65% / 3.25 50% / 2.5

Barbados

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Barbados - Degree from University of the West Indies only 1st (GPA 3.6) 2:1 (GPA 3.0) 2:2 (GPA 2.5)

Belarus

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Specialist Diploma (5Yr) 9 7 5

Belgium

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bachelor degree Magna Cum Laude Cum Laude 60%/12
Licenciaat 80% 70% 60%
Licencie 17 14 12

Belize

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Degree from University of the West Indies only 1st (GPA 3.6) 2:1 (GPA 3.0) 2:2 (GPA 2.5)

Benin

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Maitrise 18 15 or Bien 12 or Assez Bien

Bermuda

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Degree from University of the West Indies only 1st (GPA 3.6) 2:1 (GPA 3.0) 2:2 (GPA 2.5)

Bolivia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
A Licenciado, 4 years Private (public/private) 85/78 75/66 67/55

Bosnia and Herzegovina

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Diploma Visokog Obrazovanja / Diplomirani 10 9 8

Botswana

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Master's degree A or 80% B or 70% C or 60%

Brazil

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Brazil - 4 yr Bacharel or Licenciado/Licenciatura or Título Profissional 8.5 (A) 7.5 6.0

Brunei

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Brunei First Upper Second (60%/B/3.1) Lower Second (50%/C/2.7)

Bulgaria

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
5 yr Diploma za Zavarsheno Visshe Obrazovanie (Diploma of Completed Higher Education) 6 5 4

Cambodia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4 years 90% or 9 or 4.0 80% or 8 or 3.5 70% or 7 or 3.0

Cameroon

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bachelor degree or Diplome d'Etudes Superiures de Commerce 1st or 15 2:1 or 14 2:2 or 12.5
Diplome d'Ingenieur or Diplôme d'Ingénieur de Conception or a Maitrise or a 4 year Licence 20 or GPA 3.7 20 or Bien (GPA 3.4) 20 or Assez Bien (GPA 3.1)

Canada

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0/percentage scale 3.7/85% 3.3/75% 2.7/68%
Out of 9 8 6 5
Out of 12 10 8 6

Chile

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Grado de Licenciado / Título (Profesional) de [subject area] (4 years) 6 5.5 5

China

Students are required to have a bachelor degree (4 years) for entry to a postgraduate programme. The University uses the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities to identify the required final mark, as outlined on the table below:

First class (70%) Mid 2:1 (65%) 2:1 (60%) Mid 2:2 (55%) 2:2 (50%)
Shanghai Rank Top 250 85% 81% 80% 78% 77%
Shanghai Rank 251-500 89% 84% 83% 81% 80%
Shanghai Rank 501+ 92% 87% 86% 85% 82%

Affiliated colleges

The University will consider students from Affiliated Colleges in the following way:

Applicants from colleges affiliated to universities in the top 250 Shanghai rankings will considered if they have achieved or are likely to achieve final marks of 80%-84%.

Applicants from colleges affiliated to universities which are 251-500 in the Shanghai rankings will considered if they have achieved or are likely to achieve final marks of 82%-87%.

Applicants from colleges affiliated to universities which are above 500 in the Shanghai rankings will considered as follows:

  • School of Business and Economics: not considered
  • All other programmes if they have achieved or are likely to achieve final marks of 82%-87%.

Universities given special consideration

Applicants from a small number of Chinese universities that specialise in business, management, finance or creative arts will be given special consideration by the University. The full list of these universities and the Shanghai band under which they will be considered can be found in the PDF below.

Download the list of Chinese universities given special consideration here

Students who do not meet the above requirements may occasionally be considered if they have a relevant degree, can show good grades in relevant subjects, and/or have substantial relevant work experience.

Colombia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licenciado / Título de [subject area] 4.5 3.75 3.2

Costa Rica

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licenciado 9 8 or 80 7 or 75

Croatia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Baccalaureus / Prvostupnik 4.5 3.8 3.0

Cuba

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4-year Titulo de Licenciado / Licenciatura 5 4 3

Cyprus

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Cyprus 8.5 7.0 6.5

Czech Republic

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bakalár (after 2001) 6 yr integrated Magistr 1 1.5 2

Denmark

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
5 year Candidatus/Candidata Magisterii or Bachelor degree (7 point scale) 12 10 7

Dominican Republic

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4 year Licenciado 3.8 Magna Cum Laude 3.5 Cum Laude 3.2
Título de [subject area] - 85% 82%

Ecuador

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Título de Licenciado 8.5 8 7
Título de [subject area] 85% 80% 70%

Egypt

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Egypt 3.5 3.2 2.8
Universities only BA 90%, BSc 85% BA 80%, BSc 75% BA 65%, BSc 65%

El Salvador

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
5 year Licenciado 8.5 7.5 6.5
Título de Ingeniero 85% 75% 65%
Arquitecto - Muy Bueno Bueno

Estonia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bakalaureusekraad or Magister or Magistrikraad 5 or A 4 or B 3 or C

Ethiopia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Master's A/GPA 4.0 A/GPA 3.5 B/GPA 2.8

Finland

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Kandidaattii/Kandidat (out of 3) 3 2 1
Maisteri/Magister (out of 5) 4.5 3 2.5

France

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licence (3 years)/ Maitrise/ Diplôme d'Ingénieur 14 12 11

Georgia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4-year degree (% = new system) 5 (95%) 4.5 (85%) 4 (75%)

Germany

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
German Bachelor/ Diplom, Magister Artium / Zeugnis über den Zweiten Abschnitt der Ärztlichen Prüfung 1.5 2.5 3.0

Ghana

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Ghana First Upper second/60% Lower second/50%

Greece

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
AEI 8.5 7.0 6
TEI 8.5 7 6.5

Grenada

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Degree from University of West Indies - classification 1st 2:1 2:2
Degree from University of West Indies - grade / percentage A B / 75% C / 55%
Degree from University of West Indies - GPA 3.6 3.0 2.0

Guatemala

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Liceniado / Titulo de (subject area) - 4years 90% (public university) / 95% (private university) 80% (public university) / 85% (private university) 60% (public university) / 70% (private university)

Guyana

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Master's GPA 4 GPA 3.5 3.0

Honduras

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Título de Licenciado / Grado Académico de Licenciatura (4 year degree) - GPA out of 5 GPA 5 or 90% GPA 4 or 80% GPA 3.5 or 70%

Hong Kong

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.0 2.5

Hungary

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Alapfokozt or Egyetemi Oklevel / Bachelor 5 4 3

Iceland

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Baccalaurreatus degree or Kandidatsprof/Candidatus Mag 8.5 7.5 6.5

India

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Institutions listed on the Indian Ranking of Higher Educational Institutions Framework 65% (First) 60% (First) 55% (Upper second)
All other Indian institutions 70% (First with distinction) 65% (First) 60% (First)

Indonesia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Sarjana I (S1) from A (or B) credited Universities 3.7 (4.0) 3.3 (3.7) 3 (3.3)

Iran

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Iran 17 15 13

Iraq

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Iraq 80% 75% 70%

Ireland

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Republic of Ireland First (70%) Upper second (60%) Lower second (50%)

Israel

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
3 yr Bachelor Degree 90% 80% 70%

Italy

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Diploma di Laurea 109/110 104/110 (or 27) 100/110 (or 26)

Ivory Coast

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Diplome d'Etude Approfondies, Diplome d'Etude Superieures or Diplome d'Etude Superieures 16 14 (Bien) 12 (Assez Bien)

Jamaica

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
For degrees studied at The University of West Indies or degrees accredited by UCJ and CCCJ 1st (GPA 3.6) 2:1 (GPA 3.0) or B 2:2 (GPA 2.0) or C

Japan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Japan 85% 80% or B or 3.0 70% or C or 2.0

Jordan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3 or 3.5/5 or 75% 2.8 or 65%

Kazakhstan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 5.0/percentage scale 4.5 or 90% 4 or 85% 3.5 or 80%
GPA 4.33 scale 3.9 3.7 3.2
GPA 4.0 scale 3.7 3.4 3

Kenya

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Kenya First / 70% / A Upper second / 60% / B Lower second / 50% / C

Kosovo

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Kosovo 10 9 8

Kuwait

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.6 3.0 2.8

Latvia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Latvia 9 7 6

Lebanon

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
American 90% (3.5) 80% (3.2) 70% (2.8)
French 18 15 12

Liberia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Master's 4.0 or 90% 3.5 or 85% 3 or 80%

Libya

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
BSc Engineering, Architecture, Medicine 85 (3.6) 75 (3.0) 65 (2.5)
Other bachelor's degree from a university 90 (4.0) 85% (3.6) 75% (3.0)

Lithuania

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Lithuania 9 8 7

Macau

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Macau 1st or GPA 3.7 2:1 or GPA 3.0 2:2 or GPA 2.5

Macedonia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Macedonia 10 9 8

Malawi

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Master's only MSc 75% MSc 70% MSc 65%

Malaysia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Classification First Class 2.1 2.2
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.0 2.8

Malta

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Malta 1st (80%) 2:1 (70%) 2:2 (55%)

Mauritius

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Mauritius 1st or 70% 2:1 or 60% 2:2 or 50%

Mexico

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Mexico 9 8 7

Moldova

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Diploma de Licenţă (Diploma of Licentiate) 10 9 8

Mongolia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Диплом Специалиста (Specialist Diploma) 90% or 3.5 80% or GPA 3.2 70% or GPA 3.0

Morocco

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Morocco 17 15 13

Mozambique

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4 year Licenciatura 16 14 12

Myanmar (Burma)

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
2 year Master's degree 5 or 85% 5 or 75% 4.5 or 65%

Namibia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Namibia 80% or A 70% or B 60% or C

Nepal

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Master's (after 3 year bachelor degree) 90% or 3.9 GPA 80% or 3.8 GPA 65% or 3.3 GPA

Netherlands

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Netherlands 8 7 6

New Zealand

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4 Year Honours degree (480 credits) - Level 8 First (7.0) Upper Second (6.0) Lower Second (4.0)

Nicaragua

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licenciatura (4 year) 90% 80% 70%

Nigeria

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
7 point Scale 6 5 4
5 point scale 4.5 3.8 3.5
4 point scale 3.5 3 2.5

Norway

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Norway A B C

Oman

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.0 2.5

Pakistan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Public Universities 4 Year degree only First with distinction (75%) / 4.0 First (65%) / 3.2 Second (59%) / 2.6
Private Universities 4 Year degree only First with Distinction (85%) First (75%) First (65%)
2 or 3 year bachelor's plus Master's First (60%) Second (55%) Second (50%)

Palestine

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bachelor Degree A / 90% / 3.7 B+ / 85% / 3.3 B / 80% / 3.0

Panama

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4 Year Licenciado / Título de [subject area] 91 (A) 81 (B) 71 (C)

Papua New Guinea

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Papua New Guinea 1st 2:1 2:2

Paraguay

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Paraguay - 4 3.5

Peru

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4 Year Título de Licenciado / Título de [subject area] 14 13 12

Philippines

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Degree from prestigious state universities or Centres of Excellence (COE) Summa Cum Laude 4.0 / 96% / 1.0 Magna cum Laude 3.5 / 92% / 1.5 Cum Laude 3.0 / 87%/ 2.0

Poland

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bachelor Degree (post 2003) Magister (pre- 2003) 5 4.5 / 4+ 4

Portugal

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Portugal 18 16 14

Qatar

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.0 2.8

Romania

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Diploma de Licenta/ Diploma de Inginer 9 8 7

Russia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Russia 4.5 4.0 3.5

Rwanda

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
4 year bachelor (Hons) degree (480 credits) 1st, 16/20 (80%) 2:1,14/20 (70%) 2:2, 12/20 (60%)

Saudi Arabia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.0 2.8
GPA 5.0 scale 4.5 3.75 3.5

Senegal

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Maitrise, Diplome d'Etude Approfondies,Diplome d'Etude Superieures or Diplome d'Etude Superieures Specialisees 16/20 or Tres Bien 14/20 or Bien 12/20 or Assez Bien

Serbia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Diplomirani/ Bachelor's degree 9 8 7

Sierra Leone

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Classification - 2:1 2:2
Percentage grading - 60-69% 50-59%
Letter grading - B+ B

Singapore

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Classification First Upper second Lower second
GPA 4.0 scale 3.7 3.0 2.7
GPA 5.0 scale 4.5 3.5 3.0

Slovakia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Slovakia 1.5 or B 2.0 or C 2.5 or C/high D

Slovenia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Slovenia 9.5 8.5 7

South Africa

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Classification 1st 2:1 2:2
Percentage scale 75-100% 70-74% 60-69%

South Korea

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA out of 4.5 4.0 / A 3.5 / B 3.0 / C+
GPA out of 4.3 4.0 / A 3.0 / B 2.7 / C+

Spain

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licenciado / Título de Ingeniero / Título de Arquitecto 8.5 7 6.5
UCM grading 3.0 2.0 1.5

Sri Lanka

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Sri Lanka 70% 60% 55%

Sudan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Sudan (North and South) 1st or 70% or B+ 2:1 or 66% Mid 2:2 or 60% or B

Sweden

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Sweden - Overall grade of VG with a minimum of 90 credits at VG Overall grade of G with a minimum of 90 credits at G

Switzerland

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Switzerland 6 5 4

Syria

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
State universities 4 years of study 80% 70% 60%
Private universities 4 years of study 90% 80% 70%

Taiwan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Category 1 (4 year degree) 80% 75% 70%
Category 2 (4 year degree) 85% 80% 75%

Tajikistan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Tajikistan - 4.5 4

Tanzania

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Tanzania 1st 2:1 2:2

Thailand

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.2 2.8

Trinidad and Tobago

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
For degrees studied at The University of West Indies or degrees accredited by ACTT 1st or B+ or 70% 2:1 or B or 65% 2:2 or B- or 60%

Tunisia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licence, Maîtrise, Diplôme National d'Ingénieu 15 (tres bien) 14 (bien) 11 (assez bien)

Turkey

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Lisans Diplomasi or a Műhendis Diplomasi 3.5 3 2.5

Turkmenistan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Turkmenistan - 4.5 4

Uganda

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Uganda 1st or 4.4 2:1 or 3.8 2:2 or 3.0

Ukraine

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Dyplom Magistra or a Bachelors degree (11 / 5) 11 or 5 9 or 4.5 8 or 4

United Arab Emirates

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.0 2.6

United States of America

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
GPA 4.0 scale 3.5 3.2 2.8

Uruguay

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licenciado (4 year) 10 9 8

Uzbekistan

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Bakalavr Diplomi / Diplomi (Specialist Diploma) 90% or GPA 4.5 80% or GPA 4.0 70% or GPA 3.0

Venezuela

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Licenciado/Professional title. (4 year) 18/20 or 8/9 16/20 or 7/9 14/20 or 6/9

Vietnam

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Vietnam 8.0 7.0 6.0

Zambia

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
Master's A or 4.0 or 80% B+, 3.5 or 70% B or 3.0 or 60%

Zimbabwe

First-class honours (70%) Upper second-class honours (60%) Lower second-class honours (50%)
3/4 year degree 1st or 75% 2:1 or 65% 2:2 or 60%

English language requirements

Applicants must meet the minimum English Language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

Fees and funding

UK / EU fee

Full-time degree per annum
£27,500

International fee

Full-time degree per annum
£27,500

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment.

UK/EU: £27,500

International: £27,500

The fee stated is for a full-time student undertaking a master’s programme of 180 credits. Part-time students should divide the published fee by 180 credits and then multiply by the number of credits they are taking to calculate their tuition fees.

Find out more about master's degree funding

Our students

Abiket Karlekar

Full-Time MBA with internship graduate

I wanted to be prepared to tackle multi-national projects. Loughborough’s MBA Internship gave me the work-based learning experience I was looking for.

Sanaa Matalqah

Full-Time MBA with internship graduate

I left my job, country and family to do this. It was worth it. I discovered my inner resilience and got so much out of the internship & masterclasses