Business and Economics

With issues like climate change, Brexit and digitalisation, the need for organisations to adapt the way they do things has never been greater. We need purpose-driven, resilient people like you to push forward the developments society and the planet are crying out for – and at Loughborough Business School we’ve designed our degrees to give you the tools and experience to do just that.

Top 15 in the UK for Accounting and Finance Complete University Guide 2025
Top 10 in the UK for Business and Management The Guardian League Table 2024
Top 150 in the world for Business and Management Studies QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024
86% of Business and Management research rated 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' REF 2021

Join a leading UK business school that’s committed to doing things differently

As one of just a handful of business schools to hold triple-accreditation with AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA, we’re committed to pushing the boundaries of business education and research here at Loughborough University.

You’ll benefit from teaching that’s not just about taking you where you want to go in your career, but also helping you make a difference in the world.

Learning alongside Loughborough’s experts and academics, you’ll explore pressing challenges facing organisations today – as you discover new ways of going about business that strike a much better balance between economic priorities, and social and environmental ones.

Our programmes are highly practical, and heavily informed by industry – and you’ll have access to a plethora of extra opportunities like industry workshops and masterclasses, too.

As you delve deeply into your chosen subject, you’ll build the confidence and expertise to be able to go out and have a real impact in your career, helping to adapt to new challenges, influence change, and open up exciting new opportunities for you and the organisations you go onto work with.

Study with us at Loughborough Business School to position yourself as a future business leader with highly sought-after skills. You’ll build hands-on experience in credible organisations and receive the future-focused education you need to raise your game and that of purpose-led businesses, too.

Master's degrees

Research degrees

Alongside our exciting range of taught master’s programmes, there are also a variety of opportunities to join Loughborough Business School as a doctoral researcher. You can develop your own unique research proposal or browse our current list of PhD opportunities – either way, we’d love to hear from you.

Browse our PhD opportunities

Research and teaching

Be part of a research culture that inspires and supports you

At the heart of our ethos is our commitment to developing research of the highest level, that both informs academic practice but is also instrumental in shaping and influencing the wider world. In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 86% of our business and management research was rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

As you join our inspiring academic community, you’ll be supported to develop your own research skills as you work on pressing challenges confronting organisations and governments today.

Work with expert academics

You’ll benefit from being taught by expert academic staff, many of whom have first-hand experience in business, finance, management and government policy. Our academics bring the latest research insights into the classroom, as well as commercial best practice from our consultancy and partnerships with hundreds of organisations across the planet.

Links with industry

Business education is more effective (and interesting) when it’s practical. Which is why many of our programmes also offer projects, guest lectures and workshops from industry partners, and extracurricular masterclasses.

Several of our master’s have been designed in partnership with leading companies to make sure they’re geared towards what today’s employers are looking for.

We also work in collaboration with the EFMD Global Network, to give you access to potential internships, trainee positions, apprenticeships and graduate positions in companies worldwide.


Studying at Loughborough Business School means you’ll have access to well-equipped facilities across campus, from our well-stocked library and spacious study areas, to computer labs and the latest audio-visual equipment to support your learning.

In addition, the 'LB Hub' within the Business School provides a contemporary space to study, collaborate, refuel and recharge.

If you study a finance degree with us, you’ll also have regular access to our Trading Room which incorporates Refinitiv Workspace software – to enable you to practically apply the concepts you learn on your programme.


Loughborough is one of a small number of business schools in the world to hold three accreditations (from AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA). These marks of approval validate the quality of our teaching, research, student support and facilities at a global level. We also hold the UK’s Chartered Association of Business Schools’ ‘Small Business Charter’ for our work in enterprise.

Many of our programmes are also directly accredited by, recognised or affiliate members of relevant professional bodies and provide exemptions from professional exams. This includes accreditations with the ABP, BPS, CIM, CIMA, CFA and CIPD.

Career opportunities

Thanks to the innovative and future-focused nature of our programmes, our graduates are highly sought after by employers for their well-rounded expertise and skills. Many go onto have impactful careers in leading organisations, or to set up their own successful ventures.

As a postgraduate with us, you’ll get to use our award-winning careers service and global vacancy database of leading recruiters. We also host one of the UK’s largest careers fairs on campus, typically hosting approximately 200 employers.

Our graduates have gone onto roles with organisations such as:

  • Accenture
  • AlphaSights
  • Amazon
  • BT
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • HM Revenue and Customs
  • HSBC
  • KPMG
  • Microsoft
  • NatWest
  • NHS
  • PepsiCo
  • PwC
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Unilever.