Business and Economics

We pride ourselves in supporting and nurturing the leaders of tomorrow and in graduating students ready for the real world.

Why choose Business and Economics at Loughborough?

At the School of Business and Economics, we are committed to developing well-rounded, highly sought-after graduates equipped to succeed in today’s global economy. All around the world our graduates help businesses, organisations and governments improve performance and make better decisions.

Study at a top 10 UK business school

Consistently ranked as a top 10 UK business school, we aim to provide an exceptional learning experience. We work with over 2000 global corporate partners to ensure our teaching is informed by the latest best practice and research insights.

...which is internationally accredited

The School of Business and Economics is a triple-accredited (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA) UK business school. These international accreditations validate the high quality of education offered on our business and economics courses, from teaching and research to student support and facilities. We also hold the Small Business Charter for our work in enterprise.

We have a great choice of business courses and economics courses to choose from

You'll experience a rich learning environment

On all our business courses and economics courses you will encounter a rich diversity of teaching and learning experiences, from lectures and tutorials to syndicate discussion groups, presentations, workshops, supervised computer sessions, and visiting speakers from industry and commerce.

The teaching quality is amazing. Lecturers constantly think of innovative ways to help us understand difficult concepts, ensuring that we remain motivated and engaged.

Michaela BSc Economics

You'll have the opportunity to go on a professional placement or study exchange for a year

Loughborough was one of the pioneers of integrating placements into its degrees and now has over 40 years of experience of doing this. All of our Business students spend a year on a salaried professional placement or alternatively studying at one of our partner universities around the world, as an integral part of their four-year course. Our Economics students have the option of extending their course to a four-year degree by taking a salaried placement year or by studying overseas.

Whilst it is the student’s responsibility to secure a placement, we work with over 2000 employers in over 20 countries and many companies specifically target us for placement students. Typically, about a third of our students are offered a graduate job with their placement employer. Those wishing to study abroad can choose from around 25 partner institutions from around the world, developing highly prized intercultural skills that employers are looking for.

There are lots of options on how the year on placement or studying overseas is structured too, ranging from a year on placement or study, to a combination of six months on both. You can even do a self-employed ‘Year in Enterprise’ where you create and manage your own start-up business.

Graduates from our business courses and economics courses are in great demand

Graduates from both our business courses and economic courses are in great demand. Loughborough is among the Top-5 universities in the country for graduate-level employability in Accounting and Finance, Business, Management and Marketing (Guardian University League Table, 2020). Our 2017 graduates have an average starting salary of £27,000+ (DLHE, 2016/17) and many of our graduates go on to hold senior positions in major companies.

We'll help you to develop your employability

Our aim is to inspire and develop the business and economics leaders of the future so we make every effort to help you develop your employability, both inside and outside of the classroom. 

Every course includes a core module that will equip you with key skills in how to study effectively, secure a placement and develop your employability.

In addition, several of our courses include specialist modules such as critical thinking skills, research and communication, and leadership and professional development. We encourage and support you to develop your enterprise skills.

Join a culture of enterprise

We encourage a spirit of enterprise here at Loughborough. It’s a key part of the Loughborough experience and it can really boost your job prospects.

There are lots of opportunities available through student enterprise, clubs and societies, as well as through Loughborough's Careers Network. Student Enterprise thrives on campus with a range of extra-curricular activities including business planning competitions, events, and support services for students with real business ideas.

Find out more about how you can develop your employability here.

You'll have access to facilities across campus