Business, Management and Marketing

With issues like climate change, Brexit and digitalisation, the drive for change in business has never been greater. We need purpose-driven, motivated people like you to push forward the developments society and the planet are crying out for – and we’ve designed our degrees to give you the tools and experience to do just that.

Top 10 in the UK for Business, Management and Marketing Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024
Top 10 in the UK for graduate prospects in Business, Management and Marketing Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024
Top 10 in the UK for Business and Management The Guardian League Table 2024
Top 15 in the UK for Business and Management Studies Complete University Guide 2025
Top 10 in the UK for graduate prospects in Business and Management Studies Complete University Guide 2025
Top 10 in the UK for student experience in Business, Management and Marketing Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024
Top 5 in the UK for career after 15 months in Business and Management The Guardian League Table 2024
Top 10 in the UK for satisfaction with teaching in Business and Management The Guardian League Table 2024
Triple-accredited UK business school AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA

Join a leading UK business school

At Loughborough Business School, we believe that business schools can play a key part in driving change – not only to meet organisational goals, but to help tackle big societal issues and make the world a better place.

It's this philosophy that has kept us at the forefront of business learning. Loughborough is one of the most highly awarded higher education institutions in the UK and regularly features in world rankings, too.

We offer you more than just a course. Our degrees are designed to meet the needs of industry – influenced by our experience with hundreds of global partners and the ground-breaking research of our internationally renowned academics.

Our vision now is to be the first-choice business school for purpose-led people and organisations, nurturing students and helping them find fundamentally different ways to do business.

Join us to shape a fairer, more sustainable future, while supercharging your career and the performance of purposeful organisations.

Links with industry

We’ve been engaging with organisations and economies since we first began. We’ve had a compulsory placement for over 30 years, ensuring students engage with industry and put what they are learning into practice.

Our courses in business, management and marketing are four-year degrees with a built-in 'placement year' in year three. It’s up to you exactly how you spend your third year – you could work in industry, study abroad, or run your own business. Whichever pathway you choose, you'll build sought-after skills and experience, giving you an extra heads-up in the jobs market.

Whilst it is your responsibility to secure a placement, our dedicated Placements Office in the Business School is here to help and works with hundreds of employers worldwide, with many companies specifically targeting our students for their placement schemes. The Business School has also collaborated with EFMD Global Network to offer students an international search engine for internships, trainee positions, apprenticeships and graduate positions in companies worldwide.

Typically about a third of students are offered a graduate job with their placement employer. Those wishing to study abroad can choose from over 40 partner institutions 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; you could spend one year on placement (up to three different placements), or six months on placement and six months studying abroad. You can even do a self-employed ‘Year in Enterprise’ where you create and manage your own start-up business.

Professional placement experiences that set you apart

Learn more about Flora and Jake's placement experiences at 3M and Nomura

Accreditation

Loughborough is a triple-accredited (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA) UK business school. These international accreditations validate the high quality of education offered on our courses, from teaching and research to student support and facilities.

We also hold the Chartered Association of Business School’s ‘Small Business Charter’ for our work in enterprise.

Career opportunities

Our students enjoy great success in finding employment and are quickly given high levels of responsibility.

Our courses open up a wide range of career paths, from general management positions in the private or public sector, to specialist roles including consultancy, financial analysis, or as a functional specialist in areas such as branding, marketing, procurement, sales or human resources.

Plus, many leading employers specifically target our students for their graduate recruitment schemes.

Just some of the employers our graduates are now working with include Accenture, Amazon, Deloitte, EY, IBM, KPMG, Microsoft, NatWest and PwC.

Developing 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 to develop your critical thinking, research and communication skills, as well as leadership and professional development. There are also modules in entrepreneurship to help those with aspirations to start or develop their own businesses.

A culture of enterprise

We encourage a spirit of enterprise here at Loughborough. It’s a key part of the Loughborough experience and 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.

You can also join Loughborough Enterprise Network which thrives on campus with a range of extracurricular activities including business planning competitions, events and support services for students with real business ideas.