Entry requirements

Successful applicants must hold either a Bachelor’s degree from a UK or recognised overseas University, membership of an approved chartered institute or a Diploma in Management Studies.

See our full list of International Qualification Equivalencies for all countries. Degrees must be obtained from a university or institution recognised by Loughborough University. Please contact us to clarify if required.

We believe that your experience adds value to the classroom. That's why we are exclusively looking for applicants with:

  • At least 3 years professional experience
  • Substantial achievements and leadership potential
  • Academic ability
  • GMAT not required

The requirement of a degree or similar qualification is occasionally waived for those who possess significantly higher levels of experience and achievements – in which case an interview and test will normally be required.

Months of entry


Course content

If you want to be an elite performer in business, accelerate your career and learn how to maximise business performance, the Loughborough MBA is internationally respected and will help you achieve your career ambitions.

Learning alongside an international cohort of experienced managers, you will share fresh perspectives on similar problems and build lasting business networks.

Being a winner is a mind-set. It’s about seeing opportunities in challenges and then having the skills to exploit them – from exporting to new markets to getting the most out of your team, we equip you to manage complex challenges and lead decisive, innovative changes to capitalise on opportunities through smarter ways of working.

Information for international students

Candidates require a minimum IELTS result of 6.5 overall average with at least 6.0 in each component (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking).

Applicants without the required IELTS result may be made a conditional offer such that they provide the University’s standard IELTS requirement as above.

Fees and funding

UK students
Total £27,000
International students
Total £27,000

Please see the postgraduate funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-36 months
full time
12/24 months

Course contact details

+44(0)1509 228842