Entry requirements

Successful applicants must hold a minimum of three years’ professional work experience (required by AMBA-accreditation) plus 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.

Months of entry


Course content

The Loughborough MBA degree is designed to equip you with the skills to become an elite performer in business, accelerate your career, and give you the knowledge to know how to maximise business performance in a global environment.

If you want to be an elite performer in business, accelerate your career and learn how to maximise business performance in a global environment, our internationally-recognised MBA degree will help you achieve your professional ambitions.

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.

On our MBA degree you will learn 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.

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. Please note however, under new UKVI rules you cannot extend your visa whilst in the UK. Therefore, if you subsequently decide to extend to the 2-year version with internship, you would be required to leave the UK and apply for a new visa overseas.

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 easily transfer to the one-year programme

Information for international students

All applicants for admission to Loughborough University must have a qualification in English Language before they can be admitted to any course or programme, whether their first language is English or not. Find out more here.

English language requirements for international students

IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component

The School will accept lower IELTS scores if you undertake the University's pre-sessional English course.

TOEFL with an overall score of 92, and no sub-test score below 22

See full list of English language qualifications we accept.

Candidates who choose the MBA with professional internship option are expected to have a very good standard of English.

Fees and funding

For fees and funding information please look at our website http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees-funding/

Qualification and course duration


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

Further details of qualification

The course is one year full time but can be taken with a one year internship as well.

Course contact details

+44(0)1509 228842