Department profile

School of Business and Economics

Loughborough University
2020/21 edition

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About School of Business and Economics

Supercharge your career

At Loughborough, we are committed to developing well-rounded, highly sought-after business and economics graduates equipped to succeed in today’s global economy.

Whether you are considering MSc, MBA or PhD study, here are a few key reasons to consider developing your career potential with us:

  • Top-10 UK business school: consistently ranked Top-10 in the UK’s national league tables – third for Business, 10th for Finance and Accounting, 10th for Economics, and first for Information Management (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2020)
  • Triple-accredited (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA): We are proud to be a triple accredited UK business school . These internationally validate the quality of education offered, from teaching and research to student support and facilities.
  • Scholarships available for the best candidates
  • A leading research university: Rated 13th in the UK for ‘Research Power’ in Business and Management (Research Assessment Exercise, 2014)
  • Joint 8th for Safety in the UK - THE World University Rankings, 2018

An outstanding postgraduate experience

Just 90mins from London and surrounded by beautiful English countryside, Loughborough University offers a unique campus experience, home to thousands of postgraduate students from around the world:

  • University of the Year (WhatUni Student Choice Awards, 2020)
  • Rated ‘Gold’ for Teaching Excellence (Teaching Excellence Framework 2017)
  • Best Sporting University in the World (QS, 2020)
  • QS 5-Stars Plus for Excellence (QS, 2020)
  • First in UK for Student Experience (Times Higher Education, 2018)
  • Lower living expenses than many UK cities
  • Award-winning careers support

Taught Masters Programmes

Starting September 2021

Starting in September each year, our highly popular one-year masters programmes are both academically challenging and career accelerating. Many are recognised or accredited by professional bodies; enhancing your employability further.


  • MSc Management
  • MSc International Business
  • MSc International Management (London campus)
  • MSc Finance and Management – CIMA accredited
  • MSc Marketing – carries CIM exemptions

Finance and Economics

  • MSc Finance – CIMA accredited, CFA-affiliated
  • MSc Finance and Investment – CIMA accredited, CFA-affiliated
  • MSc Corporate Finance – CIMA accredited
  • MSc Economics and Finance

Business Analytics and Information Management

  • MSc Information Management and Business Technology
  • MSc Business Analytics

Logistics and Supply Chain Management

  • MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Human Resource Management and Work Psychology

  • MSc Human Resource Management – CIPD approved
  • MSc Work Psychology – BPS accredited
  • MSc Business Psychology – ABP accredited

Scholarships worth up to 20% of fees are available to attract the highest calibre of candidates.

The Loughborough MBA (accredited by AMBA)

The Loughborough MBA 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.
As an AMBA-accredited MBA, we offer a transformational experience open to those with a minimum of three year’s managerial/professional experience:

Scholarships worth up to 40% of fees are available to attract the highest calibre of candidates.

Postgraduate Research Degrees

As a doctoral researcher you will be welcomed into our dynamic research community, made up of internationally renowned staff and talented research students. You will benefit from the expertise of our distinguished academics, all of whom are not only highly regarded within their respective fields, but also active in research, publishing and professional organisations.

We offer the following research pathways to enable you to explore the latest challenges confronting businesses and governments today:

  • PhD or MPhil Business and Management
  • PhD or MPhil in Economics
  • PhD or MPhil in Information Science

PhD Studentships

Don't miss our limited number of PhD studentships available from January 2021 in one of our seven academic groups. Deadlines apply. Check our latest studentships.

Contact us

Taught Masters Programmes
Tel: +44 (0)1509 223621

MBA Programmes
Tel: +44 (0)1509 228842

PhD/MPhil Programmes
T: +44 (0)1509 228276

Contact details

+44 (0)1509 223288
School of Business and Economics
Loughborough University
LE11 3TU