Loughborough University

Loughborough University


This programme provides an opportunity for graduates who wish to develop practical, functional business knowledge and skills to improve their employment prospects. The programme develops understanding of the core aspects of business management and builds on the skills and competencies relevant to middle management and to senior roles. It is especially suitable for students who have taken non-business degrees or who wish to reinforce their business knowledge. Our experiences of working with a wide range of industrial partners and managerial teams have fed directly into the design of our programme, which includes core modules designed to equip students with key business skills sought by modern organisations. In addition, the wide range of optional modules gives students the flexibility to tailor the programme to suit students' individual career aspirations. All of our modules use contemporary case studies and skills-based coursework in order to equip students with the latest management best-practice and help them to contribute quickly and purposefully to the running of any business.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (lower 2nd Class Honours or higher) from a UK university or equivalent overseas qualification recognised by Loughborough University, typically in a non-business field although those with a business background is considered.

Course modules

Semester 1 core modules: human resource management; marketing in the organisation; operations management; accounting and financial management; skills for employability and personal development. Students with significant knowledge of a core module may substitute it with another available module. Semester 2 core modules: information systems and management; skills for employability and personal development. Optional modules: brand management; business environment analysis; business forecasting; enterprise resource planning; international marketing; logistics and supply chain management; marketing communications; small business and entrepreneurship; work psychology. Summer: management analysis; global strategic management.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed by a combination of examinations and assignments.

Sponsorship information

The scholarship and bursary range is designed to include a wide range of students and consists of: Alumni scholarships (for UK/EU and international students); Outstanding academic achievement scholarships; Sports scholarships; Hardship bursaries and other funding options; International student specific scholarships, including: Loughborough University Graduate School Development Trust Africa; USA scholarships and loans; and Santander International postgraduate scholarships. Whilst some of scholarships are offered automatically based on the course application, some scholarships and bursaries do require a separate application and have limited availability and application deadlines.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Loughborough University Loughborough LE11 3TU East Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01509 228322