Loughborough University, School of Business and Economics

About SBE @ Loughborough University

The School of Business and Economics at Loughborough University is an established and ever-evolving international player in research and teaching across business, management, finance, information management and economics. We are one of an elite group of triple-accredited business schools worldwide with accreditation by AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.

The SBE and Hazlerigg fountain

The SBE and Hazlerigg fountain

“The School of Business and Economics at Loughborough University is a truly exceptional school. The quality of our teaching and the commitment of our staff, combined with the international standing of our research, are reflected in our position as a leading UK institution” -- Professor Stewart Robinson, Dean of the School.


World-leading research

Our research is comprehensive in scope and very highly regarded by academics and practitioners alike, with 75% of our output considered ‘world-leading’ or 'internationally relevant' (and 100% of our Information Management research rated 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent'), according to the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).

The research we do underpins all of our teaching, giving shape and substance to our courses and contributing to the outstanding and exceedingly relevant experience our students receive at Loughborough.

Prof Mat Hughes in the International Business, Strategy and Innovation group at the SBE

Research that matters

Research at the School of Business and Economics is integral to who we are and why we are here: research of the highest level that informs academia and our teaching, but that also helps shape and influence the wider world. Ultimately, our research matters.

We are passionate about the research we do and the vibrant, collegial research community we have created for staff and students, with four top-flight research centres producing internationally recognised work and 10 research interest groups that are developed to delve further into specific areas of interest.

The SBE prides itself on inspiring and supporting researchers from around the world to explore research questions that sit at the intersection of contemporary intellectual debate and the challenges confronting business and policy. That blending of rigour and relevance is at the core of our research philosophy: Ultimately, we do ‘Research that Matters’.

A key area of expertise in the School is our Decision Sciences research agenda that focuses on the development and application of rigorous research that can support both private and public sector decision makers and policy makers in understanding, evaluating and improving the performance and choices of organisations and individuals.


Excellent international reputation

Loughborough University School of Business and Economics is proud to hold AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA accreditation, and is committed to enhancing its already burgeoning international reputation at the forefront of management, business, information management and economics.


Outstanding student experience

Studying at the School of Business and Economics is a fantastic experience. We are consistently rated as a Top-10 UK business school by national league tables and develop well-rounded, highly employable graduates at undergraduate, postgraduate, MBA, executive and doctoral level.

Loughborough is the only university to have been voted England's Best Student Experience for six consecutive years in the Times Higher Education league table. Whether you are an undergraduate, a Masters student or a delegate on our award-winning MBA, the time you will spend at the School of Business and Economics will shape who you will become in the most positive way.

Past Events

Practical steps SMEs can take to reduce environmental impact: now & future

Campbell Scientific, 80 Hathern Road, Shepshed, LE12 9GX

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Join the iNet and LATi to find out how you can reduce the environmental impact of your SME. The afternoon includes: a tour of the company to see first-hand how they have…

Loughborough Enterprise Network launch

James France Building, Loughborough University

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Join us for the official launch of the Loughborough Enterprise Network and find out how the University and Loughborough Students’ Union supports our ambitious, innovative and…

The Inspire Series, Being a Successful Freelancer

Loughborough University, Brockington Building, Room B.0.08

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Business Advice

Getting back to work after stress, anxiety or depression: Practical Guidance for SMEs

Researchers from Kingston Business School propose six steps to help employees, business owners and managers navigate through the return to work process.

Success Stories

University partnership wins Knowledge Catalyst award

Loughborough University has worked in partnership with DJB Instruments (UK) since 2015, and the successful collaboration has been recognised by an EADT Business Award. DJB was the…