The Loughborough Full-Time MBA

    • Full or part time
      Full time & On campus available
    • Course fees
    • Course Disciplines
      Management Studies Business & Management - Other Business
    • Course Start
    • Course Duration
      Full-time 1 year or 2 years with internship
    • MBA Program Type

    Course Description

    Our Full-Time MBA degree is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge to become an elite performer in business, accelerate your career and maximise business performance in a global environment.

    At Loughborough University, with our long heritage and unrivalled reputation for sport, we understand the mindset needed to go from being a high achiever to an elite performer.

    If you are professional with at least three years’ professional/managerial experience, our AMBA-accredited Full-Time MBA can take you on a transformational experience that will enable you to fulfil your potential and realise your professional ambitions.

    Take your career to the next level

    • one-year Full-Time MBA pathway: for maximum career-acceleration
    • two-year Full-Time MBA with Internship pathway: take the opportunity to impress potential employers with the experience you gain on a 45- to 52-week professional internship.

    We support you in developing the intellectual, analytical, personal and enterprise knowledge, skills and behaviours to become an effective, globally-minded, socially responsible leader. The Loughborough MBA equips you with a robust grounding in how to manage complex organisational issues, devise creative solutions to real business challenges, get the most out of a team and how to lead and manage change in demanding, global markets.

    Our Managing Innovation module gives you the opportunity to work on a live group consultancy project, working alongside an innovation partner organisation to plan a strategy for developing something new. You will also have access to the advice of start-up business experts and present your strategies to the company directors.

    Should you wish to opt for the two-year pathway with a 45- to 52-week professional internship in your second year, you have the opportunity to:

    • gain valuable UK work experience and maximise your post-MBA earning potential through a supervised work internship (non-UK internships may be permitted)
    • apply what you have learnt to a live commercial environment
    • extend the time you have to search for post-MBA employment.

    It may even result in a direct route to employment with your internship company.

    Whichever pathway you choose, by learning alongside an international cohort of experienced managers, you will be able to share fresh perspectives on similar problems and build lasting business networks. You will also have opportunities to meet and learn alongside our highly experienced Executive MBA students on some modules.

    Applying for your visa

    If you are certain you wish to opt for the one-year MBA degree, you will need to register for this programme and apply for the appropriate visa (if required). If you later decide to add an internship, you will need to extend your visa to cover the extra time required before any placement commences.

    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 transfer to the one-year programme.


    • We have a 40-year track record of developing innovative managers and successful business leaders
    • Our MBA is fully accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA)
    • There is a 2-year MBA with Internship option, plus dedicated MBA careers support
    • Scholarships worth up to 40% of fees are available
    • You will have the opportunity to work on a live business project to commercialise new technologies
    • There are optional international study experiences
    • We hold the UK’s Chartered Association of Business Schools’ ‘Small Business Charter’ for our work in enterprise
    • Study on our stunning, award-winning campus in Loughborough, centrally based in the UK and just 90 minutes from London
    • Living costs are highly competitive compared to many major cities
    • Our campus is well suited for those with families, with an on-campus nursery available and an International Student Advice and Support Service to help you with information about applying for a school place.


    The School of Business and Economics is committed to helping you develop the skills and attributes you need to progress successfully in your chosen career.

    Whether you are looking to advance further in your current career path or looking to change direction, our one-to-one guidance and coaching, and Professional Development module will support you in developing key transferrable skills. The Professional Development module that runs throughout the year focuses on supporting you to develop key study skills, and skills that will support your personal and professional development. These include critical thinking, report writing, learning styles, reflective practice, presentation skills, and critical career development skills.

    In addition to the taught programme, you will also have the opportunity to attend a range of masterclasses and networking events held at Loughborough, and an international study tour. We also offer dedicated individualised careers support.

    International study tours

    The study tours aim to expose you to different international experiences where you will receive a combination of lectures, industrial visits and cultural experiences. It will involve visiting one of several possible destinations in Europe, South America or the US. We typically ask students to make a contribution to travel and accommodation costs.

    Other development opportunities

    Throughout the year, the Students’ Union hosts a number of social and cultural events for international students to get involved in, including sporting activities, cultural celebrations, volunteering opportunities to teach local communities about international cultures, and an annual International Day.

    Visit the The Loughborough Full-Time MBA page on the Loughborough University web site for more details!

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    I wanted to be prepared to tackle multinational projects. Loughborough’s MBA with Internship gave me the work-based learning experience I was looking for.

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    Entry Requirements

    A minimum of three years’ management/professional experience plus a 2:2 honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) or membership of an approved chartered institute or a diploma in management studies.

    Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

    Please see course website for further details.

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