More discerning citizens of Loughborough who want to keep the delights of the town to themselves say that the best thing about Luffy is getting out of it, but this is a ruse. Loughborough is a thriving university town with the countryside on its doorstep and the cities of Leicester, Nottingham and Derby all within easy reach.
The university stands on an attractive 216-acre campus that boasts first class recreational amenities including outstanding indoor and outdoor sports facilities.
The business school, founded in 1971, is a major force in business education and research in the UK. The school is also gaining a strong international reputation, built on its MBA courses and collaboration with business.
The school has invested substantial resources into the development of major new facilities that includes a new "flagship"building. It also has a separate management development centre which provides a range of tailored short courses for industrial and professional clients.
The high standard of its research activities has helped to draw a large community of PhD and MPhil students to the campus, which houses the Ford Motor Company's Retail College.
The school's membership of the Consortium of European Universities means that Loughborough MBA students can study at the European Summer School for Advanced Management.
Nalin Joshi, who is keen to sign up on the programme, says: "I am attracted by the course as it allows participants to undertake an MBA with minimal disruption to their working lives, and the fact that the business school's strategy is to make the MBA more accessible to middle managers who do not get sponsored. I think it provides exceptional value for money."
The Loughborough Executive MBA programme provides valuable skills for aspiring managers to raise their game. The programme reflects the inter-related nature of the modern business organisation. The faculty places a strong emphasis on the transferability of knowledge and skills from the classroom to the workplace.
The Loughborough MBA is designed to be completed over three years on a part-time basis by attendance on one evening a week in each term, plus eight full-day sessions on two Fridays and six Saturdays in each of the first two years. The third year is mainly project based.
The school also offers a one-year full-time postgraduate MSc in management designed for recent non-business graduates looking to gain a broad understanding of the commercial world.
· For application details contact The Postgraduate Office, The Business School, Loughborough University Ashby Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU.