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Lancaster University Management School (LUMS)


Lancaster University Management School is in the top 1% of business schools worldwide to have triple-accreditation. It is the only UK business school to be so highly ranked across all major activities (MBA and Masters, Undergraduate, PhD, Research and Executive Education).The Lancaster MBA was ranked 5th in the world for corporate strategy and value for money in The Financial Times' 2014 Top 100 Global Full-time MBA programmes. The MBA was ranked 77th in the world, our 11th consecutive year to be globally ranked. Our global vision is embedded in everything we do and we pride ourselves on our international reputation as a leading global business school.

We recruit students from all over the globe. We conduct world-class research and teach business and management from an international perspective. And we develop strategic partnerships with organisations across the world.

We have a vibrant multicultural campus in Lancaster with students and staff from more than 150 countries. In addition to our Lancaster campus, we offer a range of Lancaster degrees at our overseas campuses in India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Ghana and Jordan.

All LUMS students have the opportunity to engage in a range of exciting global study abroad and work placement options. We also offer a range of double degree programmes with partner institutions for both undergraduate and Masters degrees.

We are actively engaged with a global network of business schools to enhance opportunities for research, joint teaching and global career development though our international partnerships. Our academic quality is informed by excellent international research, empowering our graduates to excel in a challenging global business environment.  In 2013 over 600 students were involved in consultancy-style projects with real companies as part of their coursework. 95% of LUMS graduates have gone into work or further study within six months of graduating.

  • Lancaster University Management School is in the top 1% of business schools worldwide to have triple-accreditation
  • A truly international community: students and staff come from over 150 countries around the world
  • LUMS has an alumni network of over 30,000 alumni around the globe
  • LUMS has one of the largest doctoral programmes in business and management in Europe
  • Each year LUMS hosts around 100 research presentations by visiting academics from around the world
  • 95% of LUMS graduates have gone into work or further study within six months of graduating
  • Our dedicated LUMS careers team run well over 100 careers events for students every year
  • More than 4000 students gain a Lancaster degree through our overseas teaching partnerships in India, Pakistan, Malaysia and Jordan each year.
  • LUMS has partnerships with over 40 universities in more than 30 countries.
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Academic specialism


LUMS offer programmes in the following subjects: Accounting and Finance‌, Business Analytics and Consultancy, Business Studies, Economics, Entrepreneurship, European American Management (BBA), Management (BBA), Management and Information Technology, Management and Organisation, Management Studies and European Languages, Marketing and Advertising


Accounting & Financial Management, Advanced Marketing Management, E-Business & Innovation, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Practice, Finance, Financial Analysis, Full-time MBA, Human Resource & Knowledge Management, Human Resources & Consulting, Information Technology, Management & Organisational Change (ITMOC), International Business, International Innovation, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Management, Management Science & Marketing Analytics, Marketing, Money, Banking & Finance, Operational Research & Management Science, Politics, Philosophy & Management


As you would expect from a School with one of the top ratings for research, LUMS has one of the largest doctoral (PhD) programmes for business and management in the world. The commitment to high-quality research is demonstrated by the fact that we have 130 full-time PhD students (and many part-timers, too) – drawn from countries all over the world. LUMS is a lively research environment in which doctoral students play a full and active part. We welcome enquiries and applications from well-qualified graduates throughout the world who wish to join this thriving academic community. We are committed to providing PhD students with a sound foundation in research methodology, and this is reflected in the research training programmes which are offered. Ask the School to find out more about the PhD programmes.


Offering a truly transformational experience, the Lancaster full-time MBA is a one-year programme in the UK, in which you live and study alongside experienced and ambitious professionals from all over the world.

Executive education

The understanding of how managers and leaders learn is at the core of all the School's work in management and leadership development. It underpins our approach with many leading companies, and is reflected in an insightful and inventive approach to programme design and delivery.


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Lancaster University Management School (LUMS)
Bailrigg, Lancaster, Lancashire LA1 4YX
United Kingdom
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