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Lancaster University Management School

Lancaster University Management School

General Description

The Lancaster MBA, ranked in the top 50 in the FT MBA World Rankings and 1st in the world for Corporate Strategy, is designed around turning high achievers into senior strategic leaders. The programme attracts high potential students with technical, functional and managerial experience and accelerates their leadership and strategic thinking development. Students explore their individual potential and reflective capabilities, observe and learn from the actions and thinking of others and contribute to the understanding of culture and management.

The Lancaster MBA has three core themes:

A Focus on Practice - There are three consultancy challenges during the year, making actual business exposure a major part of the programme. These are central to Learning through Action and performance improvement.

Leadership and Personal Development - The Lancaster approach to personal development emphasises achievement though self-awareness, purposeful action, confidence in taking difficult decisions and engagement in critical reflective thinking.

Integrating Management Knowledge - Lancaster MBA graduates develop functional knowledge and an analytical approach and are competent in seeing the interconnected nature of organisational issues, working across functional boundaries and operating at a strategic level.

Lancaster nurtures competent, reflective and effective managers who go on to great careers in organisations across the world. Our alumni can be found in every sector and are recognised as having special qualities developed through the Lancaster MBA programme that are highly prized.

Evidence of our success is found in:

FT ranks Lancaster MBA 1st in world for Corporate Strategy:

For more information please see our programme details at


  Lancaster Full-time MBA
Duration12 months
Graduation monthDecember
Available for employmentOctober 2015, and for internships June to August 2015
Number of students36
Average age31
Average years of work experience7
% International students86
% Women47

Mailing Address

The MBA Office
Lancaster University Management School
Lancaster LA1 4YX, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1524 594718

Last Statistics 2013

Hires by Industry
Consulting 13 %
Manufacturing, Engineering 15 %
Banking & Finance 18 %
IT/Telecoms 5 %
Pharma/Healthcare 3 %
Transport / Logistics %
Retail 13 %
Education 3 %
FMCG 3 %
Energy 8 %
Professional services 5 %
Other 14 %
Hires by Function
Consulting 16 %
Marketing / Business Dev. 14 %
General Management 22 %
Finance 20 %
Project Management 14 %
Operations 14 %
Other %
Average salary upon graduation
GBP 50,256

Additional comments

Lancaster has a full-time one year MBA beginning in October and completing in September. Its students graduate in December each year. Alumni are available for full time employment from October each year.

There are also a two year Executive MBA and three Global variants.

Information updated in February 2015