Lancaster University Management School

Rank 10
Established 1964
Famous for

MBA, Finance, Management


Established in 1964, the Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) is one of the longest-established business schools in the UK and home to a thriving and truly international community.

LUMS is one of the few business schools in the world to be triple-accredited by AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS, and it combines world-class research with excellent teaching and high levels of student satisfaction. Lancaster welcomes students and staff from over 180 countries and has a presence in 24 countries, including campuses in China, Germany, Ghana and Malaysia. 

The Lancaster teaching team includes practitioners and academics, ensuring you gain practical outcomes relevant to you. In addition to full programmes, you can choose to study individual modules as short ten-week courses and programmes focus on enabling you to learn for work, learn from work, and to learn in a way that is flexible and responsive to your work context.

Lancaster University Management School is part of the globally reputed Lancaster University.

Taught Programmes

  • Full-time MBA
  • Business Analytics MSc
  • Financial Management MSc
  • International Masters Program for Managers (IMPM)
  • Leadership and Management PgCert
  • Management MSc + MBA (full-time)
  • Cyber Security Executive MBA


Lancaster University offers help and assistance to international students through its specialist International Student Advisory Service, which provides information about obtaining visas, travelling to Lancaster, planning costs and pre-arrival information.


Financial Times Rankings

  • =46th in the Masters in Finance pre-experience for 2023
  • =76th for the Global MBA in 2022
  • 76th for the Executive MBA programme in 2023

QS World University Rankings

  • 39th in World University Rankings for Masters in Marketing for 2024
  • 65th in World University Rankings for Masters in Finance for 2024
  • 71-80th in World University Rankings for Masters in Business Analytics for 2024
  • 70th in World University Rankings for Masters in Management for 2024

QS Global EMBA Rankings

  • 99th in the world for 2023



Lancaster University accommodation has won ‘Best University Halls’ in the National Housing Student Survey eight times since 2010 and has achieved the International Accommodation Quality Mark, awarded where satisfaction among international students was at 90% or higher.


Lancaster University Management School news and blogs

Apr 22, 2024

Lancaster University ranks in world's top 100 for 11 subjects in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024

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Jun 02, 2020

Lancaster University named International University of the Year 2020

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