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We're an internationally-leading and award-winning Management School, recognised as one of the few business schools in the world to hold quadruple accreditation.
Lancaster University is the Times and Sunday Times University of the Year. Lancaster is now ranked 6th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, and we've been named Best Campus University and Best University in the North West.
Alastair McCall, editor of The Sunday Times Good University Guide, said: “Dynamic course content and structure, plus the opportunities many students get to work abroad, is reflected in outstanding graduate prospects once they leave.
“In the 19 years of our University of the Year awards, there has rarely been a more clear-cut winner.”
Lancaster University is consistently ranked in the UK's top ten by all the UK's major university league tables, and we have recently risen to 6th place in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide. Lancaster University Management School are also proud to be among the world's top 100 business schools.
The Guardian University Guide 2018
The Complete University Guide 2019
The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018
Lancaster University has been awarded the highest possible score in the UK government's Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) ratings. Our TEF Gold rating is based on high quality teaching, excellent teaching facilities and the good careers our graduates go into.
Many of our programmes are highly ranked in the UK and across the world by leading rankings from the Financial Times, Forbes, QS, The Economist and more. This, along with our high student satisfaction and excellent reputation for research, demonstrates the quality of our teaching, and the value for money offered by our programmes.
Our latest undergraduate programme rankings are listed below, and our National Student Survey 2017 rankings.
Accounting and Finance
3rd in the UK - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018
11th in the UK - The Guardian University Guide 2019
10th in the UK - Complete University Guide 2019
3rd in the UK - Complete University Guide 2019
Business, Management and Marketing
8th in the UK - Guardian University Guide 2019
Business and Management
4th in the UK - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018
Our latest Masters programme rankings are listed below.
MSc in Management
29th in the world - The Economist Masters in Management 2017
73rd in the world - Financial Times Masters in Management 2017
11th in the UK: FT European Business School Rankings 2017
5th in the UK, 29th in the world - Financial Times Global Masters in Finance 2018
QS Business School Rankings 2018
QS World University Rankings 2017
In the top 100 for Accounting and Finance, Business and Management and Statistics and Operational Research.
Our latest MBA and Executive MBA rankings are listed below.
11th in the world and 4th in the UK in Forbes 2017 ranking of the best non-US one-year MBA programmes.
22nd in Europe and 52nd in the world - QS Global EMBA rankings 2018
4th in the world for entrepreneurship - FT Top MBAs for Entrepreneurship 2018
MBA and Executive MBA
11th in the UK: FT European Business School Rankings 2016
Our latest performance in the Research Excellent Framework (REF) is demonstrated below.
In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), Lancaster University Management School is ranked top business school in the UK for 'research power', and 80% of our research activity is judged to be world-leading or internationally excellent.
144 (75%) of our faculty were included in the submission – a considerably higher number than for any other UK business school.
In addition to our quadruple accreditation, our programme accreditation includes:
Lancaster University Management School is an active member of leading professional organisations, both in management education and beyond. These include the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS), EFMD and Business in the Community (BiTC) as well as many others.
Our quadruple accreditation is in recognition of the quality of everything we do from the most influential business school accreditation bodies.
The leading American business school accreditation body, becoming global in its reach, which has accredited all of the USA's top business schools such as Harvard, Stanford and Wharton among others.
The leading European business school accreditation kitemark, managed by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). The key focus includes internationalisation and strong organisational relationships.
The association of MBAs, although UK-based in its origins, is the only accreditation body to focus on MBA programmes around the world. Our MBA, Executive MBA and MSc Management are all AMBA accredited.
The SBC is an award for the UK’s world-class business schools, celebrating those that play an effective role in supporting small businesses, local economies and student entrepreneurship and the impact they make.