Rankings

Lancaster University Management School is typically ranked in the UK's top ten and among the world's top 100 business schools.

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). On this evidence we can claim to be the leading full-spectrum business or management school in the UK.

The Lancaster MBA, 5th for corporate strategy

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.

MSc Management, 8th in the UK

Ranked 8th in the UK and 16th in the world’s twelve-month programmes as reported in Financial Times Masters in Management 2013 ranking survey.

MSc Finance, 11th in the UK

Our MSc in Finance was ranked 11th in the UK and 36th in the world in the Financial Times Global Masters in Finance 2013 ranking.

PhD/Doctoral - 19th in the world

LUMS PhD and doctoral programme is ranked 19th in the world, in the FT 2014 global MBA rankings and is based on a combination of the number of PhD graduates and their place of employment.

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MBA, 12th in the world

Forbes magazine ranked the Lancaster MBA 12th in the world and 6th in the UK in its 2013 ranking of the best non-US one-year MBA programmes. Forbes uses Return on Investment (ROI) as the main measure.

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Executive MBA – 10th in the UK

In 2013 The Economist Which MBA? inaugural ranking of executive MBAs placed the two Lancaster executive-mode MBAs in the UK Top 10, and 54th in the world.

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Top 4

‌In the latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE, 2008) Lancaster is in the top four university business schools on most measures of research quality, and 5th equal if using the simple grade point average score.

Three quarters of Lancaster University Management School’s research activity has been assessed as world leading or internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour, and virtually all its research (95%) is of international standing.

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1st in Marketing

Lancaster University was ranked 11th nationally, 1st for Marketing, and 7th for Business and Management Studies by the Complete University Guide for 2014.

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Top 15

Lancaster University was ranked 11th nationally, 15th for Business and Management Studies and 19th for Economics by the Guardian University Guide 2014.

3rd for Accounting and Finance

The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014 ranked Lancaster University joint 12th nationally and first in the Northwest. Accounting and Finance was ranked 3rd, Business Studies 5th and Economics 15th in the subject guides.