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, 1st for corporate strategy

The Lancaster MBA was ranked 1st in the world for Corporate Strategy, and Ist in the UK and 2nd in the world for 'Aims Achieved' in the Financial Times 2015 Top Global Full-time MBA programmes. The MBA was ranked 50th in the world, our 12th consecutive year to be globally ranked.

MSc Management, 11th in the UK

Ranked 11th in the UK and 13th in the world’s twelve-month programmes as reported in Financial Times Masters in Management 2014 ranking survey.

MSc Finance, 10th in the UK

Our MSc in Finance was ranked 10th in the UK and 35th in the world in the Financial Times Global Masters in Finance 2014 ranking.

PhD/Doctoral - 19th in the world

LUMS PhD and doctoral programme is ranked 19th in the world, in the FT 2015 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 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.

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2nd for Marketing

Lancaster University was ranked 9th nationally, 2nd for Marketing, 5th for Accounting and Finance, 10th for Business and Management Studies, and 15th for Economics by the Complete University Guide for 2016.

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Top 10

Lancaster University was ranked 10th nationally, 6th for Accounting & Finance, 16th for Business and Management Studies and 19th for Economics by the Guardian University Guide 2016.

3rd for Accounting and Finance

The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015 ranked Lancaster University joint 12th nationally and first in the Northwest. Accounting and Finance was ranked 3rd, Business Studies 7th and Economics 14th in the subject guides.