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, 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 2014 global MBA rankings and is based on a combination of the number of PhD graduates and their place of employment.
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.
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.