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About our MBA graduates

Our MBA and Executive MBA students develop a range of specialised skills and knowledge during their studies so that they emerge ready to make an impact in your organisation. The quality of our teaching, intelligent course design and dedicated careers support means that our graduates are highly sought-after by global employers.

Visit our current MBA candidates to view their profiles.

MBA Skills

Our MBA graduates have the preparation, skills and motivation to address a wide array of business issues and deliver results.


Diverse backgrounds and nationalities, with strong international experience and cultural awareness


Management skills for all kinds of roles from consulting to specialist


Team workers who focused to meet deadlines and deliver results.

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We're here to help you recruit talented and capable leaders to transform your organisation. Simply email us with all the details of your vacancy and the type of students you are seeking, and we will do the rest.

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Our Services

Promote your organisation

We have a range of simple ways to attract students and our aluni to your business and your vacancies. From student projects to campus presentations and guest lectures, our opportunities will help you find the right candidates. Please contact us to discuss these options further.

Sponsor a student project

Sometimes employers use the Consultancy Challenge and Corporate Challenge projects to introduce their companies to students as a precursor to considering a more permanent role. The arrangement gives each party an excellent opportunity to assess suitability, fit, cultural match and career potential. Many students in the past have received full-time offers of work from their sponsor organisations following a successful project.

Project sponsors should note that being in a position to offer a job following a project is not a prerequisite for sponsoring a student team – all that is required is an interesting brief requiring consultancy by Masters-level students who already have at least three years' work experience. 

Find our more about our student projects.

Campus Presentations

One of the most effective ways to encourage applications is to visit the Lancaster campus and present information on your career opportunities. We normally schedule presentations at 6.00pm in the MBA lecture theatre. You can choose to host a short drinks or buffet reception afterwards.

We also have a base in London at The Work Foundation where students undertake part of the course, so activities can be delivered there if more convenient.

Campus Interviews

Interviewing students on campus has many advantages: you can shortlist, interview and select quickly and efficiently, saving time and money. LUMS provides interview and test facilities and can handle much of the administration on your behalf. Interviews can also be conducted at our base in London, The Work Foundation.

Workshops and Guest Lectures

Participating in a careers or skills workshop or contributing to a guest lecture is a proven way of raising your company's profile, and at the same time you know that you're providing tangible benefits to our students. We can arrange practical employer-led workshops for our students on CV writing, interview technique, assessment centres, online applications, presentation skills and many other topics.

Alternatively, you may wish to participate in the LUMS Guest Lecture programme. Recent speakers have included senior managers and directors from IBM, Saatchi & Saatchi and EEF, our own alumni and other high-profile speakers. Talks can also be held at The Work Foundation in London. 

International Recruitment

Recognising the value of UK degree-educated talent, the government has put in place dispensations for the recruitment of our graduates, making it easy to recruit from Lancaster University Management School.

We recommend that employers always refer to the UK Border Agency's current immigration advice, and refer to the key points below:

  • UK educated graduates fall into the category of ‘unrestricted’ jobs if they are applying from within the UK
  • 27.4 There is an annual limit of 20,700 CoS available to sponsors under Tier 2 (General). The limit runs from 6 April each year to 5 April the following year.
  • 27.7 The following are exempt from the limit and we call these ‘unrestricted’ jobs, for which an ‘unrestricted’ CoS is needed:
  • a) All applications by migrants who are applying from within the UK, including those extending their stay in Tier 2, changing employer, or switching immigration category.
  • (UK-educated graduates applying in-country fall into the category of migrants who are switching from one category to another, that is, from Tier 4 as students to Tier 2 (General)).

Jobs offered to UK-educated graduates are not required to be subjected to a resident labour market test.

Post-study work

  • 28.8 You do not have to complete a resident labour market test if a migrant you want to sponsor is applying for Tier 2 (General) leave in the UK and has, or was last granted leave to enter, or to stay in the UK….
  • f) if they were last granted permission to stay in the UK as a Tier 4 migrant or as a student and during their last grant of leave, or a continuous period of leave that includes their last grant of leave, they have received final results confirming they have passed and will be (or have been) awarded a UK recognised bachelor’s or master’s degree.

Implications for employers

If they do not have an offer of work and are in the process of switching, students will only be able to stay in the UK until their student visa runs out. The period between finishing their studies and the end of their student visa – the time when they will be required to leave the UK – is usually only four months between September and January, and may vary for each individual. It is easier to recruit a graduate from a UK university because these people fall outside the annual limit and you do not need to do a labour market test.

Regarding job advertisements - instead of stating, "candidates must have permission to work in the UK," employers may find useful the phrase, "the successful candidate must, by the start of their employment, have permission to work in the UK." 

  • Promote your organisation

    Promote your organisation

    We have a range of simple ways to attract students and our aluni to your business and your vacancies. From student projects to campus presentations and guest lectures, our opportunities will help you find the right candidates. Please contact us to discuss these options further.

    Sponsor a student project

    Sometimes employers use the Consultancy Challenge and Corporate Challenge projects to introduce their companies to students as a precursor to considering a more permanent role. The arrangement gives each party an excellent opportunity to assess suitability, fit, cultural match and career potential. Many students in the past have received full-time offers of work from their sponsor organisations following a successful project.

    Project sponsors should note that being in a position to offer a job following a project is not a prerequisite for sponsoring a student team – all that is required is an interesting brief requiring consultancy by Masters-level students who already have at least three years' work experience. 

    Find our more about our student projects.

    Campus Presentations

    One of the most effective ways to encourage applications is to visit the Lancaster campus and present information on your career opportunities. We normally schedule presentations at 6.00pm in the MBA lecture theatre. You can choose to host a short drinks or buffet reception afterwards.

    We also have a base in London at The Work Foundation where students undertake part of the course, so activities can be delivered there if more convenient.

    Campus Interviews

    Interviewing students on campus has many advantages: you can shortlist, interview and select quickly and efficiently, saving time and money. LUMS provides interview and test facilities and can handle much of the administration on your behalf. Interviews can also be conducted at our base in London, The Work Foundation.

    Workshops and Guest Lectures

    Participating in a careers or skills workshop or contributing to a guest lecture is a proven way of raising your company's profile, and at the same time you know that you're providing tangible benefits to our students. We can arrange practical employer-led workshops for our students on CV writing, interview technique, assessment centres, online applications, presentation skills and many other topics.

    Alternatively, you may wish to participate in the LUMS Guest Lecture programme. Recent speakers have included senior managers and directors from IBM, Saatchi & Saatchi and EEF, our own alumni and other high-profile speakers. Talks can also be held at The Work Foundation in London. 

  • International Recruitment

    International Recruitment

    Recognising the value of UK degree-educated talent, the government has put in place dispensations for the recruitment of our graduates, making it easy to recruit from Lancaster University Management School.

    We recommend that employers always refer to the UK Border Agency's current immigration advice, and refer to the key points below:

    • UK educated graduates fall into the category of ‘unrestricted’ jobs if they are applying from within the UK
    • 27.4 There is an annual limit of 20,700 CoS available to sponsors under Tier 2 (General). The limit runs from 6 April each year to 5 April the following year.
    • 27.7 The following are exempt from the limit and we call these ‘unrestricted’ jobs, for which an ‘unrestricted’ CoS is needed:
    • a) All applications by migrants who are applying from within the UK, including those extending their stay in Tier 2, changing employer, or switching immigration category.
    • (UK-educated graduates applying in-country fall into the category of migrants who are switching from one category to another, that is, from Tier 4 as students to Tier 2 (General)).

    Jobs offered to UK-educated graduates are not required to be subjected to a resident labour market test.

    Post-study work

    • 28.8 You do not have to complete a resident labour market test if a migrant you want to sponsor is applying for Tier 2 (General) leave in the UK and has, or was last granted leave to enter, or to stay in the UK….
    • f) if they were last granted permission to stay in the UK as a Tier 4 migrant or as a student and during their last grant of leave, or a continuous period of leave that includes their last grant of leave, they have received final results confirming they have passed and will be (or have been) awarded a UK recognised bachelor’s or master’s degree.

    Implications for employers

    If they do not have an offer of work and are in the process of switching, students will only be able to stay in the UK until their student visa runs out. The period between finishing their studies and the end of their student visa – the time when they will be required to leave the UK – is usually only four months between September and January, and may vary for each individual. It is easier to recruit a graduate from a UK university because these people fall outside the annual limit and you do not need to do a labour market test.

    Regarding job advertisements - instead of stating, "candidates must have permission to work in the UK," employers may find useful the phrase, "the successful candidate must, by the start of their employment, have permission to work in the UK." 

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