Careers

The beauty of the degrees offered by the Department of Management Science is that they give you access to a broad range of career options. The strong analytical and numeracy skills they develop are highly sought after by many different types of employer.

These degrees are ideal preparation for careers in general management or consultancy as well as for more specialist roles – for example, in operations management, information systems or production planning.

Excellent track record in employment

Graduates from our programmes work in organisations large and small all over the world – in consultancy firms, in manufacturing, in services or in public sector organisations such as the NHS. Many are now in senior positions. The kind of work they do is very varied, but may include business planning, developing information systems, analysing marketing decisions, and logistics and supply chain management.

Many of our graduates have built very successful careers in the specialisms for which the Department is so highly reputed: management science, operational research (OR) or operations management – all areas you will be able to specialise in as part of your degree.

Others go on to study for a Masters degree or – often choosing to do this at LUMS, since the Department of Management Science is one of the leading research centres in Europe.

To see what some of our graduates are now doing, view our graduate profiles.

Career planning and employer engagement

At Lancaster you will have access to many different careers resources, provided both by the School’s own Careers team and by the central University careers service, CEEC. Familiarising yourself with what is available will be a crucial part of your career planning.

In addition to one-on-one advice, there is a busy programme of workshops, training sessions, careers clinics and employer events. The School and the Department have excellent links with employers, so companies regularly visit LUMS to make presentations and interview students as part of their selection process.

You will also find a large collection of careers-related web resources – aimed at both current students and alumni – on the LUMS careers pages.