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MBA students head to London's financial heartland

Dr Peter Lenney

20 November 2014

Networking, visits to major banks and 'mindful' exploration of the City proved a great combination on the MBA’s London-based Accounting module this October.

The Full-time MBA students were taught at Lancaster's base in central London, the Work Foundation, and stayed in a hotel in High St Kensington.

The central London location allowed the programme team to add to the Accounting module with London-based guest speakers and company visits. These included a guest lecture from a PWC audit partner and visits to Barclays Bank and Deutsche Bank, where the students learned about these businesses and gained insights into banking careers from senior managers.

The week in the capital ended with Dr Peter Lenney's 'Mindful Walk' around London, taking in iconic places such as the LSE, the Bank of England, St Paul's Cathedral and the Palace of Westminster – the UK's Houses of Parliament. 

The Lancaster MBA visits London regularly throughout the year for company visits and careers activity, placing students in the largest employment area in the UK when they are looking for jobs. This is great addition to the programme and is proving very popular with the current class: combining the hectic pace and employment opportunities of London with Lancaster's beautiful and tranquil surroundings provides the best of both worlds, and leads to enriched learning.