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Undergraduate study in Business and Management

Our courses cover a wide range of business and management disciplines, with the opportunity to gain practical skills, international experience and industry placements.

Chloe Semwayo

About Business and Management at Lancaster

Our business and management degrees are designed to give you sound professional and technical knowledge of management disciplines, practical managerial skills and experience. If you choose a course with an industry placement, you will be immersed in an organisation where you will gain vital employability skills to help you develop your chosen career pathway.

Our international courses give you an informed insight into the culture and customs of other countries and some offer the option to complete an industrial placement abroad too. If you choose one of our European programmes you'll become fluent in at least one other European language, and through our double-degree course options you will be awarded with two degrees; one from Lancaster and the other from the corresponding partner university. 

The Benefits


We're highly ranked in major league tables and Lancaster holds TEF Gold for teaching excellence.


Our expert faculty is lead by specialists at the forefront of their discipline.


Flexibility and module choices to tailor your studies to your interests.


Dedicated careers support with sector specialists to give you a competitive edge.


Industrial placement opportunities in the UK and overseas are offered for some courses.


Some courses offer international experience with the chance to learn European languages.

Undergraduate Courses

With a variety of courses providing you with valuable industrial and international experience, you will gain the core skills to pursue a successful career in a range of professions. Whichever degree you choose, you will be guaranteed a challenging, memorable and rewarding experience with a great variety of potential career pathways to choose from both in the UK and internationally.

Scholarships for International Students

We're home to a vibrant international community, and to enrich this further we’re offering a new collection of scholarships totalling £120,000 which are aimed at exceptional students living in selected countries. Please visit our Undergraduate Scholarships for International Students page for more details.

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Discover Business Management

Our Business Management students share their motivation for choosing LUMS, and their experiences of studying here. Discover the key elements our students liked most about their Business Management courses, and how they explored opportunities such as industry placements in order to gain invaluable work experience.

Discover BBA

Discover the best elements of our BBA course, including the opportunity to choose from a range of modules in order to tailor your studies to your interests. Our students share their experiences of their management consultancy module, where they benefit from the opportunity to develop critical business skills by creating innovative solutions to real business issues. They also highlight the careers and employability support and how it has helped them to pursue their chosen career pathways.

Degree Flexibility

Our degrees are designed to help you switch the focus of your studies as your interests develop. We understand that committing yourself to a particular degree when you haven't studied it before is a big decision, so your first year, known as Part I, doesn't count towards your final degree. At the end of this year, you will have experienced different subjects which will help you to make a clearer decision about what you want to study for the rest of your degree, known as Part II.

Placements

Studying one of our business and management courses with an integrated work placement will immerse you in the realities of business life.

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Placements in Industry

An industrial placement allows you to develop practical skills through taking on real responsibility, whilst also being paid. There are opportunities to be located in organisations throughout the UK and a small number of placements within Europe as well. Through our placements office we ensure that you find a placement that really suits you, and where you will flourish and develop professionally at a fast rate. Many students tell us that they have done things on their placement that they never dreamt they would be capable of. 

There are lots of advantages to completing a placement, and the experience will give your employment prospects a huge boost. It will also help you decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work in future.

BBA Study Abroad

If you are accepted on the BBA (Study Abroad) (N201) degree, you will spend your second year at a leading university in the USA, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia or New Zealand. In recent years these have included: Boston College, Berkeley (California), Texas A&M, Richmond, Wisconsin, McGill (Montreal), Monash (Australia), La Trobe (Australia), York (Toronto), Colorado, NUS (Singapore), Hong Kong City, University of British Columbia (Canada) and many more.

Your courses will count towards your Lancaster degree, and they will be similar in content to those you would have taken if you had stayed at Lancaster, with the benefit of enjoying an international experience. When you have completed your exchange year at a university abroad, you rejoin the standard BBA programme, and spend your third year on work placement.

Once you are accepted onto the BBA programme, there may be the opportunity to transfer onto the Study Abroad degree, subject to progress in your first year and the availability of exchange places.

Study Abroad

Careers

Preparing you for the jobs market is central to everything we do, so you'll begin to explore your career options right from the start of your studies. 

Careers Support

From the start of your studies, you'll begin building the key skills you'll need to succeed and we'll help you to identify potential career options which might suit you best, along with a clear strategy to help you get there. Depending on which course you choose, you will have the opportunity to develop practical experience and take on genuine responsibility through an industry placement in the UK or Europe.

Also, if you choose a study abroad variant on some of our courses such as the BBA and the International Business Management (BBA) you will develop valuable international experience, cultural awareness and language skills which will give you a competitive edge in the international business environment.

Events and Networking

Every year the LUMS careers team provides a packed programme of events including campus visits by major employers, careers fairs and skills-based workshops. There are extra opportunities to enhance your skills, such as the Lancaster Award - an excellent way to provide tangible evidence of your achievements to potential employers.

Career Destinations

Our business and management degrees are highly varied, providing a great choice of potential career pathways in the UK and internationally. 

International Business Management

Graduates have started their careers in various roles, including market research, financial analysis, management, communications and consultancy. They are working with leading global brands such as Aston Martin, Centrica, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, General Electric, McKinsey & Co and Neilson.  

BBA and Business Management

Graduates have begun their careers as trainee graduate managers, project managers, brand managers, and hotel and property managers. Our alumni are working for a wide variety of employers – from established corporates like BP, IBM, Johnson & Johnson and Sellafield to modern brands like Innocent Drinks. Some of our BBA graduates have gone on to start businesses of their own, or have pursued further study or training.

Management Studies with Languages

Recent graduates have started their careers in various roles, from market research and financial analysis and management to communications and consultancy. They are working with leading global brands such as Aston Martin, Centrica, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, General Electric, McKinsey & Co and Neilson. Some have stayed in France and Germany to continue their studies or take up employment. 

Management, Politics and International Relations

Graduates from this programme often enter large multinationals, small and medium-sized industries and services, and international organisations (such as the World Bank or the International Monetary Fund), as well as public sector organisations. Many of our graduates embark upon international careers. 

International Management

Our degrees open the widest variety of career pathways in national and international firms, both private and public, as well as in small and medium companies around the world. Graduates may also go on to start businesses themselves.

  • Careers Support

    Careers Support

    From the start of your studies, you'll begin building the key skills you'll need to succeed and we'll help you to identify potential career options which might suit you best, along with a clear strategy to help you get there. Depending on which course you choose, you will have the opportunity to develop practical experience and take on genuine responsibility through an industry placement in the UK or Europe.

    Also, if you choose a study abroad variant on some of our courses such as the BBA and the International Business Management (BBA) you will develop valuable international experience, cultural awareness and language skills which will give you a competitive edge in the international business environment.

    Events and Networking

    Every year the LUMS careers team provides a packed programme of events including campus visits by major employers, careers fairs and skills-based workshops. There are extra opportunities to enhance your skills, such as the Lancaster Award - an excellent way to provide tangible evidence of your achievements to potential employers.

  • Career Destinations

    Career Destinations

    Our business and management degrees are highly varied, providing a great choice of potential career pathways in the UK and internationally. 

    International Business Management

    Graduates have started their careers in various roles, including market research, financial analysis, management, communications and consultancy. They are working with leading global brands such as Aston Martin, Centrica, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, General Electric, McKinsey & Co and Neilson.  

    BBA and Business Management

    Graduates have begun their careers as trainee graduate managers, project managers, brand managers, and hotel and property managers. Our alumni are working for a wide variety of employers – from established corporates like BP, IBM, Johnson & Johnson and Sellafield to modern brands like Innocent Drinks. Some of our BBA graduates have gone on to start businesses of their own, or have pursued further study or training.

    Management Studies with Languages

    Recent graduates have started their careers in various roles, from market research and financial analysis and management to communications and consultancy. They are working with leading global brands such as Aston Martin, Centrica, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, General Electric, McKinsey & Co and Neilson. Some have stayed in France and Germany to continue their studies or take up employment. 

    Management, Politics and International Relations

    Graduates from this programme often enter large multinationals, small and medium-sized industries and services, and international organisations (such as the World Bank or the International Monetary Fund), as well as public sector organisations. Many of our graduates embark upon international careers. 

    International Management

    Our degrees open the widest variety of career pathways in national and international firms, both private and public, as well as in small and medium companies around the world. Graduates may also go on to start businesses themselves.

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Double Degrees

We are part of the International Partnership of Business Schools, a consortium of 12 leading business schools in Europe, USA and Latin America. If you choose to study the BBA International Business Management course, you will spend two years at Lancaster, and two years at one of our prestigious partners in France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Mexico and the USA. At the end, you will be awarded two degrees; The Lancaster BBA, and the corresponding degree of the partner university. For more information on our international partners, please visit our international focus page.

A double degree is an increasingly popular choice, enabling you to achieve two degrees in a relatively short timeframe and at a lower cost that completing them separately. Gaining a double degree is an excellent way to differentiate yourself in the competitive global jobs market, and gives the option to study at our partner universities overseas to enhance your international perspective. 

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