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Many graduates aspire to use their entrepreneurial skills, either to start up on their own or to help existing organisations become more innovative. These programmes offered by the Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy combine theory and practice in a powerful way to help you to acquire an in-depth knowledge of entrepreneurship and innovation – and of the skills, characteristics and activities involved in helping businesses to grow and innovate.
A few of the reasons why Lancaster stands out from the rest.
Combine theory and practice to help you to acquire an in-depth knowledge of entrepreneurship and innovation
Access key expertise through our Entrepreneurs in Residence
Teaching is informed by research, and by interaction with the business community.
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Gives Business and non-Business graduates the knowledge and skills needed to become more entrepreneurial in their future careers.
Combines a global perspective of international business with up-to-date strategic thinking, pushing your career to the next level.
Experience and engage in all key aspects of strategy work, including strategic analysis, strategic decision making and strategy implementation.
Our Entrepreneurs-in-residence provide advice and support for students on our Masters programmes, enabling you to benefit from their wealth of experience.
For many students, the desire to boost their career prospects and perhaps accelerate their progression to senior roles is a key reason behind studying for a Masters degree. In recognition of this, Lancaster University Management School provides a range of facilities to support students in their career development and job search process.
The Careers Team at LUMS helps you shape your career plans and supports your job-hunting process in five key ways:
Each year the mix of final destinations will vary, reflecting the different interests and aspirations of the students within the class. Our graduates typically undertake one of the following career paths:
Finally, some of our students have a family business background and, after completing the programme, join the family business taking major responsibilities and growing as next generation leaders able to grow and develop the family business to the next generation of products and markets.
The programme provides you with advanced problem-solving capabilities needed by global managers. Throughout the year you will have the opportunity to enhance your employability and value for future employers. In particular, you will get in-depth experience in giving presentations, report-writing and IT skills, negotiation, team-work, leadership and the ability to plan and manage a demanding schedule of work.
Strategy jobs are commonly seen as the most desirable in large organisations because they provide access to key stakeholders and deal with the overall organisational purpose – the vision, goals, challenges, and opportunities that determine value in an organisation. This degree prepares participants for key strategic roles within organisations, including but not limited to Business Analyst, Business Developer, Chief Strategy Officer, Strategy Consultant, Organisational Change Manager, Policy Advisor, and Strategic Planner.
For those with experience, this programme prepares candidates for roles such as Senior Vice Presidents of Strategy, which is a common route to the job as CEO.
Graduates from our department’s MSc programmes work in multinationals such as Apple, Coca-Cola, GSK, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft and Unilever as well as the top global professional service firms such as Accenture, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Deloitte, EY, IBM, KPMG and PWC.