The MBA community

A year on the Lancaster MBA is an action-packed one – and a large part of the experience, challenge, learning and enjoyment comes from the time spent with your fellow students. They offer not only a tremendous range of professional and international experience, but also life-long friendships.

The MBA class has approximately 45 students, enabling you to get to know each other and members of the faculty far better than you would in a larger class. 

To get an idea of the sorts of people who you'll be mixing with on the Lancaster MBA, take a look at our MBA class statistics.

MBA board

Each year the MBA students choose representatives to champion their views and bring recommendations to the staff team. They are key participants in setting the direction, interests and activities during the year.

Social life

The MBA Board is encouraged to drive the organized  social life of course. Early in the programme you will be organized into syndicate teams and, driven by your board, orchestrate a series of social events for the cohort

Your social life need not be confined to the regular parties and social events organised by your fellow MBAs. Lancaster has one of the most extensive ranges of postgraduate business programmes of any university in the UK. So you will have many opportunities to socialise with students on some of the School's other Masters programmes. You can also join in activities organised through the University's Graduate Students' Association which provides services and facilities for all the University's postgraduate students.

The MBA alumni network

As an MBA student, you will also be part of the wider community that includes Lancaster MBA alumni. Our Alumni WebBoard enables you to exchange information with our MBA alumni all over the world. As we have now recruited MBAs from more than 80 different countries and LUMS has over 21,000 graduates world-wide, you will be able to tap into an extensive international network of experience and contacts.

MBA alumni mentors

MBA students can choose mentors who will support them throughout the year, giving advice and insights from the time they were on the programme, and how they use the learning in context now that they are employed again.