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 50-60 students, enabling you to get to know each other and members of the faculty far better than you would in a larger class. The range of activities in our Induction Programme allows you to make friends quickly and helps you to settle in.
To get an idea of the sorts of people whom you'll be mixing with on the Lancaster MBA, take a look at our MBA class statistics.
At the start of the programme you will be allocated to a syndicate team. You'll work closely with this group of around six or eight students on various occasions throughout the year, though you'll also work in many different groupings throughout the programme. The syndicate teams compete on a number of challenges, both academic and social.
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.
Lancaster has one of the most extensive range 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. Your social life need not be confined to the regular parties and social events organised by your fellow MBAs. 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.