Why Business Studies?

This wide-ranging programme furnishes you with a working knowledge of a broad range of management disciplines, and with specialist knowledge in your chosen areas. It develops your personal skills including group working, research analysis, report writing, and presentation skills.

Studying Business Management at Lancaster will expose you to teaching from international experts in a wide variety of fields and in whatever specialist areas you choose. You will be able to choose and refine your chosen directions based on your increasing experience of what the various subject areas are actually like. Opportunities will open up for you in an extensive and unfolding range of specialist possibilities, based on your awareness of your skills and interests. Learning takes place, not only in the classroom, but also through awaydays, business games and practical projects. 

In your first year (Part I) you will take three courses. A core course will introduce you to business and management, relate it to real-world issues, and develop your skills in analysing, researching, interacting, team-working, and presenting. Two further courses will introduce you to two management areas of your choice from a wide range of options, one of which will continue through your degree.

We will engage you in a challenging, supportive and friendly environment, and encourage you to reflect on core management issues such as strategy, leadership, ethics, sustainability, globalisation, and the impact of business on society. In addition to the big picture overview, you specialise in two or three disciplines in your second and third years (Part II).

The programme integrates your thinking about your career into its design – from researching opportunities in your first year to taking part in mock interviews and assessment centres in your final year. Our graduates are employed by many nationally- and internationally-known firms.

You can also apply for the Study Abroad version of the degree in which you spend your second year at one of our highly-regarded partner institutions, for example, in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Europe or the USA.

We also offer a four-year BSc Business Management (Industry) programme, giving you the opportunity to undertake a placement year in the third year of the course. You can opt for the industrial placement variant during your first year.