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About LUMS

Our long-established Management School is a place of cutting edge knowledge, where academically-leading research is applied in the real world, positively impacting the lives of individuals, businesses and organisations, and society.

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Our rankings and reputation

Whilst rankings only tell part of the story, our degrees nonetheless perform strongly across a broad range of different business school rankings. We are highly regarded by the Financial Times, QS, The Times, Guardian and more. Our high student satisfaction rates and excellent reputation for research demonstrate the quality of our offering and the value for money offered by our programmes.

Undergraduate programmes

Rankings for our undergraduate courses and National Student Survey results.

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Postgraduate programmes

Our latest Master's programme rankings.

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Professional recognition

Accreditation, partners and studentships

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Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021)

Our REF 2021 results confirm our position as delivering world-quality research.

A Triple Accredited Business School

LUMS is one of just a handful of triple crown business schools that hold accreditation with AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. These international accreditations from the most influential business school accreditation bodies are in recognition of the quality of everything we do, providing assurance that LUMS is a globally leading business school.

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AACSB

AACSB is the leading American business school accreditation body, becoming global in its reach, which has accredited all of the USA's top business schools such as Harvard, Stanford and Wharton among others.

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AMBA

The Association of MBAs (AMBA), although UK-based in its origins, is the only accreditation body to focus on MBA programmes around the world. Our MBA, Executive MBA, CEMBA and MSc Management are all AMBA accredited.

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EQUIS

EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) is the leading European business school accreditation kitemark. The key focus includes internationalisation and strong organisational relationships.

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SBC Award

The Chartered Association of Business School's Small Business Charter (SBC) is a mark of excellence for the UK’s world-class business schools, celebrating those that play an effective role in supporting small businesses, local economies and student entrepreneurship, and the impact they make.

Corporate membership

Lancaster University Management School is an active member of many leading professional organisations in management education and beyond. These include the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS), EFMD and Business in the Community (BiTC). Our connectivity enables us to be sector-leading, benefitting our students, staff and stakeholders.

Athena Swan

LUMS has been awarded an Athena Swan Bronze award in recognition of its commitment to advancing gender equality.

LUMS’ accreditation was confirmed in 2021 after its first-ever application was reviewed by an independent panel. The School will now hold the Bronze award until 2026.

Lancaster University has held an institutional-level Bronze award since 2008, with renewals in 2012, 2014 and 2019.

LUMS Athena Swan Action Plan

Athena Swan Bronze Award

Gender Equality Plan

LUMS is one of the partner institutions of the TARGETED-MPI project (Transparent And Resilient Gender Equality Through Integrated Monitoring Planning and Implementation). The project is funded by the EU Horizon 2020 scheme and focuses specifically on institutional changes through the development and effective implementation of Gender Equality Plans (GEPs) in Business and Management schools to drive more inclusive, sustainable and transparent academic cultures.

A short version of the interim Summary of the LUMS Gender Equality Plan is available to download

Lancaster University rankings

League tables can't tell you everything about a university, but they're a good place to start. Out of over 120 UK Universities, we are top 10 in the Complete University Guide 2024, and consistently in the top 15 of the three main domestic league tables.

Lancaster University rankings and reputation.

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