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About Us

We're an internationally-leading Management School, recognised as one of the few business schools in the world to hold quadruple accreditation.

University of the Year

Lancaster University is the Times and Sunday Times University of the Year. Lancaster is now ranked 6th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, and we've been named Best Campus University and Best University in the North West.

Alastair McCall, editor of The Sunday Times Good University Guide, said: “Dynamic course content and structure, plus the opportunities many students get to work abroad, is reflected in outstanding graduate prospects once they leave.

“In the 19 years of our University of the Year awards, there has rarely been a more clear-cut winner.”

Triple Top 10

Lancaster University is consistently ranked in the UK's top ten by all the UK's major university league tables.  We have achieved 6th place in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, who have also ranked Lancaster third in the UK for graduate employment prospects. Lancaster University Management School are also proud to be among the world's top 100 business schools.


The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019

TEF Gold

Gold standard teaching

Lancaster University has been awarded the highest possible score in the UK government's Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) ratings. Our TEF Gold rating is based on high quality teaching, excellent teaching facilities and the good careers our graduates go into.

Our Rankings

Many of our programmes are highly ranked in the UK and across the world by leading rankings from the Financial Times, Forbes, QS, The Economist and more. This, along with our high student satisfaction and excellent reputation for research, demonstrates the quality of our teaching, and the value for money offered by our programmes. 

Undergraduate Programmes

Our latest undergraduate programme rankings are listed below, and our National Student Survey 2017 rankings.

Accounting and Finance

7th in the UK - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019

Accounting and Finance

11th in the UK - The Guardian University Guide 2019

Accounting and Finance

10th in the UK - Complete University Guide 2019


3rd in the UK - Complete University Guide 2019

Business, Management and Marketing

8th in the UK - Guardian University Guide 2019


Business and Management 

10th in the UK - Complete University Guide 2019


Business Studies 

7th in the UK - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019

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National Student Survey 2018

  • Top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction (FE colleges and small/specialist providers excluded)

Masters Programmes

Our latest Masters programme rankings are listed below.

MSc in Management

6th in the UK, 61st in the world - Financial Times Masters in Management 2018

European Business Schools, MSc Management and MBA

We are ranked 12th in the UK and 48th in Europe in the Financial Times European Business School rankings 2018

    Masters in Management is ranked 50th in Europe
  • Full-Time MBA is ranked 19th in Europe

MSc Finance

5th in the UK, 29th in the world - Financial Times Global Masters in Finance 2018

QS Business School Rankings 2019

  • Masters in Marketing – 19th in the world
  • Masters in Finance – 56th in the world
  • Masters in Business Analytics - 43rd in the world
  • Masters in Management – 62nd in the world

The Times Higher Education and Wall Street Journal Global Business School rankings 2018

  • Masters in Management - 13th in the world
  • Full Time MBA - 13th in the world
  • Masters in Finance - 18th in the world


MBA & Executive MBA

Our latest MBA and Executive MBA rankings are listed below.

Full-Time MBA

Full-Time MBA

12th in the UK, 82nd in the world - The Economist Full-time MBA Rankings 2018


Executive MBA

22nd in Europe and 52nd in the world - QS Global EMBA rankings 2018


Full-Time MBA

4th in the world for entrepreneurship - FT Top MBAs for Entrepreneurship 2018


Our latest performance in the Research Excellent Framework (REF) is demonstrated below.

Top for research power

‌In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), Lancaster University Management School is ranked top business school in the UK for 'research power', and 80% of our research activity is judged to be world-leading or internationally excellent.

144 (75%) of our faculty were included in the submission – a considerably higher number than for any other UK business school.

Professional Recognition

Accreditation, Partners and Studentships:

In addition to our quadruple accreditation, our programme accreditation includes:

Professional Exemptions (on some exams):

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Corporate Membership

Lancaster University Management School is an active member of leading professional organisations, both in management education and beyond. These include the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS), EFMD and Business in the Community (BiTC) as well as many others.

Our Accreditation

Our quadruple accreditation is in recognition of the quality of everything we do from the most influential business school accreditation bodies.