International graduates

International Focus

Our global vision is embedded in everything we do and we pride ourselves on our international reputation as a leading global business school.

We recruit students from all over the globe. Our world-class research is led by the strong academic expertise within LUMS, and this informs our teaching, with an international perspective. We develop strategic partnerships with organisations across the world, strengthening our international reputation and promoting collaboration.

Our vibrant, multicultural campus in Lancaster is home to students and staff from more than 150 countries and our community includes our overseas campuses in Malaysia and Ghana. We are actively engaged with a global network of business schools to enhance opportunities for research, joint teaching and global career development though our international partnerships.

Our academic quality is informed by excellent international research, empowering our graduates to excel in a challenging global business environment.

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"We recognise that world-class research requires collaboration that crosses international boundaries, that companies recruit worldwide, and that students are able to choose an education outside their home country. Our strategy reflects this understanding."

Professor Steve Bradley , Economics, Pro-Vice-Chancellor International

Study Abroad

All LUMS students across our undergraduate and postgraduate courses have the opportunity to take part in our study abroad programme. Students gain unparalleled experience, new perspectives and explore different cultures which is excellent preparation for a global business career. We work in partnership with other top business schools all around the world, including over 40 universities in more than 30 countries.

You don't necessarily need to spend a whole year abroad – we have a range of other options that give you the chance to experience life in another country.

Placements and Study Abroad

Double Degrees

A double degree is an increasingly popular choice, enabling you to achieve two degrees in a relatively short timeframe and at a lower cost that completing them separately. Gaining a double degree is an excellent way to differentiate yourself in the competitive global jobs market, and gives the option to study at our partner universities overseas to enhance your international perspective. We offer double degrees for LUMS students, and also incoming international students.

For LUMS students:

  • Undergraduate: Our BBA in International Business Management is a four-year integrated degree in which students spend two years at Lancaster, followed by two years studying and working in either France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the USA or Mexico. These schemes also allow students to become fluent in another language – a significant asset for those looking for international careers.
  • Masters: graduates from some of our LUMS programmes can acquire a second Masters through our double degree collaboration with the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), Bergen. You will start your study at the partner school immediately after you have completed your academic programme at LUMS.

For incoming students:

Each year LUMS also welcomes students from other schools who study here under our double degree arrangements. The Masters programme with NHH in Norway is reciprocal, so incoming students from NHH come to LUMS for the second year of their two-year programme. The credits they gain count towards their degrees in their home country, and they are also awarded the Lancaster Masters degree for the programme they have followed.

We also have double degree schemes for incoming Masters students from the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, ISM in Germany, Católica Porto Business School, IESEG in France, Kozminski University in Poland and National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan.

At undergraduate level, our BBA International Business Management degrees are reciprocal arrangements, but we also have incoming double degree programmes for students from the Estonian Business School, the International Business School at Sun Yat-Sen University, and Lingnan College, also part of Sun Yat-Sen University. On these schemes, students come to LUMS for the third and fourth years of their studies.

Study Abroad

Our Partners

LUMS has developed and sustained partnerships with institutions all over the world.We work closely with leading international business schools to deliver a joint student experience. Our global business schools network enhances opportunities for international research, joint teaching projects and also global career development.

Rest of World

Our partners across the rest of the world include:



  • FSA ULaval - Faculty of Business Administration



LUMS works with partners overseas to deliver world-class business and management programmes.

Double Degree Partners

Our partner universities for our double degree undergraduate programme in International Business Management are listed below.

NEOMA Business School, France

Our French partner is NEOMA Business School, formed when Reims Management School merged with Rouen Business School. Students study on the Reims campus.

Visit the NEOMA website

Reutlingen University, Germany

Our German partner is ESB Business School at Reutlingen University, in the south of the country.

Visit the ESB website

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy

Our Italian partner, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, is Italy's largest private university and students study on the University's Piacenza campus.

Visit the UCSC website

Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Spain

In Spain, our partner is ICADE Business School at Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid.

Visit the ICADE website

Northeastern University, USA

In the USA, our partner is Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.

Visit the Northeastern University website

Universidad de Las Americas Puebla, Mexico

Our Mexican partner, UDLAP, is one of Latin America’s most prestigious private universities.

Visit the UDLAP website