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Management Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (mKTPs)

mKTPs bring highly-skilled graduates directly into your organisation. They work with our academic experts in results-led collaborations to help develop products, embed new skills and improve efficiency to increase profits.

mKTPs focus on management projects seeking to increase productivity, drive strategic change and boost commercial performance across all key business functions, including:

  • Marketing
  • IT
  • Strategic Management
  • HR
  • Employment Relations
  • Finance
  • Logistics

These partnerships link businesses with our academic experts and suitably qualified graduates (Associates). Dynamic, three-way partnerships share expertise, experience and resources to bring about change, embed knowledge and deliver growth.

mKTPs last between 12 and 36 months, and Associates work full-time in your business, translating academic excellence into real-time change.


mKTPs are available for companies looking towards post-Covid-19 recovery and resilience. They can explore new business models, opportunities, processes and skills based around changed circumstances.

Case Study

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships involving Professor John Boylan (Management Science) brought fresh ideas, innovative software and skilled new employees to two companies.

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Management Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Contact us:

If you have an idea for an mKTP, our Partnerships and Engagement Team can help connect you with an academic partner.

To discuss potential Management KTPs with LUMS, email Partnerships Development Manager Simon Hallam at lumsforbusiness@lancaster.ac.uk