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Undergraduate study in Business and Management

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Chloe Semwayo

About Business and Management at Lancaster

Our business and management degrees are designed to give you sound professional and technical knowledge of management disciplines, practical managerial skills and experience. If you choose a course with an industry placement, you will be immersed in an organisation where you will gain vital employability skills to help you develop your chosen career pathway.

Our international courses give you an informed insight into the culture and customs of other countries and some offer the option to complete an industrial placement abroad too. If you choose one of our European programmes you'll become fluent in at least one other European language, and through our double-degree course options you will be awarded with two degrees; one from Lancaster and the other from the corresponding partner university. 

The Benefits

Undergraduate Courses

With a variety of courses providing you with valuable industrial and international experience, you will gain the core skills to pursue a successful career in a range of professions. Whichever degree you choose, you will be guaranteed a challenging, memorable and rewarding experience with a great variety of potential career pathways to choose from both in the UK and internationally.

Degree Flexibility

Our degrees are designed to help you switch the focus of your studies as your interests develop. We understand that committing yourself to a particular degree when you haven't studied it before is a big decision, so your first year, known as Part I, doesn't count towards your final degree. At the end of this year, you will have experienced different subjects which will help you to make a clearer decision about what you want to study for the rest of your degree, known as Part II.

Discover Business Management

Our Business Management students share their motivation for choosing LUMS, and their experiences of studying here. Discover the key elements our students liked most about their Business Management courses, and how they explored opportunities such as industry placements in order to gain invaluable work experience.


Studying one of our business and management courses with an integrated work placement will immerse you in the realities of business life.

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Placements in Industry

An industrial placement allows you to develop practical skills through taking on real responsibility, whilst also being paid. There are opportunities to be located in organisations throughout the UK and a small number of placements within Europe as well. Through our placements office we ensure that you find a placement that really suits you, and where you will flourish and develop professionally at a fast rate. Many students tell us that they have done things on their placement that they never dreamt they would be capable of. 

There are lots of advantages to completing a placement, and the experience will give your employment prospects a huge boost. It will also help you decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work in future.


Preparing you for the jobs market is central to everything we do, so you'll begin to explore your career options right from the start of your studies. 

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From the start of your studies, you'll begin building the key skills you'll need to succeed and we'll help you to identify potential career options which might suit you best, along with a clear strategy to help you get there. Depending on which course you choose, you will have the opportunity to develop practical experience and take on genuine responsibility through an industry placement in the UK or Europe.

Also, if you choose a study abroad variant on some of our courses you will develop valuable international experience, cultural awareness and language skills which will give you a competitive edge in the international business environment.

Events and Networking

Every year the LUMS careers team provides a packed programme of events including campus visits by major employers, careers fairs and skills-based workshops. There are extra opportunities to enhance your skills, such as the Lancaster Award - an excellent way to provide tangible evidence of your achievements to potential employers.

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Our business and management degrees are highly varied, providing a great choice of potential career pathways in the UK and internationally. 

Graduates have started their careers in various roles, including market research, financial analysis, management, communications and consultancy. They are working with leading global brands such as Aston Martin, Centrica, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, General Electric, McKinsey & Co and Neilson.  

Some of our graduates have begun their careers as trainee graduate managers, project managers, brand managers, and hotel and property managers. Our alumni are working for a wide variety of employers – from established corporates like BP, IBM, Johnson & Johnson and Sellafield to modern brands like Innocent Drinks. 

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