Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy
About the Department
As a department, we deliver outstanding work in the fields of entrepreneurship, strategic management, leadership and family business. Our strengths are drawn from close alignment of research, education and business support in these key academic fields and from the continuous 'real world' feedback received through interaction with the business community. This ensures that our activities are always up to date, focused and precisely matched to the needs of students, businesses and the wider community. A large number of Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EiRs), who regularly mentor and support our students, provide real life cases to inform learning
Our expertise is reflected in our position as #1 in the world for corporate strategy in the FT’s 2018 MBA ranking. We also engage regularly with a wide range of businesses from small and medium enterprises to the largest multinationals. Our programmes are therefore based on cutting-edge research and deep engagement with management practices.
Engaging with Business
By harnessing the power of research and academic insight, we are leading the debate on a range of global issues. Read our latest article around local business leaders sparking a lively debate by sharing their inspirational stories during Women in Entrepreneurship Week. Discover how we are engaging with organisations by visiting For Business.Visit Article
Teaching & Research
Within this department, we offer a range of study options at undergraduate, Masters and PhD level along with pioneering research and business partnerships that inform all aspects of our teaching.
Our mission is to research and teach entrepreneurship in a useful way. We know that entrepreneurship is a change maker, but understand it works in different ways. Entrepreneurship as much more than new small businesses, it is the means for solving social and economic problems and is informed by our research.
The quality of our research is reflected in our outstanding and long-established reputation. Our work is informed by our close and very live connections to entrepreneurs, including our network of more than 50 entrepreneurs in residence at LUMS. They share their experiences with staff and students to ensure that our work is grounded in reality. Through our research, we know how entrepreneurship creates socio-economic opportunities and we understand how individuals, companies and communities can benefit from informed entrepreneurship. We appreciate the processes and how context matters in the practice of entrepreneurship, so we see entrepreneurship not just as an economic function, but one that is embedded in how people live their lives. To find out more, please visit our research page.
The Strategic Management research group is an internationally recognised team of scholars. The group is deliberately pluralist, both methodologically and theoretically, and addresses some of the most fundamental challenges faced by organisations today. Read about our current research.
The department is host to the Academy for Gender Work and Leadership, a research group connecting scholars and developing collaborative networks with policy-makers and practitioners through ground-breaking and impactful research. Our academics are engaged in a wide range of diverse projects from examining how media affects the way we think about leaders, to gender diversity in the police.
Software companies follow the skills and move where the staff are
Research from Lancaster University Management School shows software companies are more likely to base their operations in locations where skilled potential recruits already work – rather than staff moving to new areas for fresh opportunities.
Develop your personal skills: New research offers lessons for young people heading for university
New research on the importance of non-cognitive skills – such as conscientiousness, self-esteem and feeling in control of one’s life – for graduates’ earnings potential offers important lessons for young people receiving their A-level results.
The Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy runs a series of events throughout the year. For past events, please visit our Events Archive.