The Lancaster MBA

Established in 1989, our flagship Lancaster MBA programme transforms high-calibre students into leading managers in their chosen sectors. Whichever route you take to your MBA, you will find yourself on a journey into the global world of business.

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Discover our MBA programmes

  • Full-time MBA

    An intensive one-year programme at our Lancaster campus in the UK.

  • Executive MBA

    Two-year part-time programme available in Lancaster and Ghana.

  • Cyber Security Executive MBA

    Two-year part-time programme for leaders who need to manage the cyber security risk for their organisation.

  • Senior Leader Apprenticeship

    Fully funded professional development for current and aspiring senior leaders – with optional pathways to a full Executive MBA or Master's degree.

Why study with us?

LUMS is one of just a handful of triple crown business schools that hold accreditation with AACBS, EQUIS and AMBA. These international accreditations from the most influential business school accreditation bodies are in recognition of the quality of everything we do as a globally-leading business school.

AMBA accredited

LUMS has been accredited by the Association of MBAs since 1996

QS Global MBA rankings 2023

Our full-time MBA is ranked 12th in UK and 41st in Europe. We are also 9th in the UK for Thought Leadership

QS Global EMBA rankings 2023

Our Executive MBA ranks 99th globally, 41st in Europe, and 10th in the UK. We are 50th in the world, 22nd in Europe, and 7th in the UK for Thought Leadership.

Financial Times Executive MBA Global Rankings 2023

Our Executive MBA was ranked =76th globally, 9th in the UK and 3rd in Africa. The programme has a student satisfaction rating of 9/10 and is in the top 25 globally for salary increase (%).

CEO Magazine Global MBA Rankings 2024

Our full-time MBA is ranked in Tier one of the CEO Magazine Global MBA Rankings 2024.

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MBA highlights podcast

Hear from our recent MBA graduates as they share their experience of the Lancaster MBA.You can also watch the video versions of the podcasts on the MBA highlights YouTube playlist.

MBA podcast - listen now

MBA news

The latest news from Lancaster University's MBA programmes

Recent MBA graduates

Profiles of some of our recent MBA graduates.

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