Business Administration (Executive) MBA - 2020 Entry

Entry Year

Part time 24 Month(s)

Course Overview

When the world of business is defined by uncertainty what’s the best strategic move and where are the opportunities? How can we position ourselves to make the most of change and challenge?

An Executive MBA gives you the tools to respond to these key questions.

Our two-year programme is tailored to the demands of working professionals, focusing on capability, capacity and knowledge for career progression. Online learning using your workplace as the context is blended with face to face workshops, which take place in convenient three-day blocks typically on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

You will be taught by specialists from our world-class faculty and you’ll benefit from Lancaster University Management School’s recognised strengths in strategy, corporate social responsibility and international business.

We use theories as a framework for discussion and collaborative learning is crucial to what we do. Students from diverse backgrounds, roles and sectors share their unique experiences and perspectives as we work in partnership to explore and resolve complex management and business issues.

You will also have the chance to hear from guest speakers and to make company visits. An optional elective module in International Business is taught in Athens and includes interactions with the central bank of Greece, charities, government members and businesses.

The programme runs in Lancaster, Ghana and Malaysia and connects you to a valuable global network of past MBA students and wider LUMS alumni. This gives you unlimited access to other minds, perspectives and professional expertise to continue your learning and development into the future.

Course Structure

You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.




Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.



£23,000 for the whole programme

The University will not increase the Tuition Fee you are charged during the course of an academic year.

If you are studying on a programme of more than one year's duration, the tuition fees for subsequent years of your programme are likely to increase each year. The way in which continuing students' fee rates are determined varies according to an individual's 'fee status' as set out on our fees webpages.

What are tuition fees for?

Studying at a UK University means that you need to pay an annual fee for your tuition, which covers the costs associated with teaching, examinations, assessment and graduation.

The fee that you will be charged depends on whether you are considered to be a UK, EU or overseas student. Visiting students will be charged a pro-rata fee for periods of study less than a year.

Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12 month session, which usually runs from October to September the following year.

How does Lancaster set overseas tuition fees?

Overseas fees, alongside all other sources of income, allow the University to maintain its abilities across the range of activities and services. Each year the University's Finance Committee consider recommendations for increases to fees proposed for all categories of student and this takes into account a range of factors including projected cost inflation for the University, comparisons against other high-quality institutions and external financial factors such as projected exchange rate movements.

What support is available towards tuition fees?

Lancaster University's priority is to support every student in making the most of their education. Many of our students each year will be entitled to bursaries or scholarships to help with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. You can find out more about financial support, studentships, and awards for postgraduate study on our website.

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Student Insights

Sofia Bosworth

"Working in a highly demanding industry, I wasn't able to give a lot of time to be sat in a lecture listening to presentations, therefore the way that the course is designed by having the intense modules over three days at university and then doing a lot more work from home at your own pace suited me much better and because of that I have actually been able to have a really happy work, life and study balance that I don't think other courses would have been able to provide for me."

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Prisilia Mbuy

"There is so much that I have learned, and a lot that I am applying in my day-to-day work. Because of the knowledge and skills that I have gained, and the tools I now have to use, I find that I am a much more confident person and I am contributing more in terms of my organisational decision making. I am now able to coach members of my team more effectively and that is helping them to develop in their roles too."

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