Top reasons to study with us
9th for Executive MBA in the UK
FT EMBA global rankings (2022)
10th for Executive MBA in the UK
QS Global MBA rankings (2023)
12th for Full time MBA in the UK
QS Global MBA rankings (2023)
We have a rich, thirty-year history of delivering our Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) to transform ambitious managers into responsible leaders with strategic thinking capability.
Our committed EMBA team ensures that the programme curriculum constantly evolves to ensure our graduates acquire the skills, knowledge, and experiences they need to excel in contemporary business environments. As part of our development of the EMBA, we are currently redesigning the programme and are excited to launch a new EMBA course in the autumn of 2024.
Our new programme will be designed to fit in with working full-time and studying part-time. We will make use of online teaching options together with intensive teaching blocks where you are able to discuss contemporary organisational challenges with world-class leading Lancaster faculty as well as with students on the course from diverse backgrounds.
Our programme is underpinned by practical, work-focused assignments, where you apply and evaluate some of the theories you have just learnt to create actionable recommendations for your organisation.
We will be hosting a number of information events about the new Executive MBA programme later in the year. If you would like to register your interest in learning more about the programme, please complete the form below, and we will contact you with further details.
If your organisation is based in England, you may be interested in our Senior Leader Apprenticeship programme with top-up progression to an Executive MBA.
Lancaster MBA programmes have been accredited by the Association of MBAs since 1996. Although UK-based in its origins, AMBA is the only accreditation body to focus on MBA programmes around the world.Learn more about the Association of MBAs accreditation
2:1 Hons degree in any subject, or an equivalent professional qualification.
We may also consider non-standard applicants, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
- A minimum of five years' full-time professional/managerial work experience
- An interview with the programme director
- All successful applicants are required to complete the EMBA admissions essay. Further details will be provided with your offer
English Language Requirements
We may ask you to provide a recognised English language qualification, dependent upon your nationality and where you have studied previously.
We normally require an IELTS (Academic) Test with an overall score of at least 6.5, and a minimum of 6.0 in each element of the test. We also consider other English language qualifications.
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Detailed module information for this postgraduate programme will follow shortly. However, if you have any questions please contact the department.
Fees and Funding
We set our fees on an annual basis and the 2024/25 entry fees have not yet been set.
There may be extra costs related to your course for items such as books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation, you may need to pay a subscription to a professional body for some chosen careers.
Specific additional costs for studying at Lancaster are listed below.
Lancaster is proud to be one of only a handful of UK universities to have a collegiate system. Every student belongs to a college, and all students pay a small College Membership Fee which supports the running of college events and activities.
For students starting in 2023, the fee is £40 for undergraduates and research students and £15 for students on one-year courses. Fees for students starting in 2024 have not yet been set.
Computer equipment and internet access
To support your studies, you will also require access to a computer, along with reliable internet access. You will be able to access a range of software and services from a Windows, Mac, Chromebook or Linux device. For certain degree programmes, you may need a specific device, or we may provide you with a laptop and appropriate software - details of which will be available on relevant programme pages. A dedicated IT support helpdesk is available in the event of any problems.
The University provides limited financial support to assist students who do not have the required IT equipment or broadband support in place.
Application fees and tuition fee deposits
For most taught postgraduate applications there is a non-refundable application fee of £40. We cannot consider applications until this fee has been paid, as advised on our online secure payment system. There is no application fee for postgraduate research applications.
For some of our courses you will need to pay a deposit to accept your offer and secure your place. We will let you know in your offer letter if a deposit is required and you will be given a deadline date when this is due to be paid.
Fees in subsequent years
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. Read more about fees in subsequent years.
Scholarships and Bursaries
Details of our scholarships and bursaries for 2024-entry study are not yet available, but you can use our opportunities for 2023-entry applicants as guidance.
Check our current list of scholarships and bursaries.
Management and Business
- Advanced Leadership Perspectives MSc
- Advanced Leadership Perspectives PGCert
- Advanced Leadership Perspectives PGDip
- Business Administration MBA
- Business Analytics MSc
- Cyber Security Executive MBA MBA
- Digital Business, Innovation and Management MSc
- Human Resource Management MSc
- Human Resources and Consulting MA
- Innovation and Entrepreneurship MSc
- Innovation and Improvement Science MSc
- Innovation and Improvement Science PgCert
- Innovation and Improvement Science PgDip
- International Business and Strategy MSc
- International Masters Program for Managers No Qual (PGT)
- Leadership and Management PgCert
- Leadership and Management (Health Care) PgCert
- Leadership Practice MSc
- Leadership Practice PgDip
- Leadership Practice (Apprenticeship Pathway) PgDip
- Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc
- Management MSc
- Management (Entrepreneurship and Strategy) PhD
- Management (Organisation, Work and Technology) PhD
- Management Science MRes
- Management Science PhD
- Management Science PhD (Integrated)
- Medical Leadership MSc
- Medical Leadership PgDip
- Medical Leadership PgCert
- Organisation, Work and Technology MRes
- Politics, Philosophy and Management MSc
- Professional Development PGCert
- Professional Practice MA
- Professional Practice MSc
- Professional Practice PgCert
- Professional Practice PgDip
- Project Management MSc
- Strategy MSc
- Theory and Practice of Management PhD
- Theory and Practice of Management (IDPM) PhD
MBA and Executive MBA
The information on this site relates primarily to 2023/2024 entry to the University and every effort has been taken to ensure the information is correct at the time of publication.
The University will use all reasonable effort to deliver the courses as described, but the University reserves the right to make changes to advertised courses. In exceptional circumstances that are beyond the University’s reasonable control (Force Majeure Events), we may need to amend the programmes and provision advertised. In this event, the University will take reasonable steps to minimise the disruption to your studies. If a course is withdrawn or if there are any fundamental changes to your course, we will give you reasonable notice and you will be entitled to request that you are considered for an alternative course or withdraw your application. You are advised to revisit our website for up-to-date course information before you submit your application.
More information on limits to the University’s liability can be found in our legal information.
Our Students’ Charter
We believe in the importance of a strong and productive partnership between our students and staff. In order to ensure your time at Lancaster is a positive experience we have worked with the Students’ Union to articulate this relationship and the standards to which the University and its students aspire. View our Charter and other policies.