Business Administration MBA - 2020 Entry

Entry Year

Full time 12 Month(s)

Course Overview

Established in 1989, the Lancaster MBA transforms high calibre students into leading managers in their chosen sectors. We draw on our thirty years of experience to deliver a top-ranked, innovative, and inspiring MBA programme that will challenge you to make your MBA experience the first step in a lifetime of learning.

The learning experience is an ongoing process of discovery as you journey into the global world of business. From its inception, the Lancaster MBA has provided a relevant and cutting-edge curriculum that excites, inspires, and transforms students from across the world. We believe that students learn best when they are able to put ideas into practice, so you will have the opportunity to engage with our company partners including start-up companies, SMEs, and large corporations; and learn from our innovative teachers who conduct research in a wide variety of business-related disciplines. You will also have the chance to meet business change-makers, including our Leaders in Residence and our Entrepreneurs in Residence networks who provide guest lectures, site visits, masterclasses, and mentoring and coaching.

During the programme, you will complete our MBA Learning Challenges, which will enable you to work as part of teams in areas such as entrepreneurship, consultancy, and corporate problem solving. You will discover how to apply the latest management thinking and act effectively in today’s business environment. We will encourage you to challenge your assumptions and reflect on yourself as a strategic, responsible leader. Working together, the MBA team will also provide you with a range of careers support, workshops, coaching and guidance to help you identify and pursue your career goals.

On graduation, you will become part of our global network of alumni who work in a variety of industries, providing further opportunities for collaboration to accelerate your career progression.

Discover our scholarships and further details about the Lancaster MBA programme by visiting the 'programme in detail' via the button below.

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.



Location Full Time (per year) Part Time (per year)
UK/EU £33,000 n/a
Overseas £33,000 n/a

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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