LUMS MBA & PhD in FT Top Rankings

Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) is consistently placed among the world's best management and business schools. It is highly ranked in all major activities (MBA and Masters, Undergraduate, PhD, Research and Executive Education). It has one of the largest and best-supported ESRC-recognised PhD (doctoral) programmes in the UK.

LUMS is one of a small group of business schools to hold triple accreditation from AACSB, EQUIS and the Association of MBAs. Lancaster's Full-time MBA, Executive MBA and Global MBA programmes, and the MSc in Management, are all accredited by the AMBA.


- 12th for Business Studies and Economics, and 1st in the Northwest for these subjects (Guardian University Guide 2010).

- 27th in the world, 10th in Europe and 4th in the UK (Financial Times' 2009 Top 100 Global Full-time MBA programmes). It is also placed 4th in the world for value, and 5th in the world for career progress.

- The MBA is placed 16th in the world (Forbes magazine 2009).

- 24th in the Whitefield Consulting Worldwide Global MBA Ranking 2009.

- 6th in Europe and 4th in the UK in the 'FT Doctoral Rating' (2009).

- 9th for Accounting and Finance, 10th for Business Studies and 14th for Economics (Times Good University Guide 2009).

- Ranked in the world's top 50 for customised executive education by the FT in 2009.

- 75% of Lancaster University Management School’s research activity has been assessed in the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008) as world-leading or internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour, placing it 3rd equal in the UK.

- The PhD is rated 5th in the world and 2nd in the UK in the 'FT Doctoral Rating'.

- 7th in the UK and 20th in Europe (FT league table of Europe's Top 65 business schools 2008).

- The MSc in Management is ranked 18th in Europe and 4th in the UK (FT ranking of Masters in Management programmes 2007). The MSc in Management is also rated 3rd in the UK for both ‘careers success’ and ‘aims achieved’, and 4th in the UK for ‘value for money’ and ‘international mobility’. In the subject tables, the Lancaster MSc is ranked 4th best for general management, 5th for entrepreneurship, 7th for economics and 10th for finance.

- 8th in the UK and 69th globally among the FT Top 100 MBA programmes 2004. It is also placed 1st in the world for the diversity of its class, and 6th in the world for the scale and quality of the doctoral programme.