Lancaster University Management School is typically ranked in the UK's top four and among the world's highly ranked management and business schools. It is the only UK business school to be so highly ranked across all major activities (MBA and Masters, Undergraduate, PhD, Research and Executive Education). On this evidence we can claim to be the leading full-spectrum business or management school in the UK.
MBA (Financial Times)
The Financial Times' 2013 Top 100 Global Full-time MBA programmes ranked LUMS 71st in the world, and 4th in the world for 'value for money'.
Forbes magazine ranked the Lancaster MBA 12th in the world and 6th in the UK in its 2013 ranking of the best non-US one-year MBA programmes. Forbes uses Return on Investment (ROI) as the main measure.
MSc Finance (Financial Times)
The Financial Times Global Masters in Finance 2013 ranking ranked Lancaster's MSc in Finance 36th in the world, and 11th in the UK.
MSc Management (Financial Times)
The Financial Times Masters in Management 2013 ranking placed Lancaster 16th in the world's twelve-month programmes, and 8th in the UK.
Research (Higher Education Funding Council)
In the latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE, 2008) Lancaster is in the top four university business schools on most measures of research quality, and 5th equal if using the simple grade point average score.
Three quarters of Lancaster University Management School’s research activity has been assessed as world leading or internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour, and virtually all its research (95%) is of international standing.
PhD/Doctoral (Financial Times)
In the Financial Times 2013 ranking of the top 100 global MBA programmes, one of the factors taken into consideration is doctoral rank. In this the LUMS PhD and doctoral programme is ranked 12th in the world, and 2nd in Europe, based on a combination of the number of PhD graduates and where they were employed after graduation.
Customised Executive Education (Financial Times)
LUMS was ranked in the world's top 50 for customised executive education by the FT in 2009.
Lancaster University was ranked 11th nationally by the Guardian University Guide 2014 and the Complete University Guide for 2014. In the second guide, Lancaster is ranked first for Marketing, and 7th for Business and Management Studies.
The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014 ranked Lancaster University joint 12th nationally and first in the Northwest. Accounting and Finance was ranked 3rd, Business Studies 5th and Economics 15th in the subject guides.