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 7th in the world and 3rd in the UK in its 2011 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 2012 ranking ranked Lancaster's MSc in Finance 28th in the world, 8th in the UK and 1st in the northwest of England.
MSc Management (Financial Times)
The Financial Times Masters in Management 2011 ranking ranked Lancaster 63rd in the world and 13th 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.
The Guardian University Guide 2013 ranked Lancaster 7th nationally and first in the Northwest.
Lancaster University was ranked 11th nationally and first in the Northwest in the Complete University Guide for 2014. Lancaster is ranked first for Marketing, and 7th for Business and Management Studies.
The Times Good University Guide 2013 ranked Lancaster University 12th nationally and first in the Northwest. Accounting and Finance was ranked 7th, Business Studies 7th and Economics 17th in the subject guides.