The beauty of the degrees offered by the Department of Management Science is that they give you access to a broad range of career options. The strong analytical and numeracy skills they develop are highly sought after by many different types of employer. These degrees are ideal preparation for careers in general management or consultancy as well as for more specialist roles – for example, in operations management, information systems or production planning.
Excellent track record in employment
Graduates from our programmes work in organisations large and small all over the world – in consultancy firms, in manufacturing, in services or in public sector organisations such as the NHS. Many are now in senior positions. The kind of work they do is very varied, but may include business planning, developing information systems, analysing marketing decisions, and logistics and supply chain management.
Stephen King gained his BSc from the Department of Management Science in 2002. He's now General Manager – India for Virgin Atlantic.
Read here how Stephen's career took him from Lancaster to Delhi...
Others go on to study for a Masters degree or PhD – often choosing to do this at LUMS, since the Department of Management Science is one of the leading research centres in Europe.
To see what some of our graduates are now doing, view our Graduates profiles.
Career planning and employer engagement
At Lancaster you will have access to many different careers resources, provided both by the School’s own Careers team and by the central University careers service, CEEC. Familiarising yourself with what is available will be a crucial part of your career planning.
In addition to one-on-one advice, there is a busy programme of workshops, training sessions, careers clinics and employer events. The School and the Department have excellent links with employers, so companies regularly visit LUMS to make presentations and interview students as part of their selection process.
You will also find a large collection of careers-related web resources – aimed at both current students and alumni – on the LUMS careers pages.
At one of the employer fairs held in the School, visiting employers talk about why LUMS is such an attractive destination for them in terms of recruitment.