Business Administration, MBA
This program will equip you with all the necessary language, tools and techniques of business and management. Our MBA is unique as we focus on developing your practical wisdom and your capacity for judgment in the turbulent world of international business. We are focused on helping you build the ‘attitudes of mind’ and the skills that you will need to be highly effective at the most senior levels of management. We action this through our unique Mindful Manager and Core Capabilities modules together with four Action Learning challenges that weave together deep philosophical learnings and practical skills development.
Our MBA is globally recognised and highly ranked by The Financial Times.
You may also be interested in our part-time Executive MBA option.
2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in any subject.
We may also consider non-standard applicants, please contact us for information.
If you have studied outside of the UK, we would advise you to check our list of international qualifications before submitting your application.
As part of your application you also need to provide/have:
- A minimum of three years' professional work experience since graduation. This should be evidenced by providing a copy of your current CV detailing your professional experience and achievements to date. Preference will be given to those who can demonstrate that they have strong business experience and have held significant managerial responsibilities. Please ensure that you include dates of employment and job titles on your CV
- Two good references - one from your current employer, and ideally the other from someone who can comment on your academic ability
- A detailed personal statement (minimum 500 words)
- An interview with a member of Lancaster's admissions team
All successful applicants are required to provide one of the following: The Lancaster Admissions Essay or GMAT (with a minimum score of 580 and 4.0/6.0 in the Analytical Writing Assessment). GRE will be considered on a case by case basis. Details regarding the essay will be provided with your offer.
English Language Requirements
We may ask you to provide a recognised English language qualification, dependent upon your nationality and where you have studied previously.
We normally require an IELTS (Academic) Test with an overall score of at least 7.0, and a minimum of 6.0 in each element of the test.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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- Business Economics
- Business Management Challenge
- Capstone Work Placement (Corporate Challenge)
- Consultancy Challenge
- Core Capabilities
- Digital Innovation in Business
- Entrepreneurial Challenge
- Finance 1
- Finance 2
- International Business in Context
- Leading Responsibly
- Operations Management
- Organising Behaviour
- Responsible Management and Ethics
- Strategic Management
- Corporate Strategy
- Managing Strategic Change
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Strategic Brand Management
- For UK students: £33,000 per year
- For International students: £33,000 per year
About this institute
Lancaster University is located in the northwest of England near the major cities of Manchester and Liverpool. It was established in 1964 as a collegiate university with a reputation for innovation. Lancaster is one of the few UK universities to...
Why study at Lancaster University
Welcome to Lancaster
For us, Lancaster is everything a university should be. It's somewhere you can belong, a community to join with a collection of colleges that offer close-knit support and a proud identity.
We set high standards, and we challenge, pushing people to new heights. But we also support, guiding people through their studies, research and careers.
A top 10 university
Lancaster University is among the best in the UK, in the top 10 in The Guardian University Guide 2021 and The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021. We also have a TEF Gold rating for teaching and we're highly ranked in international league tables such as the QS World Rankings. We're proud to have been named International University of the Year by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.
A place for everyone
Come to Lancaster and find your place - on our campus, in our city and in our community. From the facilities you need on campus, to the historic city on your doorstep, Lancaster is made for learning.
Nine colleges, one home
Colleges are central to the Lancaster University experience. It's where you live, but more than that, it's a place to socialise and a support network too. The difference our colleges make can't be overstated. For 'collegiate' read 'supportive', 'friendly', 'fun' and 'open'.
Lancaster is ranked 3rd in the UK for graduate-level employment in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021, with 89% of Lancaster students going into professional work or further education after graduation.
Not everyone has their future planned out when they arrive at University, but whatever's right for you, we're here to help.
Your global experience
Your Global Experience at Lancaster University is about joining our international community on campus to share ideas and perspectives. Take it further with study abroad options and other travel opportunities.
Get involved to make connections, explore the world and discover yourself.
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We offer comprehensive support from the very start of your Lancaster journey until you graduate, to enhance your experience as a student and help to fulfil your potential.
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