Lancaster University EMBA ranked among world’s best
The Financial Times has recognised Lancaster University’s Executive MBA as among the top 100 in the world.
The course, taught by the highly-regarded experts in Lancaster University Management School, is ranked 96th, and has broken into the FT standings on the back of the courses taught in LUMS and at partner university Sunway, in Malaysia. It also includes the career progress of alumni taught on LUMS courses in Singapore, Jordan and Zambia.
The course is rated sixth in the world for manufacturing and logistics, placing it top in the UK.
Lancaster is one of only seven UK-based universities to make the FT global top 100 for EMBA courses, which are designed to produce future business leaders. The FT rank courses based on the career progress of alumni, the diversity of students and staff, and the research and corporate social responsibility impacts of the institutions and teaching staff.
Chris Saunders, associate dean for postgraduate education in LUMS, said: “The Lancaster Executive MBA has been a life-changing programme for more than 30 years. The managers who come on to our programme progress exceptionally well in their careers, and it is good to see this reflected in the 2019 Financial Times ranking.”
Emma Watton, executive MBA programme director, said: “We are delighted to be included for the first time in the Financial Times Ranking for 2019. We feel our success lies in the dedication and commitment from the managers attending the course as well as from the staff involved with the teaching and administration of the programme.”
Lancaster’s two-year course, which runs focused sessions on a part-time basis shaped around professional commitments, is also recognised by the QS Global EMBA Rankings as joint-best in the world for students’ career outcomes, in terms of both salary increases and promotions obtained by participants within 12 months of the course concluding.
The Association of MBAs this year described the international teaching of the EMBA programme as best practice in the sector during a reaccreditation process this year.
LUMS dean, Professor Angus Laing, said: “Our EMBA course provides the professionals who come to us with a high-class programme to boost their own careers and the businesses they work for.
“Being ranked among the top 100 courses in the world demonstrates the impact our course has on those students who become part of the Lancaster community around the world.”
The LUMS course ranks in the top-70 worldwide for both the career progress of graduates and for the research done in LUMS.
Lancaster graduates covered by the rankings include students from the UK, Jordan, Zambia, Singapore, and Malaysia. Students on the EMBA course at Lancaster University Ghana will be included in the results from next year, along with those in LUMS and at Sunway University.