Lancaster University Management School climbs European rankings

Lancaster University Management School has been rated among Europe’s best as it climbed the Financial Times European Business Schools rankings.

The school has risen from 48th to 42nd in the 2019 rankings, and is rated ninth in the UK overall, up from 11th.

The rankings assess the salary increases of alumni who have completed the MBA, Executive MBA and Masters in Management (MiM) courses in Lancaster University Management School (LUMS).

The Lancaster MBA course ranks 27th in Europe (12th in the UK), the Executive MBA 51st (ninth in the UK) and the MiM 68th (11th in the UK), with respective salary increases of 88, 45 and 47 per cent. LUMS is one of only six business schools in the country ranked by the FT for all three qualifications.

LUMS dean, Professor Angus Laing, said: “Climbing the rankings is recognition of the continued efforts from the teams who deliver our MBA, EMBA and Masters in Management courses to ensure our students gain the best-possible experience from their time with us.

“We pride ourselves on providing first-class programmes, and we will strive to continue to deliver excellence in business education. LUMS is well-placed to continue to provide future students with such high standards and to equip them with the knowledge and expertise needed in their careers.”

The European Business Schools ranking comes after the FT ranked the LUMS EMBA in its global top 100 for the first time in 2019, and recognised it as sixth in the world for manufacturing and logistics, placing it top in the UK.

Chris Saunders, associate dean for Postgraduate Education in LUMS, said: “This latest ranking success demonstrates the strength of the postgraduate courses we offer within LUMS. We are always working to develop and improve on the qualifications we deliver, and this is demonstrated by the success of the many graduates who have gone through our schemes and joined the Lancaster University family.”