Lancaster University Management School
In the business school world, Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) is extraordinary. It is quadruple-accredited, by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS and by the Small Business Charter; ranked ﬁrst in the UK for research power (2014 Research Excellence Framework); and has the top ‘Gold’ rating for its teaching (Teaching Excellence Framework). The School has achieved high rankings in a number of subject areas, including accounting and ﬁnance which is ranked 2nd in the UK (Guardian 2018), business studies 4th (The Times, 2018) and marketing 5th (Complete University Guide, 2018). LUMS was set up in the 1960s with a mission as an innovator, to take the intellectual high ground and combine rigour with practical applications that would challenge the norms of business and how it works within an economy and wider society. LUMS was central to the creation of modern accounting standards, the development of operational research, organisational psychology and marketing education.
A strong and growing community, the School continues to be a challenger. Research is at the heart of its success. It informs teaching, pushes boundaries and transforms lives. Through a collaborative approach and cutting-edge knowledge the School is a beacon for top talent. The School has an open door to business. LUMS has worked with over 11,000 SMEs, creating more than 6,500 new jobs and more than 250 start-up businesses. At the same time, LUMS’ expertise and reach across the business world is global, and its community includes people from more than 150 diﬀerent countries. LUMS’ 2025 strategy is focused on building further on its status as a world-class management school, admired among the top three schools in the UK, and further leveraging its academic excellence to impact on businesses, managers and new streams of talented graduates for employers. Plans have been backed by a new multimillion investment in infrastructure. The Dean of LUMS is Professor Angus W Laing PhD FRSA, who is a former Chair of the UK’s Chartered Association of Business Schools and currently serves on the Association’s Council.
The city of Lancaster is two hours by train from London, and 1.5 hours from Manchester’s airport with direct ﬂights to Europe, the Middle East, and North America. Lancaster is an historic English city with a 12th-century castle dominating the hill above the River Lune. The city is situated on the edge of an ‘area of outstanding natural beauty’ and two National Parks, the spectacular Lake District and Yorkshire Dales, popular with walkers and climbers. The coast and Morecambe Bay are close by. The city oﬀers excellent shopping - including many small, independent and boutique shops - cafés, cinemas, art galleries, theatres, good restaurants and some of England’s oldest pubs. The vibrant cities of Manchester and Liverpool are within easy reach. Accommodation in easy travelling distance from the University ranges from property in the Lake District, the seaside town of Morecambe, Preston, the villages running along the River Lune valley and Lancaster itself. It is also competitively priced, most especially in terms of property. The area is well served with state, private and church schools, including a number of outstanding grammar schools. While employed in the UK, you and your immediate family are entitled to full beneﬁts of the National Health Service (NHS) in the same way as a UK citizen. On campus, there is a Multi-faith Chaplaincy Centre (with facilities for the Baha’i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islam and Jewish faiths) and a Muslim Prayer Room. Other places of worship are available in Lancaster and the surrounding region. The UK has a temperate climate - rarely extreme in either cold or heat - making for a comfortable and safe environment for families and for exploring the region.