Entry requirements

Designed for: Managers and professionals interested in significant career change

Undergraduate Degree: 2:1 (Hons) degree (UK or equivalent) in any subject.

If you have studied outside of the UK, you can check your qualifications here: International Qualifications

We may consider non-standard applicants, please contact us for further information.

Additional Requirements: As part of your application you will 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

Two good references, one from your current employer, and ideally the other from someone who can comment on your academic ability

An interview with a member of Lancaster's admissions team

All successful applicants are required to complete the MBA admissions essay, details regarding this will be provided with your offer

Months of entry


Course content

This programme 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.

Information for international students

Details of entry requirements for international students can be found here: Grade Equivalencies

Proof of english language is required from non-native english speakers. We require IELTS with an overall score of 7.0, with no less than 6.0 in any element, or an approved equivalent.

If your score is below our requirements, we may consider you for one of our pre-sessional english language programmes.

Fees and funding

UK students
£33,000 per year
International students
£33,000 per year


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MBA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

LUMS Course Enquiries
+44 (0)1524 592938