Taught course

Strategy

Institution
Lancaster University · Management School
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in any discipline.

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

Work experience at a managerial level is desirable but not essential.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Today's businesses and organisations operate in a global context of disruption and uncertainty. Whether for-profit or not-for-profit, public or private, all are affected by political, ecological and demographic complexities. So what are the implications for those organisations and businesses? They must be quick to change. And they must change strategically.

Endorsed by Ernst & Young (EY) and Gränges, this programme benefits from depth of expertise, knowledge and cutting-edge research. We will teach you the art of strategising and the practice of strategy.

You will learn how to develop strategic business models and understand the implications of digital strategy. You will also acquire a deep knowledge of mergers and acquisitions as a potential strategy to enter new markets, grow or access critical resources and capabilities.

Working with real examples from industry, you will test your theoretical knowledge in context. In the company project module we tackle a question, task or challenge sourced from companies and supported by faculty and partners from EY. Our teaching is underpinned by our staff’s cutting-edge research, which they bring to the classroom.

For your dissertation you can choose a desk-based topic, empirical research or a real strategy project. The latter sees you formulate or implement a strategy within a company and then write a reflective essay. Some students continue with the company as interns or directly in paid employment following graduation.

It doesn’t matter if your background is in art or engineering, medicine or management, studying strategy combined with your existing in-depth specialist knowledge will enhance your worth in the job market. Our graduates are able to change and challenge the idea of a business and where it is at. Many go on to work with consultancy firms, high tech businesses and financial organisations.

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
£16,500
International students
£23,000

All applicants should consult our information on fees and funding.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
LUMS Course Enquiries
Email
lums@lancaster.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1524 592938