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Undergraduate Prospectus 2011 www.lums.lancs.ac.uk/undergraduate
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Contents
Why choose Lancaster University Management School?
06 Welcome to Lancaster University Management School
08 Teaching and learning
10 Employability and careers provision at LUMS
12 Placement year
14 Study abroad
16 Information for international students
18 Degree structure
Which LUMS course is right for me?
22 Accounting & Finance
24 Accounting, Auditing & Finance
– The Ernst & Young Degree
26 Business Studies
28 Economics
30 European Management (BBA)
32 Management (BBA)
34 Management & Entrepreneurship
36 Management & IT
38 Management & Organisations
40 Management Science & Operations Management
42 Marketing & Advertising
44 Project Management
What’s it like being a student at LUMS?
48 City life & surrounding area
50 Campus life
52 Eight colleges – one university
54 Student support
56 Student union
58 Fees, scholarships & bursaries
60 Entry requirements
61 Campus plan
“Lancaster’s excellent
academic facilities,
teaching staff, student
societies and sports
facilities - coupled with
a beautiful campus and
collegiate system -
provides a vibrant
student life.”
Hassan Mahbub, BBA
Management, 2010
Join our Fanpage at www.facebook.com/lancastermanagement
Why choose
Lancaster
University
Management
School?
Welcome to
Lancaster University
Management School (LUMS)
Key Facts
■ Rated very
highly in the
National Student
Satisfaction
Survey every year
One of the best
in Europe for
research and staff
expertise
■ Rated excellent
for quality of
teaching
■ Consistently in
The Times Top 10
“The programme, the extra curricular activities and
the support the LUMS’ staff offered me throughout
my studies, have all shaped me for the future.
Not only have the courses provided me with the
relevant knowledge to enter the business world,
they have challenged me and allowed me to develop
the skills required to be successful.”
Sophie Kelly, BSc Business Studies, 2009
06
Andreas Blum
BBA Management North
America/Australasia
“Besides the unique degree structure
of the BBA, I chose LUMS mainly for
its reputation as a leading European
Management School and for its diverse
student body and faculty, which I
deemed a good preparation for a
future career in an international
business environment.
I am now in my final year and I have
gained enormously from studying at
LUMS. The year of studying abroad,
the placement year in industry and the
excellent environment at LUMS equip
you with the tools and skills you need
for a successful future career in
management.”
07
Why study at LUMS?
Because we offer a variety of world-
class degrees in a stimulating
and friendly environment.
The government has consistently rated
us one of the very best in the UK for our
staff expertise across the whole field of
Business and Management. This ensures
that all our degrees are highly relevant
and up-to-date, covering a wide choice
of challenging modules, which examine
theory and practice from national and
global perspectives.
More importantly, our students also regard
us highly. The National Student Survey,
which surveys final year students, has rated
us very highly every year of its existance.
What do our students like about studying
at LUMS? According to the survey results,
our courses:
■ are intellectually stimulating and taught
with great enthusiasm
■ help them to tackle unfamiliar problems
■ encourage the development of
presentation skills
■ massively improve teamwork and
communication skills (essential to any
employment)
■ are extremely well run, with highly
effective communication, and staff who
are easy to contact
Employers like us too. Although there are
more UK graduates than ever, employers
still often struggle to find the sorts of
graduate they need – but they like LUMS
graduates for their sharp, critical minds
coupled with essential personal skills that
single them out as leaders for the future.
In this prospectus you will find out about
the wide variety of degrees on offer at
LUMS. These include “generalist” degrees
which cover the whole spectrum of
management and business topics as well
as more “specialist” degrees which focus
mainly on particular subject areas. They
include a degree delivered in conjunction
with Ernst & Young, one of the world’s
leading employers, the BBA in European
Management, which is in fact two degrees,
one from Lancaster and one from another
top international university. No other
leading management school can match
what we have on offer.
You will read about our innovative and varied
teaching methods; great facilities;
stimulating international mix of both staff
and students; opportunities to take salaried
work placements and the opportunity
to spend time studying at a top-quality
university abroad. Throughout this
prospectus we will also be sharing with
you the views of our current and recent
students. They are the ones who know
what it’s really like to study as a LUMS
undergraduate.
“Coming to Lancaster
has been the best thing
to happen to me – it’s
a fantastic preparation
for your business career.”
Sophie Mazur, BBA
European Management,
2008
Teaching and learning
08
“The teaching is
absolutely first class
and I have learnt
many varied skills
in my time here.”
Stuart Rae,
BBA Management
2009
09
Our overall teaching and learning
philosophy is simple.
We treat you as adults.
We don’t tell you what to think. If all you
can do is repeat what we’ve told you in
lectures, then we’ve failed.
This requires a varied style of learning.
As well as lectures, you will also discuss
issues in smaller groups with each other and
your tutors, this helps really understand the
issues introduced in lectures. Depending on
your precise degree, you may also be
involved in classes, computer workshops, etc.
Much of your work you will have to organise
for yourself outside timetabled hours. This
will involve research in the library and on
the internet, so that you can discover a
range of opinions and insights on the topics
you are studying, and, most important of
all, come to your own critically considered
views. You will have to produce items of
coursework throughout your time with us,
and you will be expected to keep to
deadlines – time management is a very
important skill you will learn! And you will
have to take exams at the end of it all; your
performance in these will serve to sum up
everything you have learned.
But you won’t just be working on your
own the whole time. We believe that team
work is absolutely essential. It is not only
vital for your future employment; it is also
a key life skill.
If you can’t work productively with other
people you will be denying yourself all
sorts of opportunities in the future.
So, in addition to your individual work, you
will frequently be working in teams on all
manner of projects, undertaking research,
writing reports, giving presentations,
taking part in role play, etc. Sometimes you
will be allowed to choose your fellow team
members, but at other times you may be
put into teams with people you have never
met before – often a challenge, but one
that will stand you in very good stead for
future employment.
Expert Teachers
Our teaching staff have world-class
expertise in a very wide variety of fields of
management and business. So you can be
sure that everything you are taught is
extremely well-researched and up to date.
This is of course crucial in the world of
management and business, which can
change very quickly.
At LUMS we believe that all of our students
should reap the benefit of our expertise,
right from the first year. So, for example,
you may find yourself being taught
first-year economics by a professor who is
internationally renowned for his work in the
economics of labour and education; and
then in your operations management
first-year class you may be taught by a
world-class expert in the management of
risk and organisational reliability. These
established staff will be joined by young
and enthusiastic academics near the start
of their careers – the stars of the future.
Just as important as all this, you will find
that the LUMS staff are willing to help you
achieve your maximum potential. Lecturers
and tutors are easy to contact and many
have an open-door policy. We are also
fortunate to have a superb team of
administrative staff who ensure that
everything runs as smoothly as possible.
Everything and everybody is geared up for
you to succeed, to fulfil your potential and
achieve more than you ever thought
possible before you started at LUMS.
Facilities
All this requires top-class facilities. Our
lecture theatres and small seminar rooms
are very well equipped with the latest in
audio-visual equipment, and even the
seating has been recently renovated. There
are numerous computer labs with all the
software you need, and if you have your
own laptop you will find plenty of wireless
internet areas within LUMS and on other
parts of campus.
You will have your own email account, and
every single module in LUMS has its own
intranet area to aid clear and speedy
communication between staff and students.
To facilitate our growing use of team work,
there are new “break-out” areas, where
you can get together with your team
members and go through your reports,
presentations, etc., in comfortable and
bright surroundings. These are very popular
with students and also form an important
part of the life of LUMS. Beyond LUMS,
there is an excellent university library with
access to almost all the books, journals
and databases you could ever need – and,
if you can’t find what you want, the library
staff are always very helpful in trying to get
hold of it for you.
“The workshops pertaining
to work permits and
international students
really aided me during my
application process. The
advice given in these
sessions really helped me
to understand the UK
system better.” Aliya Jabbar,
BSc Accounting and
Finance, 2008
Employability
and careers provision
at LUMS
10
“The ‘Get that Job’ workshop made me
more aware of the application process and
assessment day and helped to prepare me
for the recruitment process.” Joanna Rogers,
BA Advertising and Marketing, 2007
If you choose LUMS you are doing so at an
exciting time. A recent £2.7m investment
has resulted in one of the most innovative
careers services in the UK, which hosts
the biggest independent careers fair in the
country. In addition our dedicated Careers
Resources Room in the Management
School will help you discover the vast array
of options open to you, provide drop-in
clinics to help you at every stage of the
recruitment process and offer one to one
careers advice when you need it.
At LUMS academic and careers professional
staff work as a team to ensure that when
you graduate you will be equipped with
academic excellence and the best possible
set of skills to enjoy success in your future
life, study and career.
11
LUMS is at the forefront of
research into graduate
employability so we understand
the potential challenges you will
face entering a highly
competitive graduate labour
market. Our close contact with
graduate employers also helps us
to understand the knowledge,
skills and personal attributes
they seek in potential employees.
At LUMS you will have a unique opportunity
to develop your employability. Through your
course you will gain specialised subject
knowledge, learn how to work in teams,
deliver professional presentations, develop
your managerial and leadership qualities,
solve real business problems and become
much more globally aware.
You will have the opportunity to widen
your experience by selecting from a vast
array of activities which include business
games run by major graduate employers,
personal and career development
courses, work experience, volunteering
and membership of student clubs and
societies. So whatever your career
aspirations – working for a large blue chip
organisation, a small or medium sized
enterprise, a not-for-profit organisation
or even setting up your own business –
we will help you to realise them.
If it all seems a bit daunting or you have no
idea yet of what you will do at the end of
your study, don’t worry – our flexible
degrees and dedicated careers support are
designed to let you explore your interests
and learn more about the different options
open to you.
A business and management degree from
LUMS is highly regarded by regional,
national and international employers and will
open the door to a vast range of careers.
The majority of our graduates enter careers
directly related to business and management
in a wide range of organisations including
Accenture, Arcadia, Astra Zeneca, Barclays,
BMW, Civil Service, Co-Op, Deloitte, Ernst
& Young, Home Office, IBM, Johnson and
Johnson, KPMG, Marks & Spencer, NHS,
PricewaterhouseCoopers and Tesco.
Others go on to postgraduate education,
academic research and teaching or start
their own businesses.
“The 1-1 nature of the support available was invaluable.
Throughout the job application process, having someone
to provide advice and assistance enabled me to
successfully secure an excellent graduate job.”
Rebecca Oliver, BA Management and Entrepreneurship, 2008
Placement year
12
“The year in industry is great –
the school gives you a lot of
support in getting your placement.”
Laurie Borlace, BBA Management
North America/Australasia 2008
“I couldn’t imagine
leaving university and
starting a job without
having the experience
I gained on my
placement year”
Melanie McKay, BBA
Management 2008
Stuart Rae
BBA Management 2009
Placement employer: Johnson & Johnson
“My placement search was one of the
hardest things I’ve ever done –
however, Lancaster has fantastic links
with many top employers like Johnson
and Johnson – where I accepted a
placement. I was given real
responsibilities and treated as an
employee. I worked in Customer
Development and was given direct
contact with some of the UK’s largest
pharmaceutical wholesalers. I was the
first ever placement student to receive
an award at the end of year
conference. It was awarded by the UK
Managing Director to recognise my
efforts during the first six months.”
13
Every year over 100 LUMS
undergraduates take a period of
paid managerial employment as
part of their degree – usually for
the third year of a four-year
degree. For some of our degrees
the placement is an integral
component of the degree, but
you may also be able to take an
optional placement year in most
of our other degrees.
Why should you take a placement year?
Well, it’s not for everyone. We know that
many students prefer to finish their studies
in three years. But if you’re not in a great
hurry you could find it really beneficial. The
experience will give your employment
prospects a massive boost – you will not
find it hard to secure graduate job interviews.
And it helps you decide on your career
direction and the kind of organisation in
which you want to work. Our students tell
us that it’s very enjoyable as well!
There are always plenty of really good
placements available, in all sectors of
employment – banking and finance, retail,
service, manufacturing, government, etc.
– and covering all sorts of roles, including
Marketing, Sales, Human Resources,
Finance, Events Management, Logistics,
Consultancy and many more. We ensure
that you find a placement that really suits
you, and where you will flourish and
develop professionally at a fast rate.
Many students tell us that they have done
things on their placement that they never
dreamt they would be capable of.
Recent placements include:
■ Knowledge Management for Amadeus
in Nice
■ Human Resources for Warner Brothers
in London
■ Sports Marketing for Reebok in Bolton
■ Financial Analyst for Aston Martin in
Warwickshire
■ Events Management for Fujitsu in
London
Whatever your role and whoever your
employer, you will be doing a real,
responsible job. You’ll be paid a good salary
and will be expected to earn it! But you’ll
also remain a LUMS student and thus still
eligible for a student loan and other
benefits. You will also have a LUMS
supervisor who will visit you on placement
to ensure that everything is going well and
that you are gaining as much as possible
from the experience.
Your placement experience will be really
useful when you come back for your final
year. You will be able to see the
connections between theory and practice
and your final year studies will benefit a
great deal. Nearly all students get much
higher marks in their final year and a large
proportion every year end up with a
first-class degree.
Mark Allin
BSc Marketing
Management, 2008
Placement employer: Reebok UK
“My placement year at Reebok has
proved to be beneficial in a number of
ways: It helped to improve my
subsequent university work on my
Marketing Management degree.
It was also invaluable when applying
for graduate jobs as it provided a
broad, relevant and influential set of
examples that allow you to demonstrate
key qualities and techniques during the
application process. The experience
was fantastic and continues to provide
benefits – it led directly to my job
at Reebok UK in Horwich after I
graduated from Lancaster.”
“You have the opportunity to put into practice
the theory you have learned at university,
and then return to university with a wealth
of practical experience – which often helps to
conceptualise the theories taught in lectures.”
Ben Dickinson, BSc Accounting, Auditing and
Finance, 2009
Study Abroad
14
“The help and support
network to guide
students through the
exchange process is
very well established
at Lancaster – making
the planning and
preparation process
very easy and hassle-
free.” Karl Duffill,
BBA Management, 2010
“Studying abroad not only opens your eyes
to different people and cultures but also to alternative
teaching methods which I believe have enriched
my university experience as a whole.” Andreas Blum,
BBA Management North America/Australasia, 2009
Smita Patel
BBA Management-North
America/Australasia, 2008
Study Abroad Destination:
University of New South Wales, Sydney
“I have had many amazing experiences
and I’ve managed to travel to Fiji,
Australia and New Zealand. I have
become a much more independent
person, able to change and adapt to
new situations. It has been an amazing
experience and I’d advise anyone who
has the opportunity to study abroad to
grab it with both hands – it is a life
changing experience!”
The Experience
We encourage students to gain experience
of study outside the UK and many of our
degree programmes include a year spent
studying at top US, Canadian, European,
Australasian or Asian universities.
Lancaster has an exceptionally well
developed and exciting range of
opportunities for Study Abroad.
The flexibility of our degrees means that, in
most cases, even if you are not admitted to
a scheme with a compulsory year abroad,
you could still choose to compete for a
place on the Study Abroad scheme during
your first year, subject to good first-year
academic performance.
Ask any student on our Study Abroad
programme and he or she will tell you that
it is the experience of a lifetime. As well as
the opportunity to study at a leading
university you will also have the chance to
experience life in another culture and meet
new people from all over the world. Students
who Study Abroad not only have a fantastic
time but also learn about themselves,
becoming more independent, gaining
confidence and achieving the ability to adapt
to the environment around them. There is
some evidence, too, that students who have
experienced contrasting education systems
and cultures are more attractive to employers.
However, this is not a year’s holiday, and
you do need to be strongly motivated,
flexible and ready for a challenge. It’s not
just the culture, the people, the environment,
the weather and the food that will be
different – study styles and expectations
also vary greatly across the world and you
will be expected to adapt quickly and take
your work seriously. The year abroad
normally replaces your second year at
Lancaster, and so you will need to choose
your studies carefully. Your Study Abroad
Adviser will help you decide on a relevant
study programme for your year abroad that
fits in well with your studies at Lancaster,
and will be a constant contact on hand to
help and advise at any point during the year.
Your host university will also provide an
International Student Adviser to help you
out with any practical difficulties.
In addition to the formal degree schemes
offering a year’s Study Abroad in North
America and Australasia, LUMS also has
an extensive network of partners in Europe
and Asia. We can offer a term or a year, or
2 years (see BBA European Management)
depending on your degree scheme, in top
Business Schools and you may not have
to speak the local language to take
advantage of them. This opportunity
again is competitive and will only be given
to those performing well at their studies
at Lancaster.
Exchange Partners
LUMS has exchange agreements with
prestigious universities all over the world
and in recent years students have studied at
Boston College, the University of California,
the University of British Columbia (Canada),
Hong Kong City University, La Trobe
University (Australia) and very many more.
Further details of all our partner institutions
can be found on the LUMS website at
www.lums.lancs.ac.uk/international.
Fees and expenses
The cost of a year abroad varies by location.
As a general guide, around £6,000 covers
living expenses (including accommodation
and meals). You pay half fees to Lancaster
University for your year abroad and do not
pay any tuition fees to your host university.
If UK students spend a full year in an
EU partner institution on the Erasmus
programme their tuition fees are waived.
However please note that this is under
review. International and EU students
currently pay half fees to Lancaster when
they spend a full year in an EU country.
Irene Lam
BSc Marketing Management
(Study Abroad), 2008
Study Abroad Destination: Hong Kong
“I’ve always been passionate about
travelling around the world and chose
Lancaster University as it gave me
the opportunity to spend two of my
four years abroad, both studying
and working.
After the first year I studied in Hong
Kong as an exchange student which
gave me the chance to explore my own
cultural roots. The friends I have made
are irreplaceable and it’s an experience
that will last a lifetime. ”
15
Information
for international
students
16
LUMS is a friendly and diverse
community with students from
all over the world. We have long
experience of teaching international
students and welcome the
contribution they make to the
academic and social life of LUMS.
There are over currently 700 non-UK
undergraduates at LUMS: 250 from Europe
and 500 from outside the EU. You will
therefore be joining a highly cosmopolitan
community.
Applications and admissions
Are you qualified for admission? Do check
our entry requirements on the LUMS
website www.lums.lancs.ac.uk/about/
international.
We welcome students from a wide
range of countries directly on to year one
of our programmes and also accept good
performance on selected Foundation Year
programmes as meeting our entry
requirements. The programmes we
consider include those validated and
recognised by Lancaster University,
such as the Study Group Programme
taught on our campus.
Need advice before you apply?
In many countries you can meet a LUMS
staff member at an Education Fair before
you apply – see www.lums.lancs.ac.uk/
events/ugfairs for the full schedule. We
also have agents who can give personal
advice on your application to LUMS in
countries such as China, Cyprus, Greece,
India, Japan, Nigeria, Norway and Taiwan
– a full list is on www.lums.lancs.ac.uk/
international.
“The experience
of living with
so many
people from so
many different
nationalities
is very enriching
– it helps you
to build your
social skills and
develops your
character.”
Zarina Khaliq, BA
Economics, 2007
Vidisha Khaitan
BSc Business Studies, 2006
Country of origin: India
Employer: City Capital
“The three years I have spent at
Lancaster University have been a most
challenging and exciting experience.
I would recommend the Lancaster
University Business Studies degree.
In addition to gaining a strong
theoretical background, certain courses
– such as Entrepreneurship, for
instance – give you a great insight into
how you would approach things if you
were an entrepreneur or manager in
a real business. However, it has not
been always just work – there is
ample opportunity to get involved
in student societies.”
17
We also recommend that you contact a
former LUMS student for firsthand
information about our degrees and life on
the Lancaster campus. A full list of alumni
advisers is on www.lums.lancs.ac.uk/
masters/contacts/alumnicontacts.
Need extra language preparation
before starting your studies?
We usually ask non-native speakers for an
English Language qualification (such as
IELTS 6.5). For those who do not quite
meet this standard, we offer 4-week and
8-week pre-degree courses in English for
Academic Purposes. An extra fee is required
for this course, but during your degree we
also provide excellent study skills support
for international students for no extra fee.
For programmes which include a placement,
or a year abroad, we may ask for IELTS 7.0
to ensure that you have the necessary skill
level to be effective in a work situation.
Accommodation and life
at Lancaster
We guarantee non-EU students a single
room on campus for the full period of
study. EU students are guaranteed a room
in year one, but may have to live off
campus in year two. We offer a safe,
supportive and attractive environment. In
the University’s Student Support Office
there is a specialist International Student
Adviser who helps any students who might
have visa and financial problems and
organises a range of events off campus
trips and visits especially for international
students.
There is also a very wide range of
University societies for different nationality
groups, such as Hellenic, CSSA (Chinese),
Malaysian and Asian, through which
different activities are organised.
An international curriculum
Our programmes have been developed
with the needs of international students
in mind, including for example our BBA
in European Management. There is a
special compulsory first year course in
British Society and Business Environment
for non-EU students to help them adjust
and adapt to studying business and
management in the UK.
Fees and scholarships for
international students
We charge reasonable tuition fees, and we
would expect to offer special scholarships
on an annual basis to students who select
Lancaster as their first choice and whose
performance slightly exceeds our entry
requirements.
Useful web sites:
■ UCAS special pages – www.ucas.com/
students/nonukstudents/index
■ English for Academic Purposes –
www.ling.lancs.ac.uk/study/eap
■ Pre-arrival Information –
www.lancs.ac.uk/depts/
studentsupport/international/
prearrival
■ In-sessional study skills programme
– www.lancs.ac.uk/celt/sldc/
courses/Elis
■ University Support services -
www.lancs.ac.uk/depts/studentsupport
■ Lancaster University Colleges
www.lancs.ac.uk/colleges/colleges
■ Students Union support facilities
www.lusu.co.uk
■ Student societies
www.lusu.co.uk/societies
Andy Bohong Chen
BA Accounting
and Finance, 2006
Country of origin: China
“I enjoyed the time I had at Lancaster
University. Here, you study, you do
sports and you can join in many social
events where you can make lots of
good friends.
On the academic side, lectures and
tutorials were very well arranged.
Tutors were approachable and always
willing to provide help.
I believe that it was a very wise
decision to choose LUMS – one of the
best management schools in this
country. I will definitely come back to
visit Lancaster University.”
Lancaster’s
undergraduate
degree structure
18
“The flexibility
at Lancaster
means you
can switch
to a different
degree scheme
if you find
your interests
changing.”
Yun Yue, BA
Accounting &
Finance, 2008
LUMS offers a large number of
degrees, many of which may be
new to you. You may feel a little
worried about committing
yourself to a particular degree in
these circumstances. However,
help is at hand!
Lancaster’s flexible degree structure means
that you are able to switch the focus of
your degree as both your interests evolve
and career opportunities develop. On
successful completion of Part I (the first
year), you make your final selection of the
degree scheme you wish to study in Part II
(subsequent years). At this point you are
able to choose from a wide range of degrees,
regardless of the specific scheme you were
admitted to study in Part I. This flexibility is
a valuable asset, for several reasons.
■ Increased options: Why commit
yourself to a single degree when you
can keep your options open? When you
select a Lancaster degree on your
UCAS form, you automatically gain
access to a broad range of degrees.
■ Deferred decision-making: Deciding
which degree to take is one of the most
important decisions you’ll ever make.
Your preferred subject choice may
sound great in principle but the reality
could be different. What if you don’t like
it? What if you’re not good at it? The last
thing you want is to be stuck on the
wrong degree. By delaying the final
decision on your preferred degree to
the end of your first year, we ensure
that you’ll know enough about the
subject to make the right choice.
■ Greater flexibility: Fashions and tastes
change rapidly. What excites you today
might bore you tomorrow. What looks
like a great career choice now might
seem less attractive in a year’s time.
Once you have made your choice at the
end of the first year, you will begin to study
your chosen subject in more depth,
including a selection of advanced options.
However, it will normally be possible to
take one or more additional options in
other subjects. The total number of options
available is very large, since LUMS is so
strong in many different areas of
management and business. It will also
usually be possible to take options from
other parts of the university.
This flexibility is not absolute – for example,
some degrees have extra entry criteria,
and some have to be taken from the start
of the first year. But there will definitely be
a choice of paths to follow for every
student who completes the first year with
satisfactory marks.
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“I really liked the freedom to select the subjects
I was interested in and appreciated the highly
organised course management, from lecturers
to course co-ordinators. The responsiveness of staff,
including lecturers, was incredible.” Matiss Ansviesulis,
BSc Business Studies, 2009
Which LUMS
course is
right for me?
Degrees
■ BA/BSc Accounting & Finance
■ BSc Accounting, Auditing
& Finance (The Ernst
& Young Degree)
■ BSc Accounting
& Management Studies
■ BSc Finance
& Management Studies
■ BSc Finance
■ BA Accounting & Economics
■ BA Accounting, Finance
& Computer Science
■ BSc Accounting, Finance
& Mathematics
■ BSc Finance & Economics
■ BSc Financial Mathematics
“The course was
really flexible and
supported and
facilitated my individual
development”
Lucy Musgrove
Accounting and Finance
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We offer a range of degrees in Accounting
and/or Finance, all of which provide a
challenging and rewarding educational
experience second to none. Within our
standard three-year degree, there are
opportunities for you to focus solely on
Accounting and Finance or combine your
degree with other subjects such as
economics, maths, computing, etc. You
could study part of your degree in another
country such as the US or Canada.
Alternatively, if you wish to gain work
experience as part of a four-year degree,
you could take a year-long fully paid work
placement (LUMS will assist you in finding
a suitable work placement), or you could
choose to apply for a special degree in
partnership with the international
accounting firm Ernst and Young, which
combines studying at LUMS with eighteen
months of paid work placement and
professional training that enables you to
fast-track your training as a chartered
accountant.
LUMS is widely regarded as one of the
premier centres in Europe to study
Accounting and Finance-related subjects.
If you study here, you will be in good
company. In addition to our large UK
student intake, the Department’s
reputation for excellence attracts students
from all over the world. You will also benefit
from Lancaster’s internationally renowned
faculty, our generous library resources and
excellent IT provision, and our focused
career support to help you fulfil your
potential as a Lancaster Accounting and
Finance graduate. There is a world of
exciting career opportunities open to you
when you graduate with a LUMS
Accounting or Finance degree. But don’t
just take our word for it. See what our
graduates say.
The Accounting and Finance profession offers some of the most
stimulating (and highly paid) career opportunities in business.
Our aim at LUMS is to ensure that you are fully equipped to
succeed in this exciting area.
YuQin Yang
BSc Accounting
and Finance, 2006
“Lancaster has one of the best
management schools in the UK –
which is one of the main reasons I
came here. I particularly valued the
integrated nature of the university
campus, which made it easy to find a
balance between work and social life.”
David Purcell
BA Accounting
and Finance, 2008
Employer: Ernst & Young
“It’s a very flexible degree and very
attractive, especially for employment
as you have the opportunity to develop
a number of different skills. The broad
range of teaching in the first year
allowed me to acquire a wide range of
knowledge and the option to switch
degrees if I wanted.”
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“The staff are all really approachable. I was surprised
by how relaxed and informal they are. They’ve always got
time for your questions.” Ben Dickinson
“Looking back, I really enjoyed my time at Lancaster
University – it provided me with a great
foundation to progress my career further.
Having now started work for KPMG, within their
audit function, I can say that the knowledge
and experience I acquired during my degree
will be invaluable.” Jan Corbridge
Courses
“The staff here are very
friendly and helpful; they
make time to talk to you
if you need any help or
have any problems.”
Vijay Mistry
Degrees
■ BSc Accounting, Auditing
& Finance (The Ernst & Young
Degree)
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BSc Accounting, Auditing and Finance (The Ernst & Young Degree)
LUMS prides itself on strong employer
relations that underpin a number of our
academic programmes including the BSc
Accounting, Auditing and Finance
(The Ernst & Young degree) launched in
2005. Through our partnership with Ernst
& Young and the Institute of Chartered
Accountants of Scotland (ICAS), this degree
offers you the opportunity to fast track your
chartered accountancy qualification
by completing vital work experience
and professional exams and gaining an
academic education all at the same time.
The degree is designed to challenge
and stretch you, giving you the opportunity
to start your career as a professional
accountant within a supportive and
stimulating environment.
During the four-year sandwich course,
you spend up to 18 months on salaried
placements at an Ernst & Young office and
receive a first-year bursary to help with
university and living costs.
After completing the work experience and
over half of their professional exams, you
are fast-tracked to qualifying as a chartered
accountant. Ernst & Young, LUMS and
ICAS are committed to ensure your
development and success, helping you to
achieve your potential. The combined
strength of the three partners brings
together outstanding teaching and a
breadth of experience.
Ernst & Young
A global leader in assurance, tax, corporate finance and
advisory services.
Lancaster University Management School (LUMS)
A world ranked international management school, consistently
ranked amongst the top four in the UK.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)
The first professional body of accountants in the world and
provider of the internationally recognised CA qualification.
“By taking the Ernst & Young
Degree, you won’t just receive
one of the best business
degrees in the UK. You’ll
receive the whole learning
experience. The degree has
been designed to prepare you
for your work placements,
ensuring that you are able to
contribute in full. Similarly, the
knowledge you gain on work
placement will enable you to
bring real-life examples to the
classroom and your
coursework.” Barry Flynn,
Partner, Ernst & Young
Vijay Mistry
BSc (Hons) Accounting,
Auditing and Finance, 2009
“The Accounting, Auditing and
Finance degree (The Ernst & Young
degree) is one of the best ways to
accelerate your career. The 18 month
placement is beneficial, because we
will have that experience under our
belt after we graduate. Not many
degrees offer that!”
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“The Management School is great! It’s one of the best in
the country – that’s one of the reasons why I came here!”
Vijay Mistry
Learning
To be called a professional is to be
recognised as someone who has gained
significant knowledge and expertise in
their field. Chartered Accountants are
amongst the most highly regarded
professionals in the world of business
and finance. By combining university
studies and graduate-level work
placements the Ernst & Young Degree will
develop technical know-how and the
broader skills required in the globally
competitive sphere in which we operate.
The degree modules will give you a
thorough understanding of financial and
management accounting, auditing,
corporate finance, economics, business
law and accounting information systems.
Experience
Integral to the Ernst & Young Degree are
three work placements with Ernst & Young.
From the start Ernst & Young will give you
graduate level responsibilities in a fast-
paced, commercial environment. Within
teams of bright, diverse people you will
work on real clients that include some of
the biggest brand names in business.
You will help to deliver strong independent
assurance that provides a timely and
constructive challenge to management,
a robust and clear perspective to audit
committees, and critical information for
investors and other stakeholders. Each
placement will begin with a focused
induction programme that will prepare
students for the experience ahead. You are
assigned a counselling manager and buddy
to ensure you get the personal support and
coaching you need to get the most out of
your placements.
Professional studies
The Ernst & Young Degree offers a
fast-track route to qualification as a
Chartered Accountant. Because you sit
two ICAS exams during your second
placement and as the degree gives you
exemptions from all the ICAS Test of
Competence exams you could qualify
earlier than a normal graduate. The ICAS
qualification is internationally renowned;
the high standards set by the institute
help to ensure that Chartered Accountants
provide strong independent assurance
services. The three partners in the degree
have worked hard to ensure that you will
receive the support and guidance
necessary to be successful, and have
devised a programme that will reward
your efforts.
Degrees
■ BSc Business Studies
■ BSc Business Studies (Study
Abroad)
Studying Business Studies at Lancaster
will expose you to teaching from
international experts in a wide variety of
fields and in whatever specialist areas you
choose. You will be able to choose and
refine your chosen directions based on
your increasing experience of what the
various subject areas are actually like.
Opportunities will open up for you in an
extensive and unfolding range of specialist
possibilities, based on your awareness of
your skills, interests and developing sense
of yourself.
We will engage you in a challenging,
supportive and friendly environment, and
encourage you to reflect on core
management issues such as strategy,
leadership, ethics, sustainability,
globalisation, and the impact of business
on society. In addition to the big picture
overview, you can specialise mainly in one,
or more equally in two or three disciplines.
In your first year (Part I) you will take three
courses. A core course will introduce you
to business and management, relate it to
real-world issues, and develop your skills in
analysing, researching, interacting,
team-working, and presenting. Two further
courses will introduce you to two
management areas of your choice from a
wide range of options, one of which will
continue through your degree.
During your second and third years (Part II)
you could decide to follow the generalist
form of the degree covering the core
aspects of a wide range of management
disciplines, or you could specialise much
further in one or two disciplines. Whichever
you decide on, all Business Studies students
will complete baseline competences in all
the key management disciplines.
The programme integrates your thinking
about your career into its design – each year
exploring different, developing aspects.
Our graduates are employed by many
nationally and internationally known firms.
The three-year Business Studies degree prepares you for a career
in business and management. It gives you the big picture overview
of how businesses and managers operate in an international
environment and a coherent framework to help you to understand
why. This wide-ranging programme furnishes you with a working
knowledge of a broad range of management disciplines, and with
specialist knowledge in your chosen areas. It develops your
personal skills including group working, research analysis, report
writing, and presentation skills.
BSc Business Studies
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“One of the things that makes
the Business Studies course so
popular is the opportunity to
experience all aspects and areas
of business, from marketing to
finance, and then being able to
specialise in the ones that interest
you most.” Phil Boylan
Jemma Costello
BSc Business Studies, 2008
Employer: HBOS (Halifax Bank of Scotland)
“I thoroughly enjoyed the BSc Business
Studies, particularly the flexibility that
is offered in module choice. Core
management courses are worth a special
mention, as the lecturers of these
particular modules should be commended
for their style and approach to teaching.
After graduation I joined HBOS as a
Service Delivery Support Manager.”
Jon Osgerby
BSc Business Studies, 2009
Employer: Graduate Trainee with Gist Ltd
“Choosing the BSc Business Studies
degree was the best decision I have ever
made. It is an excellent degree with an
unparalleled range of courses. I have
gained a huge range of tools for my
new role in Operations Management
with Gist Ltd, a logistics organisation
partnering organisations such as Marks
and Spencer and British Airways.”
www.lums.lancs.ac.uk/undergraduate/businessstudies/
You can also apply for the study year abroad
version of the degree in which you spend
your second year at one of our highly regarded
partner institutions, for example, in Australia,
Canada, Hong Kong, Europe, or the USA.
Every year a small number of well qualified
and suitably motivated Business Studies
students also join in the LUMS Placement
Scheme (see page 12).
For international students coming to LUMS
we have designed a special additional
introductory course, Business and British
Society which helps you to achieve your
academic potential much earlier by
sensitively guiding you within a discipline-
relevant context.
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First Year Structure Second and Third Year Structure
Introduction to
Business and
Management
Statistics and
Computing
Strategy, Management
in the 21st century,
Leadership and Statistics
Introductory Accounting
and Finance, Economics
and Marketing, if not
taken in first year
You might decide to
choose your specialisms:
1. Equally across
three departments
(the ‘generalist’)
2. Equally across
two departments
(the ‘joint specialist’)
3. Mainly in
one department
(the ‘specialist’)
For example, in
Accounting & Finance,
Economics, Marketing,
Entrepreneurship,
Management Science,
Organisation, Work &
Technology
From
Accounting
and Finance,
Economics,
Marketing,
Management
Science or
Organisation,
Work and
Technology
From
Accounting
and Finance,
Economics,
Marketing,
Management
Science or
Organisation,
Work and
Technology or a
European
Language
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Competences
Specialist
Areas
Core
Courses
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Core
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“The business studies programme is a very demanding as well as
an exciting course that provides coverage of all business and
management disciplines”Kritika Agarwal
Degrees
Single majors
■ BSc Economics
■ BSc Economics (Study Abroad)
■ BA Business Economics
■ BA Business Economics
(Study Abroad)
Combined majors
■ BSc Finance & Economics
■ BA Accounting & Economics
■ BA Economics & Geography
■ BA Economics & Mathematics
■ BA Economics & Politics
■ BA Economics & International
Relations
■ BA Philosophy, Politics &
Economics
“I chose Lancaster University
because of its world-wide
recognition, highly-rated
Management School and
the flexibility in terms of the
undergraduate degree course
structure.” Vaiva Katinaite
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Economics is frequently studied alone in a
specialised ‘single major’ degree scheme,
but it also lends itself to combination with
other disciplines. At Lancaster, you can
combine it with three levels of commitment
to additional subjects. Even as a specialist,
you can choose to benefit from our flexible
first-year course structure by combining
Economics with another subject from a
wide range of Lancaster departments.
One third of your time would be devoted
to this additional subject in the first year,
and you can continue your interest in it as
a minor course of study throughout Part II.
Alternatively, the flexible Business Economics
degree scheme takes advantage of the
natural links between our subject and other
management disciplines by allowing you to
focus on those areas of Economics that
combine with a deeper study of, for instance,
Finance, Marketing or Management Science.
In its international variant, Business
Economics combines a similar commitment
to Economics with Politics/International
Relations or with a Modern Language.
Finally, should you wish to divide your time
at Lancaster equally between two subjects,
you can study combined major schemes
within the Management School (for instance,
Finance and Economics) or beyond
(Economics and Geography, Economics
with International Relations, and Economics
with Mathematics being examples).
Prices for some products vary little from one year to the next,
although commodities like copper can hit new highs and lows from
month to month and stock markets can be volatile during a single
business day. You may be interested in learning why particular markets
behave so differently, or in the implications of their combined
behaviour for the world economy. In either case, Economics is
your subject and Lancaster the ideal location for developing your
knowledge of it. You will learn from staff who have established
reputations across the different dimensions of our subject, and who
share the traditional Lancaster commitment to excellence in teaching.
Economics
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Paul Hinz
BA Economics, 2008
Employer: PricewaterhouseCoopers
“The degree was challenging, interesting,
and required me to adapt and acquire
new skills to tackle the problems the
modules posed. After graduation I
joined PricewaterhouseCoopers in
Birmingham on their Assurance/
Forensics Graduate Scheme, which
involves studying for the ACA
accounting qualification.”
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“The degree was challenging, interesting, and required
me to adapt and acquire new skills to tackle the problems
the modules posed.” Paul Hinz
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Vaiva Katinaite
BA Economics, 2008
Currently: MPhil in Economics at the
University of Cambridge
“The Lancaster University Management
School provided me not only with
academic knowledge but also with
skills required in the job market. I
would recommend Economics study at
Lancaster to anyone looking for a
high-quality and flexible programme
led by world-class experts.”
The programmes for single major Economics
and for Business Economics are summarised
in the accompanying figures. In joint major
programmes you will combine study of the
two component subjects in the first year
with another of your choice (which may
include Applications of Economics). In the
second and third years, half of your time
is spent in each of the subjects of the
joint programme.
As well as the flexibility offered by the
Lancaster Economics programme, you may
choose to study abroad for your second
year at one of our partner institutions (in
America, Australia or elsewhere). Alternatively,
both Economics and Business Economics
are also offered as four-year schemes with
your third year spent acquiring practical
knowledge on a work placement. In summary,
you will have the opportunity at Lancaster
increasingly to create a course of study
that reflects your interests and chosen
career orientation.
Second and Third Year Structure First Year Structure
Introductory micro
macro economic
analysis.
Core economic
analysis,
applications and
quantitative
techniques (plus
optional course)
Selection of
specialist subjects
in economics
including industrial
organisation and
strategy, human
resource
economics ,
economic growth
and development,
international trade,
international
business and
advanced
quantitative
subjects (plus
optional courses)
Integrates
economic analysis
with quantitative
methods and
economic data
analysis.
This may be a
subject you would
like to study as a
supplement to
Economics in
Years Two and
Three
Economic
Principles
Second Year
Third Year
Applications
of Economics
Another
subject drawn
from the
Management
School or
elsewhere
You will spend two years at Lancaster and
two years at one of our top-class partner
universities in Europe, covering the whole
range of management subjects, including an
awareness of business and commerce in the
European Union. Additionally, you will gain
practical work experience through industrial
placements both in the UK and abroad and
develop fluency in two languages.
Throughout your degree you will be part of
a community of students from Europe and
beyond who exchange ideas and
information and organise social activities
through the student society LUSIBPS,
which is a student society specifically for
European Management students and
organises everything from careers events to
socials and also events with student
societies at the partner institutions.
At the end of this degree you will be
everything an employer could possibly want.
The combination of studying international
management theory and practice at two
top-rated universities, your international
experience of working and studying in a
multicultural environment and your fluency
in at least two languages makes you highly
desirable for all types of business-related
employment. Your CV will demonstrate
intelligence, practical skills, adaptability and
the sort of wide-ranging experience that
very few students will be able to match
two full degrees. It is therefore no surprise
that our graduates get excellent jobs.
We currently have four partners:
■ Reims Management School, France
(www.reims-ms.fr)
■ ICADE Business school, Madrid, Spain
(www.upcomillas.es)
■ European School of Business,
Reutlingen,Germany
(www.esb-reutlingen.de)
■ Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore,
Piacenza, Italy (www.unicatt.it)
All of these are among the very best in
their countries and are especially highly
rated by employers. We are all part of an
elite International Partnership of Business
Schools (www.ipbs-edu.net) which
meets frequently to ensure that the
education offered to you is of the highest
possible quality. No other leading UK
University offers anything like this.
This degree is unique! On this degree you will be a student at not
one university but two, ending up with two high-prestige degrees
(but don’t worry – you will only be paying fees to one university).
Degrees
■ BBA European
Management (French)
■ BBA European
Management (German)
■ BBA European
Management (Italian)
■ BBA European
Management (Spanish)
BBA European Management
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“I’ve been working on a
group project developing
a business plan for a real
company. Where else
can you get that kind of
experience when still
a student?”Sophie Mazur
Chrystel Chanteloube
BBA European Management
(French), 2008
Placement: Hotel (Monte-Carlo),
Fairmont (Mexico)
“The BBA European Management
gave me an international practice-
oriented management education plus
valuable life skills. I am now at France’s
top management school, HEC in Paris,
taking a Master’s degree in Sustainable
Development Management.”
Robert Cormack
BBA European Management
(German), 2006
Placement: Reebok & Adidas
Graduate Employer: Nike EMEA
“I was looking for a business course
that would fulfil my ambition of
spending time abroad and also provide
the necessary skills enabling me to hit
the ground running when starting my
career. The BBA European Management
programme gave me this.”
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“I loved the Euro BBA program. I think that
the mixture between a university like Lancaster,
with its modern infrastructure and methods
of teaching, and the more “traditional” Spanish
method, has taught many valuable lessons.”
Vanessa Campion
Third and Fourth Year Structure
(at the Partner Institution)
First Year Structure
Second Year Structure
Introduction to
Management, Statistics
and Computing,
Financial Accounting,
Operations Management
Strategy, International
Business, Ethics,
Information Management,
Operations Management,
Human Resource
Management and
Dissertation
Management and
Consulting, Further
Statistics, Finance,
Management Accounting.
Also Marketing or
Economics (if not taken
in Year 1)
Marketing or
Economics
Options from the partner
institution
Options at LUMS can be taken in areas
such as Accounting & Finance, Economics
Entrepreneurship, Law, Management
Science, Marketing and Organisational
Behaviour.
Compulsory 6 month paid work
placement
Core
Courses
Core
Courses
Core
Courses
Either
Options
French, German, Spanish
or Italian
Language
Continuation of Year 1
language
Language
One option and if bilingual,
two further options
Option
“There’s an incredible spirit of excellence on the BBA in
European Management – everyone has such high standards.”
Floriane Blot
Courses
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“If you take the
opportunities on offer
there is little in your
way between you and
your dream career.”
Barbara Polak
Firstly, you will have the opportunity to
study a wide range of management subjects,
including economics, marketing, accounting,
operations, organisational behaviour,
entrepreneurship, ethics and strategy, as
well as management itself and consulting.
All graduates of the BBA comment on this
great variety and choice which gives a
complete overview of what is needed to
work in business.
Secondly, you will spend your third year on
an industrial placement where you can
develop practical skills through taking on
real responsibility, whilst also being paid!
Students are located in organisations
throughout the UK and a small number even
go to Europe for the year.
There is also the opportunity for you to
take part in the Study Abroad Programme
during the second year, or the first half of
your final year – we currently have final
year exchanges with top European
Business Schools such as Erasmus
(Rotterdam) and Mannheim where all
teaching is in English, and we are actively
seeking further top-quality partners.
A key focus of the BBA is developing
practical managerial skills in particular
team working, leadership abilities,
problem solving and effective
communication. In the second year you
will undertake a 10-week team project for a
local business, where you are consultants
looking at a real issue and feeding back
recommendations to the organisation. In
the final year you take part in a strategic
management simulation exercise where
your team is in charge of an airline
company. This is in competition with other
teams of BBA students and provides
experience of running a business.
A final point about the BBA is the strong
community spirit that exists amongst
students on the degree. Through the core
management courses that take place each
year at Lancaster, BBA students quickly get
to know each other, completing group
projects, undertaking presentations and
enjoying team building events. As a 2005
graduate put it: “the BBA is like an extended
family because everyone, not just the staff,
is there to help”.
There are a number of things that differentiate the four-year BBA
(Bachelor of Business Administration) in Management from
other degrees.
Degrees
■ BBA Management
■ BBA Management
(Study Abroad)
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BBA Management
Barbara Polak
BBA Management, 2007
Placement: IBM
Now: Postgraduate Study at LSE/Royal Bank
of Scotland
“Lancaster has been a fantastic experience.
As part of my BBA degree I completed
a one-year work placement with IBM in
London which has really contributed to
my development. It has been a wonderful
experience to use what you have learned
at university in the business world.”
Karl Duffill
BBA Management North
America/Australasia, 2010
Country of origin: UK
Study Abroad Destination:
University of Alberta, Canada
Placement: Hewlett-Packard
“I chose the BBA degree programme
due to its broad academic offering and
adaptability to today’s business world.
Its flexibility allows you to tailor the
course to your own interests/strengths.”
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“It’s a fantastic opportunity to both study abroad and have
a placement year, which is a hard combination to
find elsewhere.” Christopher Paul
“The year out industrial
placement is a fantastic
opportunity and quite possibly
the most valuable part of the
entire course. The amount of
self confidence gained and ability
to handle responsibility
is invaluable.” Jason Yau
Third Year Structure First Year Structure
Second Year Structure
Fourth Year Structure
Introduction to
Management, Statistics
and Computing for
Management
Dissertation, Strategic
Management, Airline
Simulation, Ethics
The following areas must
be covered at some point
during the degree:
Financial and Managerial
Accounting, Economics,
Marketing and Operations
Management
Options including any
compulsory areas not
covered in Year 1
Options can be taken in areas such as
Accounting and Finance, Economics,
Entrepreneurship, Management Science,
Marketing and Organisational Behaviour.
It is also possible to take up to 2 units
outside of the Management School in
subjects such as Law or Languages,
Compulsory 12 month paid work
placement
Core
Courses
Core
Courses
Core
Courses
Options
Options including any
compulsory areas not
covered in Year 1
Options
Options
Management and
Consulting, Further
Statistics, Human
Resource Management
and Placement and
Dissertation Preparation
“One of the best things
about this year is the
confidence I’ve gained
through networking with
people and learning to
interact with them.”
Carl Haagensen
The degrees place entrepreneurship in a
broad social and historical context, exploring
the nature of the relationship between the
entrepreneur and the society from which
he or she emerges. Central themes of the
programmes include entrepreneurial
behaviours, processes and skills and how
these relate to new venture creation,
innovation, social entrepreneurship, family
business and the management of small and
medium-sized enterprises. You will develop
valuable analytical and practical skills across
a range of management disciplines as well
as an appreciation of the links between
managerial and entrepreneurial activity.
The integration of theory and practice are
key aims of these programmes. The
practitioner perspective is embedded in
our teaching. We actively encourage you to
engage with the business community, visit
practitioners and learn from their experiences.
The integration of theory and practice
is a key aim of the degree.The four year
Management and Entrepreneurship degree
requires you to spend a year on industrial
placement. During this year the emphasis
is on the practical application, evaluation
and enhanced appreciation of theories and
concepts learnt on courses. This provides
the opportunity for you to gain unique
insights that will enrich final year studies,
enhance your abilities and provide you with
skills and competences that are valued by
potential employers, as well as providing
experience for future business ventures.
In addition to its academic activities, the
Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise
Development (IEED) works closely and
directly with the business community. In
many ways this is crucial to supporting
what we offer. Through its outreach team
the IEED is able to offer activities and
programmes to help owners/managers
deal with a range of issues whilst helping
to support the growth and development of
businesses. These external activities can
also provide invaluable opportunities for
student research projects.
Entrepreneurship is increasingly recognised as an important area
of study and practice. Organisations of all sizes, and in all sectors,
are seeking people who can respond in ways that could be
characterised as “entrepreneurial”. The four year Management
and Entrepreneurship and the three year Entrepreneurship
(with Management)* degree schemes are designed to provide
you with a broad appreciation of management theory and practice
from a number of different perspectives, combined with
specialised knowledge of entrepreneurship.
Degrees
■ BA Management
& Entrepreneurship
Management and Entrepreneurship
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* 3 year degree scheme available on request.
www.lums.lancs.ac.uk/ugprogrammes/entrep/BAMgmtEntrep/
Becky Oliver
BA Management and
Entrepreneurship, 2008
“The modules are brilliant – they really
push you. It’s learning not just through
books – it mirrors the learning you get
in an organisation, through working in
groups, and doing a variety of tasks.
When you’re on placement, what
you’ve learnt really comes to life. You
can understand the merit of what
you’re learning because you can see it
has practical use. When I’m doing my
coursework there are so many different
companies I can now refer to. I’ll be
able to differentiate why things might
work in one situation but not so well in
another. And it’s built up my personal
network, which is a great advantage
for the future.
I came to the open day, and made the
decision right away that Lancaster was
the place for me. It offered me
something practical, and I liked the
Entrepreneurship degree as it’s a new
course that’s really going to grab
people’s attention. It’s a brilliant course,
and if I had to make the decision again,
I certainly wouldn’t change it. I came
with the view that I would make these
years at Lancaster the best years of my
life – and they have been.”
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“I’m able to grasp new business strategies and concepts more
easily through my new-found experience. The placement provides
a much better basis for understanding the theory.”Carl Haagensen
“The BA in
Management and
Entrepreneurship
course stood out as
it contained
all the basics of
a solid business
degree from a top
management
school and included
opportunities to
work with real
entrepreneurs.”
Graham Everitt
Second and Final Year Structure
Core courses include Entrepreneurship, Small Business and the SME
Sector, Management and Consulting, Franchising, Entrepreneurial
Behaviour and Learning, New Venture Planning, Innovation and
Family Business
You can choose your electives from a wide range of courses from within
the Management School. For example, Management, Accounting &
Finance, Economics, Marketing, Management Science, Organisation,
Work & Technology
Core
Courses
Elective
Courses
Approx 60%
Approx 40%
Courses
Degrees
■ BSc Management
& Information Technology
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The BSc Management and Information
Technology (MIT) looks at the development,
management, organisation and use of
information technology within and between
organisations. It offers an unrivalled platform
to launch your career in business –
whether you’re looking for a high-flying and
rewarding career in management or
consultancy, or as an IT professional. The
aim is to provide you with a head start by
making you employable from day one.
The degree is designed to give you the
ability to apply IT to business situations,
evaluate technical knowledge and confidently
take on project – and team – management
in IT-related business scenarios. It will
teach you to work independently, to work
in a team and to get a team to work for
you. And when to do which. It will also
teach you the skills to interpret and
communicate complicated technical ideas
to those with less technical knowledge.
Endorsed by Industry
The MIT degree benefits from having been
designed in partnership with business
professionals – the premier tier IT employers
shown below – ensuring course content
that is relevant to today’s, and tomorrow’s,
business world. The degree is run in
conjunction with E-skills uk (the government
IT and telecoms skills council) and is
supported by many major employers such
as British Airways, British Telecom, Deloitte,
Ford, Fujitsu, HP, IBM, Logica, Morgan
Stanley, Norwich Union, and Unilever.
“This unique degree offers high calibre,
highly motivated students an un-rivalled
platform to launch their business careers in
the IT departments of any large company,
irrespective of industry. Unilever, like all
companies nowadays, depends upon its IT
organisation to consistently give it a
competitive edge and the qualities inherent
in the BSc Management and Information
Technology will give graduates the perfect
opportunity to contribute and progress
rapidly in this highly visible and challenging
environment” Helen J Toogood, VP IT
Academy, Unilever Global IT
Such employers are also part of a twice
monthly Guru Lecture series, where they
talk about a specific area of expertise, or
a contemporary management or
technological issue.
BSc Management and Information Technology
Give yourself a head start
The BSc Management and Information Technology (MIT) degree
combines up to date business-relevant content with the academic
rigour of a challenging degree at a first class university.
“What makes this degree so
exciting from an employer’s
viewpoint is that it delivers
practical business skills from
day one.” Tracey Upton, UK HR
Manager, Business Consulting
Services, IBM Global Services
www.lums.lancs.ac.uk/undergraduate/mit/
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“The combination of corporate and academic input in the
development and delivery of the degree has created a unique,
highly relevant and exciting experience.” Andy Puttock
The Management and IT Advantage
Lancaster’s degree scheme differs from all
the other degree schemes endorsed by
e-skills uk run at other universities due
to its strong management orientation.
The programme considers information
technology management as being as much
a management and organisational change
issue as it is a technical issue.
The first year courses cover: Management
and Organisation, Introductory Computer
Science, Disciplinary Perspectives of
Information Systems and Financial
Management. The following years of study
require you to complete a number of core
subjects, while also allowing you to specialise
in either Management or Technology subjects.
The core subjects provide you with
a substantive grasp of the concepts,
debates and issues in areas such as
change management, managing people,
management information systems
organisation studies, project management,
systems development, software engineering
and human computer interaction.
Further, LUMS has one of the largest
and most highly rated faculty that teach
and research in the area of information
systems and management.
In addition to the strong academic content,
the MIT degree programme also recognises
that relevant process skills such as problem
structuring, project management and group
working are vital.
Working in Industry
There are two versions of the MIT degree
scheme. Both schemes involve working
within industry to varying degrees.
A standard three-year degree includes a
12-week company project to be completed
as part of the third year.
A four-year degree includes a one-year
industry placement. This allows you to see
the relevance of what you have studied in
a practical context and also enriches your
final year studies. Such experience greatly
enhances first employment prospects and
helps you decide the type of career to pursue
and the type of organisation in which you
wish to work. It is likely that you will spend
your year with one of the employers
endorsing the programme.
Careers
We expect our students to be highly desirable
in the job market due to our emphasis on
employability throughout the degree
programme and our close contact with
some of the top employers in the UK. We
believe that you are likely to work for one of
the employers endorsing the programme,
or another high calibre organisation. You
should be recruited into a variety of careers
such as:
■ Business Consultants
■ Software Engineers
■ IT Consultants
■ IT Managers
■ Business Analysts
■ Project Managers
■ Business Managers in non-IT areas
The Market Leader
We believe that this very distinctive
focus of the MIT degree, coupled with
the close link to industry, as well as
LUMS’ reputation as a centre of academic
and teaching excellence provides the
essential ingredients for a very rewarding
programme.
What will it mean to join the
Department of Organisation
Work and Technology as an
undergraduate student?
Three years (or four if you opt to take an
industrial placement in your third year) of
stimulating and challenging study alongside
a group of internationally renowned teachers,
writers and researchers who will share with
you ways to understand the often strange
and contradictory world of management
within contemporary organisations.
Will undertaking a degree in the
Department of Organisation
Work and Technology show me
how to be a manager?
A degree in this department will seek to
do something just as valuable – it will
equip you with a multi-disciplinary
conceptual toolkit designed to help make
sense of contemporary organisation.
Rather than attempting to show you how
to be a Human Resource Manager we
challenge you to consider other questions,
e.g. what are the theories and practices
that make up Human Resource
Management?
Is this just another name for
a business studies degree?
LUMS provides an excellent BSc
in Business Studies but our focus is
somewhat different. As a multi-disciplinary
department (you will be expected to
engage with work from across the social
sciences and the humanities) we work
within an integrative framework which
recognises the interdependence of people,
tasks, technology, organisations, cultures
and society. The range of interests and
topics are much wider than businesses
or corporations.
These degrees are run by the Department of Organisation Work
and Technology. They aim to provide an understanding of the way
organisations are structured and the ways they function,
investigating how their decisions and actions determine much
of the quality of life in contemporary societies. Our degrees utilise
a variety of relevant approaches such as psychology, philosophy,
history and sociology.
Degrees
Single major degrees
■ BA Management
& Organisation
■ BA Management
& Organisation (HRM)
■ BA Management
& Organisation (Study Abroad)
Combined major degrees
■ BA Organisation Studies
& Psychology
■ BA Organisation Studies
& Sociology
Management and Organisation
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“The staff in the department
are very supportive and
always encouraged me to
challenge myself whilst
providing support and
assistance whenever
required.” Dan Conboy
www.lums.lancs.ac.uk/departments/owt/undergraduate/
Asta Ramonaite
BA Management and
Organisation, 2007
“My degree course gave me invaluable
knowledge about societal laws that
underlie fundamental changes not only
in our workplace environments, but
also in the way we perceive events in
the contemporary world. I recommend
this course to anyone who seeks to be
challenged and wishes to learn much
more than just managerial tricks.”
“The international mix of students makes learning here
really stimulating. You can immerse yourself in other cultures.”
Simon Burnett
What kinds of careers and jobs
do graduates go on to do?
Many and varied – graduates go into a
wide array of jobs and careers, from
mainstream Human Resource Management
and Graduate Management positions in
both public and private corporations to
management consultants, media and
marketing managers. Others become
more entrepreneurial and free-spirited,
setting up businesses on their own, both
home and abroad. Another aspect of
career development which we take very
seriously is the development of the next
generation of academics and researchers.
To this end the department has a very
strong and diverse group of PhD students,
many of whom began as undergraduates
within the department.
Can I undertake work experience?
Yes, but it is not compulsory. We offer a
four-year degree option where you spend
the third year on an industrial placement
in a major organisation (recruitment is
competitive) before returning to complete
your studies in the fourth year.
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Sarah Greaves
BA in Management and
Organisation, 2003
“Sarah won the prestigious Whitbread
‘Young Achievers’ award for 2005.
After leaving Lancaster, Sarah set up
ARC (Art Reaching Communities), a
voluntary organisation which runs art
projects for children in deprived
countries. ARC is dedicated to bringing
art and creativity to children in
developing countries.”
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Management Science and
Management Mathematics
The Management Science degree
programmes provide you with the logical,
mathematical, project management,
systems thinking, information systems and
technology skills that are much in demand
and are suitable for people with an
analytical frame of mind who like tackling
challenging problems.
Our graduates move on to careers
spanning general management, technical
positions, project management and
information systems management. These
include positions with consultancy firms
such as Accenture, management science
groups within British Airways or in
specialised management roles: credit
analysts for HSBC, forecasters for British
Telecom or information systems architects
for IBM.
Management Science is concerned with
the use of models to support decision
making. The models involved are often
mathematical, statistical or computer-based.
The department is actively involved with many
business and government organisations
ensuring that the courses are up-to-date and
relevant to the needs of employers. The
Management Science and Management
Mathematics degree programmes are
ideal for students who expect to achieve
reasonable grades in maths, statistics or
a hard science and who wish to develop
into problem solvers with good
communication skills.
The activities of the Department of Management Science centre on
“problem solving”: developing and using models to solve real
problems that arise in business, industry and government. The range
of problems and issues to which management science has contributed
insights and solutions is vast. Problems include scheduling for airlines,
both planes and crew, deciding the appropriate place to site new
facilities such as a warehouse or factory, managing the flow of water
from reservoirs, identifying possible future development paths for
parts of the telecommunications industry and establishing the
information needs and appropriate systems to supply them within
the health service.
Degrees
Single majors
■ BSc Operations Management
■ BSc Operations Management
(Study Abroad)
■ BSc Management Science
■ BSc Management Science
(Study Abroad)
Combined majors
■ BSc Business Computing
& Information Systems
■ BSc Business Management
& Information Systems
■ BSc Management
Mathematics
Management Science and Operations Management
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“LUMS has a really
friendly environment and
an excellent reputation
for developing
tomorrow’s leaders.”
Amy Benstead
Amy Benstead
BSc Operations
Management, 2007
“Lancaster University Management
School has a really friendly environment
and an excellent reputation for developing
tomorrow’s business leaders. Lectures
were interactive, innovative and highly
relevant to the modern world of
commerce and industry, mixing
academic study with real operations
management and consultancy projects
– which I particularly enjoyed.”
www.lums.lancs.ac.uk/departments/ManSci/Undergraduate/
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Chang Liu
BSc Management Science,
2006
“The BSc Management Science degree
programme gave me flexible transferable
skills and a wide range of knowledge
within the subject, including IT and
statistics – I really enjoyed studying
Management Science. Lancaster
University has excellent teaching quality
and research accomplishments, providing
valuable opportunities and skills.”
“Management Science develops your skills in problem
structuring, decision making and negotiation – skills you can
use in work and in your personal life.” Julie Corrigan
Operations Management
and Business Computing and
Information Systems
Operations management is concerned with
the running of the day-to-day operations of a
business or other organisation as effectively
and efficiently as possible. It is therefore
central to any organisation and plays an
important strategic role.
The Operations Management degree
programme at Lancaster focuses on the
tasks, issues and decisions that must
be faced in successful operations
management. This degree is ideal for
students who wish to develop analytical
and communication skills for the
successful design, monitoring and
improvement of such business operations.
Information systems are coordinated systems
of hardware, software and expertise. Over
recent decades, information systems have
become vital to an organisation’s day-to-
day operations, with information technology
being used to create new products and
services, to support and replace the work of
a wide range of employees to co-ordinate
work within and across organisations and to
develop entirely new forms of organisation.
The Business Computing and Information
Systems degree programme concerns the
design, implementation and maintenance
of such systems.
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“The best part of the BSc
Marketing Management is that
you can put the theory you have
learnt into practice during the
placement year. I feel more
confident about my work,
both academically and
business-wise.” Irene Lam
Working with some of Europe’s leading
authorities in the field of consumer behaviour,
marketing management, business strategy
and networks offers you the opportunity to
develop a broad spectrum of practical and
conceptual capabilities and the potential to
become a key player in the future of our
economy. The variety and flexibility of our
marketing degrees gives you the chance to
pursue your ambition.
Recognising the international nature of
business in the 21st century, we offer our
students the opportunity to study and work
overseas. Our students have studied in
Canada, North America, Singapore, Hong
Kong and Australia. Some students take up
work placements overseas or in the UK.
The practical nature of the marketing
discipline lends itself well to integrating with
local, national and international business. For
example, you may be following the Marketing
Management programme and spend your
third year working in full-time, fully paid
employment for companies such as
British Airways, Kellogg’s, Reebok and
Fujitsu. Or, if you’re following the three
year Marketing programme, you will be
responsible for managing and conducting a
market research consultancy project to
help a real business make real decisions.
If you are one of our Advertising and
Marketing majors, you’ll be working closely
with an agency usually based in London
or Manchester.
Whichever programme you select, the
research-led teaching that informs the
courses on your degree will provide practical
and real world examples and experiences
for you to explore with your tutors.
Our graduates have a good record of
employment and obtain challenging and
fulfilling posts with a wide variety of
organisations including blue chip
organisations like IBM, familiar names
from the high street like HSBC, ASDA and
M&S as well as a host of other business
and charitable organisations.
The starting point for the discipline of marketing lies in human needs
and wants. Originally it was concerned with our basic need for food,
clothing and shelter, and the use of expertise to deliver the right
products, with the right packaging and promotion, to the right place at
the right price and time. In an internet connected world the application
of marketing principles to politics, culture and consumption has
become far more sophisticated and creates new demands for relevant
knowledge, skills and expertise. Helping you acquire these skills is
at the heart of our degrees.
Degrees
Single majors
■ BA Advertising & Marketing
■ BSc Marketing
■ BSc Marketing (Study Abroad)
■ BSc Marketing Management
■ BSc Marketing Management
(Study Abroad)
Combined majors
■ BSc Marketing & Design
■ BSc Marketing with
Psychology
In addition to our standard degree schemes
the opportunity exists for you to tailor
your course to your specific preferences,
combining contemporary marketing subjects
with other progressive subjects such as
Media & Cultural Studies, Sociology or
Management & Organisation.
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Marketing and Advertising
Grace Holland
BSc Marketing, 2008
Graduate employer: Co-operative Group
“I have gained a lot from my three
years at Lancaster University, both
personally and academically. I have
developed a number of professional
skills – such as giving presentations,
working in teams, and knowledge of
marketing. I now use these in my
graduate employment at the
Co-operative Group in Manchester.”
www.lums.lancs.ac.uk/departments/Marketing/undergraduate/
“The opportunity to work with many different people is
extremely exciting and allows you to develop your interpersonal and
people skills as well as your knowledge of marketing.” Elizabeth Terry
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You’ll be coming into this area at a really
fascinating time. It’s a time that’s dominated
by opportunities but with some really
significant threats like climate change and
economic turbulance.
What none of us knows is how the future
will look. Marketing will be trying to shape
that future by reducing uncertainty,
exploring and exploiting the opportunities
that lie before us.
David Mannheim
BA Advertising and
Marketing, 2008
Graduate employer: Cogent Elliot
“There was really only one reason that
I studied at Lancaster: the course.
Thanks to the emotional engagement
that the teaching staff brought to the
subject, it soon became a passion and
– thanks to the University – a career.
Now, I am in a graduate position at
Cogent Elliot.”
First Year Structure Second and Third Year Structure
Introduces you to
key concepts and
techniques in
marketing
research and the
analysis of
marketing
problems
Core subjects include
marketing research,
marketing simulation,
consumer behaviour,
marketing in the
supply chain, plus
other optional
subjects in marketing
and advertising or a
related discipline
Accounting &
Finance, Law,
Economics,
Management and
Organisation,
Media Film and
Cultural Studies,
Management
Science,
Psychology,
Sociology
Core subjects
strategic marketing,
marketing research
and consultancy
project, advanced
topics in consumer
behaviour,
organisational
marketing, plus other
optional subjects in
marketing and
advertising or a
related discipline
You may choose
from any subject
offered in the
University
Introduction
to Marketing
Second
Year
Marketing
related subject
Third Year
Free Choice
Degrees
■ BSc Project Management
■ BSc Project Management
(Industry)
Courses
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With the high pace of social and market
change, businesses must now focus on
how to constantly adapt. They need to
develop and launch new products and
services efficiently and effectively to ensure
they continue to deliver value and align
with company strategy. As manufacturing
and service provision shifts overseas,
national roles are increasingly project
orientated with project management
one of the fastest growing professions.
Projects are today’s vehicles for
achieving tomorrow’s change.
As a graduate entering the management
world you will be tasked with managing
projects. This may be managing an event;
coordinating an international advertising
photo shoot; showcasing a new car at a
motor show; developing a company’s
‘second life’ presence; or managing a
stand at a festival, or even managing the
festival itself. As a future senior manager
you may be overseeing the development
of a new music product; the sales launch
of a new internet service; the change
management of a public agency; the
refocussing of a charity’s fundraising; or
the merger of two companies.
Managing projects places you at the centre
of novelty and excitement within a
company and directly places responsibility
on you to ensure project success and
guard against failure. As a project manager
you will be self motivated, multi-tasking,
quick witted, people orientated and will
often be parachuted into marketing, IS, or
operational departments to affect change.
Management jobs can have limited
outcomes; projects allow you to take
control, supply end products and provide
you with the satisfaction of a completed
task. From start to finish a project can be
your baby.
The LUMS Project Management degree is
designed to equip you precisely with the
skills to enter a managerial role confident
that you can attain, on the ground, project
results. This exciting new programme,
unique amongst the top universities to
Lancaster, focuses on business projects
and distinguishes itself by providing you
with a highly desirable skill set.
Projects are increasingly everywhere in organisational life: from
delivering the Olympics; managing London Fashion Week; developing
the latest Nintendo console to disaster response situations;
constructing Wembley Stadium, Dehli’s metro or T3 at Beijing or
installing the next generation of windfarms and tidal turbines.
BSc Project Management
* Revised degree structure subject to internal approval.
“The course seemed ideal for
my ambitions, namely to gain
a depth of project management
knowledge and give me
the opportunity to find a
competitive job in the sector.”
Dimitrios Litsikakis
www.lums.lancs.ac.uk/ugprogrammes/mansci/BSCprojmngt/
“Lancaster University not only gave me the opportunity to get
insights into the fascinating area of project management, it was
also a great personal experience.” Vladimir Medina Bohórquez
The programme focuses on early career
skills and extends to more advanced
strategic management topics to ensure
you are placed to operate at a senior level.
In your first year (Part I) you will take three
courses in each term. The core Project and
Event Management course* begins in
January with a very practical, hands on
experience of managing a real community
event with your course colleagues.
This is designed to give you a shared
experience of managing a live project that
you can relate to your courses in the
second and final year. It also provides you
with a springboard into your year in
industry and a great sales point for your
final CV. During the course we’ll develop
your interpersonal and team-working skills,
soft skills such as time and meeting
management, as well as cover the theory
of managing events.
This is very much a unique Lancaster
offering, it will be tough, but demonstrates
our commitment to ensuring your future
employability and independence.
Alongside this you will study Operations
Management and a third course of your
choice. You’ll begin your first term of
studies with a grounding in Statistics
and Computing and two other course
of your choice.
Your Part II courses are taught through case
studies, business games and traditional
lectures and help you develop problem
solving, numeric and logical thinking skills
with an eye for detail. They develop the
strong leadership you will need to balance
delivering project outcomes against the
demands of time and cost, whilst ensuring
long term strategic impact. In addition, we
encourage you to spend a year in industry
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refining the skills you learn and allowing you
to leverage full value from your final year.
Exceptionally, this placement may be abroad,
but due to the uniqueness of the degree,
there is limited opportunity to study abroad
as an integral part of the degree.
This scheme of study, together with LUMS’
reputation, will guarantee that you are
exceptionally placed to distinguish yourself
to your future employers.
Second and Third Year Structure*
Project Management and Consultancy Skills, Project Management
Tools, Managing Projects, Tools for Managing Complexity, Leading
Projects and Change, Strategic Management, Negotiation Skills,
and Data Analysis
You might decide to:
Add an additional focus to your degree, e.g. Entrepreneurship,
Operations, Business Information Systems, Marketing or something else;
Deepen your project management knowledge with courses in, e.g.
Supply Chain Management, Quality & Risk Management, People in
Organisations, Principles of Finance, and Human Resource Management;
Or broaden your perspective with courses from across departments, and
the university, e.g. Law and Business Organisation, e-Business, New
Venture Creation, Management in Society and much wider.
Core
Courses
Specialist
Areas
8 units
50%
8 units
50%
What’s it
like to be a
student at
Lancaster
University
Management
School?
Lancaster isn’t just the quaint
little city you may think it is…
If you are used to big city life, then there is
no denying that Lancaster is on the small
side. But, despite its size, Lancaster boasts
an array of activities and is within a stones
throw of some of the UK’s major cities
such as Manchester, Preston and Liverpool.
For those wishing to soak up a little culture,
the castle (which currently functions as a
historical building and HRM prison) provides
an interesting insight into the city’s history.
If you are more interested in modern
pastimes, the multiplex cinema or 24 hr
pool and snooker bar may be more your
cup of tea.
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And for the party animal, there are a range
of options to suit any taste. For ‘cheesy
music’ fans the Sugarhouse and the
Carleton always provide a quality night; for
the more ‘serious’ music connoisseur Toast
and the Lounge are adept to providing a
more reputable sound; and for those
wishing to find something fresh and new,
there are regular live gigs at the Yorkshire
House.
With its cobbled streets and boutique shops,
Lancaster may strike some as ‘quaint’ and
‘small town’, but as most of its 18,000
students would agree, there is plenty to
keep you busy in this friendly northern city!
“With eight bars
on campus,
numerous clubs
in Lancaster city
centre and a
supportive collegiate
environment
– it really is my
home away from
home!” Karl Duffill,
BBA Management,
2010
City life
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Lancaster University is highly
complemented by the areas
surrounding it. From the
breathtaking Lake District to
shopping in Manchester,
Lancaster has easy access to all
that you could possibly want.
With the M6 motorway only minutes away
and a central line train station five minutes
walk from the centre of town, Lancaster is
a great hub. Only 25 minutes by train to
the Lake District, the largest National Park in
England, students are within close reach of
some of the UK’s most remarkable scenery.
Manchester and Liverpool are both under
an hour drive away, and London can be
easily reached in three hours by a direct
train service.
Surrounding area
With a travel shop situated on-campus it
could not be simpler to organise trips to
explore the surrounding delights, and with
regular society and college outings, the
students of Lancaster really have no
excuse not to see the sights!
For further information please visit the
North-West Tourist Board website:
www.visitnorthwest.com
“The night life is
absolutely fabulous
in Lancaster – every
single night there is
a party somewhere
in town.” Vlad Savin,
BBA Management,
2010
Campus life
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“Lancaster University itself is in a fantastic
location, set amidst rolling hills and trees, the
campus allows you to live however you desire.
With multiple bars on campus you can relax
and enjoy evenings with friends and/or
societies. You can relax in the grounds either
playing sports or just admiring the scenery.
And if it isn’t lively enough for you, there is
always plenty to do in the city, which is just a
short 10-minute bus ride away.” Mark Fowler,
BBA Management North America/Australasia, 2010
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The Lancaster campus houses
eight residential undergraduate
colleges, providing a safe and
attractive living environment for
its students. If Lancaster is your
first choice university and you
have firmly accepted your offer
(as well as submitting your
residence application on time)
you will be guaranteed
accommodation on campus for
your first year of studies. There is
also the option to return in
subsequent years, and non-EU
students are entitled to on-campus
accommodation for their complete
course duration.
An important characteristic of Lancaster is
its collegiate system. Campus life centres
around the playful inter-college rivalry that
has developed over the years – especially
when it comes to sporting events such as
the quest for the Carter Shield! This does
not however mean that you are bound to
socialising in your chosen college; it merely
creates a social network from which your
university life can begin.
Choosing your college is likely to be a
defining factor of your time at Lancaster,
with each college having a different
approach to campus life and a different
personality.
These differences are largely visible from
each colleges bar and living complex, as
well as by the activities it runs and the
trophies it holds.
Most of the colleges have pool tables and
TV rooms where you can chill out, as well
as computer and printing facilities in case
you do not have your own. Some of the
colleges also have coffee shops, which
provide a nice area to grab a bite to eat
between lectures and for those living off
campus there are on-campus kitchens in
the college buildings should you wish to
make your own food.
Both standard and en-suite facilities are
available on campus, all with internet
connection and an internal phone line so
that you can call your fellow students for
free. Phone cards can be purchased to
make external calls.
To ensure that university life runs smoothly,
each college has a JCR (Junior Common
Room) that is responsible for an array of
tasks including organising social events and
providing drop-in sessions for education
and welfare issues. This body is made up
of students that have campaigned and
been voted in, and as any student of the
college is entitled to run, it is your perfect
opportunity to get involved in college life!
More college-specific information can be
found at www.lancs.ac.uk/sbs/
accommodation/
As for general campus life, many students
find little need to venture off-campus in
their first few weeks.
There are a range of restaurants and
take-aways if you’re in a rush or just don’t
fancy doing the washing up; these include
Chinese and Indian cuisine, pizza, fish and
chips, and Greggs the bakers. There are two
high street banks, two convenience stores, a
book shop, on-campus cinema, travel shop
and even a hairdresser to ensure that all of
your basic needs are met. In addition to
these there is a pharmacy, dentist, doctor
and day-care centre on campus.
For the health conscious there is a
swimming pool and sports centre, and
there are numerous energetic activities to
get involved in, either through your college
or through the independent societies. Not
forgetting the academic side of university,
there are also multiple study areas across
the campus; for example the library
reading room for silent independent study
and the Management School Hub Café and
‘break out’ areas for group work.
With all of these facilities it is easy to see
why Lancaster is loved by its students, but
what actually tends to be its most popular
aspect is its friendly nature. With all of
these amenities running off a central
covered walkway (known as the ‘Spine’) it
is rare that you will walk the length of the
campus without seeing somebody that
you know. Lancaster prides itself on its
supportive, friendly and welcoming nature,
and it is without doubt that this is reflected
in its ever improving campus.
“I loved my first year at Lancaster and felt at home from
day one. The campus and college system means that there
is that strong sense of community which you do not
find at a lot of other universities.” Catherine Brown,
BBA Management, 2011
Eight colleges –
one university
Bowland
With a culture and ethos demonstrating
flexibility and innovation, Bowland is an open
and friendly college based at the heart of the
University campus. Current holders of the
Inter-College Sports Trophy ‘The Carter Shield’
and current winners of the Founders Series
(an annual competition between Bowland and
Lonsdale College), Bowland is rich in college
spirit and reflects this in its achievements.
Furness
Renowned for its eccentric and easy going
community, Furness is popular with staff and
students alike. With its own wine cellar and a
long standing entry in the Good Beer Guide,
Furness is without doubt well suited to those
that recognise a good quality tipple. This does
not exclude those that would prefer to stay on
the soft drinks though – Furness’ bar (lovingly
known as Trevor) is well known for being a
friendly and welcoming place to relax!
Cartmel
Cartmel college is a welcoming and
supportive environment in which to spend
your time at university. Based in the
southwest of the campus, Cartmel comprises
of brand new en-suite accommodation along
with the newly refurbished Barker House
Farm dining complex. With a big focus on
inclusion of its new students Cartmel uses its
‘block’ system to make sure you’re at home
from day one!
County
With an old oak tree at the centre of its
community, County is a college with a great
spirit. Established in 1969, this college is
dedicated to the county council of Lancaster
who funded its development. With recently
built town houses and its very own Coffee
Shop County is a great place to live and
socialise.
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“The campus has a
reputation for being
one of the safest
in the UK…”
The Times Good
University Guide
“It is the collegiate
system that seems to
be the crucial element
in the Lancaster
experience and helps
define the atmosphere”
Virgin Alternative Guide
to British Universities
Grizedale
Traditionally famous for its breezeblock walls,
Grizedale has always been known for its
ability to make the best of the basics. Having
recently undergone transformation, with a
new range of comfortable and eco-friendly
town houses, Grizedale has not however lost
its positive attitude, continuing to offer its
students an active and varied cultural, social
and sporting life.
Pendle
The youngest of all of the colleges, established
in 1974, Pendle is named after the historic
region of Lancashire associated with the
Lancaster Witch Trials and Pendle Hill. With a
loyal and dedicated attitude to their college,
the students of Pendle are competitive in a
fun and friendly way, keeping the inter-college
rivalry buzzing. Always one for socialising,
just two of the attractions of this college are
its Sky facilities and its L-shaped pool table.
Fylde
With University support steeped in its history
(having appointed the first ever student
counsellor in the University, who went on to
found the University counselling services),
Fylde is a supportive and inclusive college. Its
new accommodation makes it a comfortable
choice, with the nearby steps to the new
postgraduate statistics building providing a
seating area to rival that of the traditional
summer spot of Alexandra Square.
Lonsdale
With arguably the best bar on campus, Lonsdale
is the fun-loving and riotous venue of the
legendary Friday night ‘Sorted’. The second
oldest college on campus, Lonsdale has a
passionate college spirit that clashes against
that of Bowland in the annual sports oriented
Founders Series. Newly built en-suite
accommodation provides Lonsdale students
with a pleasant living environment, with the
large kitchens welcoming an all inclusive area
for flat mates to cook together and relax together.
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“The college system was
a great way to socialise
and make friends: for
four years the majority
of my best friends were
a 3 minute walk away.”
James Westbrook,
BA Management and
Entrepreneurship, 2008
“Lancaster is a rarity: a
university built round a
collegiate structure…the
eight undergraduate
colleges provide
a strong sense of
community.”
The Sunday Times
University Guide
Student support
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Student support comes from all
areas of the university including
the Students Union (LUSU), your
college, your academic department
and your fellow students. It doesn’t
matter when you need it, there is
always someone there to talk to
and help you through any issues
you might have.
Nightline
LUSU provides a telephone and e-listening
service called Nightline. This is a service run
by students, for students, so not only is it a
resource for you to use but also one that
you can get involved in supporting. All staff
members receive training to help callers with
any personal problems, give out information
and generally be there for a chat. It’s open
from 10pm to 8am during term time.
College support
Your college provides more than just a bed
and a social network – it is also there to
help you to adjust to university life. With
each kitchen comes a college representative
to show you around and help you to get to
know the area. These second and final year
students are purposefully organised to
guide you through your Fresher’s week,
however many people find these individuals
become lifelong friends. Along with your
kitchen reps, you will also have a personal
tutor, your college JCR student support
officers and your Residence Officer and
Porters. No matter what issues you might
face in your college life, there is definitely
always someone around to help!
Degree Staff
From your course director to the
administration staff, everyone at the
Management School is here to help you
get the best from university and from
your degree. Whether you are struggling
with one of your courses, dealing with
personal problems, or simply want some
career advice, the staff at LUMS are
always understanding and supportive. To
make sure that students are able to make
contact with their subject tutors and
lecturers all staff members have ‘open-
office’ hours and will arrange separate
appointments with individual students or
groups if requested.
Other students
Okay, so one of the most important things to
remember in your first week of university is
that pretty much everyone is in the same boat!
Some may have slightly more confidence
or ‘life-experience’ than others, but joining
Lancaster will be a new experience for
nearly every Fresher that you meet. This
means that if you’re struggling in your new
environment then there are likely to be
loads of people that understand how you
feel. Because everyone has had this
experience, this also means that there are
older students around that can help. Some
courses provide a mentor for students, and
the LUMS Ambassadors (usually final year
students with a wealth of experience and
knowledge) are always around to provide
advice and support should you need it. In all
of your modules there will also be course
representatives to represent any academic
issues that you may face – a role that you
can volunteer for should you wish to!
Student union
“Lancaster is an amazing
mix of people with
different interests and
passions.”Vlad Savin,
BBA Management, 2010
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Lancaster University Students’
Union (LUSU) has a strong
presence on campus, providing
support and help to ensure that
all its students have a good
experience.
A major influence that LUSU has on the
campus is its funding of the student societies
and clubs. These are open to all students
and can provide a strong network of friends
and contacts to help make the most of
your time at university. LUMS has its own
student association LUMSA (Lancaster
University Management School
Association) which co-ordinates all the
societies within LUMS. Further details of
LUMSA and all the student societies can
be found at www.lums.lancs.ac.uk/
undergraduate/lumsa/.
You may however also wish to consider the
long list of alternatives outside the school,
such as the Latin American Society, Ballroom
Dancing Society, or the Photographic Society.
The list of options is practically endless; in
fact it is endless, because if there isn’t a
society for something that you love, you
can set one up yourself!
The University also has a very strong
Athletics Union where all of the different
sports clubs compete against other
universities in the BUSA league. The most
exciting sporting event of the year however
is the “Roses” where Lancaster and York
compete in a variety of sports over a long
weekend during the Summer Term. This
competition has been going for over 40
years and is prominent in the University’s
events calendar.
For those of you interested in student run
media we have two well-supported
opportunities: the SCAN Newspaper and
Bailrigg FM. These cover a wide range of
issues and topics, with the option for either
regular involvement or just occasional
appearances. Our past reporters and
presenters have been award winning in
their jobs and we have no doubt our new
students can achieve the same (or better!).
Lancaster is highly supportive of student
volunteering. Established in 2002, Lancaster
University Volunteering Unit is highly involved
with both University life and that of the
surrounding community. There are a range
of schemes that students can get involved
in, and having recently been awarded the
Investing in Volunteers Standard there is
no denying the benefits to be reaped from
getting stuck in!
For those of you needing extra finances to
get through university, or perhaps just
looking to improve your CV, there are lots of
opportunities to work on campus and the
LUSU JobShop will help you to find work
further afield. LUSU also have a housing
ballot in order to help you to find off-campus
accommodation in your second and final year.
It is clear to see that Lancaster does all it
can to support its students, but it is up to
you to make the most of what they offer
and get involved! To find out more you can
visit the LUSU website at www.lusu.co.uk.
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“You have the chance
to meet people from all
over the world and to work
in a true multinational
atmosphere.”
BA Accounting and Finance,
2009
“The campus environment
was attractive, safe and
because the University
is located in the North of
England, living costs are
less expensive than in
many other places.”
Matiss Ansviesulis,
BSc Business Studies, 2009
Fees,
scholarships
and bursaries
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“During the course
I developed a number
of skills which will be
beneficial in my professional
life, such as presentation skills,
working in teams, knowledge
of marketing, and my
confidence has improved
too.” Grace Holland, BSc
Marketing, 2008
UK and EU students
The 2010-11 fee for all our degrees for
students from the UK or elsewhere in the
EU is £3,290 for the year, if spent studying
at Lancaster. There is normally a slight
increase every year to allow for inflation.
However, the fees for years not spent at
Lancaster are lower:
■ Placement year – 20 % of normal fee
■ Year studying abroad (other than inside
the EU) – 50 %
■ One year studying in the EU – no fee
■ Two years studying in the EU – no fee
for 1st year, 50 % for 2nd year
The EU details are subject to the continuation
of European Union agreements.
Overseas (non-EU) students
The 2010-11 fee for students from outside
the UK and EU for all our degrees is
£12,060 for the year, if spent studying at
Lancaster. There is normally a slight
increase every year to allow for inflation.
However, the fees for years not spent at
Lancaster are lower:
■ Placement year – 20% of normal fee
■ Year studying abroad (other than inside
the EU) – 50 %
UK Academic Scholarships
Our current policy is to award a scholarship
of £1,000 per year to every UK student who
achieves three A grades at A-Level (or the
equivalent in other qualifications) and who
makes Lancaster his or her first choice.
We fully expect to continue this policy for
2011 entry and beyond.
If you are awarded a scholarship it will initially
be guaranteed just for the first year of study,
but it will be renewed after the first year at
LUMS subject to satisfactory academic
performance – this will probably mean
passing all your subjects at the first attempt
with an overall average of at least 55 % – and
subject to your remaining on a LUMS degree.
UK Bursaries
Bursaries are available to UK students from
low-income families. For further information
and to find out if you qualify for a bursary
see www.lancs.ac.uk/ugfinance/
bursaries11 or contact your Local
Education Authority (LEA).
Overseas (non-EU) student
scholarships
We also expect to be awarding
scholarships of £1,000 per year to
high-achieving non-EU students who make
Lancaster their first choice. The conditions
for receiving a scholarship will be explained
to you when you receive an offer from LUMS
– you will normally be required to achieve
higher grades than just the bare minimum
required for admission. Your scholarship
will initially be guaranteed just for the first
year of study, but it will be renewed after the
first year at LUMS subject to satisfactory
academic performance – this will probably
mean passing all your subjects at the first
attempt with an overall average of at least
55% – and subject to your remaining on a
LUMS degree.’
NB If you hold a scholarship and/or a
bursary it will still be paid in full for your
placement year or year abroad.
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Accounting & Finance Degrees A Level Grades
N400 Accounting and Finance AAB
N401 Accounting and Management Studies AAB
N301 Finance and Management Studies AAB
N300 Finance AAB
NL41 Accounting & Economics AAB
NG44 Accounting, Finance & Computer Science AB(Maths)B
NG41 Accounting, Finance & Mathematics A(Maths)BB
NL31 Finance & Economics AAB
GN13 Financial Mathematics A(Maths)BB
NN43 Accounting, Auditing & Finance (Ernst & Young) AAA
Business Studies Degrees
N102 Business Studies AAB
N103 Business Studies (Study Abroad) AAA
Management Degrees
N200 Management AAA
N201 Management (Study Abroad) AAA
European Management Degrees
N2R1 French AAB
N2R2 German AAB
N2R3 Italian AAB
N2R4 Spanish AAB
Economics Degrees
L100 Economics AAB
L101 Economics (Study Abroad) AAA
L102 Business Economics AAB
L103 Business Economics (Study Abroad) AAA
NL31 Finance and Economics AAB
NL41 Accounting & Economics AAB
LL71 Economics and Geography AAB(Geography)/
ABB(Geography)
GL11 Economics and Mathematics A(Maths)BB/
AA(Maths)B
LL21 Economics & Politics ABB
LL12 Economics & International Relations AAB/ABB
L0V0 Philosophy, Politics & Economics AAB/ABB
Entrepreneurship Degrees A Level Grades
N222 Management & Entrepreneurship AAB
Management & Organisation Degrees
N215 Management & Organisation AAB/ABB
N227 Management & Organisation AAA
(Study Abroad)
N600 Management & Organisation (HRM) AAB/ABB
CN82 Organisation Studies & Psychology AAB/ABB
NL23 Organisation Studies & Sociology AAB/ABB
GN52 Management and Information Technology ABB
Management Science Degrees
G200 Management Science ABB(Maths or Stats)
G201 Management Science (Study Abroad) AAA(Maths or Stats)
GG25 Bus. Comp. & Info. Systems ABB
GG21 Management Mathematics A(Maths)BB
G220 Operations Management ABB
G221 Operations Management (Study Abroad) AAA
N213 Project Management ABB
Marketing Degrees
N500 Marketing ABB
N501 Advertising & Marketing AAB
N502 Marketing (Study Abroad) AAA
N503 Marketing Management AAB
N504 Marketing Management (Study Abroad) AAA
NW52 Marketing and Design ABB
N5C8 Marketing with Psychology ABB
The required IELTS score is 6.5 for all degree programmes within LUMS.
For other qualifications please refer to the website at
www.lums.lancs.ac.uk/undergraduate/.
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Contents
Why choose Lancaster University Management School? 06 08 10 12 14 16 18 Welcome to Lancaster University Management School Teaching and learning Employability and careers provision at LUMS Placement year Study abroad Information for international students Degree structure Which LUMS course is right for me? 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 Accounting & Finance Accounting, Auditing & Finance – The Ernst & Young Degree Business Studies Economics European Management (BBA) Management (BBA) Management & Entrepreneurship Management & IT Management & Organisations Management Science & Operations Management Marketing & Advertising Project Management What’s it like being a student at LUMS? 48 50 52 54 56 58 60 61 City life & surrounding area Campus life Eight colleges – one university Student support Student union Fees, scholarships & bursaries Entry requirements Campus plan

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BSc Business Studies.” Sophie Kelly. they have challenged me and allowed me to develop the skills required to be successful. have all shaped me for the future. Not only have the courses provided me with the relevant knowledge to enter the business world. the extra curricular activities and the support the LUMS’ staff offered me throughout my studies.“The programme. 2009 Welcome to Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) Key Facts ■ Rated very highly in the National Student Satisfaction Survey every year One of the best in Europe for research and staff expertise ■ Rated excellent for quality of teaching ■ Consistently in The Times Top 10 06 .

covering a wide choice of challenging modules. I chose LUMS mainly for its reputation as a leading European Management School and for its diverse student body and faculty. has rated us very highly every year of its existance. This ensures that all our degrees are highly relevant and up-to-date. 2008 Why study at LUMS? Because we offer a variety of worldclass degrees in a stimulating and friendly environment.“Coming to Lancaster has been the best thing to happen to me – it’s a fantastic preparation for your business career. I am now in my final year and I have gained enormously from studying at LUMS. You will read about our innovative and varied teaching methods. The government has consistently rated us one of the very best in the UK for our staff expertise across the whole field of Business and Management. employers still often struggle to find the sorts of graduate they need – but they like LUMS graduates for their sharp. The National Student Survey. Andreas Blum BBA Management North America/Australasia “Besides the unique degree structure of the BBA.” Sophie Mazur. critical minds coupled with essential personal skills that single them out as leaders for the future. In this prospectus you will find out about the wide variety of degrees on offer at LUMS. one from Lancaster and one from another top international university. More importantly. The year of studying abroad. They are the ones who know what it’s really like to study as a LUMS undergraduate. our courses: ■ are intellectually stimulating and taught with great enthusiasm ■ help them to tackle unfamiliar problems ■ encourage the development of presentation skills ■ massively improve teamwork and communication skills (essential to any employment) ■ are extremely well run. ” 07 . No other leading management school can match what we have on offer. They include a degree delivered in conjunction with Ernst & Young. Throughout this prospectus we will also be sharing with you the views of our current and recent students. stimulating international mix of both staff and students. great facilities. opportunities to take salaried work placements and the opportunity to spend time studying at a top-quality university abroad. our students also regard us highly. These include “generalist” degrees which cover the whole spectrum of management and business topics as well as more “specialist” degrees which focus mainly on particular subject areas. What do our students like about studying at LUMS? According to the survey results. Although there are more UK graduates than ever. which surveys final year students. with highly effective communication. and staff who are easy to contact Employers like us too. BBA European Management. which is in fact two degrees. which examine theory and practice from national and global perspectives. one of the world’s leading employers. the placement year in industry and the excellent environment at LUMS equip you with the tools and skills you need for a successful future career in management. which I deemed a good preparation for a future career in an international business environment. the BBA in European Management.

Teaching and learning
“The teaching is absolutely first class and I have learnt many varied skills in my time here.” Stuart Rae, BBA Management 2009
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If you can’t work productively with other people you will be denying yourself all sorts of opportunities in the future. So, in addition to your individual work, you will frequently be working in teams on all manner of projects, undertaking research, writing reports, giving presentations, taking part in role play, etc. Sometimes you will be allowed to choose your fellow team members, but at other times you may be put into teams with people you have never met before – often a challenge, but one that will stand you in very good stead for future employment.

Everything and everybody is geared up for you to succeed, to fulfil your potential and achieve more than you ever thought possible before you started at LUMS.

Facilities
All this requires top-class facilities. Our lecture theatres and small seminar rooms are very well equipped with the latest in audio-visual equipment, and even the seating has been recently renovated. There are numerous computer labs with all the software you need, and if you have your own laptop you will find plenty of wireless internet areas within LUMS and on other parts of campus. You will have your own email account, and every single module in LUMS has its own intranet area to aid clear and speedy communication between staff and students. To facilitate our growing use of team work, there are new “break-out” areas, where you can get together with your team members and go through your reports, presentations, etc., in comfortable and bright surroundings. These are very popular with students and also form an important part of the life of LUMS. Beyond LUMS, there is an excellent university library with access to almost all the books, journals and databases you could ever need – and, if you can’t find what you want, the library staff are always very helpful in trying to get hold of it for you.

Our overall teaching and learning philosophy is simple. We treat you as adults.
We don’t tell you what to think. If all you can do is repeat what we’ve told you in lectures, then we’ve failed. This requires a varied style of learning. As well as lectures, you will also discuss issues in smaller groups with each other and your tutors, this helps really understand the issues introduced in lectures. Depending on your precise degree, you may also be involved in classes, computer workshops, etc. Much of your work you will have to organise for yourself outside timetabled hours. This will involve research in the library and on the internet, so that you can discover a range of opinions and insights on the topics you are studying, and, most important of all, come to your own critically considered views. You will have to produce items of coursework throughout your time with us, and you will be expected to keep to deadlines – time management is a very important skill you will learn! And you will have to take exams at the end of it all; your performance in these will serve to sum up everything you have learned. But you won’t just be working on your own the whole time. We believe that team work is absolutely essential. It is not only vital for your future employment; it is also a key life skill.

Expert Teachers
Our teaching staff have world-class expertise in a very wide variety of fields of management and business. So you can be sure that everything you are taught is extremely well-researched and up to date. This is of course crucial in the world of management and business, which can change very quickly. At LUMS we believe that all of our students should reap the benefit of our expertise, right from the first year. So, for example, you may find yourself being taught first-year economics by a professor who is internationally renowned for his work in the economics of labour and education; and then in your operations management first-year class you may be taught by a world-class expert in the management of risk and organisational reliability. These established staff will be joined by young and enthusiastic academics near the start of their careers – the stars of the future. Just as important as all this, you will find that the LUMS staff are willing to help you achieve your maximum potential. Lecturers and tutors are easy to contact and many have an open-door policy. We are also fortunate to have a superb team of administrative staff who ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible.

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“The workshops pertaining to work permits and international students really aided me during my application process. The advice given in these sessions really helped me to understand the UK system better.” Aliya Jabbar, BSc Accounting and Finance, 2008

Employability and careers provision at LUMS
“The ‘Get that Job’ workshop made me more aware of the application process and assessment day and helped to prepare me for the recruitment process.” Joanna Rogers, BA Advertising and Marketing, 2007

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Marks & Spencer. a small or medium sized enterprise. develop your managerial and leadership qualities. learn how to work in teams. Others go on to postgraduate education. volunteering and membership of student clubs and societies. At LUMS academic and careers professional staff work as a team to ensure that when you graduate you will be equipped with academic excellence and the best possible set of skills to enjoy success in your future life. don’t worry – our flexible degrees and dedicated careers support are designed to let you explore your interests and learn more about the different options open to you. Through your course you will gain specialised subject knowledge.7m investment has resulted in one of the most innovative careers services in the UK. a not-for-profit organisation or even setting up your own business – we will help you to realise them. KPMG. PricewaterhouseCoopers and Tesco.“The 1-1 nature of the support available was invaluable. Barclays. If it all seems a bit daunting or you have no idea yet of what you will do at the end of your study. Deloitte. At LUMS you will have a unique opportunity to develop your employability. deliver professional presentations.” Rebecca Oliver. BA Management and Entrepreneurship. In addition our dedicated Careers Resources Room in the Management School will help you discover the vast array of options open to you. A business and management degree from LUMS is highly regarded by regional. which hosts the biggest independent careers fair in the country. So whatever your career aspirations – working for a large blue chip organisation. having someone to provide advice and assistance enabled me to successfully secure an excellent graduate job. IBM. Throughout the job application process. academic research and teaching or start their own businesses. work experience. Home Office. Ernst & Young. You will have the opportunity to widen your experience by selecting from a vast array of activities which include business games run by major graduate employers. solve real business problems and become much more globally aware. A recent £2. study and career. national and international employers and will open the door to a vast range of careers. Johnson and Johnson. If you choose LUMS you are doing so at an exciting time. Astra Zeneca. 11 . provide drop-in clinics to help you at every stage of the recruitment process and offer one to one careers advice when you need it. The majority of our graduates enter careers directly related to business and management in a wide range of organisations including Accenture. personal and career development courses. BMW. Arcadia. 2008 LUMS is at the forefront of research into graduate employability so we understand the potential challenges you will face entering a highly competitive graduate labour market. Civil Service. skills and personal attributes they seek in potential employees. Co-Op. NHS. Our close contact with graduate employers also helps us to understand the knowledge.

Placement year “I couldn’t imagine leaving university and starting a job without having the experience I gained on my placement year” Melanie McKay. BBA Management 2008 “The year in industry is great – the school gives you a lot of support in getting your placement. BBA Management North America/Australasia 2008 12 .” Laurie Borlace.

I was the first ever placement student to receive an award at the end of year conference. service. ” 13 . and where you will flourish and develop professionally at a fast rate. it’s not for everyone. in all sectors of employment – banking and finance. Lancaster has fantastic links with many top employers like Johnson and Johnson – where I accepted a placement. It was also invaluable when applying for graduate jobs as it provided a broad.“You have the opportunity to put into practice the theory you have learned at university. You will be able to see the connections between theory and practice and your final year studies will benefit a great deal. – and covering all sorts of roles. retail. You’ll be paid a good salary and will be expected to earn it! But you’ll also remain a LUMS student and thus still eligible for a student loan and other benefits. 2008 Placement employer: Reebok UK Every year over 100 LUMS undergraduates take a period of paid managerial employment as part of their degree – usually for the third year of a four-year degree. BSc Accounting. relevant and influential set of examples that allow you to demonstrate key qualities and techniques during the application process. including Marketing. Events Management. We ensure that you find a placement that really suits you. It was awarded by the UK Managing Director to recognise my efforts during the first six months. Why should you take a placement year? Well. manufacturing. Auditing and Finance. I was given real responsibilities and treated as an employee. Sales. Many students tell us that they have done things on their placement that they never dreamt they would be capable of. Finance. Consultancy and many more.” Ben Dickinson. Recent placements include: ■ Knowledge Management for Amadeus in Nice ■ Human Resources for Warner Brothers in London ■ Sports Marketing for Reebok in Bolton ■ Financial Analyst for Aston Martin in Warwickshire ■ Events Management for Fujitsu in London Whatever your role and whoever your employer. Human Resources. Logistics. Nearly all students get much higher marks in their final year and a large proportion every year end up with a first-class degree. But if you’re not in a great hurry you could find it really beneficial. responsible job. Our students tell us that it’s very enjoyable as well! There are always plenty of really good placements available. you will be doing a real. And it helps you decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work. and then return to university with a wealth of practical experience – which often helps to conceptualise the theories taught in lectures. The experience will give your employment prospects a massive boost – you will not find it hard to secure graduate job interviews. We know that many students prefer to finish their studies in three years. 2009 Mark Allin BSc Marketing Management. Your placement experience will be really useful when you come back for your final year. ” Stuart Rae BBA Management 2009 Placement employer: Johnson & Johnson “My placement search was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done – however. etc. “My placement year at Reebok has proved to be beneficial in a number of ways: It helped to improve my subsequent university work on my Marketing Management degree. For some of our degrees the placement is an integral component of the degree. You will also have a LUMS supervisor who will visit you on placement to ensure that everything is going well and that you are gaining as much as possible from the experience. I worked in Customer Development and was given direct contact with some of the UK’s largest pharmaceutical wholesalers. The experience was fantastic and continues to provide benefits – it led directly to my job at Reebok UK in Horwich after I graduated from Lancaster. but you may also be able to take an optional placement year in most of our other degrees. government.

2009 14 .” Andreas Blum.Study Abroad “The help and support network to guide students through the exchange process is very well established at Lancaster – making the planning and preparation process very easy and hasslefree. BBA Management North America/Australasia.” Karl Duffill. 2010 “Studying abroad not only opens your eyes to different people and cultures but also to alternative teaching methods which I believe have enriched my university experience as a whole. BBA Management.

Australia and New Zealand. Your Study Abroad Adviser will help you decide on a relevant study programme for your year abroad that fits in well with your studies at Lancaster. Australasian or Asian universities. The flexibility of our degrees means that. and so you will need to choose your studies carefully. As a general guide. flexible and ready for a challenge. Students who Study Abroad not only have a fantastic time but also learn about themselves. the people. around £6. Canadian. The year abroad normally replaces your second year at Lancaster. It’s not just the culture. European. Hong Kong City University. ” Exchange Partners LUMS has exchange agreements with prestigious universities all over the world and in recent years students have studied at Boston College. and you do need to be strongly motivated. both studying and working. As well as the opportunity to study at a leading university you will also have the chance to experience life in another culture and meet new people from all over the world. in most cases. gaining confidence and achieving the ability to adapt to the environment around them. in top Business Schools and you may not have to speak the local language to take advantage of them. Ask any student on our Study Abroad programme and he or she will tell you that it is the experience of a lifetime. Further details of all our partner institutions can be found on the LUMS website at www. this is not a year’s holiday. Fees and expenses The cost of a year abroad varies by location. I have become a much more independent person. 2008 Study Abroad Destination: Hong Kong “I’ve always been passionate about travelling around the world and chose Lancaster University as it gave me the opportunity to spend two of my four years abroad. Lancaster has an exceptionally well developed and exciting range of opportunities for Study Abroad. LUMS also has an extensive network of partners in Europe and Asia. 2008 Study Abroad Destination: University of New South Wales. International and EU students currently pay half fees to Lancaster when they spend a full year in an EU country. too. becoming more independent. The friends I have made are irreplaceable and it’s an experience that will last a lifetime. Sydney “I have had many amazing experiences and I’ve managed to travel to Fiji.ac. It has been an amazing experience and I’d advise anyone who has the opportunity to study abroad to grab it with both hands – it is a life changing experience!” 15 . La Trobe University (Australia) and very many more. After the first year I studied in Hong Kong as an exchange student which gave me the chance to explore my own cultural roots. or 2 years (see BBA European Management) depending on your degree scheme. even if you are not admitted to a scheme with a compulsory year abroad. subject to good first-year academic performance. Your host university will also provide an International Student Adviser to help you out with any practical difficulties. the weather and the food that will be different – study styles and expectations also vary greatly across the world and you will be expected to adapt quickly and take your work seriously. that students who have experienced contrasting education systems and cultures are more attractive to employers. In addition to the formal degree schemes offering a year’s Study Abroad in North America and Australasia.uk/international. the University of British Columbia (Canada). able to change and adapt to new situations. However please note that this is under review.lums. Irene Lam BSc Marketing Management (Study Abroad). Smita Patel BBA Management-North America/Australasia. There is some evidence.The Experience We encourage students to gain experience of study outside the UK and many of our degree programmes include a year spent studying at top US. you could still choose to compete for a place on the Study Abroad scheme during your first year. the environment. and will be a constant contact on hand to help and advise at any point during the year. the University of California. However. This opportunity again is competitive and will only be given to those performing well at their studies at Lancaster.lancs. You pay half fees to Lancaster University for your year abroad and do not pay any tuition fees to your host university. We can offer a term or a year. If UK students spend a full year in an EU partner institution on the Erasmus programme their tuition fees are waived.000 covers living expenses (including accommodation and meals).

India. “The experience of living with so many people from so many different nationalities is very enriching – it helps you to build your social skills and develops your character. Nigeria. There are over currently 700 non-UK undergraduates at LUMS: 250 from Europe and 500 from outside the EU.ac.Information for international students LUMS is a friendly and diverse community with students from all over the world.lums.uk/ international. Cyprus.ac. such as the Study Group Programme taught on our campus. Greece. We have long experience of teaching international students and welcome the contribution they make to the academic and social life of LUMS. Need advice before you apply? In many countries you can meet a LUMS staff member at an Education Fair before you apply – see www.lums. 2007 We welcome students from a wide range of countries directly on to year one of our programmes and also accept good performance on selected Foundation Year programmes as meeting our entry requirements.lancs. BA Economics.lancs.uk/ events/ugfairs for the full schedule.lancs. Applications and admissions Are you qualified for admission? Do check our entry requirements on the LUMS website www.” Zarina Khaliq.ac. 16 . The programmes we consider include those validated and recognised by Lancaster University.lums. Norway and Taiwan – a full list is on www. We also have agents who can give personal advice on your application to LUMS in countries such as China. Japan. You will therefore be joining a highly cosmopolitan community.uk/about/ international.

An international curriculum Our programmes have been developed with the needs of international students in mind.com/ students/nonukstudents/index ■ English for Academic Purposes – www. I will definitely come back to visit Lancaster University.uk/celt/sldc/ courses/Elis ■ University Support services www.ac.lancs. We offer a safe.uk/study/eap ■ Pre-arrival Information – www. There is also a very wide range of University societies for different nationality groups. for instance – give you a great insight into how you would approach things if you were an entrepreneur or manager in a real business. In the University’s Student Support Office there is a specialist International Student Adviser who helps any students who might have visa and financial problems and organises a range of events off campus trips and visits especially for international students.uk/depts/ studentsupport/international/ prearrival ■ In-sessional study skills programme – www. ” 17 . I would recommend the Lancaster University Business Studies degree.ac.ucas. supportive and attractive environment. we may ask for IELTS 7 . but may have to live off campus in year two.uk/societies Accommodation and life at Lancaster We guarantee non-EU students a single room on campus for the full period of study.5). such as Hellenic. you do sports and you can join in many social events where you can make lots of good friends.co.uk/depts/studentsupport ■ Lancaster University Colleges www.lancs.lusu.lancs. In addition to gaining a strong theoretical background. but during your degree we also provide excellent study skills support for international students for no extra fee. or a year abroad. Malaysian and Asian. Andy Bohong Chen BA Accounting and Finance. including for example our BBA in European Management. Tutors were approachable and always willing to provide help. “I enjoyed the time I had at Lancaster University. A full list of alumni advisers is on www. we offer 4-week and 8-week pre-degree courses in English for Academic Purposes.lusu.lums. For programmes which include a placement. There is a special compulsory first year course in British Society and Business Environment for non-EU students to help them adjust and adapt to studying business and management in the UK.ac. Here. 2006 Country of origin: China Fees and scholarships for international students We charge reasonable tuition fees. and we would expect to offer special scholarships on an annual basis to students who select Lancaster as their first choice and whose performance slightly exceeds our entry requirements.uk/ masters/contacts/alumnicontacts.co. it has not been always just work – there is ample opportunity to get involved in student societies.lancs.ac. However.ac. 2006 Country of origin: India Employer: City Capital “The three years I have spent at Lancaster University have been a most challenging and exciting experience. lectures and tutorials were very well arranged.lancs. CSSA (Chinese). through which different activities are organised.ac. Vidisha Khaitan BSc Business Studies.0 to ensure that you have the necessary skill level to be effective in a work situation. you study. EU students are guaranteed a room in year one. ” Useful web sites: ■ UCAS special pages – www.uk ■ Student societies www.We also recommend that you contact a former LUMS student for firsthand information about our degrees and life on the Lancaster campus. Need extra language preparation before starting your studies? We usually ask non-native speakers for an English Language qualification (such as IELTS 6.uk/colleges/colleges ■ Students Union support facilities www. On the academic side.ling. I believe that it was a very wise decision to choose LUMS – one of the best management schools in this country. An extra fee is required for this course.lancs. certain courses – such as Entrepreneurship. For those who do not quite meet this standard.

2008 18 .Lancaster’s undergraduate degree structure “The flexibility at Lancaster means you can switch to a different degree scheme if you find your interests changing.” Yun Yue. BA Accounting & Finance.

It will also usually be possible to take options from other parts of the university. This flexibility is not absolute – for example.“I really liked the freedom to select the subjects I was interested in and appreciated the highly organised course management. At this point you are able to choose from a wide range of degrees. Your preferred subject choice may sound great in principle but the reality could be different. it will normally be possible to take one or more additional options in other subjects. You may feel a little worried about committing yourself to a particular degree in these circumstances. you automatically gain access to a broad range of degrees. However. you make your final selection of the degree scheme you wish to study in Part II (subsequent years). But there will definitely be a choice of paths to follow for every student who completes the first year with satisfactory marks. was incredible. including lecturers. many of which may be new to you. BSc Business Studies. for several reasons. you will begin to study your chosen subject in more depth. ■ Greater flexibility: Fashions and tastes change rapidly. 19 . What excites you today might bore you tomorrow. Once you have made your choice at the end of the first year. from lecturers to course co-ordinators. regardless of the specific scheme you were admitted to study in Part I. The total number of options available is very large. some degrees have extra entry criteria. 2009 LUMS offers a large number of degrees. The responsiveness of staff.” Matiss Ansviesulis. This flexibility is a valuable asset. help is at hand! Lancaster’s flexible degree structure means that you are able to switch the focus of your degree as both your interests evolve and career opportunities develop. we ensure that you’ll know enough about the subject to make the right choice. since LUMS is so strong in many different areas of management and business. What looks like a great career choice now might seem less attractive in a year’s time. ■ Deferred decision-making: Deciding which degree to take is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. By delaying the final decision on your preferred degree to the end of your first year. On successful completion of Part I (the first year). including a selection of advanced options. and some have to be taken from the start of the first year. However. What if you don’t like it? What if you’re not good at it? The last thing you want is to be stuck on the wrong degree. ■ Increased options: Why commit yourself to a single degree when you can keep your options open? When you select a Lancaster degree on your UCAS form.

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maths. computing. LUMS is widely regarded as one of the premier centres in Europe to study Accounting and Finance-related subjects. the Department’s reputation for excellence attracts students from all over the world. Our aim at LUMS is to ensure that you are fully equipped to succeed in this exciting area. Auditing & Finance (The Ernst & Young Degree) ■ BSc Accounting & Management Studies ■ BSc Finance & Management Studies ■ BSc Finance ■ BA Accounting & Economics ■ BA Accounting. you could take a year-long fully paid work placement (LUMS will assist you in finding a suitable work placement). You will also benefit from Lancaster’s internationally renowned faculty. our generous library resources and excellent IT provision. you will be in good company. Finance & Mathematics ■ BSc Finance & Economics ■ BSc Financial Mathematics 22 We offer a range of degrees in Accounting and/or Finance. In addition to our large UK student intake. But don’t just take our word for it. There is a world of exciting career opportunities open to you when you graduate with a LUMS Accounting or Finance degree. if you wish to gain work experience as part of a four-year degree. or you could choose to apply for a special degree in partnership with the international accounting firm Ernst and Young. and our focused career support to help you fulfil your potential as a Lancaster Accounting and Finance graduate. . Alternatively. which combines studying at LUMS with eighteen months of paid work placement and professional training that enables you to fast-track your training as a chartered accountant. You could study part of your degree in another country such as the US or Canada. etc. Within our standard three-year degree. See what our graduates say. Degrees ■ BA/BSc Accounting & Finance ■ BSc Accounting.Accounting and Finance “The course was really flexible and supported and facilitated my individual development” Lucy Musgrove The Accounting and Finance profession offers some of the most stimulating (and highly paid) career opportunities in business. all of which provide a challenging and rewarding educational experience second to none. If you study here. Finance & Computer Science ■ BSc Accounting. there are opportunities for you to focus solely on Accounting and Finance or combine your degree with other subjects such as economics.

www. I particularly valued the integrated nature of the university campus. 2006 “Lancaster has one of the best management schools in the UK – which is one of the main reasons I came here. 2008 Employer: Ernst & Young “It’s a very flexible degree and very attractive. I can say that the knowledge and experience I acquired during my degree will be invaluable. within their audit function. The broad range of teaching in the first year allowed me to acquire a wide range of knowledge and the option to switch degrees if I wanted.” Jan Corbridge YuQin Yang BSc Accounting and Finance. which made it easy to find a balance between work and social life. They’ve always got time for your questions.ac.lums.lancs.uk/departments/Accounting/undergraduate/ “The staff are all really approachable. I really enjoyed my time at Lancaster University – it provided me with a great foundation to progress my career further.” Ben Dickinson David Purcell BA Accounting and Finance. ” “Looking back. I was surprised by how relaxed and informal they are. Having now started work for KPMG. ” 23 . especially for employment as you have the opportunity to develop a number of different skills.

The degree is designed to challenge and stretch you. they make time to talk to you if you need any help or have any problems. The combined strength of the three partners brings together outstanding teaching and a breadth of experience. Auditing and Finance (The Ernst & Young degree) launched in 2005.BSc Accounting. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) The first professional body of accountants in the world and provider of the internationally recognised CA qualification. Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) A world ranked international management school. this degree offers you the opportunity to fast track your chartered accountancy qualification by completing vital work experience and professional exams and gaining an academic education all at the same time. LUMS prides itself on strong employer relations that underpin a number of our academic programmes including the BSc Accounting. helping you to achieve your potential. Through our partnership with Ernst & Young and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS). During the four-year sandwich course. tax. you are fast-tracked to qualifying as a chartered accountant. After completing the work experience and over half of their professional exams. corporate finance and advisory services. Ernst & Young. Degrees ■ BSc Accounting. LUMS and ICAS are committed to ensure your development and success. you spend up to 18 months on salaried placements at an Ernst & Young office and receive a first-year bursary to help with university and living costs. consistently ranked amongst the top four in the UK. Auditing and Finance (The Ernst & Young Degree) Courses “The staff here are very friendly and helpful. giving you the opportunity to start your career as a professional accountant within a supportive and stimulating environment. Auditing & Finance (The Ernst & Young Degree) 24 . ” Vijay Mistry Ernst & Young A global leader in assurance.

By combining university studies and graduate-level work placements the Ernst & Young Degree will develop technical know-how and the broader skills required in the globally competitive sphere in which we operate.” Barry Flynn. Each placement will begin with a focused induction programme that will prepare students for the experience ahead. Similarly. Ernst & Young Experience Integral to the Ernst & Young Degree are three work placements with Ernst & Young. Partner. The degree has been designed to prepare you for your work placements. and have devised a programme that will reward your efforts.ac. You will help to deliver strong independent assurance that provides a timely and constructive challenge to management. Professional studies The Ernst & Young Degree offers a fast-track route to qualification as a Chartered Accountant. diverse people you will work on real clients that include some of the biggest brand names in business. The degree modules will give you a thorough understanding of financial and management accounting. Vijay Mistry BSc (Hons) Accounting. The 18 month placement is beneficial. You’ll receive the whole learning experience. Within teams of bright. From the start Ernst & Young will give you graduate level responsibilities in a fastpaced.www.lums. “By taking the Ernst & Young Degree. ensuring that you are able to contribute in full. The ICAS qualification is internationally renowned. corporate finance. because we will have that experience under our belt after we graduate. business law and accounting information systems. commercial environment. Because you sit two ICAS exams during your second placement and as the degree gives you exemptions from all the ICAS Test of Competence exams you could qualify earlier than a normal graduate.uk/departments/Accounting/undergraduate/eydegree/ “The Management School is great! It’s one of the best in the country – that’s one of the reasons why I came here!” Vijay Mistry Learning To be called a professional is to be recognised as someone who has gained significant knowledge and expertise in their field. Auditing and Finance. the knowledge you gain on work placement will enable you to bring real-life examples to the classroom and your coursework. a robust and clear perspective to audit committees. the high standards set by the institute help to ensure that Chartered Accountants provide strong independent assurance services. economics. you won’t just receive one of the best business degrees in the UK. You are assigned a counselling manager and buddy to ensure you get the personal support and coaching you need to get the most out of your placements.lancs. Chartered Accountants are amongst the most highly regarded professionals in the world of business and finance. Not many degrees offer that!” 25 . 2009 “The Accounting. Auditing and Finance degree (The Ernst & Young degree) is one of the best ways to accelerate your career. auditing. The three partners in the degree have worked hard to ensure that you will receive the support and guidance necessary to be successful. and critical information for investors and other stakeholders.

Studying Business Studies at Lancaster will expose you to teaching from international experts in a wide variety of fields and in whatever specialist areas you choose. In your first year (Part I) you will take three courses. In addition to the big picture overview. interests and developing sense of yourself. relate it to real-world issues. one of which will continue through your degree. developing aspects. and encourage you to reflect on core management issues such as strategy. sustainability. We will engage you in a challenging. Opportunities will open up for you in an extensive and unfolding range of specialist possibilities. It gives you the big picture overview of how businesses and managers operate in an international environment and a coherent framework to help you to understand why. Degrees ■ BSc Business Studies ■ BSc Business Studies (Study Abroad) 26 . Whichever you decide on. Phil Boylan ” The three-year Business Studies degree prepares you for a career in business and management. The programme integrates your thinking about your career into its design – each year exploring different. and with specialist knowledge in your chosen areas. you can specialise mainly in one. team-working. and the impact of business on society. ethics. A core course will introduce you to business and management. supportive and friendly environment. It develops your personal skills including group working.BSc Business Studies “One of the things that makes the Business Studies course so popular is the opportunity to experience all aspects and areas of business. interacting. and develop your skills in analysing. all Business Studies students will complete baseline competences in all the key management disciplines. from marketing to finance. leadership. based on your awareness of your skills. report writing. and presentation skills. or more equally in two or three disciplines. This wide-ranging programme furnishes you with a working knowledge of a broad range of management disciplines. research analysis. Two further courses will introduce you to two management areas of your choice from a wide range of options. You will be able to choose and refine your chosen directions based on your increasing experience of what the various subject areas are actually like. During your second and third years (Part II) you could decide to follow the generalist form of the degree covering the core aspects of a wide range of management disciplines. Our graduates are employed by many nationally and internationally known firms. researching. and presenting. and then being able to specialise in the ones that interest you most. globalisation. or you could specialise much further in one or two disciplines.

uk/undergraduate/businessstudies/ “The business studies programme is a very demanding as well as an exciting course that provides coverage of all business and management disciplines”Kritika Agarwal First Year Structure Second and Third Year Structure Core Course Introduction to Business and Management Statistics and Computing Core Courses Strategy. Economics. Marketing. Work & Technology Approx 70% Subject 3 From Accounting and Finance. Marketing. Organisation. Every year a small number of well qualified and suitably motivated Business Studies students also join in the LUMS Placement Scheme (see page 12). or the USA. Economics. Core management courses are worth a special mention. Management Science. as the lecturers of these particular modules should be commended for their style and approach to teaching. Management in the 21st century. particularly the flexibility that is offered in module choice. in Australia. Leadership and Statistics Approx 30% Subject 2 From Accounting and Finance. For international students coming to LUMS we have designed a special additional introductory course. It is an excellent degree with an unparalleled range of courses. for example. Economics.lums. 2008 You can also apply for the study year abroad version of the degree in which you spend your second year at one of our highly regarded partner institutions. Marketing. Equally across three departments (the ‘generalist’) 2. Employer: HBOS (Halifax Bank of Scotland) “I thoroughly enjoyed the BSc Business Studies. Entrepreneurship. Mainly in one department (the ‘specialist’) For example. Economics and Marketing. a logistics organisation partnering organisations such as Marks and Spencer and British Airways. Canada. if not taken in first year Jon Osgerby BSc Business Studies. Work and Technology or a European Language “Choosing the BSc Business Studies degree was the best decision I have ever made. After graduation I joined HBOS as a Service Delivery Support Manager. Management Science or Organisation. Equally across two departments (the ‘joint specialist’) 3. I have gained a huge range of tools for my new role in Operations Management with Gist Ltd.ac. Europe. Work and Technology Baseline Competences Introductory Accounting and Finance.lancs. in Accounting & Finance.www. ” 27 . Business and British Society which helps you to achieve your academic potential much earlier by sensitively guiding you within a disciplinerelevant context. ” Jemma Costello BSc Business Studies. Management Science or Organisation. Hong Kong. 2009 Employer: Graduate Trainee with Gist Ltd Specialist Areas You might decide to choose your specialisms: 1.

Marketing or Management Science. you can choose to benefit from our flexible first-year course structure by combining Economics with another subject from a wide range of Lancaster departments. Finally. should you wish to divide your time at Lancaster equally between two subjects. In either case. In its international variant. Vaiva Katinaite ” Prices for some products vary little from one year to the next. you can study combined major schemes within the Management School (for instance. You will learn from staff who have established reputations across the different dimensions of our subject. Economics is your subject and Lancaster the ideal location for developing your knowledge of it. Alternatively. but it also lends itself to combination with other disciplines. At Lancaster. Degrees Single majors ■ BSc Economics ■ BSc Economics (Study Abroad) ■ BA Business Economics ■ BA Business Economics (Study Abroad) Combined majors ■ BSc Finance & Economics ■ BA Accounting & Economics ■ BA Economics & Geography ■ BA Economics & Mathematics ■ BA Economics & Politics ■ BA Economics & International Relations ■ BA Philosophy. although commodities like copper can hit new highs and lows from month to month and stock markets can be volatile during a single business day. highly-rated Management School and the flexibility in terms of the undergraduate degree course structure. Business Economics combines a similar commitment to Economics with Politics/International Relations or with a Modern Language. and who share the traditional Lancaster commitment to excellence in teaching.Economics “I chose Lancaster University because of its world-wide recognition. You may be interested in learning why particular markets behave so differently. or in the implications of their combined behaviour for the world economy. One third of your time would be devoted to this additional subject in the first year. Finance. for instance. Even as a specialist. Economics with International Relations. Politics & Economics 28 Economics is frequently studied alone in a specialised ‘single major’ degree scheme. and you can continue your interest in it as a minor course of study throughout Part II. Finance and Economics) or beyond (Economics and Geography. the flexible Business Economics degree scheme takes advantage of the natural links between our subject and other management disciplines by allowing you to focus on those areas of Economics that combine with a deeper study of. and Economics with Mathematics being examples). you can combine it with three levels of commitment to additional subjects. .

lums. After graduation I joined PricewaterhouseCoopers in Birmingham on their Assurance/ Forensics Graduate Scheme. 2008 Employer: PricewaterhouseCoopers “The degree was challenging. Second Year Core economic analysis. economic growth and development. In summary. interesting. half of your time is spent in each of the subjects of the joint programme.www. you will have the opportunity at Lancaster increasingly to create a course of study that reflects your interests and chosen career orientation. ” 29 . Another subject drawn from the Management School or elsewhere This may be a subject you would like to study as a supplement to Economics in Years Two and Three Selection of specialist subjects in economics including industrial organisation and strategy. As well as the flexibility offered by the Lancaster Economics programme.uk/departments/Economics/undergraduate/ “The degree was challenging. In joint major programmes you will combine study of the two component subjects in the first year with another of your choice (which may include Applications of Economics). Australia or elsewhere). both Economics and Business Economics are also offered as four-year schemes with your third year spent acquiring practical knowledge on a work placement. international business and advanced quantitative subjects (plus optional courses) Vaiva Katinaite BA Economics.lancs. international trade. 2008 Currently: MPhil in Economics at the University of Cambridge “The Lancaster University Management School provided me not only with academic knowledge but also with skills required in the job market. Alternatively. human resource economics . In the second and third years. applications and quantitative techniques (plus optional course) Third Year Applications of Economics Integrates economic analysis with quantitative methods and economic data analysis. interesting. Paul Hinz BA Economics.ac. you may choose to study abroad for your second year at one of our partner institutions (in America. I would recommend Economics study at Lancaster to anyone looking for a high-quality and flexible programme led by world-class experts. Paul Hinz ” First Year Structure Second and Third Year Structure Economic Principles Introductory micro macro economic analysis. ” The programmes for single major Economics and for Business Economics are summarised in the accompanying figures. which involves studying for the ACA accounting qualification. and required me to adapt and acquire new skills to tackle the problems the modules posed. and required me to adapt and acquire new skills to tackle the problems the modules posed.

reims-ms.upcomillas. Where else can you get that kind of experience when still a student?”Sophie Mazur This degree is unique! On this degree you will be a student at not one university but two. Italy (www.Germany (www. Spain (www. which is a student society specifically for European Management students and organises everything from careers events to socials and also events with student societies at the partner institutions. Throughout your degree you will be part of a community of students from Europe and beyond who exchange ideas and information and organise social activities through the student society LUSIBPS. covering the whole range of management subjects. your international experience of working and studying in a multicultural environment and your fluency in at least two languages makes you highly . desirable for all types of business-related employment. Piacenza.BBA European Management “I’ve been working on a group project developing a business plan for a real company.de) ■ Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.esb-reutlingen.es) ■ European School of Business.unicatt.ipbs-edu. including an awareness of business and commerce in the European Union. We are all part of an elite International Partnership of Business Schools (www. ending up with two high-prestige degrees (but don’t worry – you will only be paying fees to one university). No other leading UK University offers anything like this.fr) ■ ICADE Business school. adaptability and the sort of wide-ranging experience that very few students will be able to match two full degrees. It is therefore no surprise that our graduates get excellent jobs. practical skills. Additionally. Your CV will demonstrate intelligence. you will gain practical work experience through industrial placements both in the UK and abroad and develop fluency in two languages. We currently have four partners: ■ Reims Management School. The combination of studying international management theory and practice at two top-rated universities. Madrid. You will spend two years at Lancaster and two years at one of our top-class partner universities in Europe. France (www.net) which meets frequently to ensure that the education offered to you is of the highest possible quality.it) All of these are among the very best in their countries and are especially highly rated by employers. Reutlingen. Degrees ■ BBA European Management (French) ■ BBA European Management (German) ■ BBA European Management (Italian) ■ BBA European Management (Spanish) 30 At the end of this degree you will be everything an employer could possibly want.

” Vanessa Campion “The BBA European Management gave me an international practiceoriented management education plus valuable life skills. with its modern infrastructure and methods of teaching. HEC in Paris. Spanish or Italian Options Options from the partner institution Compulsory 6 month paid work placement Second Year Structure Options at LUMS can be taken in areas such as Accounting & Finance.lums. Statistics and Computing. Management Science. Finance.uk/undergraduate/eurobba/ “There’s an incredible spirit of excellence on the BBA in European Management – everyone has such high standards. 2006 Placement: Reebok & Adidas Graduate Employer: Nike EMEA Language French. Ethics. 2008 Placement: Hotel (Monte-Carlo). two further options Chrystel Chanteloube BBA European Management (French). Operations Management. Operations Management Core Courses Either Marketing or Economics Strategy. Management Accounting. Information Management. ” 31 . The BBA European Management programme gave me this. Financial Accounting. International Business. taking a Master’s degree in Sustainable Development Management. Further Statistics. has taught many valuable lessons. Also Marketing or Economics (if not taken in Year 1) Language Continuation of Year 1 language Option One option and if bilingual. Law.ac. ” Core Courses Management and Consulting. I think that the mixture between a university like Lancaster. Marketing and Organisational Behaviour. Fairmont (Mexico) “I loved the Euro BBA program. I am now at France’s top management school. Economics Entrepreneurship.www.” Floriane Blot First Year Structure Third and Fourth Year Structure (at the Partner Institution) Core Courses Introduction to Management. and the more “traditional” Spanish method. German. “I was looking for a business course that would fulfil my ambition of spending time abroad and also provide the necessary skills enabling me to hit the ground running when starting my career.lancs. Human Resource Management and Dissertation Robert Cormack BBA European Management (German).

as well as management itself and consulting. ethics and strategy. leadership abilities. This is in competition with other teams of BBA students and provides experience of running a business. whilst also being paid! Students are located in organisations throughout the UK and a small number even go to Europe for the year. or the first half of your final year – we currently have final year exchanges with top European Business Schools such as Erasmus (Rotterdam) and Mannheim where all teaching is in English. and we are actively seeking further top-quality partners. including economics. is there to help” . undertaking presentations and enjoying team building events.5pt quote 10. not just the staff. As a 2005 graduate put it: “the BBA is like an extended family because everyone. you will spend your third year on an industrial placement where you can develop practical skills through taking on real responsibility. problem solving and effective communication. completing group projects. In the second year you will undertake a 10-week team project for a local business. Degrees ■ BBA Management ■ BBA Management (Study Abroad) 32 . you will have the opportunity to study a wide range of management subjects. BBA students quickly get to know each other.5quote bold and way between you your dream career. Secondly. Through the core management courses that take place each year at Lancaster. In the final year you take part in a strategic management simulation exercise where your team is in charge of an airline company. All graduates of the BBA comment on this great variety and choice which gives a complete overview of what is needed to work in business.BBA Management Courses “If you take the opportunities on offer there is little in your 10. A final point about the BBA is the strong community spirit that exists amongst students on the degree. marketing. A key focus of the BBA is developing practical managerial skills in particular team working. Firstly.” Barbara Polak There are a number of things that differentiate the four-year BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) in Management from other degrees. where you are consultants looking at a real issue and feeding back recommendations to the organisation. There is also the opportunity for you to take part in the Study Abroad Programme during the second year. entrepreneurship. accounting. operations. organisational behaviour.

lancs. Statistics and Computing for Management Compulsory 12 month paid work placement Options The following areas must be covered at some point during the degree: Financial and Managerial Accounting.uk/undergraduate/BBA/ “It’s a fantastic opportunity to both study abroad and have a placement year. Marketing and Operations Management Fourth Year Structure Karl Duffill BBA Management North America/Australasia. Airline Simulation. Canada Placement: Hewlett-Packard Core Courses Dissertation.” Christopher Paul First Year Structure Third Year Structure Core Courses Introduction to Management. Strategic Management. Ethics Options Second Year Structure Options including any compulsory areas not covered in Year 1 “I chose the BBA degree programme due to its broad academic offering and adaptability to today’s business world. Jason Yau ” Placement: IBM Now: Postgraduate Study at LSE/Royal Bank of Scotland “Lancaster has been a fantastic experience. ” Core Courses Management and Consulting. Its flexibility allows you to tailor the course to your own interests/strengths. 2010 Country of origin: UK Study Abroad Destination: University of Alberta. Human Resource Management and Placement and Dissertation Preparation Options Options including any compulsory areas not covered in Year 1 Options can be taken in areas such as Accounting and Finance. As part of my BBA degree I completed a one-year work placement with IBM in London which has really contributed to my development. Economics. Barbara Polak BBA Management. Entrepreneurship.lums. 2007 “The year out industrial placement is a fantastic opportunity and quite possibly the most valuable part of the entire course. which is a hard combination to find elsewhere. Management Science.www. It has been a wonderful experience to use what you have learned at university in the business world. The amount of self confidence gained and ability to handle responsibility is invaluable. ” 33 . Economics. Further Statistics. Marketing and Organisational Behaviour.ac. It is also possible to take up to 2 units outside of the Management School in subjects such as Law or Languages.

Organisations of all sizes. enhance your abilities and provide you with skills and competences that are valued by potential employers. The integration of theory and practice are key aims of these programmes. family business and the management of small and medium-sized enterprises. These external activities can also provide invaluable opportunities for student research projects. social entrepreneurship. The practitioner perspective is embedded in our teaching.” Carl Haagensen Entrepreneurship is increasingly recognised as an important area of study and practice. combined with specialised knowledge of entrepreneurship. Central themes of the programmes include entrepreneurial behaviours. This provides the opportunity for you to gain unique insights that will enrich final year studies. You will develop valuable analytical and practical skills across a range of management disciplines as well as an appreciation of the links between managerial and entrepreneurial activity. evaluation and enhanced appreciation of theories and concepts learnt on courses. The integration of theory and practice is a key aim of the degree. processes and skills and how these relate to new venture creation. We actively encourage you to engage with the business community. In many ways this is crucial to supporting what we offer. and in all sectors. visit practitioners and learn from their experiences. the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (IEED) works closely and directly with the business community. are seeking people who can respond in ways that could be characterised as “entrepreneurial”The four year Management . and Entrepreneurship and the three year Entrepreneurship (with Management)* degree schemes are designed to provide you with a broad appreciation of management theory and practice from a number of different perspectives. The degrees place entrepreneurship in a broad social and historical context. * 3 year degree scheme available on request. In addition to its academic activities. innovation. Degrees ■ BA Management & Entrepreneurship 34 . During this year the emphasis is on the practical application. as well as providing experience for future business ventures. Through its outreach team the IEED is able to offer activities and programmes to help owners/managers deal with a range of issues whilst helping to support the growth and development of businesses.Management and Entrepreneurship “One of the best things about this year is the confidence I’ve gained through networking with people and learning to interact with them. exploring the nature of the relationship between the entrepreneur and the society from which he or she emerges.The four year Management and Entrepreneurship degree requires you to spend a year on industrial placement.

” Graham Everitt 35 . which is a great advantage for the future. I’ll be able to differentiate why things might work in one situation but not so well in another. For example. You can understand the merit of what you’re learning because you can see it has practical use. Economics.www. It’s learning not just through books – it mirrors the learning you get in an organisation.lancs. Marketing.lums. Accounting & Finance. When I’m doing my coursework there are so many different companies I can now refer to. Management Science.uk/ugprogrammes/entrep/BAMgmtEntrep/ “I’m able to grasp new business strategies and concepts more easily through my new-found experience. Management and Consulting. ” “The BA in Management and Entrepreneurship course stood out as it contained all the basics of a solid business degree from a top management school and included opportunities to work with real entrepreneurs. New Venture Planning. Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Learning. and if I had to make the decision again. I came with the view that I would make these years at Lancaster the best years of my life – and they have been.ac. and doing a variety of tasks. Franchising. through working in groups. It’s a brilliant course. what you’ve learnt really comes to life. Innovation and Family Business Approx 60% Elective Courses You can choose your electives from a wide range of courses from within the Management School. Carl Haagensen ” Second and Final Year Structure Core Courses Core courses include Entrepreneurship. When you’re on placement. Small Business and the SME Sector. It offered me something practical. Work & Technology Approx 40% Becky Oliver BA Management and Entrepreneurship. And it’s built up my personal network. and made the decision right away that Lancaster was the place for me. Organisation. and I liked the Entrepreneurship degree as it’s a new course that’s really going to grab people’s attention. I certainly wouldn’t change it. 2008 “The modules are brilliant – they really push you. The placement provides a much better basis for understanding the theory. Management. I came to the open day.

Business Consulting Services. And when to do which. organisation and use of information technology within and between organisations. VP IT Academy. highly motivated students an un-rivalled platform to launch their business careers in the IT departments of any large company. Ford. Logica. or a contemporary management or technological issue. IBM Global Services Give yourself a head start The BSc Management and Information Technology (MIT) degree combines up to date business-relevant content with the academic rigour of a challenging degree at a first class university. Unilever Global IT Such employers are also part of a twice monthly Guru Lecture series. It offers an unrivalled platform to launch your career in business – whether you’re looking for a high-flying and rewarding career in management or consultancy. “This unique degree offers high calibre. to work in a team and to get a team to work for you. UK HR Manager. management. and Unilever. irrespective of industry. The degree is run in conjunction with E-skills uk (the government IT and telecoms skills council) and is supported by many major employers such as British Airways.BSc Management and Information Technology Courses “What makes this degree so exciting from an employer’s viewpoint is that it delivers practical business skills from day one. It will teach you to work independently. Deloitte. Stanley. The degree is designed to give you the ability to apply IT to business situations. Norwich Union. British Telecom. and tomorrow’s. The aim is to provide you with a head start by making you employable from day one. or as an IT professional. The BSc Management and Information Technology (MIT) looks at the development. Fujitsu. Degrees ■ BSc Management & Information Technology 36 Endorsed by Industry The MIT degree benefits from having been designed in partnership with business professionals – the premier tier IT employers . It will also teach you the skills to interpret and communicate complicated technical ideas to those with less technical knowledge. like all companies nowadays. business world. shown below – ensuring course content that is relevant to today’s. where they talk about a specific area of expertise. Unilever. evaluate technical knowledge and confidently take on project – and team – management in IT-related business scenarios. depends upon its IT organisation to consistently give it a competitive edge and the qualities inherent in the BSc Management and Information Technology will give graduates the perfect opportunity to contribute and progress rapidly in this highly visible and challenging environment” Helen J Toogood.” Tracey Upton. HP IBM. Morgan .

highly relevant and exciting experience. This allows you to see the relevance of what you have studied in a practical context and also enriches your final year studies. Further. The Market Leader We believe that this very distinctive focus of the MIT degree. project management.www. Disciplinary Perspectives of Information Systems and Financial Management.uk/undergraduate/mit/ “The combination of corporate and academic input in the development and delivery of the degree has created a unique. A four-year degree includes a one-year industry placement. The first year courses cover: Management and Organisation. A standard three-year degree includes a 12-week company project to be completed as part of the third year.” Andy Puttock The Management and IT Advantage Lancaster’s degree scheme differs from all the other degree schemes endorsed by e-skills uk run at other universities due to its strong management orientation. Such experience greatly enhances first employment prospects and helps you decide the type of career to pursue and the type of organisation in which you wish to work. management information systems organisation studies. project management and group working are vital. Careers We expect our students to be highly desirable in the job market due to our emphasis on employability throughout the degree programme and our close contact with some of the top employers in the UK. while also allowing you to specialise in either Management or Technology subjects. 37 .lancs. the MIT degree programme also recognises that relevant process skills such as problem structuring. In addition to the strong academic content. or another high calibre organisation. The core subjects provide you with a substantive grasp of the concepts. It is likely that you will spend your year with one of the employers endorsing the programme. systems development. You should be recruited into a variety of careers such as: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Business Consultants Software Engineers IT Consultants IT Managers Business Analysts Project Managers Business Managers in non-IT areas Working in Industry There are two versions of the MIT degree scheme.ac. The following years of study require you to complete a number of core subjects.lums. as well as LUMS’ reputation as a centre of academic and teaching excellence provides the essential ingredients for a very rewarding programme. We believe that you are likely to work for one of the employers endorsing the programme. software engineering and human computer interaction. Both schemes involve working within industry to varying degrees. The programme considers information technology management as being as much a management and organisational change issue as it is a technical issue. debates and issues in areas such as change management. managing people. coupled with the close link to industry. Introductory Computer Science. LUMS has one of the largest and most highly rated faculty that teach and research in the area of information systems and management.

writers and researchers who will share with you ways to understand the often strange and contradictory world of management within contemporary organisations. The range of interests and topics are much wider than businesses or corporations.” Dan Conboy These degrees are run by the Department of Organisation Work and Technology. technology. As a multi-disciplinary department (you will be expected to engage with work from across the social sciences and the humanities) we work within an integrative framework which recognises the interdependence of people. What will it mean to join the Department of Organisation Work and Technology as an undergraduate student? Three years (or four if you opt to take an industrial placement in your third year) of stimulating and challenging study alongside a group of internationally renowned teachers. investigating how their decisions and actions determine much of the quality of life in contemporary societies. Will undertaking a degree in the Department of Organisation Work and Technology show me how to be a manager? A degree in this department will seek to do something just as valuable – it will equip you with a multi-disciplinary conceptual toolkit designed to help make sense of contemporary organisation.Management and Organisation “The staff in the department are very supportive and always encouraged me to challenge myself whilst providing support and assistance whenever required. history and sociology.g. organisations. tasks. . what are the theories and practices that make up Human Resource Management? Degrees Single major degrees ■ BA Management & Organisation ■ BA Management & Organisation (HRM) ■ BA Management & Organisation (Study Abroad) Combined major degrees ■ BA Organisation Studies & Psychology ■ BA Organisation Studies & Sociology 38 Is this just another name for a business studies degree? LUMS provides an excellent BSc in Business Studies but our focus is somewhat different. e. cultures and society. philosophy. Our degrees utilise a variety of relevant approaches such as psychology. They aim to provide an understanding of the way organisations are structured and the ways they function. Rather than attempting to show you how to be a Human Resource Manager we challenge you to consider other questions.

media and marketing managers. Others become more entrepreneurial and free-spirited. You can immerse yourself in other cultures. setting up businesses on their own. I recommend this course to anyone who seeks to be challenged and wishes to learn much more than just managerial tricks.www.ac. from mainstream Human Resource Management and Graduate Management positions in both public and private corporations to management consultants. We offer a four-year degree option where you spend the third year on an industrial placement in a major organisation (recruitment is competitive) before returning to complete your studies in the fourth year. To this end the department has a very strong and diverse group of PhD students. ARC is dedicated to bringing art and creativity to children in developing countries. ” Simon Burnett What kinds of careers and jobs do graduates go on to do? Many and varied – graduates go into a wide array of jobs and careers. Sarah set up ARC (Art Reaching Communities). but also in the way we perceive events in the contemporary world. 2003 “Sarah won the prestigious Whitbread ‘Young Achievers’ award for 2005. both home and abroad. ” 39 . a voluntary organisation which runs art projects for children in deprived countries.lancs.lums. many of whom began as undergraduates within the department. 2007 “My degree course gave me invaluable knowledge about societal laws that underlie fundamental changes not only in our workplace environments. Sarah Greaves BA in Management and Organisation. Another aspect of career development which we take very seriously is the development of the next generation of academics and researchers. Can I undertake work experience? Yes. ” Asta Ramonaite BA Management and Organisation. but it is not compulsory. After leaving Lancaster.uk/departments/owt/undergraduate/ “The international mix of students makes learning here really stimulating.

Management Science is concerned with the use of models to support decision making. The models involved are often mathematical. industry and government. information systems and technology skills that are much in demand and are suitable for people with an analytical frame of mind who like tackling challenging problems. managing the flow of water from reservoirs. The Management Science and Management Mathematics degree programmes are ideal for students who expect to achieve reasonable grades in maths. both planes and crew. Problems include scheduling for airlines. systems thinking. Degrees Single majors ■ BSc Operations Management ■ BSc Operations Management (Study Abroad) ■ BSc Management Science ■ BSc Management Science (Study Abroad) Combined majors ■ BSc Business Computing & Information Systems ■ BSc Business Management & Information Systems ■ BSc Management Mathematics 40 Management Science and Management Mathematics The Management Science degree programmes provide you with the logical. project management and information systems management. deciding the appropriate place to site new facilities such as a warehouse or factory. These include positions with consultancy firms such as Accenture. mathematical. Our graduates move on to careers spanning general management. statistical or computer-based. management science groups within British Airways or in specialised management roles: credit analysts for HSBC. forecasters for British Telecom or information systems architects for IBM.” Amy Benstead The activities of the Department of Management Science centre on “problem solving”: developing and using models to solve real problems that arise in business. project management. . The department is actively involved with many business and government organisations ensuring that the courses are up-to-date and relevant to the needs of employers. identifying possible future development paths for parts of the telecommunications industry and establishing the information needs and appropriate systems to supply them within the health service. technical positions. statistics or a hard science and who wish to develop into problem solvers with good communication skills.Management Science and Operations Management “LUMS has a really friendly environment and an excellent reputation for developing tomorrow’s leaders. The range of problems and issues to which management science has contributed insights and solutions is vast.

The Operations Management degree programme at Lancaster focuses on the tasks. monitoring and improvement of such business operations. including IT and statistics – I really enjoyed studying Management Science. software and expertise. information systems have become vital to an organisation’s day-today operations. mixing academic study with real operations management and consultancy projects – which I particularly enjoyed. providing valuable opportunities and skills. Amy Benstead BSc Operations Management.www. This degree is ideal for students who wish to develop analytical and communication skills for the successful design.” Julie Corrigan Operations Management and Business Computing and Information Systems Operations management is concerned with the running of the day-to-day operations of a business or other organisation as effectively and efficiently as possible. The Business Computing and Information Systems degree programme concerns the design. Lectures were interactive. 2007 “Lancaster University Management School has a really friendly environment and an excellent reputation for developing tomorrow’s business leaders. issues and decisions that must be faced in successful operations management. Lancaster University has excellent teaching quality and research accomplishments.uk/departments/ManSci/Undergraduate/ “Management Science develops your skills in problem structuring.lums. ” 41 . 2006 “The BSc Management Science degree programme gave me flexible transferable skills and a wide range of knowledge within the subject.ac. innovative and highly relevant to the modern world of commerce and industry. with information technology being used to create new products and services. Information systems are coordinated systems of hardware.lancs. decision making and negotiation – skills you can use in work and in your personal life. ” Chang Liu BSc Management Science. It is therefore central to any organisation and plays an important strategic role. to support and replace the work of a wide range of employees to co-ordinate work within and across organisations and to develop entirely new forms of organisation. implementation and maintenance of such systems. Over recent decades.

you may be following the Marketing Management programme and spend your third year working in full-time. I feel more confident about my work. The practical nature of the marketing discipline lends itself well to integrating with local. Degrees Single majors ■ BA Advertising & Marketing ■ BSc Marketing ■ BSc Marketing (Study Abroad) ■ BSc Marketing Management ■ BSc Marketing Management (Study Abroad) Combined majors ■ BSc Marketing & Design ■ BSc Marketing with Psychology In addition to our standard degree schemes the opportunity exists for you to tailor your course to your specific preferences. Recognising the international nature of business in the 21st century. Our graduates have a good record of employment and obtain challenging and fulfilling posts with a wide variety of organisations including blue chip organisations like IBM. you’ll be working closely with an agency usually based in London or Manchester. The variety and flexibility of our marketing degrees gives you the chance to pursue your ambition. and the use of expertise to deliver the right products. both academically and business-wise.” Irene Lam The starting point for the discipline of marketing lies in human needs and wants. we offer our students the opportunity to study and work overseas. Reebok and Fujitsu. Whichever programme you select. ASDA and M&S as well as a host of other business and charitable organisations. with the right packaging and promotion. For example. clothing and shelter. If you are one of our Advertising and Marketing majors. the research-led teaching that informs the courses on your degree will provide practical and real world examples and experiences for you to explore with your tutors. Or. Our students have studied in Canada.Marketing and Advertising “The best part of the BSc Marketing Management is that you can put the theory you have learnt into practice during the placement year. Helping you acquire these skills is at the heart of our degrees. combining contemporary marketing subjects with other progressive subjects such as Media & Cultural Studies. fully paid employment for companies such as British Airways. Working with some of Europe’s leading authorities in the field of consumer behaviour. North America. Sociology or Management & Organisation. 42 . Some students take up work placements overseas or in the UK. Hong Kong and Australia. to the right place at the right price and time. marketing management. skills and expertise. national and international business. culture and consumption has become far more sophisticated and creates new demands for relevant knowledge. you will be responsible for managing and conducting a market research consultancy project to help a real business make real decisions. business strategy and networks offers you the opportunity to develop a broad spectrum of practical and conceptual capabilities and the potential to become a key player in the future of our economy. Originally it was concerned with our basic need for food. Singapore. Kellogg’s. In an internet connected world the application of marketing principles to politics. familiar names from the high street like HSBC. if you’re following the three year Marketing programme.

I am in a graduate position at Cogent Elliot. plus other optional subjects in marketing and advertising or a related discipline “There was really only one reason that I studied at Lancaster: the course. Management Science. Psychology. working in teams.uk/departments/Marketing/undergraduate/ “The opportunity to work with many different people is extremely exciting and allows you to develop your interpersonal and people skills as well as your knowledge of marketing.www. Economics. 2008 Graduate employer: Co-operative Group “I have gained a lot from my three years at Lancaster University. Media Film and Cultural Studies. and knowledge of marketing. plus other optional subjects in marketing and advertising or a related discipline David Mannheim BA Advertising and Marketing. Management and Organisation. both personally and academically. Now. I now use these in my graduate employment at the Co-operative Group in Manchester. it soon became a passion and – thanks to the University – a career. marketing simulation. exploring and exploiting the opportunities that lie before us. 2008 Graduate employer: Cogent Elliot Marketing related subject Accounting & Finance. I have developed a number of professional skills – such as giving presentations. consumer behaviour. Thanks to the emotional engagement that the teaching staff brought to the subject.ac. Marketing will be trying to shape that future by reducing uncertainty.lancs. marketing research and consultancy project.lums. Law. Elizabeth Terry ” First Year Structure Second and Third Year Structure Introduction to Marketing Introduces you to key concepts and techniques in marketing research and the analysis of marketing problems Second Year Core subjects include marketing research. organisational marketing. ” You’ll be coming into this area at a really fascinating time. What none of us knows is how the future will look. Sociology Third Year Free Choice You may choose from any subject offered in the University Core subjects strategic marketing. Grace Holland BSc Marketing. It’s a time that’s dominated by opportunities but with some really significant threats like climate change and economic turbulance. marketing in the supply chain. advanced topics in consumer behaviour. ” 43 .

project results. This exciting new programme. . As manufacturing and service provision shifts overseas. Projects are today’s vehicles for achieving tomorrow’s change. supply end products and provide you with the satisfaction of a completed task. As a project manager you will be self motivated. national roles are increasingly project orientated with project management one of the fastest growing professions. projects allow you to take control. developing the latest Nintendo console to disaster response situations. This may be managing an event. coordinating an international advertising photo shoot. multi-tasking. Management jobs can have limited outcomes. With the high pace of social and market change. the change management of a public agency. the refocussing of a charity’s fundraising. businesses must now focus on how to constantly adapt. IS. or managing a stand at a festival. or the merger of two companies. namely to gain a depth of project management knowledge and give me the opportunity to find a competitive job in the sector. managing London Fashion Week. showcasing a new car at a motor show. From start to finish a project can be your baby. unique amongst the top universities to Lancaster.BSc Project Management Courses “The course seemed ideal for my ambitions. on the ground.” Dimitrios Litsikakis Projects are increasingly everywhere in organisational life: from delivering the Olympics. Managing projects places you at the centre of novelty and excitement within a company and directly places responsibility on you to ensure project success and guard against failure. As a future senior manager you may be overseeing the development of a new music product. quick witted. or even managing the festival itself. The LUMS Project Management degree is designed to equip you precisely with the skills to enter a managerial role confident that you can attain. constructing Wembley Stadium. people orientated and will often be parachuted into marketing. They need to develop and launch new products and services efficiently and effectively to ensure they continue to deliver value and align with company strategy. focuses on business projects and distinguishes itself by providing you with a highly desirable skill set. developing a company’s ‘second life’ presence. Dehli’s metro or T3 at Beijing or installing the next generation of windfarms and tidal turbines. or operational departments to affect change. the sales launch of a new internet service. Degrees ■ BSc Project Management ■ BSc Project Management (Industry) 44 * Revised degree structure subject to internal approval. As a graduate entering the management world you will be tasked with managing projects.

e. but due to the uniqueness of the degree. as well as cover the theory of managing events. You’ll begin your first term of studies with a grounding in Statistics and Computing and two other course of your choice. Strategic Management. In addition. it was also a great personal experience. hands on experience of managing a real community event with your course colleagues.ac.” Vladimir Medina Bohórquez The programme focuses on early career skills and extends to more advanced strategic management topics to ensure you are placed to operate at a senior level. Project Management Tools. will guarantee that you are exceptionally placed to distinguish yourself to your future employers.g.lums. New Venture Creation. business games and traditional lectures and help you develop problem solving. The core Project and Event Management course* begins in January with a very practical. we encourage you to spend a year in industry refining the skills you learn and allowing you to leverage full value from your final year. Entrepreneurship. whilst ensuring long term strategic impact. Alongside this you will study Operations Management and a third course of your choice. and the university. Leading Projects and Change. Law and Business Organisation. numeric and logical thinking skills with an eye for detail. and Human Resource Management. People in Organisations. In your first year (Part I) you will take three courses in each term. Principles of Finance. Deepen your project management knowledge with courses in. Managing Projects. Exceptionally. 8 units 50% 45 . Marketing or something else. This scheme of study. e. Management in Society and much wider. Your Part II courses are taught through case studies.lancs. Operations. e-Business. They develop the strong leadership you will need to balance delivering project outcomes against the demands of time and cost. Or broaden your perspective with courses from across departments. there is limited opportunity to study abroad as an integral part of the degree.g. soft skills such as time and meeting management. Negotiation Skills.uk/ugprogrammes/mansci/BSCprojmngt/ “Lancaster University not only gave me the opportunity to get insights into the fascinating area of project management. Business Information Systems. During the course we’ll develop your interpersonal and team-working skills. This is very much a unique Lancaster offering. This is designed to give you a shared experience of managing a live project that you can relate to your courses in the second and final year.g. Tools for Managing Complexity. it will be tough. e. and Data Analysis 8 units 50% Specialist Areas You might decide to: Add an additional focus to your degree. It also provides you with a springboard into your year in industry and a great sales point for your final CV. but demonstrates our commitment to ensuring your future employability and independence. this placement may be abroad. Supply Chain Management. Quality & Risk Management. together with LUMS’ reputation.www. Second and Third Year Structure* Core Courses Project Management and Consultancy Skills.

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What’s it like to be a student at Lancaster University Management School? .

And for the party animal. then there is no denying that Lancaster is on the small side. Preston and Liverpool. the multiplex cinema or 24 hr pool and snooker bar may be more your cup of tea. 2010 City life Lancaster isn’t just the quaint little city you may think it is… If you are used to big city life. If you are more interested in modern pastimes. Lancaster may strike some as ‘quaint’ and ‘small town’. for the more ‘serious’ music connoisseur Toast and the Lounge are adept to providing a more reputable sound.“With eight bars on campus. Lancaster boasts an array of activities and is within a stones throw of some of the UK’s major cities such as Manchester. but as most of its 18. and for those wishing to find something fresh and new.000 students would agree. there is plenty to keep you busy in this friendly northern city! 48 . For ‘cheesy music’ fans the Sugarhouse and the Carleton always provide a quality night. the castle (which currently functions as a historical building and HRM prison) provides an interesting insight into the city’s history. despite its size. With its cobbled streets and boutique shops. For those wishing to soak up a little culture. But. there are a range of options to suit any taste. there are regular live gigs at the Yorkshire House. BBA Management. numerous clubs in Lancaster city centre and a supportive collegiate environment – it really is my home away from home!” Karl Duffill.

” Vlad Savin. With the M6 motorway only minutes away and a central line train station five minutes walk from the centre of town.Surrounding area “The night life is absolutely fabulous in Lancaster – every single night there is a party somewhere in town. and with regular society and college outings. students are within close reach of some of the UK’s most remarkable scenery. BBA Management. With a travel shop situated on-campus it could not be simpler to organise trips to explore the surrounding delights. Lancaster is a great hub.visitnorthwest. the largest National Park in England. and London can be easily reached in three hours by a direct train service. the students of Lancaster really have no excuse not to see the sights! For further information please visit the North-West Tourist Board website: www. Lancaster has easy access to all that you could possibly want. Manchester and Liverpool are both under an hour drive away.com 49 . From the breathtaking Lake District to shopping in Manchester. 2010 Lancaster University is highly complemented by the areas surrounding it. Only 25 minutes by train to the Lake District.

With multiple bars on campus you can relax and enjoy evenings with friends and/or societies.Campus life “Lancaster University itself is in a fantastic location.” Mark Fowler. You can relax in the grounds either playing sports or just admiring the scenery. 2010 50 . the campus allows you to live however you desire. set amidst rolling hills and trees. And if it isn’t lively enough for you. which is just a short 10-minute bus ride away. there is always plenty to do in the city. BBA Management North America/Australasia.

There are a range of restaurants and take-aways if you’re in a rush or just don’t fancy doing the washing up.lancs. on-campus cinema. With all of these facilities it is easy to see why Lancaster is loved by its students. In addition to these there is a pharmacy. each college has a JCR (Junior Common Room) that is responsible for an array of tasks including organising social events and providing drop-in sessions for education and welfare issues. Some of the colleges also have coffee shops. Choosing your college is likely to be a defining factor of your time at Lancaster. it is your perfect opportunity to get involved in college life! More college-specific information can be found at www. these include Chinese and Indian cuisine. If Lancaster is your first choice university and you have firmly accepted your offer (as well as submitting your residence application on time) you will be guaranteed accommodation on campus for your first year of studies. providing a safe and attractive living environment for its students. fish and chips. dentist. This body is made up of students that have campaigned and been voted in. With all of these amenities running off a central covered walkway (known as the ‘Spine’) it is rare that you will walk the length of the campus without seeing somebody that you know. and Greggs the bakers. it merely creates a social network from which your university life can begin. There are two high street banks. Both standard and en-suite facilities are available on campus. and as any student of the college is entitled to run. but what actually tends to be its most popular aspect is its friendly nature. and there are numerous energetic activities to get involved in. there are also multiple study areas across the campus. BBA Management. Lancaster prides itself on its supportive. all with internet connection and an internal phone line so that you can call your fellow students for free. a book shop. 2011 The Lancaster campus houses eight residential undergraduate colleges. doctor and day-care centre on campus. There is also the option to return in subsequent years. Not forgetting the academic side of university.ac. Most of the colleges have pool tables and TV rooms where you can chill out. An important characteristic of Lancaster is its collegiate system. To ensure that university life runs smoothly. pizza. with each college having a different approach to campus life and a different personality. two convenience stores. For the health conscious there is a swimming pool and sports centre. 51 .” Catherine Brown. and non-EU students are entitled to on-campus accommodation for their complete course duration. which provide a nice area to grab a bite to eat between lectures and for those living off campus there are on-campus kitchens in the college buildings should you wish to make your own food. friendly and welcoming nature. as well as computer and printing facilities in case you do not have your own.“I loved my first year at Lancaster and felt at home from day one. Phone cards can be purchased to make external calls. travel shop and even a hairdresser to ensure that all of your basic needs are met. The campus and college system means that there is that strong sense of community which you do not find at a lot of other universities.uk/sbs/ accommodation/ As for general campus life. many students find little need to venture off-campus in their first few weeks. as well as by the activities it runs and the trophies it holds. and it is without doubt that this is reflected in its ever improving campus. Campus life centres around the playful inter-college rivalry that has developed over the years – especially when it comes to sporting events such as the quest for the Carter Shield! This does not however mean that you are bound to socialising in your chosen college. either through your college or through the independent societies. for example the library reading room for silent independent study and the Management School Hub Café and ‘break out’ areas for group work. These differences are largely visible from each colleges bar and living complex.

Furness is popular with staff and students alike. Furness is without doubt well suited to those that recognise a good quality tipple. “It is the collegiate system that seems to be the crucial element in the Lancaster experience and helps define the atmosphere” Virgin Alternative Guide to British Universities Cartmel Cartmel college is a welcoming and supportive environment in which to spend your time at university. With recently built town houses and its very own Coffee Shop County is a great place to live and socialise. With a big focus on inclusion of its new students Cartmel uses its ‘block’ system to make sure you’re at home from day one! County With an old oak tree at the centre of its community. Furness Renowned for its eccentric and easy going community. County is a college with a great spirit. Bowland is rich in college spirit and reflects this in its achievements. Established in 1969. this college is dedicated to the county council of Lancaster who funded its development.Eight colleges – one university “The campus has a reputation for being one of the safest in the UK…” The Times Good University Guide Bowland With a culture and ethos demonstrating flexibility and innovation. Current holders of the Inter-College Sports Trophy ‘The Carter Shield’ and current winners of the Founders Series (an annual competition between Bowland and Lonsdale College). With its own wine cellar and a long standing entry in the Good Beer Guide. Cartmel comprises of brand new en-suite accommodation along with the newly refurbished Barker House Farm dining complex. Based in the southwest of the campus. Bowland is an open and friendly college based at the heart of the University campus. This does not exclude those that would prefer to stay on the soft drinks though – Furness’ bar (lovingly known as Trevor) is well known for being a friendly and welcoming place to relax! 52 .

with the large kitchens welcoming an all inclusive area for flat mates to cook together and relax together. 2008 Lonsdale With arguably the best bar on campus. established in 1974. The second oldest college on campus. Grizedale has not however lost its positive attitude. BA Management and Entrepreneurship. ” James Westbrook. with the nearby steps to the new postgraduate statistics building providing a seating area to rival that of the traditional summer spot of Alexandra Square. with a new range of comfortable and eco-friendly town houses. Its new accommodation makes it a comfortable choice. Always one for socialising. 53 . the students of Pendle are competitive in a fun and friendly way. continuing to offer its students an active and varied cultural. “The college system was a great way to socialise and make friends: for four years the majority of my best friends were a 3 minute walk away. Having recently undergone transformation. Pendle is named after the historic region of Lancashire associated with the Lancaster Witch Trials and Pendle Hill. Newly built en-suite accommodation provides Lonsdale students with a pleasant living environment. Pendle The youngest of all of the colleges. who went on to found the University counselling services).Fylde With University support steeped in its history (having appointed the first ever student counsellor in the University. keeping the inter-college rivalry buzzing.” The Sunday Times University Guide Grizedale Traditionally famous for its breezeblock walls. social and sporting life. “Lancaster is a rarity: a university built round a collegiate structure…the eight undergraduate colleges provide a strong sense of community. Grizedale has always been known for its ability to make the best of the basics. Lonsdale is the fun-loving and riotous venue of the legendary Friday night ‘Sorted’. Fylde is a supportive and inclusive college. just two of the attractions of this college are its Sky facilities and its L-shaped pool table. With a loyal and dedicated attitude to their college. Lonsdale has a passionate college spirit that clashes against that of Bowland in the annual sports oriented Founders Series.

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everyone at the Management School is here to help you get the best from university and from your degree. These second and final year students are purposefully organised to guide you through your Fresher’s week. Because everyone has had this experience. so not only is it a resource for you to use but also one that you can get involved in supporting. All staff members receive training to help callers with any personal problems. there is always someone there to talk to and help you through any issues you might have. It’s open from 10pm to 8am during term time. your college. dealing with personal problems. or simply want some career advice. there is definitely always someone around to help! Other students Okay. Along with your kitchen reps. Some courses provide a mentor for students. however many people find these individuals become lifelong friends. for students. Degree Staff From your course director to the administration staff. To make sure that students are able to make contact with their subject tutors and lecturers all staff members have ‘openoffice’ hours and will arrange separate appointments with individual students or groups if requested. This is a service run by students. you will also have a personal tutor. No matter what issues you might face in your college life.Student support comes from all areas of the university including the Students Union (LUSU). 55 . your college JCR student support officers and your Residence Officer and Porters. Whether you are struggling with one of your courses. your academic department and your fellow students. This means that if you’re struggling in your new environment then there are likely to be loads of people that understand how you feel. this also means that there are older students around that can help. With each kitchen comes a college representative to show you around and help you to get to know the area. give out information and generally be there for a chat. In all of your modules there will also be course representatives to represent any academic issues that you may face – a role that you can volunteer for should you wish to! Nightline LUSU provides a telephone and e-listening service called Nightline. the staff at LUMS are always understanding and supportive. so one of the most important things to remember in your first week of university is that pretty much everyone is in the same boat! Some may have slightly more confidence or ‘life-experience’ than others. It doesn’t matter when you need it. College support Your college provides more than just a bed and a social network – it is also there to help you to adjust to university life. and the LUMS Ambassadors (usually final year students with a wealth of experience and knowledge) are always around to provide advice and support should you need it. but joining Lancaster will be a new experience for nearly every Fresher that you meet.

2010 Student union 56 .“Lancaster is an amazing mix of people with different interests and passions. BBA Management.”Vlad Savin.

LUSU also have a housing ballot in order to help you to find off-campus accommodation in your second and final year. because if there isn’t a society for something that you love.lusu.uk/ undergraduate/lumsa/. Further details of LUMSA and all the student societies can be found at www. “You have the chance to meet people from all over the world and to work in a true multinational atmosphere. There are a range of schemes that students can get involved in. 2009 57 . or perhaps just looking to improve your CV. This competition has been going for over 40 years and is prominent in the University’s events calendar. Lancaster University Volunteering Unit is highly involved with both University life and that of the surrounding community. in fact it is endless.” BA Accounting and Finance. It is clear to see that Lancaster does all it can to support its students. For those of you interested in student run media we have two well-supported opportunities: the SCAN Newspaper and Bailrigg FM. but it is up to you to make the most of what they offer and get involved! To find out more you can visit the LUSU website at www.uk. Lancaster is highly supportive of student volunteering.ac.Lancaster University Students’ Union (LUSU) has a strong presence on campus. there are lots of opportunities to work on campus and the LUSU JobShop will help you to find work further afield. and having recently been awarded the Investing in Volunteers Standard there is no denying the benefits to be reaped from getting stuck in! For those of you needing extra finances to get through university. providing support and help to ensure that all its students have a good experience.lancs.lums. These cover a wide range of issues and topics. A major influence that LUSU has on the campus is its funding of the student societies and clubs. or the Photographic Society. These are open to all students and can provide a strong network of friends and contacts to help make the most of your time at university. Our past reporters and presenters have been award winning in their jobs and we have no doubt our new students can achieve the same (or better!). you can set one up yourself! The University also has a very strong Athletics Union where all of the different sports clubs compete against other universities in the BUSA league. The list of options is practically endless. such as the Latin American Society. You may however also wish to consider the long list of alternatives outside the school. Established in 2002.co. LUMS has its own student association LUMSA (Lancaster University Management School Association) which co-ordinates all the societies within LUMS. with the option for either regular involvement or just occasional appearances. Ballroom Dancing Society. The most exciting sporting event of the year however is the “Roses” where Lancaster and York compete in a variety of sports over a long weekend during the Summer Term.

Fees. scholarships and bursaries “The campus environment was attractive. BSc Business Studies. safe and because the University is located in the North of England.” Matiss Ansviesulis. living costs are less expensive than in many other places. 2009 58 .

lancs. There is normally a slight increase every year to allow for inflation. knowledge of marketing. such as presentation skills.000 per year to every UK student who achieves three A grades at A-Level (or the equivalent in other qualifications) and who makes Lancaster his or her first choice.000 per year to high-achieving non-EU students who make Lancaster their first choice.” Grace Holland. However. working in teams. 50 % for 2nd year The EU details are subject to the continuation of European Union agreements. but it will be renewed after the first year at LUMS subject to satisfactory academic performance – this will probably mean passing all your subjects at the first attempt with an overall average of at least 55 % – and subject to your remaining on a LUMS degree.290 for the year.ac. BSc Marketing. 2008 UK and EU students The 2010-11 fee for all our degrees for students from the UK or elsewhere in the EU is £3.060 for the year.“During the course I developed a number of skills which will be beneficial in my professional life. Your scholarship will initially be guaranteed just for the first year of study. 59 . We fully expect to continue this policy for 2011 entry and beyond. the fees for years not spent at Lancaster are lower: ■ Placement year – 20 % of normal fee ■ Year studying abroad (other than inside the EU) – 50 % ■ One year studying in the EU – no fee ■ Two years studying in the EU – no fee for 1st year. and my confidence has improved too. the fees for years not spent at Lancaster are lower: ■ Placement year – 20% of normal fee ■ Year studying abroad (other than inside the EU) – 50 % UK Bursaries Bursaries are available to UK students from low-income families. but it will be renewed after the first year at LUMS subject to satisfactory academic performance – this will probably mean passing all your subjects at the first attempt with an overall average of at least 55% – and subject to your remaining on a LUMS degree.’ NB If you hold a scholarship and/or a bursary it will still be paid in full for your placement year or year abroad. Overseas (non-EU) student scholarships We also expect to be awarding scholarships of £1. The conditions for receiving a scholarship will be explained to you when you receive an offer from LUMS – you will normally be required to achieve higher grades than just the bare minimum required for admission. if spent studying at Lancaster. UK Academic Scholarships Our current policy is to award a scholarship of £1. However. There is normally a slight increase every year to allow for inflation. Overseas (non-EU) students The 2010-11 fee for students from outside the UK and EU for all our degrees is £12.uk/ugfinance/ bursaries11 or contact your Local Education Authority (LEA). If you are awarded a scholarship it will initially be guaranteed just for the first year of study. For further information and to find out if you qualify for a bursary see www. if spent studying at Lancaster.

Entry requirements Accounting & Finance Degrees N400 N401 N301 N300 NL41 NG44 NG41 NL31 GN13 NN43 Accounting and Finance Accounting and Management Studies Finance and Management Studies Finance Accounting & Economics Accounting.uk/undergraduate/. For other qualifications please refer to the website at www.lums. Systems Management Mathematics Operations Management Operations Management (Study Abroad) Project Management ABB(Maths or Stats) AAA(Maths or Stats) ABB A(Maths)BB ABB AAA ABB Management Degrees N200 N201 Management Management (Study Abroad) AAA AAA European Management Degrees N2R1 N2R2 N2R3 N2R4 French German Italian Spanish Marketing Degrees N500 N501 N502 N503 N504 NW52 N5C8 Marketing Advertising & Marketing Marketing (Study Abroad) Marketing Management Marketing Management (Study Abroad) Marketing and Design Marketing with Psychology ABB AAB AAA AAB AAA ABB ABB Economics Degrees L100 L101 L102 L103 NL31 NL41 LL71 GL11 LL21 LL12 L0V0 Economics Economics (Study Abroad) Business Economics Business Economics (Study Abroad) Finance and Economics Accounting & Economics Economics and Geography Economics and Mathematics Economics & Politics Economics & International Relations Philosophy. Finance & Mathematics Finance & Economics Financial Mathematics Accounting. Finance & Computer Science Accounting. & Info.ac. Comp.5 for all degree programmes within LUMS. 60 .lancs. Auditing & Finance (Ernst & Young) A Level Grades AAB AAB AAB AAB AAB AB(Maths)B A(Maths)BB AAB A(Maths)BB AAA Entrepreneurship Degrees N222 Management & Entrepreneurship A Level Grades AAB Management & Organisation Degrees N215 N227 N600 CN82 NL23 GN52 Management & Organisation Management & Organisation (Study Abroad) Management & Organisation (HRM) Organisation Studies & Psychology Organisation Studies & Sociology Management and Information Technology AAB/ABB AAA AAB/ABB AAB/ABB AAB/ABB ABB Business Studies Degrees N102 N103 Business Studies Business Studies (Study Abroad) AAB AAA Management Science Degrees G200 G201 GG25 GG21 G220 G221 N213 AAB AAB AAB AAB Management Science Management Science (Study Abroad) Bus. Politics & Economics AAB AAA AAB AAA AAB AAB AAB(Geography)/ ABB(Geography) A(Maths)BB/ AA(Maths)B ABB AAB/ABB AAB/ABB The required IELTS score is 6.

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