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LUMS surge in FT MBA rankings

01/31/2006 14:13:02

The latest global ranking of the world’s leading full-time MBA programmes, published by the Financial Times on Monday 30 January 2006, confirms Lancaster’s position as one of the UK’s top-ranked schools, and amongst the world’s top 30. Only one business school in the world can beat Lancaster’s meteoric rise over the last three years up to 30th in the world, and 2nd in the UK's 1-year MBA programmes.

Dean of LUMS Professor Sue Cox said: "This latest external evidence of our excellence comes hot on the heels of our outstanding student satisfaction rating (1st in the UK) and the announcement last week of our hosting the Northern Leadership Academy. These are exciting times at Lancaster University Management School, and many colleagues and alumni can take quiet satisfaction at the results of their hard work. The investment in exceptional international faculty and new facilities here at Lancaster during the past few years has been tremendous, and the new FT ranking is a welcome but not surprising confirmation of the quality of this outstanding school."

The FT's MBA 2006 ranking is global in scope, including schools from almost all of the world’s major economies, both developed and developing. In the new ranking, Lancaster is in a cluster which includes other leading European business schools such as Esade (Spain) and SDA Bocconi (Italy), and US business schools such as the Fuqua School at Duke University and Cornell University's Johnson School.

Particular strengths of the Lancaster MBA programme shown by the new ranking include:

Value for money of the programme (1st in Europe)

Accountancy teaching (10th in world, and the top European school)

Alumni career progression (11th in the world)

International experience gained by students whilst on the MBA programme (15th in world)

Lancaster's PhD programme is again ranked by the FT in the world’s top 10 doctoral programmes.