The workplace and the classroom are different. Lectures provide learners with practical knowledge for their future roles; and experiential learning opportunities can fast-track the journey to professional success. At Lancaster University Management School, you benefit from both.
Every postgraduate programme at this quadruple-accredited, top-ranked school is laced with real-world, hands-on experience. They are designed to evolve comprehensive understanding into practical action. When students have such exposure, it’s only natural for employers to see their added value.
LUMS offers this opportunity to every aspiring leader and businessperson who arrives at its campus in the heart of England’s north-west region. Like graduates before them, they will undertake an experiential education of a lifetime.
“We are a dynamic business school equipped to meet the expectations of employers worldwide by providing our students with many opportunities to futureproof their employability skills,” confirms Noeleen Hammond Jones, the school’s International Careers Manager.
“We encourage our students to be active members of the student community through clubs, societies, volunteering opportunities, blogging, vlogging, part-time jobs, internships, study abroad and placements.
“LUMS’s dedicated Careers Service team is ever-evolving and working on new innovative ways to help you on your next steps with tools such as CareerEdge+, a global platform with in-built development programmes to help our students be successful in their chosen career path.”
The LUMS Careers Service team also hosts interviews, assessment centres and recruitment events in its state-of-the-art facilities. They engage students through bespoke skills workshops, career fairs, 1:1 drop-in sessions, presentations, talks, and events. The team make it a priority to provide mock interviews, preparation for placement, promotion for internships, and CV revision.
LUMS offers programmes across all business and management disciplines, including their FT top-100 ranked MBA. Those interested in achieving an MSc could pick from an expansive line-up of specialised programmes that include Accounting and Financial Management; Business Analytics; Digital Business, Innovation and Management; Economics; Health Economics and Policy; Human Resource Management; Leadership Practice; Management; Marketing; Medical Leadership; and more. The full list can be found here.
Students on all the programmes benefit from an active LUMS community — with a breadth of student societies and clubs. These groups let every student forge connections with like-minded individuals, build on their interests, discover new callings, and make the most of their LUMS adventure. There are more than 175 societies at the university, many for budding business leaders looking to illuminate their portfolios or CVs.
“Within LUMS, we have active and engaged groups, including the Accounting and Finance Society, Consulting Group, Banking Group and International Careers Group,” explains Noeleen. “They increase the visibility of our students and maximise their employability prospects. Employers are looking for more than good grades. The landscape has changed and making the most of your university experience to develop your skills is essential in giving you a competitive edge.”
Little wonder Lancaster University was named overall winner of the Abintegro Employability Index Award for the second time in 2021 . Or why it ranked third in the UK for graduate prospects in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 and Complete University Guide 2021, with 89% of Lancaster students going into professional work or further education after graduation. That the LUMS Careers Service is well connected to an extensive network of global employers across all sectors, adds to LUMS’s appeal.
These connections influence and inform the school’s academic programmes. Changes will persist in the future, and identifying opportunities is the real challenge. However, LUMS does it with ease.
“Our services are delivered through a blended learning approach, opening up global markets and networks for our students, equipping them for the changes in the working world where flexible working skills are expected,” Noeleen says.
“International and UK employers are embracing hybrid and remote working, allowing them to access the best talent, not just the best local talent, increasing global opportunities for our students.”