Why International MBAs Are Flocking To Lancaster University Management School

Three students say why those chose LUMS for an MBA in the UK

In The Lancaster University Management School MBA, 22 nationalities are represented, from Thailand to Brazil and India. What’s more, they come from a diverse range of academic backgrounds and industries, including the healthcare, government and non-for-profit sectors.

We spoke to three LUMS students to find out why they left their home countries—and top employers—for an MBA in the UK.

This is what they said:

Athens Sanyapong Rangsansvasti

  • Region: Thailand
  • Background: Oil & Gas
  • Company: Chevron

"Apart from the good reputation that Lancaster University Management School has — it’s triple-accredited and ranked no 35 in the world by the Financial Times — the course content is what I am looking for.

"The learning through action via different challenges, related to business management, entrepreneurship and consulting, are highly integrated into the program. This approach will make you more confident and capable of taking the next step in your future career.

"Plus, I was awarded a high potential MBA scholarship, which is given to a student who provides evidence of exceptional leadership qualities."

Barbara Silveira

  • Region: Brazil
  • Background: Commodities
  • Company: Braincorp

"The location, outside of the main city centres, makes Lancaster a great place to study without major distractions. The beautiful Lake District is just on our doorstep and Lancaster is only around two hours away by train from London, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Manchester and Liverpool are also really close by, allowing us to explore more of the UK on weekends.

"Like most of my classmates, I chose to live in university accommodation, so I only have to walk a couple of minutes to get to class, or to use the 24-hour-access MBA facilities that the university has to offer — enhancing the study experience even more."

Joseph John

  • Region: India
  • Background: Banking and finance
  • Company: Standard Chartered

"I did apply to other business schools in the UK. There are times when you just have to listen to your intuition, or respond to your gut feeling. Upon extensive browsing of ranking pages, comments/blogs on webpages, and videos of the various universities, LUMS stood out. The Action Learning and practical approach to modules are what I always yearned for. And, of course, connecting with other students who have done programs in LUMS and other universities helped me make my decision."

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