Tuesday, February 2, 2016

World Changing Lancaster University


For the last five years I’ve worked as part of the MBA programme at my hometown Lancaster University’s Management School (LUMS).  Chris Saunders ran the programme during this period and Peter Lenney, leader of the Mindful Manager programme, took over this year.

Despite being ‘only’ 50 years old, and being located a fair way from London and urban Britain, the School is making waves.  I teach a Leadership decision-making module four times a year, using the real life, real time world of Saatchi & Saatchi to stimulate pragmatic thinking, not just theoretical cases.  The problem – and solutions – are played out in real time in front of the class’s eyes.  The students work individually and in teams and love the pace and turbulence of the real world.

The Global MBA rankings – based on 2012 graduates’ rankings have just been published:
  • Overall LUMS Ranking Globally – 35 – behind the normal suspects Harvard, Stanford, Insead etc,
  • UK LUMS Ranking – 4 (behind London, Oxford and Cambridge – not bad company to keep),
  • LUMS Global Ranking for Strategy – 1 (ahead of Harvard),
  • LUMS Global Ranking for General Management – 8 (behind Darden, Harvard, Tuck, Stanford and Northwestern),
  • LUMS Global Ranking for International Business – 5.
Winning the World from the Edge.

Image source: lancaster.ac.uk

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