The Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is proud of its international reputation for delivering high quality education in the academic areas of accounting, finance, economics, international business, communication, marketing and public relations, business and management and tourism, hospitality and event management.

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The school seeks to nurture and develop global managers of the future through leading-edge Business and Management programmes, shaped by the latest research, professional practice, innovative business insight and international opportunities.

About the School

The Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise seeks to place Enterprise at the heart of all we do – and be a world leader in business education, research and engagement.

Enterprise is fundamental to the School’s ethos as we seek to enhance the capacity of students to generates ideas – and develop their skills in making those ideas happen. We strive to equip students, through entrepreneurship education with the additional knowledge and capabilities to apply these abilities in the context of setting up new ventures and businesses. We build on our academic strengths to produce impactful world class research that helps shape the cutting edge of entrepreneurial activity and how businesses are led and managed. We are also conscious of the ethical approach to business and we aim to produce dynamic and reflective, socially responsible leaders, managers and professionals who think globally regardless of the size of their organisation.

Our stakeholders are key to keeping our work relevant to current and future business needs and we engage meaningfully with business, professional bodies and government at local, regional, national and global levels to create a better society. Through all this activity we provide a lifelong return on investment for students and alumni.

The school offers the unique LaunchPad leadership development programme, providing students with opportunities to enhance their professional skills and empowering them to become the global leaders of the future. LaunchPad students learn about the challenges of the current job market from employer and graduate perspectives and the leadership approaches needed to address them, in both theory and practice.

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Business
  • Economics
  • International Business
  • Communication
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations

In addition to undergraduate study, we also offer a wide range of postgraduate courses and are proud to have over 5,000 full and part-time students, with the vast majority walking straight into graduate roles when they finish their studies.

All of our degree courses offer a 48-week work placement opportunity where students can gain vital industry experience. Additionally, our extensive network of partner institutions around the world, including the USA, Mexico, Australia, China and Europe, offer a truly different perspective for our students, excellent networking opportunities and ultimately; a life-changing experience.


PrintStudents also have the opportunity to join our unique
‘LaunchPad’ Leadership Development Programme, providing students with the prospects to enhance their professional skills and empowering them to become the global leaders of the future.


We have a strong research profile, focused around 2 main centres: (Institute of Global Finance and Development and Lancashire Institute for Economic and Business Research LIEBR). However, Professional associations and accreditations are also very important to us and we work with an abundance:

  • Institute of Directors (IoD)
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)
  • Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)
  • Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA)
  • Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing (IDM)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • Association of Chartered Certitifed Accountants (ACCA)

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