Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise

Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise

Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise 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.

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.

“An innovative and entrepreneurial School working with business, positively changing lives by inspiring and empowering students, through excellent business and management programmes, informed by high quality impactful research and enterprise activity.”

Professor Chris Pyke
Executive Dean

Chris Pyke

About the School

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. 


The Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise is home to six Research Institutes, a Centre for Small / Medium Enterprises and a Leadership Hub.

The Institute of Research into Organisations, Work and Employment (IROWE) seeks to work closely with employers, government and trade unions to inform the development of effective workplace practice and employment policy.

The Institute for Dark Tourism Research (IDTR) seeks a social scientific understanding of tourist sites of death, disaster and the seemingly macabre.

Institute of Global Finance and Development (IGFD) conducts research on the methods and effectiveness of alleviating poverty around the world by addressing topics such as microfinance, agricultural and small business development, and financial literacy among indigenous populations.

The Institute of Logistics and Operations Management (ILOM) focuses on five key areas of Strategic Operations Management, Information Systems, Performance Measurement Systems, Supply Chain Management and Logistics and Transport Systems.

The Institute of Transport and Tourism (ITT) aims to advance knowledge about travel for leisure and tourism.

Lancashire Institute for Economic and Business Research (LIEBR) aims to encourage and facilitate interdisciplinary research into the drivers of and interaction between economic, business and public policy, broadly defined.

LSBE Research

Strong Industry Links


UCLan has close industry links with various companies, offering opportunities for work placements, internships, live projects and mentors to provide excellent practical experience.

Countless Opportunities


The School offers a number of electives and options that provide students with an opportunity to gain an additional professional body qualification.


Hallmark 1: Excellent Academic Staff

  • We are inclusive with a diverse staffing mix.
  • Our staff are positively engaged, innovative, entrepreneurial and highly motivated.
  • Our staff are experts in their discipline, up-to-date and well respected.
  • We have a good mix of academically and professionally qualified staff.
  • We invest in staff development that supports excellent teaching, research and enterprise activity.
  • Our staff are proud to work for Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise.

Hallmark 2: Excellent Teaching, Learning and Assessment

  • Our students’ success is our number one priority.
  • We put the educational needs of every student first.
  • We work together with students to deliver an excellent teaching and learning experience.
  • We uphold high academic standards within a framework of rigorous quality assurance and enhancement.

Hallmark 3: Excellent Programmes

  • We have a distinctive, modern, international curriculum that prepares students for success.
  • We attract and retain talented students.
  • Our graduates are socially and environmentally responsible, entrepreneurial and knowledgeable critical thinkers and innovators.
  • Our programmes are flexible, responsive and commercially sustainable.

Hallmark 4: Excellent Research & Knowledge Transfer

  • We have a culture that encourages and supports academics to undertake research and knowledge exchange activity.
  • We have an applied research philosophy that informs our teaching and has impact in the wider world.
  • We have well respected research clusters that lead and support applied research and knowledge transfer.
  • Our academics are regionally, nationally and internationally networked.
  • We have an excellent portfolio of research and knowledge transfer activity.

Hallmark 5: Impact - Regionally, Nationally and Internationally

  • We are at the heart of the Lancashire business community, positively supporting growth and prosperity.
  • We have a strong school identity, brand and reputation for excellence.
  • We collaborate across the university and with external partners.
  • We have a strong CPD and online portfolio.
  • We have high quality international collaborative partnerships.