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. 

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LSBE students at the celebration of success event

Celebration of Success Event 

High achieving, dedicated students from the Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise (LSBE) attended the annual Celebration of Success event to commemorate their hard work and achievements over the previous academic year.

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The Lancashire School of Business & Enterprise (LSBE) has an ambitious business research strategy to develop high quality research activities using a number of research sub-themes cross cutting various areas. By bringing together over 40 active researchers and practitioners from different disciplines including tourism, work and employment, accounting, economics, finance and banking, business and society. The UCLan Research Centre for Business, Management and Enterprise has enhanced its capability to undertake rigorous research and to communicate its ideas more effectively.

LSBE makes a substantial contribution to the University Research Theme Sustainability, Business and Enterprise.  It also contributes to the ‘Citizenship, Society and Justice’ theme, with members of LSBE being part of the Lancashire Institute of Citizenship, Society and Change.

To find out more please contact Professor Hussein Abdou, Faculty Director of Research and Executive Director for the UCLan Research Centre for Business, Management and Enterprise.  Co-directors are both Professor Jacinta Nwachukwu and Professor Philip Whyman.

Finance, Accounting & Banking 

Finance, Accounting & Banking (FAB) coordinates the research interests of academics and students in accountancy, economics, finance, banking, business and management studies in both developed and developing countries. The main goals are to advance better understanding of challenges to inclusive and sustainable development and to frame viable practical solutions. Theme lead is Dr. Zakaria Ali-aribi.

Economics, Business & Society 

Economics, Business & Society draws together research which explores the wider impact of business activity upon the wider society, whether via cooperative and public management, research engagement and leadership development with the local SME business community, the efficiency of supply chains, local economic and social development in the form of the ‘Preston Model’, and national/international policy formation in response to Brexit.  Theme lead is Professor Yahaya Yusuf.

Organisations, work and Employment

Organisations, Work and Employment aims to engage with stakeholders to help build a fair and equitable future of work. It is home to iROWE (the Institute for Research into Organisations, Work and Employment), it disseminates high quality research and engages with key organisations such as the TUC, ISBE, CIPD, ACAS, the RSA and Government to inform the development of effective workplace practice and employment policy.   Theme lead is Dr Adrian Wright.

Tourism, Hospitality and Events

Tourism, Hospitality Events research has two broad areas. Firstly, the Institute for Transport and Tourism (ITT) undertakes applied research into transport and sustainability, whilst other work explores the relationship between tourism and (sustainable) development in the developed and developing worlds. Secondly, research addresses the socio-cultural dimension of tourism and the tourist experience, most notably the phenomenon of dark tourism under the auspices of the internationally recognised Institute for Dark Tourism Research (iDTR).  Theme lead is Professor Richard Sharpley.

lsbe research brochure

We have a well-established research community which includes internationally recognised professors, readers and various research groups.  Read more in the LSBE ‘Our Research’ brochure.

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.