Beyond Business

Some see business as a grey world of boardrooms and balance sheets. We see a different world of business. A modern vision of enterprise.

Give your career in business a flying start. Visit us on campus or order a prospectus.

It’s time to look beyond the boundaries of dull corporate culture and imagine something more open, more positive, more diverse. Because business isn’t an exclusive world to break into. It’s a world that’s yours to create.

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Best Entrepreneurial University of the Year

We won Best Entrepreneurial University at the Educate North Awards 2023. This recognised our work with thousands of student start-ups and businesses in the North West.

Why study Business at UCLan?

It’s not about boardrooms and balance sheets. It’s about real success in the real world.

Here for you

Business, Management and Marketing at the University of Central Lancashire is ranked 1st in the North West for Teaching Quality. (Times Good University Guide, 2023).

World recognition

Achieved the Small Business Charter award for the UK’s world class business schools. In recognition for our commitment to supporting student entrepreneurship, small businesses and the local economy.

Get connected

Our degree programmes offer international study trips and paid work placements, with previous students have gone on placements with high profile employers including Adidas, BAE, British Airways, Disney, IBM, KPMG, L’Oreal, PwC and Universal Studios.

Launch your business

1st in the North for business start-ups, assisting graduates to start up their business from ideas stage to launch. (Tide 2021).

Look beyond

Look beyond the UK, with work or study abroad options through our exchange programme with our worldwide university partners.

Future proof

All our degree programmes are shaped by the latest innovative business insight and the latest research to give you the perfect start to your career.
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What our students say

I have secured a project management role at a big global firm all I can thank is everyone at UCLan and also the support I received from all of the tutors. Everything from start to finish was exceptional.
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Robert Black
Business & Management, BA (Hons)

Life at university

Find out what to expect from your student experience and why you'll love living in the North West.

Start your business today

Got a great business idea? With expert support from our Propeller Team, we can help you set up and run your own start-up company. Why wait until you graduate?

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Why choose us?

We’ve torn up the old ideas of what a business degree should be like. Imagine a different world of business – a vision with more colour, more community, more possibilities. 

Whoever you are and whatever you want from life, this is a place where you can make your goals happen. Find out more about why you belong with us.

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Don't miss our campus tours

Our regular tours are led by current students. They’re a great way to have an informal look around, check out our facilities and discover what we have to offer.

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Meet the team

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Dr Adrian Wright
Associate Dean
School of Business

Adrian Wright's academic background and research interests are drawn from a number of disciplines. He has a first degree from Manchester Metropolitan University in Hospitality Management, a Master’s degree from Manchester Business School in Corporate Communications and Reputation…

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Dr Ahmad Abu-Arja
Deputy Associate Dean
School of Business

Ahmad is our Deputy Associate Dean for the School of Business. He became a faculty member here in 2018, initially as a Lecturer in International Business. In 2019, he successfully completed his PhD This focused on the impact of stakeholders on multinationals' adoption of counter-…

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How to apply for an undergraduate course

Well done for choosing your undergraduate course. We know it's a big decision. We're here to help you every step of the way with your application to university.

Order a prospectus

Need some further information? You can order your undergraduate prospectus, along with a copy of our international guide.