Partnering with the UK's Best

Sunway University MBA students will enjoy opportunities to meet and learn from distinguished visiting lecturers from Lancaster MBA and Sunway’s faculty of among the best management consultants, educators and research scholars in the world.

From left: Michael Dent, Sunway University’s Senior Lecturer and MBA Programme Chair; Professor Steve Williams, Dean of Sunway University Business School; and Dr Thomas Thornborrow, Director of Partnership Development at Lancaster University


Sunway University, a leading private university in Malaysia is renowned for its international partnerships. It has sealed strong partnerships and affiliations with top world institutions such as University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, Harvard University, Lancaster University, Le Cordon Bleu and many more. For the dual award premier Master of Business Administration (MBA), Sunway University partners with the Lancaster MBA, world’s leading MBA programme.
In the Financial Times (FT) Global MBA Ranking 2016, the Lancaster MBA has recorded a consistent growth, jumping 15 places to 35th in the world from 50th last year and 77th place in 2014. Besides, the Lancaster MBA also rises to 4th from 9th in the UK this year.

The FT Global MBA Ranking 2016 has also ranked the Lancaster MBA 1st in the world for Corporate Strategy (for the second year running) ahead of Harvard and 1st in the UK for salary increase as well as General Management. The first for salary increase reveals an increase by 111 percent among the Lancaster MBA’s alumni. This is against an average increase of 81 percent for the UK’s top 15 MBA programmes.
Other achievements by the Lancaster MBA in the latest FT ranking include: 6th in the world for value for money; 8th in the world for General Management; and 5th in the world for International Business.
Professor Angus Laing, Dean of Lancaster University Management School, congratulated the class of 2012 on their career success which is behind Lancaster’s rise in the rankings. “This result follows our excellent performance in REF2014, in which LUMS was ranked first for research power. Our improvement in the Financial Times ranking is down to an exceptional MBA programme which attracts excellent students and is delivered by world-leading faculty. It confirms our position as a leading global business school,” said Professor Laing.
Dr Peter Lenney, Director of the Lancaster Full-time MBA said, “Our rise in the table is a result of the success of our alumni in their careers, the quality of the programme we deliver at Lancaster, and the continuous improvement in all aspects of the School over the years. We are very grateful to all the alumni who were surveyed for this ranking. They have obviously done really well in their careers.”
Sunway University’s MBA is also proud of its partner university’s notable achievements in the FT Global Ranking 2016. This confirms Sunway University’s current MBA students for making the right choice in selecting Malaysia’s premier MBA as they are able to meet and learn from a faculty of among the the best management consultants, educators and research scholars in the world. In addition, distinguished lecturers from world top Lancaster MBA has and will continue to fly in to deliver world-class learning experience. Besides, Sunway University’s MBA will upon completion of MBA programme be awarded two scrolls, one from Sunway University and one from Lancaster University. While Sunway University is a renowned provider of business education within Malaysia, Lancaster University is ranked in the top 1% of universities globally.
To maximise the career potential of Sunway University’s dual award premier MBA, please join us for a Preview Session 20th April and 11th May 6:30pm at Sunway University Graduate Centre. To reserve a place at the preview or to find out more information about the programme, please call 03-7491 8701 or visit