Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) Timeline

Whether you're taking a trip down memory lane or wanting to learn more about LUMS, our timeline of key developments, events and people is a good starting point. The timeline runs from 1963 to the present day.;xNLx;;xNLx;If you have any questions or suggestions relating to this timeline, contact the [LUMS Alumni Office]( [](;xNLx;;xNLx;With special thanks to Marion McClintock, Lancaster University archivist, for permission to quote from her books. Marion's [latest book](, ;xSTx;span style="font-size: 15px; font-style: italic";xETx;Shaping the Future: a history of the University of Lancaster, 1961-2011;xSTx;/span;xETx;, is available to [order online](;xNLx;;xNLx;With special thanks also to Graham Rand, of the Department of Management Science, for his help with this project.;xNLx;;xNLx;This timeline was created by the [LUMS Alumni]( team.

1963-04-01 11:45:26

Professor Sir Charles Carter took up post as Vice-Chancellor of Lancaster University

1963-10-01 11:45:26

Department of Operational Research established [VIDEO]

1963-12-01 11:45:26

Department of Economics established

1964-09-01 11:45:26

First University of Lancaster student intake [VIDEO]

1965-08-01 14:14:21

Department of Marketing established

1965-10-01 21:12:11

Department of Systems Engineering established

1968-01-01 21:12:11

Department of Financial Control established

1969-01-01 21:12:11

Department of Behaviour in Organisations established

1975-06-01 21:12:11

School of Management & Organisational Studies opened

1977-10-01 13:44:33

Management Teaching & Development Unit opened

1986-01-01 13:44:33

LUMS awarded a 5* rating in the UK's Research Assessment Exercise (RAE)

1987-01-01 14:22:06

First LUMS Dean appointed: Professor David Ashton

1988-01-01 14:22:06

The School of Management & Organisational Sciences became The Management School

1988-01-02 14:22:06

First Executive Company MBA, with British Airways [VIDEO]

1988-01-03 14:22:06

The Management School entered a European network of student exchange partners

1989-01-01 00:00:00

LUMS branding - teal swoosh introduced

1989-01-01 18:51:01

First cohort of full-time Lancaster MBA students [VIDEO]

1993-08-01 02:48:51

Department of Management Science established [VIDEO]

1993-12-01 02:48:51

The George Fox Building opened by HRH Princess Alexandra

1994-01-01 02:48:51

Second LUMS Dean appointed: Professor Stephen Watson

1995-03-22 02:48:51

The Management School Graduate School opened

1996-01-01 01:04:49

LUMS granted AMBA accreditation

1996-04-01 00:00:00

Ambassador Alumni magazine

2001-01-01 01:04:49

Third LUMS Dean appointed: Professor Sue Cox OBE [VIDEO]

2003-01-01 01:04:49

LUMS granted EQUIS accreditation

2003-08-01 01:04:49

Department of Organisation, Work & Technology established

2003-10-02 01:04:49

Institute for Entrepreneurship & Enterprise Development (IEED) established

2005-05-10 01:04:49

Opening of The Management School Leadership Centre

2005-08-01 01:04:49

Department of Management Learning and Leadership established

2006-01-01 11:45:26

First Careers Adviser appointed within LUMS

2008-01-01 01:04:49

LUMS granted AACSB accreditation

2011-04-12 01:04:49

Opening of the Charles Carter Building

2012-07-01 01:04:49

First Business School of the Year award

2014-06-01 01:04:49

Small Business Charter Award

2015-01-01 00:00:00

Fourth LUMS Dean appointed: Professor Angus Laing

2015-06-01 00:00:00

LUMS launched its new branding

2017-02-01 00:00:00

Fifty Four Degrees magazine

2018-01-01 11:45:26

LUMS Space Programme [VIDEO]

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