The three-year full time BA (Hons) Management & Entrepreneurship at GD Goenka World Institute mirrors the internationally acclaimed business undergraduate programme at Lancaster University. The degree is awarded by Lancaster University and is recognized internationally for work or more advanced study.

The programme places entrepreneurship in a broad social and historical context and fosters an understanding of the nature of the relationship between the entrepreneur and the broader society. It provides a wider range of core and optional modules that capture themes such as entrepreneurial behaviours, processes and skills and how these relate to new venture creation, innovation, social entrepreneurship, family business, franchising and the management of small and medium-sized enterprises.

It is an intense and highly demanding programme that entails substantial self-study, reflective and peer-to-peer learning through class discussions and individual and group written assignments and class presentations. Students are provided support to transition to a system of education that could be substantially different to other undergraduate programmes. GD Goenka World Institute offers the following two compulsory foundation courses to help students transition into this contemporary, demanding and one of the foremost undergraduate management programmes in the world: Mathematics and Data Analysis; Business Communications and Soft Skills.

The Institute also operates a “Buddy Programme” through its “Student Welfare Centre”. Under this programme an academic staff member works one-on-one and shadows a student all through his stint at the Institute.


Students who qualify (based on class performance, performance in assessments, discipline, attendance records etc.) are eligible to transfer to Lancaster University in the final year of their programme. Students who transfer will be required to pay the fees charged by Lancaster University and will be entitled to all benefits that students studying in the UK Campus are entitled to.

First and second years undergraduate management students can apply for a competitive and merit based three week “Summer School” attachment at Lancaster University. The Summer School attachment provides students the opportunity to engage in study, co-curricular and extra curricular activities with students in Lancaster University’s UK Campus and students from Lancaster University’s offshore operations in countries such as China, Singapore, Malaysia and elsewhere.


Lancaster University’s business qualifications open up opportunities for rewarding careers in private sector organisations in India and abroad. The Institute’s “Placement and Industry Internship Centre” supports students in various ways (though industry visits, competency building workshops, workshops on soft skills and communication etc) to seek and compete for positions and internships in India and abroad.

Past graduates hold executive positions in a top-tier service, manufacturing and consultancy organisations such as Deutsche Bank, JWT, HSBC Bank, Mazars, Standard Chartered Bank, Capital IQ, Grail Research, Tata Power Corporation, American Express, India Bulls, HDFC Bank, and ICICI Bank.


  • ENTR 101 Entrepreneurship: Key Debates and Concepts
  • MSCI 110 Business Analytics
  • MNGT 120 Business and Management: An Introduction to Theory and Practice

Optional Modules: One Module Needs to be Selected

  • ACF 100 Introduction to Accounting and Finance
  • ECON 102 Principles of Economics

  • ENTR209 Entrepreneurship in a Global Context
  • ENTR 208 Small Business and SME Sector
  • ENTR 311 Franchising
  • MNGT 200 Management and Consulting: Practice and Critique
  • MNGT 220 Strategic Management
  • MNGT 213 Data Analysis for Management
  • MKTG 222 Marketing Fundamentals

  • ENTR 309 New Venture Planning
  • ENTR 310 Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Learning
  • ENTR 313 Innovation
  • ENTR 315 Social Context of Entrepreneurship
  • ENTR 314 Family Business
  • MNGT 320 Rethinking Leadership
  • MNGT321 Management in the 21st Century