Leeds University Business School
Can't attend an open day? Meet our staff and students online at: www.virtual.business.leeds.ac.ukLeeds University Business School is an exciting place to be.
Combining an exceptional teaching pedigree with an innovative approach to course design, we deliver programmes that are both widely respected and relevant to the contemporary business environment.
EQUIS and AMBA accredited, and ranked in the world's top 100 (Economist 'Which MBA?' 2010), our business school is internationally renowned for the quality of its teaching, its research and its facilities.
We believe that high quality research and an excellent teaching staff are the foundations of a successful business school. We are ranked in the UK top ten for research according to the RAE (2008), and we have developed several research centres and groups that cut across traditional boundaries.
Our research informs the content of all the courses that we deliver, ensuring our students at all levels are exposed to the latest ideas, concepts and theories.
Our academics are highly qualified having acted as consultants and advisers to over 80 organisations throughout the UK and the world bringing practical experience to their teaching.Masters Programmes at Leeds University Business School
Students from all over the world choose to study their Masters degree at Leeds University Business School. Many students provide similar reasons for their choice, including our world's top 100 ranking (Economist 'Which MBA' 2010), our world class facilities and resources, and the practical relevance of our programme content. We are also one of only 16 UK business schools to have EQUIS accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development, and our learning and teaching is commended as 'excellent' (QAA).
Our specialist masters programmes include:The Leeds MBAThe Leeds MBA
is designed to prepare you as a manager and leader in today's rapidly changing global environment. Studied either as a one year full-time programme, or as a modular, part-time Executive programme
, over two years, you have the flexibility to choose the pathway which suits you best.
The core MBA programme
covers the broad fundamentals of business providing a solid foundation in management and leadership and our option modules allow you to customise your MBA in line with your own career goals. You can then select your choice of option modules to either maintain a general management focus or develop your knowledge in a specialist area such as Entrepreneurship, Management Consultancy or International Management.
Running alongside the core MBA programme is the Leading Change module, designed to extend your ability to manage issues arising from organisational change. The module includes three group consultancy challenges
to help you hone your leadership and team working skills. The programme culminates in the MBA Project providing the opportunity with an organisation on a live management of issue.
Whether you are looking to accelerate in your current role, move into general management or change direction, The Leeds MBA will be an important transition point in your career. The Leeds Career Wise programme
is integrated into your MBA and tailored to you as an individual. An MBA career coach will work with your together with personal coaching from an associate consultant to create your own personal development plan and develop key career skills.Research degrees:
We also offer a range of research-based Masters, MPhil and PhD programmes across a broad range of research specialisms. To find out more about the research interests of our academics, please visit http://www.business.leeds.ac.uk/research
- Percentage of Staff from Outside the UK: Over 30%
- Total International students: 4,000
- Time to London on the Train: 2.5 hours
- Economist Ranking 2010: 96th
Year institution founded: 1904
Total enrolled: 30,500 (2,300 at the Business School)
Year MBA programme first offered: 1983
Number of academic staff: 90
Number of professors: 27
Leeds University offers a range of accommodation options to students.
You can choose to either live in University accommodation, or you can choose to live in independently or privately owned accommodation. First year undergraduate students and all international (non EU) masters and MBA students are guaranteed a place in University accommodation provided you have confirmation of your place and you submit your application in time.
University accommodation is plentiful and varied, from converted Victorian homes to multi-storey blocks, with a full range in between. Some rooms are en-suite but with most options you'll share a bathroom with a couple of other people. You'll also have access to a kitchen, and most University accommodation provides internet access and a cable television connection. The bigger complexes provide a wide range of facilities from bars, to squash courts and shops. They're great places for meeting and socialising with other people.
To find out more about the options available please visit the University's Leeds University's accommodation web site.
If you don't want to live in University-owned accommodation there are many privately owned houses and flats in Leeds that are available to students to rent. We recommend that you visit Unipol.
Unipol provides price guidelines and other information that will help you assess the quality of available accommodation.
Opportunities to study abroad
Every Leeds University Business School undergraduate has the opportunity to spend a year studying abroad.
Many of our students find this to be a "once in a lifetime" experience, providing them with the opportunity to embed themselves in a different culture, make friends with people from across the world and find out more about themselves and their capabilities. Most of all, it's a chance to experience new things, and have fun.
What's in it for me?
What do I need to know?
- The opportunity to live in another culture, meet new people and see new places
- The chance to show potential employers that you are capable, independent and that you rise to a challenge
- Improved confidence and communication skills
- A year of adventure you might never get another chance to experience
- You decide whether you want to study abroad in your second year. If you decide to do this, your year abroad will be your third year and you will transfer to a four year version of your degree programme.
- To qualify for a year abroad you must pass all year 1 modules with an average of 60+
- You will maintain an online log throughout the year abroad and take a number of credits of academic study at the partner University.
- Upon successful completion of the year abroad, the word ‘International’ will be appended to your degree title.
- Your marks abroad won’t affect your degree classification, only the title of your degree.
Visit Leeds study abroad
to find out more about possible destinations.