Leeds University Business School

University of Leeds

Leeds University Business School is one of the most influential business schools in Europe, receiving global recognition for the quality of our teaching and research.

Our world-leading academics combine professional practice with teaching and research, bringing up-to-date professional knowledge to our Masters programmes. The kind of learning that translates directly from the classroom to your career.

Our accreditation and rankings:

  • ‘Triple accreditation’ from the three leading international accreditation bodies: AACSB; the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and EQUIS, the European Quality Improvement System.
  • Top 100 universities in the world (QS World University rankings 2013)
  • 56th in Europe (Financial Times European Business rankings 2013)
  • Ranked 61st for Masters in Management and 41st for Masters in Finance (Financial Times rankings 2014)
  • Top for International Business (Financial Times Masters in Management rankings 2014)
  • 6th in the UK for research quality (RAE 2008)
  • 1st in the North of England for Executive MBA (Economist Which MBA? 2013) 
  • Programmes professionally accredited by AMBA, British Psychological Society, Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, Engineering and Physiclal Sciences Reasearch Council, and the Institute of Export.

A global learning experience

At the University of Leeds you will become part of a truly global community. Each year around 5,000 postgraduate students from over 145 countries choose to study here, with over 1,000 of these at the Business School.

You will develop your understanding of global business theories, international perspectives and gain cross cultural experiences through group work and practical projects. When you finish your Masters, you will become a member of our world-wide alumni community, with access to networking events and academic lectures on current topics.

Masters Programmes at Leeds University Business School

Students from all over the world choose to study their Masters degree at Leeds University Business School for our highly rated programme content, which has a practical relevance to current business trends and a professional focus.

Alongside theories, facts and critical analysis, our programmes place strong emphasis on professional skills such as effective communication, teamwork, leadership and intercultural understanding. We prepare you with the transferable skills employers look for when recruiting. Many major companies regularly visit campus to meet our students, as part of speaker programmes or to talk about specific careers.

Our specialist masters programmes include:

  • MSc Accounting and Finance
  • MA Advertising and Design 
  • MA Advertising and Marketing 
  • MSc Banking and International Finance
  • MSc Business Analytics and Decision Sciences
  • MSc Business Psychology
  • MA Corporate Communications and Public Relations 
  • MSc Economics 
  • MSc Economics and Finance 
  • MSc Engineering, Technology and Business Management
  • MSc Enterprise
  • MSc Finance and Investment 
  • MSc Financial Mathematics 
  • MSc Financial Risk Management 
  • MSc Global Innovation Management
  • MSc Global Supply Chain Management
  • MA Human Resource Management 
  • MSc Information Systems and Information Management
  • MSc International Business 
  • MSc International Marketing Management 
  • MSc Management 
  • MSc Organizational Behaviour
  • MSc Organizational Psychology 
  • MSc Strategic Management in the Global Environment

The Leeds MBA combines academic rigour with practical leadership development challenges, meaning you’re ready for senior management-level positions as soon as you graduate. Our programme covers the broad fundamentals of business management and the key components of business – marketing, accounting, finance, operations and HR. We also explore how to manage and lead people in organisations. A key aspect of the Leeds MBA is the live challenges that will stretch your thinking and your abilities.

We encourage you to develop your knowledge and links with the corporate world through our business speaker events and international study tours. The MBA culminates in your Individual Project – this can be a consultancy project, an entrepreneurial project relating to a new business venture or a research dissertation. There is also the opportunity for an internship, if you meet the criteria, which will give you three months paid experience in the host organization.

Learn more about The Leeds MBA Full-time and Executive programmes

Research degrees

We also offer a range of research-based Masters, MPhil and PhD programmes across a broad range of research specialisms.

Find out more about our research programmes

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