Leeds University Business School is internationally renowned for the quality of its teaching, its research and its facilities. Our work covers the full spectrum of business disciplines. We teach undergraduate, masters and doctoral students, deliver executive education and consultancy and create new knowledge through our research.
The Business School can trace its origins to the introduction of a Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Leeds in 1904.
We were ranked 41st in the world for our Executive MBA in The Economist rankings, 2013. We were ranked 1st in the UK and 4th in the world for International Business for the second year running - FT Masters in Management Rankings, 2013. We were also ranked 56th in the Financial Times European Business School Rankings 2013.
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Accreditations include EQUIS, AMBA, CIPD, BPS and IOE and we are ESRC recognised. We are members of the AACSB and currently progressing through the accreditation process. Read more about our accreditations
We teach over 2,500 students from more than 80 countries. With a commitment to developing academic potential and employability, we equip our students with the knowledge, skills and insights needed to embark upon professional careers. Our approach combines academic rigour with a practical understanding of business.
We believe that research should make a difference, inspiring business managers, exciting policy makers and informing society. As part of a Russell Group university innovative and challenging research is at the heart of what we do.
Leeds University is part of the prestigious Russell Group* of 24 research-intensive universities in the UK. We are also part of the White Rose University Consortium; a strategic partnership between three of the UK's leading research universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York.
Our work has a global reach with educational partnerships, research collaborations and consultancy around the world. The international impact of Leeds University Business School is embodied by our powerful international alumni network of business leaders and influencers.
An inspiring learning environment
The heart of the Business School is the Maurice Keyworth Building, formerly the site of Leeds Grammar School. The impressive original Victorian building has been converted to combine an impressive, atmospheric learning environment with the latest technology and facilities. More about our facilities.
Our Mission is to make an exceptional impact on business and society globally through leadership in research and teaching.
The two key elements crucial to achieving this mission are:
- Research: To produce and disseminate research of world-class quality, within the School and through international partnerships, which increases knowledge, skills, understanding and impact.
- Student Education: To enable individuals to develop their academic potential, their employability, their global and cultural insight and their ethical awareness to enhance their potential to benefit business and society.
The Business School is committed to providing fair and equal access to a University education to all who have the academic potential to benefit from it. We strive to evolve an Admissions Policy which treats each applicant as an individual, taking account of prior achievements, circumstances and potential.