A leading European university business school with outstanding teaching and world class interdisciplinary research.

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.

Leeds University Business School is a faculty of the University of Leeds. The research power, size and diversity of the University means that we are able to offer interdisciplinary study and research opportunities, inspirational teaching, careers and personal development support and a rare breadth and scale of co-curricular opportunities.

Our Mission

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. 

Internationally renowned

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
Read more about our rankings

Accreditations include EQUIS, AMBA, CIPD, BPS and IOE  and we are ESRC recognised. We are one of only three Business Schools to hold the prestigious gold standard for the Small Business Charter. We are members of the AACSB and currently progressing through the accreditation process. Read more about our accreditations

Student Education

We teach over 2,600 students from more than 80 countries. These courses are delivered by leading academics and industry consultants. 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 design and structure our courses carefully to ensure that their content reflects the latest research, whilst remaining academically stimulating.

Research excellence

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 interdisciplinary research is at the heart of what we do.  

Ranked in the UK top ten for research according to the RAE (2008), we have developed research centres and groups cutting across traditional boundaries. Read more about our Research Centres

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.

The research power, size and diversity of the University means that we are able to offer interdisciplinary study and research opportunities, inspirational teaching and a rare breadth and scale of co-curricular opportunities. Our influential expert staff are at the forefront of business, advising policy makers and businesses.

Interdisciplinary Collaboration

We believe in cross-departmental collaboration and the development of national and international partnerships with other Universities and businesses. Interdisciplinary collaboration is vital in order to understand the changing and challenging international business environment, to push old boundaries and forge fresh ones. You will benefit from access to the best research, facilities and personnel.

Commercial Links


We focus on developing strong links with local, national and international businesses and government agencies, this helps inform our research. Our students benefit from attending business networking events involving industry leaders. Our links with industry also ensure that our graduates are able to access high calibre employment opportunities.

Global reach

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.