Undergraduate Engagement and Employability

Joanne Dickinson, Hamieda Begum and Becky Kidner

Management is one of the most powerful roles in modern business, and here at Leeds University Business School we have a suite of management and management related undergraduate degrees that will allow you to choose the most suitable programme for your interests.

Our degrees in Management, Management with Marketing, Economics and Management, or with Management as a subject in joint honours, all feature a strong core of fundamental topics of management combined with cutting edge, research led modules taught and designed by internationally renowned specialists. Many of the major textbooks you will use in management studies at any UK university have been authored by staff in Leeds University Business School who are involved with undergraduate teaching. We provide some of the most robust, up to date and motivating management teaching in the UK today. We contextualise all this with bespoke skills and employability modules which ensure you are prepared to engage with top level employers on graduation.

Engagement and employability 

At Leeds University Business School we are committed to developing our students’ real-world skills and knowledge – ensuring they are as prepared as they can be, ready for the world of work. The Nurturing Talent Mentor Scheme connects professionals within industry to management students with the key objectives of enhancing their employability, expanding their professional network, increasing their confidence and developing keys skills that will provide them with a competitive edge in the graduate labour market. We have over 100 mentors from a range of industries including Ernst and Young, HSBC, Accenture, M&S offering support to help our students along the way.

Our Leaders in Residence programme gives all management division students the opportunity to explore and develop their leadership skills, by engaging with senior figures from the world of business.

You will have the opportunity to connect with leaders from major manufacturers and retailers, charity chief executives, entrepreneurs and directors of companies large and small, through structured contact as part of the programme.

Through key modules such as Exploring and Developing Your Potential and guest lectures, these established business people will help you connect the theory of your course to real world practice, and offer their advice for career success.

To find out more take a look at this short video from our last event, see Leaders profiles and check out the “Ten Things The Business School Will Never Teach You”.