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Join us on a life-changing journey. Our MBA programmes expose you to the latest management thinking and practice that will accelerate your career.

Research-led

The Business School produces world-class, internationally relevant research. We are at the forefront of interdisciplinary research – where business meets the arts, science and engineering, politics, transport, social sciences, medicine and health.

Leeds University Business School has several leading research centres. The School boasts the UK’s premier research centre in International Business, the Centre for International Business at the University of Leeds. Led by Professor Peter Buckley OBE, it oversees the work of two other centres focusing on the major emerging nations – China and India – as well as conducting research for governments and businesses seeking to expand internationally.

Given Leeds’ position as a financial services hub, it’s not surprising that our academics working through our International Institute for Banking and Financial Services, and the Credit Management Research Centre, are among the most respected in the UK.

Marketing is another area of excellence. Our Global and Strategic Marketing Research Centre is led by one of the UK’s foremost professors of marketing, Professor Costas Katsikeas. It specialises in global and strategic marketing, consumer behaviour, branding and communications.

The Leeds Enterprise Centre at Leeds University Business School is committed to creating new businesses. In partnership with Goldman Sachs, we host one of the UK’s largest initiatives to support and encourage small business growth – the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme.

As organisations and the nature of work change in an ultracompetitive marketplace, specialists from our Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change work with employers and staff to develop effective working practices.

These are just a few of the research centres that make Leeds University Business School a top international business school and a stimulating place to hone your management knowledge and skills.

Practice-focused

We believe that business isn’t just about theory – you also need to understand how to apply it in practice. The Leeds MBA connects you to a network of highly experienced academics, practitioners, corporate partners and alumni.

You are tutored by Leeds University Business School academics who are passionate about developing critical thinkers – managers and leaders who don’t simply accept what they are told but can move their organisations forward with new ideas.

You have the chance to meet prominent external speakers and professionals through networking events such as our prestigious Financial Times Masterclass and Financial Times Innovation Lecture Series.

The Individual Project and live challenges are other opportunities to grow your network further. We have extensive relationships with Marks & Spencer, IBM, Yorkshire Bank, Asda-Walmart, Lloyds Banking Group, KPMG, Accenture and the NHS, as well as small and medium enterprises, charities and social enterprises.

I found the Financial Times Masterclasses really complemented the programme. They were highly informative, as well as providing excellent opportunities for networking. The speakers were a good mix of academics and professionals, providing both expertise and industry insight through demonstrating the MBA subjects in practice.

Sam Crossley, UK

FULL-TIME MBA

Drawing on the strengths of this vibrant city, highly ranked University and excellent Business School, the Leeds MBA offers you a top-quality learning and development experience.

EXECUTIVE MBA

Our part-time Executive MBA develops experienced managers into visionary leaders, delivered over 2-3 years it allows you to combine work with study.

Stuart Pendlebury

The best part of my studies at Leeds University Business School was the opportunity to study such a diverse range of disciplines covering every aspect of business from corporate finance, economics, strategy and accountancy to organisational behaviour, human resource management and decision theory. I particularly enjoyed the high standard of teaching that really allowed one to develop a deep and critical understanding of each subject."