•  Accredited Programme
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  •  Ranked #1 Business School in North of England for Executive MBA

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


Leeds University Business School is research-led and multi-disciplinary, which means that you are exposed to cutting-edge thinking.

Behind all effective practice stands excellent theory. Learn from some of the finest minds in business and management education.

The Business School can boast some of the premier research centres in the World.

The quality, style and content of the teaching is just brilliant. All the lecturers we’ve had so far have been very eloquent and some of the content quite eye-opening, even when it’s been on topics I thought I knew about.”
(Current EMBA student)


There are plenty of opportunities to put your learning into action. These come in the form of the live challenges, your individual project and the international study tour.

To lead others you first need to understand yourself.  Through the Leading Change module and professional development workshops we encourage you to reflect upon who you are, where you want to go, and how best to get there. The live challenges provide you with numerous opportunities to hone your team working and leadership skills. Our experienced coaches help you to reflect upon this journey and to leverage it to help you make the most of your time at Leeds and to springboard you into the next stage in your career.

Lesley Smith: Experienced Chief Executive and Finance Director

Lesley Smith

Lesley has supported students in the challenges. 

With my diverse background in finance, economics and human behaviour I help students to maximise their own strengths and harness the potential of their teams and boards. With my input they enhance their personal effectiveness and build their confidence so they are able to turn their ideas into action more quickly and easily.”
Lesley Smith Chief Executive and Finance Director 

Ralph Kugler: Experienced senior-level executive

Ralph Kugler

Ralph has over 25 years experience at the highest levels of international business. He is currently Chairman of two companies and on the board of three other businesses. He was a main board director at Unilever. He has been a board director of two FTSE-100 companies, and chaired Board Remuneration Committees. Ralph is a member of the Business School Advisory Board and is actively involved in the Executive MBA programme, particularly the Consulting Challenge where students benefit from his extensive knowledge and experience.


Our one year Full-time MBA exposes you to the latest management thinking and practice that will accelerate your career. 


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

Ryan Monis

I attended an open day at Leeds University Business School and it gave me a great first impression. Leeds itself is a vibrant and young city, so I was also looking forward to that aspect."