International Reach

Our international aims

Our aim is to produce world-class research, which is international in nature, scope and impact.

We strive to provide students with global insight through curriculum that is global in focus, based on international research, and supported by international, cross cultural activities.

We enhance the global impact of the Business School through the development of international partnerships with world-class universities, alumni, companies, institutions and policy makers.

Triple accreditations

The School holds the international triple accreditations: European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), the Association of MBAs (AMBA), and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).  

As part of the University of Leeds, one of the world’s leading research intensive universities, Leeds University Business School offers staff, students and partners access to tremendous breadth and diversity of international experiences, opportunities and interdisciplinary, internationally recognised research. The University is part of elite Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities and the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN).

International student community

We aim to produce graduates who have global and cultural insight through an international, diverse student body, internationally relevant curricula and student engagement opportunities.

International staff

We are proud of the international diversity of our academic staff; around 45% are non-UK nationals, from 35 countries.

Our research

We are a top ten business and management research institution according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). Some 82% of research submitted was judged by experts to be either “world leading” (4*) or “internationally excellent” (3*).

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Our international partners

Leeds University Business School is known in many countries and regions through our international projects and collaborations. A small number of partnerships grow into important collaborative projects which engage research, student education, and our staff, helping to build our reputation across borders. Strategic partnerships include:

HELP University, Malaysia

Instituto de Empresa Madrid

University of International Business and Economics - Beijing, China

University of Western Australia

Zhejiang University School of Management - Hangzhou, China

International alumni community

We have a community of over 30,000 alumni in more than 145 countries. We have international groups across the world, and more are being developed all the time. They are a great way to stay connected to the Business School and to build networks of contacts.

Business Confucius Institute at the University of Leeds (BCIUL)

The Business Confucius Institute at the University of Leeds (BCI) promotes the understanding of Chinese language and culture in the UK, with a business focus on helping companies to communicate with Chinese customers more effectively.

The Institute is part of a worldwide network of Confucius Institutes overseen by the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban). Each Confucius Institute is a partnership between a university in China and a university in another part of the world. The BCI, one of only five business-focussed Confucius Institutes in Europe, is a collaboration between the University of Leeds and the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing.

Contact us

For further information about international activities including exchange programmes, research, advanced entry agreements and international corporate learning please contact:

Faculty International Manager, Ellen Wang.

Associate Professor, Iain Clacher, Pro-Dean (International).