Rankings and League Tables

Ranked among the world's top business schools

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We are a leading international business school, recognised for our excellence in teaching and producing world class, impactful research.

Regularly world ranked by the Financial Times and The Economist, Leeds is one of the most influential schools in Europe.

The Guardian University Guide 2018

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Our positions in the following subject areas:

Accounting and Finance is 1st in the UK for the second year running.

Economics is 6th in the UK

Business, Management and Marketing is 7th in the Russell Group

Complete University Guide League Tables 2018

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The following subject areas are ranked:

1st for Accounting and Finance

3rd for Marketing

8th in the Russell Group for Business and Management

10th in the Russell Group for Economics

Financial Times Masters in Finance Pre-Experience Rankings 2017

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Our MSc Accounting and Finance programme is ranked:

  • 54th globally, 12th in the UK
  • 2nd globally, 1st in the UK for salary increase
  • 5th in the UK for careers progress
  • 6th globally, 2nd in the UK for International Finance

The Economist Masters in Management Rankings 2017

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The Business School’s MSc Management programme is within the UK top 10 and 36th globally. In addition, the School has been placed:

  • 1st in the UK and 13th globally for our facilities and services 
  • 2nd in the UK for education experience
  • 3rd in the UK for the quality of our faculty
  • 2nd in the UK for alumni effectiveness

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017

The University of Leeds has been named University of the Year 2017 by The Times and The Sunday Times’ Good University Guide.

The Business School has also achieved the following results:

1st for Accounting and Finance for the second year running.

5th in the Russell Group for Business Studies

8th in the Russell Group for Economics.

CEO Magazine 2017 Global MBA Rankings

CEO Magazine 2017, Tier One European MBA Rankings

The Business School is a Tier One European business school for our Full-time MBA, according to the CEO Magazine 2017 Global MBA Rankings.

CEO Magazine 2017, #14 Global Executive MBA Rankings

The Executive MBA has been ranked 14th globally and first in the UK in CEO Magazine 2017 Global Executive MBA Rankings.

QS Global EMBA Rankings 2017

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The Executive MBA at Leeds University Business School has been rated 27th in Europe and 12th in the UK according to the inaugural QS EMBA rankings.

The High Fliers report, The Graduate Market 2017

The latest High Fliers report, The Graduate Market in 2017, has ranked Leeds as the 5th most targeted university in the UK by graduate recruiters.

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-17

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5th in the UK for business and economics 

53rd in the world.

QS World University Rankings 2017/18

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The University of Leeds is in the top 100 universities for academic reputation.

In the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2017, the University of Leeds has been ranked in the UK top ten for the employability of its graduates.

Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2016

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Our Full-time MBA was ranked among the world’s top 100 programmes.

International Business at Leeds University Business School was rated number one in the world.

Alumni saw an average salary increase of 79% from before completing their MBA.

17th globally for value for money.

Financial Times Masters in Management Rankings 2016

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International Business at Leeds University Business School has been rated first in the UK and second in the world.

The School is ranked 64th globally and top 10 in the UK

The School was placed 4th for placement success

86% of alumni were employed within three months of leaving the Business school

90% of alumni surveyed were happy that the course met their aims

Economics also appears in the subject tables, placed 2nd in the UK and 4th in the world.

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Financial Times European Business School Rankings 2016

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Leeds University Business School is ranked 53rd in Europe.

National Student Survey (NSS) 2016

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The Business School achieved an average of 92% for overall student satisfaction across all relevant subject areas with the Human Resource Management division scoring a maximum 100% for overall student satisfaction.

Our position as a leading business school is further reinforced when compared with other institutions. The Business School is joint 1st in the country in the Human Resource Management subject area and continues to appear in high positions when compared with other Russell Group universities.

Times Higher Education Awards 2016

Shortlisted for Business School of the Year 2016

Leeds University Business School has been shortlisted for Business School of the Year, by the Times Higher Education Awards 2016.

Guardian University Awards 2016

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The University of Leeds won a Guardian University Award 2016 for Entrepreneurship in recognition of our enterprising approach to supporting students.

Economist Which MBA? Executive MBA Rankings 2015

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We are ranked 1st in the north of England, 7th in the UK and 48th globally.

Post graduation salary increase ranked 5th in the world. 

Gender balance ranked 2nd in the UK and 8th globally.

Faculty and facilities ranked in the top 20 worldwide.  

The Duke of York Award for University Entrepreneurship - Winner 2015

University of Leeds wins The Duke of York Award for University Entrepreneurship

The University of Leeds won The Duke of York Award for University Entrepreneurship.

Announced at the 2015 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards, the award recognises the University’s role in encouraging and enabling student entrepreneurship and supporting high growth small businesses in the region.

Times Higher Education Awards 2015 - Entrepreneurial University of the Year

University of Leeds winner of ‘Entrepreneurial University of the Year’.

Research Excellence Framework, 2014 (REF)

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9th in the UK for the quality of our research.

82% of our research submitted was judged by experts to be either "world leading" (4*) or "internationally excellent" (3*). 

International Student Barometer Survey 2014

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Number 1 in the Russell Group for international student satisfaction with the learning environment.