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 2019
Our positions in the following subject areas:
Accounting and Finance is 3rd in the UK
Economics is 4th in the UK
Business, Management and Marketing is 12th in the UK and 4th in the Russell Group.
Complete University Guide League Tables 2019
QS World University Rankings 2019
The University of Leeds is in the global top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2019. Leeds is placed joint 93rd highlighting its growing reputation for research and education.
In the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2018, the University of Leeds has been ranked in the 12th in the UK for the employability of its graduates.
ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019
The University of Leeds has been placed at #1 in the UK and 50th globally in the ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2018 for Business Administration.
Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2018
The Full-time MBA has been placed:
12th in the UK and 92nd in the world
4th in the UK and 11th overall for value for money
8th in the UK and 28th overall for career progress
Alumni surveyed have had a 92% salary increase.
Financial Times Master in Finance Ranking 2018
MSc Accounting and Finance has been placed:
2nd globally for percentage salary increase
6th in the UK for careers progress
5th in the UK for the effectiveness of our career services
100% of alumni surveyed were employed within three months of graduating
Overall the programme was place 15th in the UK, and 61st globally.
National Student Survey (NSS) 2018
The Business School is number one in the UK for Accounting according to the National Student Survey (NSS) 2018.
For ‘overall satisfaction’ Leeds appears in strong positions in several subject areas:
- Joint #1 overall for Accounting
- #1 in the Russell Group for Economics
- #1 in the Russell Group for Management Studies
- Joint #2 in the Russell Group for Finance
- Joint #2 in the Russell Group for Marketing
- #4 in the Russell Group for Business Studies.
In this survey of final year undergraduates, the University of Leeds is one of the top in the UK for student satisfaction and joint first in the Russell Group of universities. It scored 88% for overall satisfaction, compared to a national average of 83%. The independent annual survey is one of the key indicators of how students rate their time at university, and was completed by over 300,000 final-year students in the UK in 2018.
The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018
Leeds University Business School was placed in the top 10 universities in the UK across all subject groups including:
4th for Accounting and Finance
10th for Business Studies
6th for Economics
Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018
The University of Leeds is ranked 139th in the world.
Ranked #54 in the world and #7 in the UK in the Business and Economics subject rankings.
Ranked at #47 in the world in the 'Most international universities in the world 2018' league table.
QS Masters in Management Rankings 2018
The Business School also scored above the regional and global averages in thought leadership and diversity.
In diversity, QS looked at the percentage of female students and faculty members, the percentage of international faculty at the business school and the international mix of students.
The High Fliers report, The Graduate Market 2018
The latest High Fliers report, The Graduate Market in 2018, has ranked Leeds as the 7th most targeted university in the UK by graduate recruiters.
CEO Magazine 2018 Global MBA Rankings
The Business School is a Tier One global business school for our Full-time MBA, according to the CEO Magazine 2018 Global MBA Rankings.
The Executive MBA has been ranked 10th globally and first in the UK in CEO Magazine 2018 Global Executive MBA Rankings.
QS Global EMBA Rankings 2018
THE - Student Experience Survey 2017-18
The University of Leeds has come third in the UK in a major survey that asks students about their experience while studying.
The Economist Which MBA? Rankings 2017
The Leeds Full-time MBA has been ranked in the world’s top 100 MBA programmes according to the Economist Which MBA? Rankings 2017.
The results also showed that the Full-time MBA is placed:
- 16th in the UK
- Joint first in the world for the percentage of our graduates who had a job offer within three months of graduation
- 7th in the UK for personal development/education experience
- 8th in the UK for (Full time MBA) faculty quality.
Financial Times Masters in Management Rankings 2017
The results of the FT Masters in Management 2017 top 10 programme tables in selected categories (Based on the 2014 graduates’ ratings of their own programme):
- Leeds is #1 in the UK for the 5th year running and #3 worldwide, in the international business category
- Leeds is #1 in the UK and #8 worldwide in the social entrepreneurship category
Specifically relating to MSc International Business, the programme entered into the rankings:
- 8th in the UK and 61st globally
- 95% of our surveyed alumni are employed at three months
- 7th in the UK, 20th overall for career progress
- 5th in the UK, 26th overall for our careers services in supporting recruitment
- 90% of alumni surveyed agreed their goals for doing a masters had been achieved.
The Economist Masters in Management Rankings 2017
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
Financial Times European Business School Rankings 2017
Leeds University Business School is ranked 56th in Europe.
Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2017
The University of Leeds holds the Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), the highest award possible.
The independent TEF panel judged that the University delivers “consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students, of the highest quality found in the UK.”
Times Higher Education Awards 2016
Leeds University Business School was shortlisted for Business School of the Year, by the Times Higher Education Awards 2016.
Guardian University Awards 2016
The University of Leeds won a Guardian University Award 2016 for Entrepreneurship in recognition of our enterprising approach to supporting students.
The Duke of York Award for University Entrepreneurship - Winner 2015
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)
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*).