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 Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019
Leeds University Business School was placed in the top 10 universities in the UK across all business subject groups:
1st for Accounting and Finance
6th for Business Studies
8th for Economics
Times Higher Education/ Wall Street Journal One Year MBA Rankings 2018
Our full time MBA programme has been ranked
- 18th globally
- 6th in the UK
- 2nd in the UK for Environment
- 3rd in the UK for Resources
The Guardian University Guide 2020
Our positions in the following subject areas:
- Accounting and Finance is 1st in the UK
- Business, Management and Marketing is 6th in the UK.
- Economics is 5th in the UK
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
Complete University Guide League Tables 2020
QS Business Masters Rankings 2019
QS World University Rankings 2019
The University of Leeds is in the global top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2020. Leeds is placed joint 93rd highlighting its growing reputation for research and education.
Business and Management studies are ranked in the world top 100, in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019
In the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019, the University of Leeds has been ranked in the 8th in the UK for the employability of its graduates.
Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019
The University of Leeds is ranked 153rd in the world in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019.
Ranked at #40 in the world in the 'Most international universities in the world 2019' league table.
ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019
The University of Leeds has been placed at #2 in the UK and 50th globally in the ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019 for Business Administration.
The High Fliers report, The Graduate Market 2019
The latest High Fliers report, The Graduate Market in 2019, has ranked Leeds as the 9th most targeted university in the UK by graduate recruiters.
CEO Magazine 2019 Global MBA Rankings
The Business School is a Tier One global business school for our Full-time MBA, according to the CEO Magazine 2019 Global MBA Rankings.
Our Executive MBA is #1 in the UK and 8th globally in the 2019 CEO Magazine Global MBA rankings.
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.
QS Global EMBA Rankings 2019
In the QS EMBA rankings 2019, the Executive MBA at Leeds University Business School has been rated:
- 43rd in Europe
- 9th in the UK
- 94th in the world
- Our EMBA programme shows the third highest salary increase globally
Financial Times Masters in Management Rankings 2018
Specifically relating to MSc International Business, the programme entered into the rankings, Leeds is :
- 12th in the UK and 79th globally
- 84% of our surveyed alumni are employed at three months
- 8th in the UK, 34th overall for career progress
- 8th in the UK, 37th overall for our careers services in supporting recruitment
In the supplementary programmes tables, the School’s MSc International Business is 1st in the UK for the seventh year running, and 4th in the world, in the international business category.
Times Higher Education Awards 2018
Leeds University Business School was shortlisted for Business School of the Year in the Times Higher Education Awards 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 2018
The results also showed that the Full-time MBA is placed:
- 8th in the world and 4th in the UK for student quality
- 25th in the world and 4th in the UK for personal development/education experience
- 38th in the world and 7th in the UK for student diversity
- 8th in the UK for alumni rating of alumni effectiveness
- 9th in the UK for opening new career opportunities
Financial Times European Business School Rankings 2018
Leeds University Business School is ranked 58th 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.”
The TEF has been developed by the Department for Education to assess teaching in higher education at undergraduate level.
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*).