At least three years’ postgraduate work experience is required before you apply. This should include appropriate management experience and show some career progression.
If you don’t have the required amount of work experience, you might like to consider our MSc Management.
A good Bachelor degree, or an acceptable professional qualification.
If your qualification is below a 2:1 (hons) or overseas equivalent, or you don’t have a formal or professional qualification, you may be asked to complete a Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) with a minimum score of 600 (GMAT scores should be valid for the year of entry). In this case you should hold at least five years’ experience, which must include evidence of significant progression and management responsibility. These applications are considered at the discretion of the Programme Director.
We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications.
English language requirements
IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications
Improve your English
International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.
This pre-sessional course is designed with a progression route to your degree programme and you’ll learn academic English in the context of your subject area. To find out more, read Language for Business Management and Enterprise (6 weeks) and Language for Business: Business Management and Enterprise (10 weeks).
We are now offering online pre-sessionals alongside our on-campus pre-sessionals. To find out more, read Online Academic English pre-sessional (10 weeks) and Online Academic English pre-sessional (6 weeks).
Read about differences between our online and on-campus summer pre-sessionals.
If you need to study for longer than 10 weeks, read more about our postgraduate pre-sessional English course.
How to apply
Places for the full-time Leeds MBA programme are limited and you are advised to apply early.
Due to unprecedented demand, applications for the September 2022 intake of the Leeds MBA are now closed. Applications for our September 2023 intake will open on 1 October 2022.
Documents and information you need
Original academic qualification transcripts, certificates and certified translations (if your documents are not in English)
Two references (one academic, one professional)
An up-to-date CV
A copy of your passport showing passport number and expiry date
Evidence of your English language qualifications, if English is not your first language. You can apply for the MBA before you take an approved English language test.
Find out more about how to apply for the Leeds MBA.
Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa.
- UK: £31,250 (total)
- International: £31,250 (total)
Read more about paying fees and charges.
For fees information for international taught postgraduate students, read Masters fees.
Additional cost information
International study tours are optional. Therefore they are not covered by the basic course fees and you will have to pay extra for them. Prices will vary depending on the location and duration of the tour.
There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more about additional costs.
Scholarships and financial support
We award a range of scholarships to particularly deserving candidates.
Leeds University Business School is offering a number of half fee MBA Excellence Scholarships for those starting their MBA in September 2022. Scholarships will be awarded to candidates who can demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, career progression, and potential to contribute to the MBA programme.
Read more about scholarships and funding for the Leeds MBA.