Give direction to your ambition
The Leeds Executive MBA will inspire and challenge you to achieve your full potential. The skills and knowledge you gain, coupled with the experience of working alongside a diverse range of personalities and professional backgrounds, shapes your own management perspective and learning, benefitting both you and your business.
Studying at Leeds University Business School gives you the advantage of learning from world renowned experts who are not just teaching business subjects but are also pioneering developments in the understanding of management and leadership globally.
The Business School produces world-class, internationally relevant research. We are at the forefront of interdisciplinary research – where business meets the arts, science and engineering, politics, transport, social sciences, medicine and health.
Leeds University Business School has several leading research centres. The School boasts the UK’s premier research centre in International Business, the Centre for International Business at the University of Leeds. Led by Professor Peter Buckley OBE, it oversees the work of two other centres focusing on the major emerging nations – China and India – as well as conducting research for governments and businesses seeking to expand internationally.
Given Leeds’ position as a financial services hub, it’s not surprising that our academics working through our International Institute for Banking and Financial Services, and the Credit Management Research Centre, are among the most respected in the UK.
Marketing is another area of excellence. Our Global and Strategic Marketing Research Centre is led by one of the UK’s foremost professors of marketing, Professor Costas Katsikeas. It specialises in global and strategic marketing, consumer behaviour, branding and communications.
The Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Studies at Leeds University is the focal point for enterprise research on campus and supports business start-ups through SPARK.
As organisations and the nature of work change in an ultracompetitive marketplace, specialists from our Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change work with employers and staff to develop effective working practices.
These are just a few of the research centres that make Leeds University Business School a top international business school and a stimulating place to hone your management knowledge and skills.
We believe that business isn't just about theory – you also need to understand how to apply it in practice. The Leeds MBA connects you to a network of highly experienced academics, practitioners, corporate partners and alumni.
You are tutored by Leeds University Business School academics who are passionate about developing critical thinkers – managers and leaders who don’t simply accept what they are told but can move their organisations forward with new ideas.
You have the chance to meet prominent external speakers and professionals through networking events such as our prestigious Corporate Wisdom Lecture Series.
The MBA Project and live challenges are other opportunities to grow your network further. We have extensive relationships with Marks & Spencer, IBM, Yorkshire Bank, Asda-Walmart, Lloyds Banking Group, KPMG, Accenture and the NHS, as well as small and medium enterprises, charities and social enterprises.
Why choose the Leeds Executive MBA programme?
We recognise that studying for an MBA while you are working is a huge decision with considerable implications for you personally and for your career, so it’s crucial that you are clear about how both you and your organisation can benefit from an MBA.
- Accelerate your progress
Get a wider understanding of business and leadership. Use your MBA to progress from your specialism into general management, or to board level. You may want to change careers or sector, or even start your own business.
- Deliver immediate benefits to your organisation
Apply your learning from day one and use your MBA project to address a significant management issue that your organisation is facing. Your organisation can benefit in many ways from the Leeds Executive MBA.
- Learn differently
The Leeds Executive MBA enables you to put your learning into practice immediately. A series of stretching challenges test your abilities in a safe environment with immediate feedback.
- Study among the best
Leeds University Business School is part of the prestigious University of Leeds, one of the world’s top ranking universities.
- Acquire new skills and knowledge
Acquire new skills and knowledge that enhance your practical experience, helping you become a more effective manager.
- Achieve a balance
The course is flexible enough so you can fit it in around your work, whilst giving you time away from the office to fully focus on your studies. It is delivered in intensive three day blocks Thursday to Saturday, every six weeks with a few modules delivered over four days, Thursday to Sunday.
- Connect to influential networks
Hear from senior leaders; be mentored by entrepreneurs, management consultants and directors; work with companies; link up with our global alumni network and partner business schools; network with speakers and the full-time MBA class.
- Customise the Leeds Executive MBA
- Be part of a close-knit community
Your MBA is based on action learning with opportunities for close interaction with your tutors and peers.
- Develop a broader perspective
Right from the start you are encouraged to reflect on how you, as a manager and leader, can think and act to make a difference. This broader perspective could help you to generate new ideas to start your own business.
- Boost your career prospects
Boost your career prospects, building highly relevant skills and experience for:
- Your own business through the New Venture Challenge and MBA Project
- Small and medium-sized enterprises with the Consulting Challenge
- The corporate world through the Boardroom Challenge
- International business by visiting partner business schools or networking with international peers
- Your future with the MBA Project and live consultancy experience.
- Assure yourself of quality
We are part of an elite group of business schools that have been accredited by the European Quality Improvement Scheme (EQUIS), Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA) – quality recognised internationally by managers, employers and professional bodies. Less than 1% of Business Schools globally hold “triple accreditation”. The Leeds Executive MBA is ranked top in the North (The Economist, 2015).
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The Executive MBA has given me confidence in that I now understand and appreciate all the various elements of business and can see where my strengths lie and where I can add value...Sarah Lund, United Kingdom
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I cannot speak highly enough of the facilities and staff the Business School has to offer. The quality of the service is truly remarkable, and one you would expect only from a leading establishment...Nishant Nishant, United Kingdom
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I have no doubt that the Executive MBA at Leeds has enhanced my aspirations. I no longer feel tied to a specific sector and feel that my skills will map over into a wide range of environments...Jo Wardle, United Kingdom