MBA student experience

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Our diverse and talented MBA class brings together highly skilled business innovators into one collaborative community, enabling you to benefit from the experiences and connections of your MBA peers.

Class profile

The Leeds MBA is made up of a community of business professionals from a wide range of backgrounds, exposing you to new ideas and perspectives. You'll be learning amongst peers who have experience in a wide range of sectors and specialisms.

Let’s take a look at our 2022-23 MBA class:

  • The class is made up of 70 students from 12 different countries
  • Students come from a range of professional backgrounds, including Fintech, media, non-profit, education, consulting, banking, healthcare, law, manufacturing and retail
  • The class is 56% male and 44% female
  • Students started the MBA with an average of 12 years of professional work experience

Our students

What better way to learn about the Leeds MBA offering than to hear from our students? Read more about the experiences of our talented current and former students.


We encourage you to connect with your MBA colleagues from the start, to share experiences, and build friendships. 

You’ll find plenty of opportunities to get together during the year including sightseeing trips, company visits, dinners, socials and sports events. 

This time spent away in an informal setting will not only help build relationships and improve group working back in the classroom but also the life-long friendships you develop here in Leeds. 

Student clubs

Our student clubs are created, shaped and led by our current students and their specific industry interests. Previous clubs have included Marketing, International Business, Finance, Consultancy, Sustainability and IT. It is an opportunity to grow professionally and personally, as well as get to know your classmates and other students from across the university. There are also plenty of opportunities through Leeds University Union, which boasts more than 300 student-led clubs and societies.