Rankings and League Tables

Ranked among the world's top business schools

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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 2018

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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

The Guide also named the University of Leeds a top 10 UK university.

The Guardian University Guide 2018

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Our positions in the following subject areas:

Accounting and Finance is 1st in the UK for the second year running.

Economics is 6th in the UK

Business, Management and Marketing is 7th in the Russell Group

Complete University Guide League Tables 2018

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The following subject areas are ranked:

1st for Accounting and Finance

3rd for Marketing

8th in the Russell Group for Business and Management

10th in the Russell Group for Economics

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018

Times Higher Education World University Rankings

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.

QS Masters in Management Rankings 2018

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The MSc Management has been placed 69th globally and 13th in the UK, in the 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 Economist Which MBA? Rankings 2017

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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 Master in Finance Pre-Experience Rankings 2017

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Our MSc Accounting and Finance programme is ranked:

  • 54th globally, 12th in the UK
  • 2nd globally, 1st in the UK for salary increase
  • 5th in the UK for careers progress
  • 6th globally, 2nd in the UK for International Finance

Financial Times Master in Management Rankings 2017

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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.

See the full league table.

The Economist Masters in Management Rankings 2017

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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

National Student Survey (NSS) 2017

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The Business School is number one in the Russell Group across three subject areas, according to the National Student Survey (NSS) 2017. The following subject areas were all ranked 1st or joint 1st in the Russell Group, for overall satisfaction:

  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance

The University of Leeds as whole scored 89% for overall satisfaction, the highest score among the Russell Group institutions for which data is available. However, extensive changes to the survey of final year students and a boycott of it among students at some universities, mean that comparisons with previous years should be treated with caution. Institution-level results are not available for 12 higher education institutions, including eight from the Russell Group. There are some results at subject-level for these institutions, where the publication threshold has been met.

CEO Magazine 2017 Global MBA Rankings

CEO Magazine 2017, Tier One European MBA Rankings

The Business School is a Tier One European business school for our Full-time MBA, according to the CEO Magazine 2017 Global MBA Rankings.

CEO Magazine 2017, #14 Global Executive MBA Rankings

The Executive MBA has been ranked 14th globally and first in the UK in CEO Magazine 2017 Global Executive MBA Rankings.

QS Global EMBA Rankings 2017

QS EMBA Global Ranking

The Executive MBA at Leeds University Business School has been rated 27th in Europe and 12th in the UK according to the inaugural QS EMBA rankings.

The High Fliers report, The Graduate Market 2017

The latest High Fliers report, The Graduate Market in 2017, has ranked Leeds as the 5th most targeted university in the UK by graduate recruiters.

QS World University Rankings 2017/18

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The University of Leeds is in the top 100 universities for academic reputation.

In the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2017, the University of Leeds has been ranked in the UK top ten for the employability of its graduates.

Financial Times European Business School Rankings 2017

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Leeds University Business School is ranked 56th in Europe.

Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2016

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Our Full-time MBA was ranked among the world’s top 100 programmes.

International Business at Leeds University Business School was rated number one in the world.

Alumni saw an average salary increase of 79% from before completing their MBA.

17th globally for value for money.

Times Higher Education Awards 2016

Shortlisted for Business School of the Year 2016

Leeds University Business School has been shortlisted for Business School of the Year, by the Times Higher Education Awards 2016.

Guardian University 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.

Economist Which MBA? Executive MBA Rankings 2015

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We are ranked 1st in the north of England, 7th in the UK and 48th globally.

Post graduation salary increase ranked 5th in the world. 

Gender balance ranked 2nd in the UK and 8th globally.

Faculty and facilities ranked in the top 20 worldwide.  

The Duke of York Award for University Entrepreneurship - Winner 2015

University of Leeds wins The Duke of York Award for University Entrepreneurship

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)

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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*).