Leeds University Business School

Leeds University Business School

Leeds University Business School

Leeds University Business School is one of the most influential business schools in Europe, receiving global recognition for the quality of our teaching and research. You are taught by world-leading academics and industry leaders, who bring up-to-date professional knowledge to our Masters programmes - the kind of learning that translates directly from the classroom to your career. You'll leave as a graduate of one of the top ten universities targeted by employers such as Google, HSBC and Rolls-Royce.

Quality matters

  • Triple accredited from the three leading bodies, AMBA, AACSB, and EQUIS
  • Top 100 universities in the world (QS World University rankings 2015)
  • 63rd in the world for Masters in Management (Financial Times rankings 2015)
  • 56th in the European Business Schools (Financial Times rankings 2015)
  • 1st in the UK and 3rd in the world for International Business (Financial Times Masters in Management rankings 2015)
  • 9th in the UK for research quality (REF 2014)
  • 1st in the north of England, 7th in the UK and 48th globally for Executive MBA (Economist Which MBA? 2015)

Professional Focus

Alongside theories, facts and critical analysis, our Masters degrees place strong emphasis on professional skills such as effective communication, teamwork, leadership and intercultural understanding. We prepare you with the transferable skills employers look for when recruiting. Many major companies regularly visit campus to meet our students, as part of speaker programmes or to talk about specific careers.

Our postgraduate taught courses enable you to update and enhance your knowledge and understanding of a specialist area, and prepare you for a rewarding career.

Leeds University Business School offers 30 masters programmes in the areas of:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Economics
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing     
  • Research


Leeds University Business School is proud to be a Top Ten research-intensive institution in the UK, recognised by the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. The Business School ranked highly on the volume and impact of our research, alongside the quality of our academic environment. The School was placed in the top ten for ‘research power’. 
Our research mission is to produce and disseminate world-class research, to increase knowledge, skills, understanding and impact.. With over 200 academic staff in the Business School from across the globe, and a wider community across the University of Leeds, our people share a passion for excellence.

How does this benefit our students?

You’ll be taught by our internationally recognised academics and business practitioners, who are actively engaged in the latest research, advising businesses, governments and international bodies. They share their expertise and knowledge with you in the classroom.


The Business School is located on the University of Leeds campus, one of the largest single campus universities in the UK. Located in the heart of the city, with a lively community of over 30,000 students, you can enjoy the buzz of campus life and still be just a 10-minute walk from the cosmopolitan centre of Leeds.

The School offers large state-of-the-art lecture theatres, seminar rooms and computer clusters coupled with new, modern breakout spaces, a contemporary cafe and roof terrace. 

Lecture theatre

Our Harvard-style lecture theatre seats up to 150 people, encouraging active participation from students and utilises the latest audio-visual technology.

Postgraduate study area and Global Lounge

The postgraduate study area provides a fantastic study space and dedicated computer cluster with PCs networked into the University Library and email systems, internet, Microsoft Office software, and the computer help desk. Our Global Lounge provides a modern, vibrant breakout space, ideal for private study or group work.

Trading room

Our state-of-the-art Bloomberg Markets Lab allows students to gain a practical understanding of the financial markets and life as a City trader through a virtual trading platform.      

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0113 343 6321
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