Leeds University Business School

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Leeds University Business School
LUBS Building.jpg
Established Formed from the School of Business and Economic Studies in 1997. Leeds University Business School (LUBS) has been a Faculty of the University since 2003.
Type Business School
Admin. staff 118[1]
Students 2000[2]
Undergraduates 1200[2]
Postgraduates 800 (550 Specialist Masters programmes, 70 MBA and 180 Research degrees)[2]
Location Leeds, England
Coordinates: 53°48′29″N 1°33′11″W / 53.808°N 1.553°W / 53.808; -1.553
Affiliations University of Leeds
Website http://business.leeds.ac.uk/

Leeds University Business School (LUBS), is the business school of the University of Leeds, located in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.

Its Executive MBA programme ranked among the top 50 in the world.[3]

Profile and reputation[edit]

LUBS courses are accredited by AMBA,[4] CIPD[5] and EQUIS[6]

In rankings and assessments, LUBS has been:

  • Ranked 41st in the world for its Executive MBA, and the top school in the North of England, (The Economist EMBA rankings 2013)[3]
  • Leeds University Business School is ranked 63rd in Europe (Financial Times European Business Schools rankings 2012)[7]
  • Leeds University Business School is ranked 58th in the world; 1st in the UK and 4th in the world for International Business; and 3rd in the UK and 4th in the world for Organisational Behaviour (Financial Times Masters in Management 2013 rankings)[8]
  • Ranked 13th place for Business and Management programmes and 14th place for Economics (The Guardian University Guide 2014)[9]
  • Ranked 5th for Accounting and Finance Studies (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide League Table 2014)[10]
  • Ranked 48th in the world's top 100 business schools (Financial Times Global MBA 2008)[11][12]
  • Ranked 52nd in the world (Which MBA? The Economist 2007)[13]
  • Ranked 12th for Business Studies in 2010 (The Independent The Complete University Guide 2010-11)[14][not in citation given]
  • 89% of final year business students were satisfied with their experience at Leeds (National Student Survey 2013)[15][not in citation given]

International Business at LUBS was ranked 1st in the world for research, and number 7 for teaching by "Financial Times in League of Their Own" (2008)[16]

Members of the school research across the fields of Business, Management, Accounting, Finance and Economics.[17] Senior staff have held leadership positions and committee membership with, or advised, major policy-making bodies and learned societies. These include the Academy of International Business (Professor Peter Buckley), the Academy of Management (Professor Gerard Hodgkinson), the Economic and Social Research Council's Training and Development and Research Grants Boards and the British Academy of Management (chaired by Professor Richard Thorpe).


The Leeds University Business School (LUBS) building (also known as the Maurice Keyworth Building) is a 19th-century renovated building previously belonging to the Leeds Grammar School which is situated on the tip on the Western Campus of the University of Leeds, located 1 mile (1.6 km) north of Leeds city centre. It is within walking distance of both the city centre and Headingley, where many students live. It occupies the former buildings of Leeds Grammar School, together with purpose-built new buildings.

The university have also constructed further modern buildings on the business school area of campus including the Leeds University Business School Innovation Hub; costing £9.3m. The building is an award-winning three-storey building of 4350 m2 (gross capacity), with the third floor accommodating the Innovation Hub.[18] In 2009, to co-inside with their 125th birthday, the site also saw the construction of the new Marks & Spencer archive, with the company moving over 60,000 Marks & Spencer artifacts and pieces from London to Leeds, the home of the company. The Michael Marks building will also feature a university bookstore.[19]

Further developments on the site of the business school and Western Campus include the development of the new £12m Faculty of Law building, which upon completion will see the transformation from the site housing the business school exclusively, to the new professional campus wing of the university.[20]


Notable LUBS alumni include former Kingfisher plc CEO and Chairman Peter Jackson, Chairman of Looker Car Dealership and Unite Student Housing and former Chairman of National Express Phil White CBE, Martin Scicluna FCA the former Deloitte Chairman, John R Hirst the CEO of The Met Office, Unilever former President Ralph Kugler, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Dow Jones & Company Stephen Daintith, Subir Raha former Chairman and Managing Director of Indian Oil Corporation and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, Jayant Krishna, Principal Consultant of Tata Consultancy Services, UK CEO of The Carphone Warehouse Andrew Harrison, Sarah Jones the CEO of Learn Direct and Rashed Al Ansari the CEO of Dubai Industrial City.[21]

Current and former notable academics[edit]


  1. ^ University of Leeds (2006-11-16). "About the University | Facts and figures". Retrieved 2007-01-01. 
  2. ^ a b c "Table 0a - All students by institution, mode of study, level of study, gender and domicile 2005/06". Higher Education Statistics Agency online statistics. Archived from the original on 2007-05-15. Retrieved 2007-03-31. 
  3. ^ a b Stay informed today and every day (2013-07-18). "Which MBA? | Executive MBA ranking". The Economist. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  4. ^ "The Association of MBAs is the advocate for the MBA". Mbaworld.com. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  5. ^ "MA Human Resource Management – Masters Degree in Business - Leeds University Business School". Business.leeds.ac.uk. 2011-02-17. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  6. ^ "EFMD". EFMD. 2010-12-09. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  7. ^ "Business school rankings from the Financial Times - European Business School Rankings 2012". Financial Times. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  8. ^ "Business school rankings from the Financial Times - Masters in Management 2013". Financial Times. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  9. ^ "University guide 2014: University league table". The Guardian. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  10. ^ "Business School success in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014". Leeds University Business School. 2013-09-26. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  11. ^ http://media.ft.com/cms/9fe070e6-ca70-11dc-a960-000077b07658.pdf
  12. ^ "Leeds University Business School moves up MBA ranking - University of Leeds". Leeds.ac.uk. 2009-12-15. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  13. ^ "Which MBA?". The Economist. 2009-10-30. 
  14. ^ "University Subject Tables 2011". The Complete University Guide. 2010-05-20. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  15. ^ http://www.hefce.ac.uk/media/hefce/content/pubs/2013/201326/HEFCE%202013_26.pdf
  16. ^ "Infoviewer: A League Of Their Own: The Top Ten Schools In Selected Categories". Us.ft.com. 2003-08-28. Retrieved 2011-03-02. [dead link]
  17. ^ "MSc International Business – Masters Degree in Business - Leeds University Business School". Business.leeds.ac.uk. 2011-02-01. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  18. ^ "Specialising in Mechanical and Electrical Services :: Building Services, Design Consultancy and Project Management". The Brentwood Group. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  19. ^ "Descendant of M&S founder returns to head museum". Yorkshire Post. 2011-05-02. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  20. ^ "Current Projects - Estates and Projects - Estate Services -". University of Leeds. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  21. ^ "Illustrious Alumni - Alumni Profiles - Alumni - Leeds University Business School". Business.leeds.ac.uk. 2011-02-01. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 

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