Leeds University Business School

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Leeds University Business School
LUBS Building.jpg
Type Business School
Established School of Business and Economic Studies - 1997
Faculty of Business - 2003.[1]
Academic staff
Students 3700
Undergraduates 1900
Postgraduates 1700 Masters students and over 100 Postgraduate Researchers
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, is a full service business school, a faculty of the University of Leeds[3] and a member of the Russell group of research-intensive universities, located in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. Among only 1% of business schools worldwide to have achieved the 'Triple Crown' from the world's leading accreditation bodies: AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.


Leeds University Business School is housed in the impressively renovated 19th-century Maurice Keyworth building, which previously belonged to the Leeds Grammar School. It is situated 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.

The Western Campus at the University of Leeds also includes the Leeds Innovation Centre; 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.[4] In 2009, to coincide with their 125th anniversary, the site also saw the construction of the Marks & Spencer company archive. Marks & Spencer moved over 60,000 artefacts and pieces from London to Leeds, the birthplace of the company. Further buildings include the Liberty Building, home to the Faculty of Law, Charles Thackrah building and Western Lecture Theatre.[5]

Profile and reputation[edit]

Leeds University Business School delivers an academic education at undergraduate, masters, MBA, PhD and executive education levels, to students from more than 100 countries.

The Business School is 'triple accredited' by AACSB,[6] AMBA,[7] and EQUIS[8] placing it in the top 1% of business schools globally. Other major accreditations and accolades at School and programme level include British Psychological Society,[9] Chartered Association of Business Schools,[10] Chartered Institute of Marketing,[11] Chartered Institute of Personnel Development,[12] ESRC[13] Institute of Export [14] Chartered Banker Institute,[15] The Business School is an Award Winner from the Small Business Charter,[16] in recognition of kick-starting British Enterprise.

The Business School is a top ten UK business and management research institution according to the results of the Research Excellence Framework, 2014. Over 200 academic staff conduct research across the six divisions of Accounting and Finance, Economics, International Business, Management, Marketing and Work and Employment Relations[17]

The Business School is regularly placed amongst the world's top 100 business schools in Financial Times and The Economist rankings, in recognition of excellence in teaching and research. Some highlights include:

  • Full-time MBA among the world’s top 100 programmes, according to the Financial Times Global MBA 2016.
  • International Business at Leeds University Business School has been rated first in the UK and second in the world, according to the Financial Times Masters in Management rankings 2016.
  • Ranked 1st in the UK for Accounting and Finance programmes, 5th in the Russell Group for Business Studies programmes and 8th in the Russell Group for Economics programmes (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide League Table 2017)[18]
  • Ranked 1st in the UK for Accounting and Finance programmes, 3rd for Economics programmes and 6th for Business and Management programmes, (The Guardian University Guide 2017)[19]
  • Winner of three national Enterprise Awards [20]
  • Ranked 48th in the world for its Executive MBA, and the top school in the North of England, (The Economist Which MBA? Executive MBA rankings 2015)
  • Leeds University Business School is ranked 53rd in Europe (Financial Times European Business Schools rankings 2016)[21]
  • Ranked 36th in Europe (Which MBA? The Economist 2014)[22]


Notable Business School alumni include:

Current notable academics[edit]

Leeds University Business School has over 200 academic staff.[24]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "History of Leeds University Business School". Leeds University Business School. 2015-07-14. Retrieved 2015-07-14. 
  2. ^ University of Leeds (2006-11-16). "About the University of business | Facts and figures". Retrieved 2007-01-01. 
  3. ^ "University of Leeds". University of Leeds. 2015-07-14. Retrieved 2015-07-14. 
  4. ^ "Specialising in Mechanical and Electrical Services :: Building Services, Design Consultancy and Project Management". The Brentwood Group. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  5. ^ "Facilities on the Western Campus at the University of Leeds". Leeds University Business School. 2015-07-14. Retrieved 2015-07-14. 
  6. ^ "The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business". AACSB. 2015-07-14. Retrieved 2015-07-14. 
  7. ^ "The Association of MBAs is the advocate for the MBA". Mbaworld.com. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  8. ^ "EFMD". EFMD. 2010-12-09. Retrieved 2015-07-14. 
  9. ^ "British Psychological Society". BPS. 2015-07-14. Retrieved 2015-07-14. 
  10. ^ "Chartered Association of Business Schools". CABS. 2015-07-14. Retrieved 2015-07-14. 
  11. ^ "Chartered Institute of Marketing". CIM. 2015-07-14. Retrieved 2015-07-14. 
  12. ^ "Chartered Institute of Personnel Development". CIPD. 2015-07-14. Retrieved 2015-07-14. 
  13. ^ "Economic and Social Research Council". ESRC. 2015-07-14. Retrieved 2015-07-14. 
  14. ^ "Institute of Export". IOE. 2015-07-14. Retrieved 2015-07-14. 
  15. ^ "Chartered Banker Institute". CBI. 2016-10-06. Retrieved 2016-10-06. 
  16. ^ "Small Business Charter". Small Business Charter. 2015-07-14. Retrieved 2015-07-14. 
  17. ^ "Leeds University Business School Research and Innovation". Business.leeds.ac.uk. 2015-07-13. Retrieved 2015-07-13. 
  18. ^ "Accounting and Finance 1st for second year running in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017". Leeds University Business School. 2015-07-14. Retrieved 2015-07-14. 
  19. ^ "University guide 2017: University league table". The Guardian. Retrieved 2015-07-14. 
  20. ^ "Awards at Leeds University Business School". LUBS. 2016-10-06. Retrieved 2016-10-06. 
  21. ^ "Business school rankings from the Financial Times - European Business School Rankings 2016". Financial Times. Retrieved 2015-01-01. 
  22. ^ "Which MBA?". The Economist. 2015-02-01. 
  23. ^ "Alumni - Leeds University Business School". Business.leeds.ac.uk. 2015-07-14. Retrieved 2015-07-14. 
  24. ^ "Academics at Leeds University Business School". Leeds University Business School. 2015-07-14. Retrieved 2015-07-14. 

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