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Leeds University Business School

Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (10)
Social Sciences (5)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



Welcome to the history of Leeds University Business School. The history starts over a hundred years ago when the Yorkshire College was first founded and Political Economy was taught, and takes us on a journey through the history of the people and business courses studied at the University of Leeds over the years to present day. 


Student education: To enable individuals to develop their academic potential, their employability, their global and cultural insight and their ethical awareness to enhance their potential to benefit business and society.

Our six divisions form the framework for our teaching and research. Much of our research involves cross-divisional, cross–University, cross-institutional and international collaborations organised through cross-disciplinary Research Centres.


Our research mission is to produce and disseminate world-class research, to increase knowledge, skills, understanding and impact. As a research-intensive Russell Group institution, our research power, size and diversity mean that we are able to offer interdisciplinary opportunities, both across the University and with a wealth of international partners. 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.  


As graduates, you have access to the exclusive MyCareer database of local, national and international job opportunities, as well as many student and graduate internship opportunities. You will need to register for a graduate login.

The University's business start-up service, Spark, advises and assists students and alumni who have graduated within the last seven years with their initial business idea to start-up and beyond.

If you graduated in the last five years, you can make connections through the University's online networking tool, Leeds Network. 

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Student services

Lecture theatre:

  • Harvard style lecture theatre seats over 200 people.
  • Latest audio-visual technology and professional presentation equipment.

Study areas:

  • Fantastic study spaces and dedicated computer clusters.
  • Networked PCs that link into the University Library and email systems, internet, Microsoft Office software, and the computer help desk
Collaborative teaching space
  • State-of-the-art Collaborative Teaching Space. The teaching room incorporates the latest teaching and learning technology.

Housing services

Our high-quality accommodation is close to the University and Leeds city centre. It ranges from modern purpose-built apartments to Victorian houses and offers:

  • a choice of contract lengths
  • flexible payment methods
  • rents that include energy charges, internet access and off-peak membership of The Edge sports facility
  • a 24-hour security service

Library services

The University of Leeds has some of the best library facilities in the UK with over 2.8 million books, tens of thousands of publications and access to the latest web-based databases.

Leeds University Library also offers dedicated support for PhD researchers.

ICT services

  • Study spaces and dedicated computer clusters
  • Networked PCs that link into the University Library and email systems, internet, Microsoft Office software, and the IT help desk 

Student Life

Campus life

The Business School is housed in the impressively renovated 19th century Maurice Keyworth building and the newly refurbished Charles Thackrah building, on the western edge of the University of Leeds campus.

  • Maurice Keyworth building
  • Charles Thackrah building
  • Western campus
  • Maurice Keyworth building


Accreditations of Leeds University Business School

  • AACSB accredited
  • AMBA Accredited
  • EQUIS Accredited
  • ESRC Accredited
  • Small Business Charter award winner
  •  Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Accredited
  • Member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS)
  • BPS Accredited
  • CIPD Accredited
  • IOE Accredited
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)
  • Founding Member of the Alliance of Chinese & European Business Schools

Leeds, England, United Kingdom

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