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Leeds Business School

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Located in the prestigious Rose Bowl building in the heart of Leeds' thriving financial and business district, Leeds Business School combines state of the art technology with enviable links across business and industry.

Part of a regional business success story, the School has a strong reputation across the professions through its provision of courses for employers, as well as its consultancy services. Our academic colleagues leading our Public Relations courses are also working closely with the Government's cabinet office, Local Enterprise Partnerships, local councils as well as commercial partners including SkyBet. These links give our students access to meaningful experiences and opportunities, placements and extra-curricular activity that are valued by national and international employers.

We have a commitment to bring our students closer to business, to industry and to the professions – from the way we teach, the flexibility of our offer (full and part-time as well as distance learning), the courses we champion and the business leaders we showcase. Our students access outstanding technical facilities, including a trading floor and the hydra suite, an immersive learning environment that tests business decision making and the impact of those decisions. This exciting digital technology was developed for the emergency services and we have customised it to hone the business skills of students and professionals alike. The value of these resources is recognised in students' high levels of satisfaction with resources in the School and their high rates of employment following graduation.

Our research informs both our teaching and practice. Many of our courses have professional body accreditation and Leeds Business School also hold the exclusive regional franchise to deliver Institute of Directors (IoD) Director Development Courses. We are developing a Regional Policy observatory that will serve our research, our teaching and our partners. We hope that this initiative will enable small and medium businesses to identify areas for funding and other intelligence that will enable them to grow, sustainably.

Our students graduate ready for work; with the enthusiasm, the competitive edge and the practical tools to thrive. We are proud of our passion for nurturing not just great graduates, but innovative thinkers, exceptional business people, dynamic post graduates, and enterprising professionals.

Our Academic Team
Mahmoud Abubaker Dr Nii Amoo Dr Mathew Appleyard Dr Adalberto Arrigoni Dr Janet Astley Richard Bailey Dr Roberta Bampton Julie Barnaby Paul Barnard Professor Cathy Barnes Neil Barnett Robert Beachill Dr Nick Beech Shirley Beresford Dr Tim Bickerstaffe Christopher Bonsall Jill Braham Professor Mike Brown Ruth Brown Stuart Bruce Carmen Bruegmann Catherine Burrell Diarmid Campbell-Tanner Christine Carbery Dr Pedro Pablo Cardoso-Castro Garry Carr Emily Carrie Dr Michael Cassop Thompson Dave Chesley Dr Alfred Chinta Gerard Choo Dr Anup Chowdhury Dr Carl Clare Susan Clark Dr Julia Claxton Ann-Louise Collins Alan Combs Jeremy Cooper Mark Copsey Graham Corbett Samantha Crossley Christine Daley Michael Daly Alison Davies Stephanie Dawson Dr Aftab Dean Frances Dee Aneta Dent Dr David Devins Dr Audra Diers-Lawson Paul Dix Sean Dodson Professor David Douglas Bruce Down Dr Anna Du Richard Edwards Dr Jamal Elforjani John Embery Ritchard Emm Brendan Emmerson Michelle Emsley Peter Fairclough Dr Hajar Fatorachian Cassandra Ferguson Valerie Finnigan Brian Galloway Catherine Glaister Phil Glew Professor Jeff Gold Dr Andrea Gorra Ruth Gosnay Terence Graham David Greenhalgh Steven Gregory Dr Richard Gulliford Katie Hall Sallyann Halliday Paul Hampson Dauda Hamzat Nasrullah Hanif Lois Hargreaves Victoria Harte Dr Barbara Henderson Karen Heras-Kelly Hazem Heswani Dr Dong Hoang Karl Hodge Dr Richard Holden Jane Hollingsworth Dean Horsman Paul Houghton Neil Hudson Jon James Dr Brian Jones Dr Paul Jones Ollie Jones Dr Patrice Kabeya Dr Mohamed Kamara Neil Kelley Sarah Kelsey Marie Kerr Hazel Kershaw-Solomon Dr David Killick Dave Knight Dr Ioannis Kostopoulos Stratis Koutsoukos Dr Suneel Kunamaneni Dr Niki Kyriakidou Dr Evri Lampadarios David Lane Dr Mary Leung Shannen Li Dr George Lodorfos Alistair Macauley Dr Vish Maheshwari Dr Nehal Mahtab Tanbeen Mahtab Clare Manning Zoe McClelland Dr James McGrath Peter McNerney Hugh Meyer Ann Michaud Dr Cristina Miguel Mathew Miles Robert Minton-Taylor Ben Mitchell Joanna Moon Josh Moos Jamie Morgan Chris Morley Jayne Mothersdale Karen Mountain Faith Mukanganwa Ismail Mulla Stephen Murphy Robert Mutungamiri Professor Raouf Naguib Dr Muhammad Ali Nasir Professor Prithwiraj Nath Richard Neville Victoria Newham Alex Nicholls Shakiya Nisa Christopher Norton Colin OSullivan Dr Vandana Pareek Susan PhillipsBaker Niall Piercy Joanne Powell Michael Prenton Professor Christopher Prince Esther Pugh Dr Andre Pusey Kamal Qazi Sumayha Qudah Dr Razaq Raj Albana Rasha Professor Martin Reynolds Paul Rhodes Neil Richardson Helen Ripley Dr Fiona Robertson Professor Simon Robinson Dr Helen Rodgers Dr Sandy Ross Kevin Rowles Les Rowley Barry Russell Dr John Ruzibuka Seyed Sajjadi Matthew Salisbury Ted Sarmiento Sujana Shafique Sofia Shahid Yusuf Brendan Sheehan Dr Moade Shubita Professor John Shutt Dr Justine Simpson Dr Paula Singleton Joanna Smith Dr Alaa Soliman Christopher Spoor Darren Sugden Annisa Suliman Dr William Sun John Taylor Michael Taylor Emily Tebbs-Ogutu Professor Ralph Tench Dr Philip Tether Rudiger Theilmann Frank Thompson Helen Thompson Dr Martina Topić Karen Trem Dr Anastasios Tsoularis Professor Paul Turner Iwi Ugiagbe-Green Dr Nidia Veitch Jayne-Louise Watkins Neil Whitaker Mandy Wigglesworth Claire Williams Gareth Williams Kenneth Williams Elvira Woodhead Stephen Woods Dr Junjie Wu Dr Milton Yago Yanling Yang Dr Liz Yeomans Ruya Yuksel Huijing Zhang Dr Ling Zhang Georgios Zifkos

Course Areas

Our Partners

Professional bodies we work in close partnership with:

We are skilled and experienced in delivering education to people at every stage of their careers, from undergraduate and entry level all the way to those in leadership roles across a wide range of sectors and industries.

Our flagship MBA offers a number of flexible routes - our Graduate MBA for those with less than two years' business experience, our Executive MBA (delivered full-time and part-time) for more experienced professionals and the MBA (Executive) E-Learning for those who would prefer to learn from home.

We also deliver an annual guest lecture programme open to students, alumni and professionals in the region, where leading business figures and entrepreneurs are invited to speak across a range of subjects. Past speakers include the CEO of the London Stock Exchange, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, past Chair and President of the Academy of Marketing, Chief Executive of Leeds Rugby Ltd, Chief Economist of Yorkshire Bank and the Editor of Cosmopolitan. For details of upcoming and previous events and to book online visit our guest lecture webpages.

Leeds Business School

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The Rose bowl in city campus
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Guest Lecture with Hugh Pym

Business journalist Hugh Pym discusses the 2008 crisis within the banking industry. View more guest lectures.

Virtual Tour

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Virtual Tour

Faculty News

Clickbait and listicles killing journalism says lecturer in his latest book

A Leeds Beckett University academic has attributed the rise of clickbait and listicles in the media as contributing to the demise of regional press.

Yorkshire Bank Honorary Chair to deliver public lecture

Richard Gregory OBE, senior advisor to CYBG Plc and the honorary Chair of Yorkshire Bank, will share his expertise on the effectiveness of the board when he hosts a public lecture at Leeds Beckett University.

Big pay and shady deals to be debated at Leeds Beckett public lecture

The Chair of the Office of Tax Simplification, Angela Knight CBE, will host a free public lecture at Leeds Beckett University.

Faculty Events

Mar 7

Working with Children and Young People

Interested in a rewarding career, working with children and young people? Come along and speak directly to a range of organisations to find out about the opportunities available to students from any course. There will also be a session with Leeds Beckett graduates where they will be sharing their experiences of working in this field.

Mar 7

LBS Guest Speaker Series: Richard Gregory - YB Chair

"Effectiveness of the Board: Desirable or Essential?"

Mar 21

LBS Guest Speaker Series: Yasmin Diamond - Executive Vice-President of Global Corporate Affairs, InterContinental Hotels Group

“Strategic Communication & Leadership in a Global Context”

May 2

LBS Guest Speaker Series: David Scott - Investment Manager & Market Commentator, Andrews Gwynne

"The future is not what it used to be!"

May 16

LBS Guest Speaker Series: Adam Beaumont - Founder and CEO of AQL

"True Tech - The Death of the Linear Business"

More Events