We are the only University in the Yorkshire region to offer courses and qualifications in marketing at undergraduate, masters and doctorate levels, as well as the professional courses devised by the key UK professional body, the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). As a result, graduates from our programmes join a thriving, active and substantial network of marketing specialists. Students benefit from learning with our experienced practitioners, our close relationships with successful businesses and our strong links with the CIM.
Our links with the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and our connections with regional, national and international businesses allow us to engage students in live projects and provide impressive placement and internship opportunities. Our students take part in competitions and compete very successfully in a number of marketing challenges, including The CIM ‘Pitch’ and the IDM Student Marketing Challenge.
During their time with us students run the Leeds Marketing Society. This offers opportunities for involvement in projects, events including guest speakers from the world of marketing and professional networking.
Placement opportunities are strongly supported by Leeds Business School. We have placed students with highly reputable, international businesses, such as Disney, Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, 3M, Bosch and Xerox, to name but a few. Students on placement are often offered permanent posts to return to following graduation. More broadly, our graduate employability rate remains consistently high as a result of our teaching / learning strategy and the range of opportunities that we offer.
Accreditations and Awards
We are an accredited study centre for the delivery of Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) professional awards. Our BA Marketing Management and BA Hons Marketing with Advertising Management programmes have CIM Graduate Gateway status. The Graduate Gateway also allows students to gain additional CIM qualifications while studying for their degrees at the University.
Dan Ginger Account Manager, freuds, London
"The thing that put my degree above other Universities was being taught by industry professionals who were able to share their expertise and experiences of what it takes to succeed - it’s that insight that’s invaluable when you step into your first job and want to hit the ground running. The course significantly improved my knowledge and confidence of the industry, providing me with a great foundation to build on when working with major clients such as PepsiCo and Lexus."