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The Leeds MBA (Full Time)

Course Description

The traditional MBA is a well-recognised academic degree for managers and professionals with work experience. But now the world is more connected, more challenging and faster moving. Employers want more from their managers – not simply knowledge and strategic thinking, but also leadership skills, commitment and creativity. This changing environment calls for a more innovative approach.

The Leeds MBA programme

The Leeds MBA full-time programme not only integrates business and management theory, but it also puts great emphasis on your personal and professional development. At the heart of the programme is a set of challenges that allow you to apply what you have learned to significant business issues. For many of our students the MBA Project is the most exciting and rewarding part of their MBA experience. You will gain an international outlook and build connections - helping you to become a global leader with cross cultural seminars and our MBA international study tours. There is also plenty of opportunity to get to know your MBA colleagues socially.

After Graduation

"The Leeds MBA has changed the way I think and how I look at different issues. It has helped me organise my study efficiently in an intensive task environment and given me the opportunity to learn from others in an international environment.”
Ai Guo, from China, Marketing and Sales in Logistics, Class of 2012.


We offer a number of part scholarships worth up to 50% of the total fee to candidates who can demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and career progression. All candidates who are offered a place on the full-time MBA programme or executive MBA programme will automatically be considered.

Online Events

If you can't visit the Business School in person then an online session is a great opportunity to hear from the MBA team about the programme, advice on admissions and the careers support we offer, as well as giving you the chance to ask questions directly.

Our full-time MBA online sessions for 2017 entry will take place on:


The Leeds MBA Open Events

Our MBA Open Events are an opportunity to learn more about the Leeds MBA; the programme structure, live challenges, MBA project and the benefits to your business.

Our next MBA Open Events:

- Wednesday 24 May

Find more information here: business.leeds.ac.uk/the-leeds-mba/meet-us-at-an-event/

Visit the The Leeds MBA (Full Time) page on the University of Leeds website for more details!

Student Profiles

Business School General Scholarships - 20+ Awards

There are two financial awards for University of Leeds alumni joining the Business School:- Leeds Alumni Bursary
University of Leeds graduates are entitled to a 10% bursary towards tuition fees. Leeds graduates with a First Class undergraduate degree are also eligible for the Leeds University Business School Alumni Excellence Scholarship (details below). - Leeds University Business School Alumni Excellence Scholarship
University of Leeds graduates who achieved a First Class award in their undergraduate degree are eligible for this scholarship. Fully funded students are not eligible for this scholarship.

Value of Scholarship(s)

10% bursary towards fees


- Leeds Alumni Bursary
If you are a former student of the University of Leeds you may be eligible for a 10% alumni tuition fee bursary. - Leeds University Business School Alumni Excellence Scholarship
University of Leeds graduates who achieved a First Class award in their undergraduate degree are eligible for this scholarship. Applicants who qualify for this scholarship are also entitled to receive the Leeds Alumni Bursary (details above) and so resulting in a total award of 20%. For more information on eligibility and qualifying awards, please visit the Leeds University Business School website (listed below).

Application Procedure

All eligible applicants with an offer to study a Masters programme beginning in September 2017 will automatically be advised by our Admissions team.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

A good first degree or equivalent qualificationAt least three years' post graduate work experience in a supervisory, managerial or business capacity (our average is 6 years)A pass in an approved test in English, if your first language is not English.We normally ask for a satisfactory Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) This should be valid for the year of entry.The Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) can be accepted if the GMAT is not available in your country of residence.

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