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Business (IPOS)

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Business & Management

Tailor your masters study to suit your business needs and specialise in areas such as accounting, finance, management, marketing and HRM.

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Business students study in our award-winning Rose Bowl, which is based in the heart of Leeds and is a business hub where organisations such as the NSPCC, West Yorkshire Police, First Direct, NHS, Lloyds and Asda, have all hosted events.
Entry requirements
Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Entry requirements
Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

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  • Tony Snowdon

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Tony Snowdon
Marketing Director, FTL Technology

MBA

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“My MBA allowed me to think more strategically and introduced me to many useful management tools. It also helped me to think about which parts of business learning actually pertain to SMEs. Being an engineer, the soft side of strategic thinking was particularly useful to me.”

We passionately believe in bringing you into contact with top professionals. As an MA Business student, you will be able to attend a range of guest lectures that provide an opportunity to meet experts from your chosen field. These take place in the double award-winning Rose Bowl, Leeds Business School's home at the heart of the city's business quarter.

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Our dedicated Jobs and Careers team offers expert advice and a host of resources to help you choose and gain employment. Whether you're in your first or final year, you can speak to members of staff from our Careers Office who can offer you advice from writing a CV to searching for jobs.

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MODULES & LEARNING

You will carry out an in-depth research project in a subject area that is appropriate to the course and of particular interest to you.

You'll look at the application, development and embedding of process improvement capability within an organisation, and develop your ability to apply, critique, synthesise and develop methodologies for improving business processes.

Develop a strategic organisational perspective as well as a basis for progression and application of strategic level skills, competencies, and decision-making capability.

You'll be introduced to the supply chain concept by observing a variety of companies and how they are changing their business practices to achieve corporate objectives in the current economic climate.

Study the inter-relationships of 'uncontrollable' (macro) environmental factors in international business environments, and examine the impact of these external environments on the international operation of enterprises.

Develop your knowledge and understanding of the principles and theoretical foundations which govern the modern marketing environment, to progress in a specialised area of marketing such as international or services marketing.

Evaluate the principal internal and external environmental settings of contemporary organisations, within which managers, HR professionals and workers interact in conditions of environmental turbulence, change and uncertainty.

Address the strategic and management issues that global companies confront when they operate across borders.

The flexibility of this course means you can study a wide range of modules or, if you prefer, concentrate on one particular business area. The advantage over a conventional masters degree is that you are not confined within one particular discipline and can study marketing, economics, management and human resources within the same qualification. This provides a broadly based and business relevant qualification.

At Leeds Business School we're dedicated to supporting your professional development - that's why we offer a guest lecture programme. 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 the British Bankers Association, the Chief Economist of Yorkshire Bank and the Editor of Cosmopolitan. To see our full programme and to register for a lecture click here.

  • Professor Christopher Prince
    Business (IPOS)Professor Christopher Prince
    Dean and Pro Vice Chancellor of the Faculty of Business and Law

    We are proud of the success of our national and international graduates.

  • With over 20 years' experience of designing and delivering in-company education and training for private and public sector organisations in the UK and overseas, Professor Prince speaks at world-wide conferences on corporate education, his area of business expertise. In addition to his academic role within our University he also acts as an advisor to a number of leading blue-chip companies on management and organisational development. Professor Prince has also served as a member of the UK's Association of Business Schools' Executive, and as the Chair of the Management, Organisation and Community Development Steering Committee. He is a former Deputy Editor of the Journal of Strategic Change, and has served as a member of the Advisory Board of the Annual Conference of Management and Executive Development in the USA.
    Postgraduate Study - Invest in yourself
    Postgraduate Study - Invest in yourself
FEES & FUNDING
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2015/16 is £6000. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies.
FEES & FUNDING
Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most taught postgraduate modules have a credit point value of 20.The tuition fee for students entering in in 2015/16 on this course is £660 for each 20 credit point module.For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £33. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation.
See further information on financing your studies.
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    Our libraries are two of the only university libraries in the UK open 24/7 every day of the year. However you like to study, the libraries have got you covered with group study, silent study, extensive e-learning resources and PC suites.

  • The Rose Bowl

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    The Rose Bowl

    The Rose Bowl has impressive teaching spaces, auditoriums, conference facilities and an outstanding local reputation as a business hub. The Rose Bowl puts our students at the centre of a dynamic business community.

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    Gym

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

The Rose Bowl, City Campus

The Rose Bowl, City Campus

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An amazing place to spend your days

It is not every university that can offer you the chance to study in the best tall building in the world. But we can. Our City Campus is home to such award-winning learning environments as Broadcasting Place, voted best tall building in the world in 2010. Other buildings include the Rose Bowl, home to our Business School, which was awarded Best Commercial Property Development in the 2009 Yorkshire Property awards. Just over the road from the Rose Bowl is the Leslie Silver building which houses one of our impressive libraries across five floors. The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year.

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