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MBA (Graduate)
Postgraduate course

MBA (Graduate)


Develop the skills needed for a rewarding career in international management on this accredited course. We will help you define your managerial style and transform you into a strategic thinker, preparing you for leadership roles in an uncertain global economy.

You will expand your knowledge of management theories and will be able to specialise in your chosen sector. You will also work on a consultancy project, which will give you the confidence to apply what you learn to your business career.

You will cultivate your entrepreneurial flair, and the networking opportunities provided by your course will really enhance your prospects. You will become a change agent, ready to tackle a range of business issues and develop innovative solutions for the benefit of both your company and your career.

January entrants please note: in order to complete 12 months of academic study delivered in University term time, the total length of your programme will be 18 months to include recognised University vacation periods.

Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: twice as many of our staff - 220 - were entered into the research assessment for 2014 compared to the number entered in 2008.

The MBA at Leeds Business School enjoys consistently high levels of demand from applicants. This is testimony to the value of the MBA qualification in the global market place. We attract international applicants from locations as diverse as India, China and the Middle East. Teaching is in the English language - increasingly the language of global business. In addition, we have a number of international strategic partners in venues such as Hong Kong, Malaysia, Hangzhou, Vietnam, Shanghai, Mauritius and Namibia amongst others.

Our MBA students are based at the double award-winning Rose Bowl which opened in the heart of the city's business quarter in 2009. You'll have access to a range of guest lectures and events, which are offered free of charge to enhance your learning experience.

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.

Entry Requirements

Requirements:Applicants should have at least a second class honours degree. 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 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.

Requirements:Applicants should have at least a second class honours degree. 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 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.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.

More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.


Tony Snowdon


Tony Snowdon
Marketing Director FTL Technology


“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.

Modules & learning

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Develop the key decision-making skills by applying accounting and financial techniques to assist in control and planning at management level.

Evaluate decisions that managers are faced with in complex and dynamic environments, combining multiple perspectives of business and management (leadership, creativity and human capital, finance and environmental analytics, creativity and strategic thinking approaches).

Exploit your academic and vocational potential within a framework of lifelong learning, initially through the exploration of current strengths/weaknesses and the identification of personal development goals.

Explore key topic areas in the study of organisational behaviour and HRM and develop effective management practices linked with performance measures and business success.

Examine both traditional and digital-based marketing concepts and activities and develop an integrated approach fit for the 21st century.

Apply your learning to a real organisational issue of strategic level across any relevant business and management disciplines. You'll be encouraged to work independently and also manage a client consultant relationship.

Green Supply Chain Management

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

Develop an in-depth understanding of the dynamics and specifics of the markets in Brazil, Russia, India and China, as examples of the numerous country markets now identified as `emerging'.

Identify, understand, evaluate and compare types of investment for the private investor, including tools, methods and strategies.

Focus on the learning and development of leaders and managers within organisations so you can assess the value of leadership and management development to an organisation's success.

Develop an understanding of branding, consumer relationships with brands and the brand management process in a dynamic, highly competitive and global operating environment.

Develop the relevant supporting theoretical knowledge of the full range of media, from the traditional forms to digital opportunities, as well as a detailed study of their application.

Discover the need for and role of corporate governance in the business environment, the role of IT in forensic accounting and fraud detection and the types and incidences of fraud.

Cover topics on decision theory (decision trees and tables), linear programming, regression, time series, portfolio optimisation, discounted cash flow and finance.

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

Evaluate the fundamental concepts and theories of modern finance, identifying how these can be effectively applied in both national and multinational organisations.

Become equipped with the necessary frameworks to critically assess and analyse consumption decisions of different target segments.

Enhance your understanding of how evaluating, managing and improving business processes in a range of settings drives the performance of an organisation.

Explore a range of entrepreneurship theories and practices, taking an in-depth examination of business start-ups, the experiences of entrepreneurs and key aspects of small business management.

Leeds Beckett University
Dr Vish Maheshwari
Part-time Lecturer
An active contributor to the development of research in marketing. Dr Maheshwari focussed on aspects of branding, brand development and management through publications in internationally recognised academic journals. He also contributes to reviews and panel discussions at various international conferences.
My passion for education led me to the world of academia. Engaging with students and being a crucial part of their career development is what I find most rewarding. I strongly believe in providing a challenging but constructive and research-focussed academic environment for our students.
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Fees & funding

Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.
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  • Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • The Rose Bowl
    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.

  • Hydra Suite
    Hydra Suite

    You will use Critical Decision Immersive Simulations in this facility to develop effective leadership and group participant skills. The simulations replicate the complexities of real life scenarios that would challenge decision makers, aiming to improve your decision making, critical thinking and communication skills.


City Campus

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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