Full Time MBA

    • Full or part time
      Full time & On campus available
    • Course fees
    • Course Disciplines
      Business Management Studies Project Management Strategic Management
    • Course Start
      September
    • Course Duration
      1 year full time
    • MBA Program Type
      MBA

    Course Description

    An MBA challenges how you think and act in business. Employers want more from their managers than knowledge and strategic thinking – they also seek leadership skills, commitment and creativity. The Leeds MBA equips you to meet these challenges.

    Ranked among the world’s best (The Economist Which MBA? Ranking 2021), this MBA programme integrates business and management theory with practice, but also emphasises your personal and professional development. You’ll study the foundations of business management, such as marketing, accounting, finance, operations and human resource management.

    Importantly, you’ll also enhance key qualities expected of leaders including commercial awareness, interpersonal skills, a genuine understanding of the fundamental business functions and a critical and questioning outlook. You’ll gain an international perspective and build valuable connections, helping you become a global leader.

    Our full-time MBA is a one-year intensive programme based on campus in Leeds. Drawing on the strengths of this vibrant city, you work closely with resident academics and MBA colleagues from across the globe to develop your skills through study, coaching and practical application of the latest academic theory.

    Practical focus

    An integral part of the Leeds MBA is the opportunity to put the knowledge and skills you learn into practice with opportunities to work with a range of organisations. As well as considering a range of business case studies and hearing from guest speakers, you’ll apply your skills through the completion of two live challenges.

    The New Venture Challenge allows you to generate ideas for new commercial opportunities and turn them into viable business plans, often for a high-profile global organisation. The Consulting Challenge gives you the chance to provide consultancy support to an external business, usually a social enterprise or voluntary sector organisation.

    Professional connections

    The Leeds MBA will connect you to a network of corporate partners, practitioners and alumni, with plenty of opportunities to build your own professional network. Your project work will bring you into contact with some of our many partners. We have relationships with Marks & Spencer, IBM, Yorkshire Bank, Asda-Walmart, Lloyds Banking Group, KPMG and the NHS, as well as small and medium-sized enterprises, charities and social enterprises.

    You’ll meet prominent external speakers and connect with local business professionals through networking events such as our Corporate Wisdom lecture series. Studying alongside MBA colleagues from a range of professional backgrounds will also broaden your perspective and provide you with a close support network that will extend beyond graduation.

    You may also have the opportunity to take part in an international study tour, enabling you to extend your global awareness and experience first-hand the challenges and opportunities facing organisations around the world.

    Accreditation

    The Leeds MBA is accredited by the Association of MBAs.

    Course content

    The Leeds MBA begins with an induction that will ensure you gain the most from your MBA experience. You are introduced to the learning culture and the study skills you’ll need to succeed.

    Through a variety of taught modules, you’ll gain an understanding of the key components of business management – marketing, accounting, finance, operations and human resource management, etc. Alongside these subjects we explore how to manage and lead people in organisations, through modules in decision making, behaviour, strategy, entrepreneurship and leading in practice.

    You’ll also build your appreciation of the wider business environment through modules such as international management and the economics of strategy. During the programme you’ll apply your new skills and knowledge as you complete two live challenges.

    The course culminates in your MBA Project, giving you the opportunity to turn your knowledge into practice that relates to your own ambitions. Your project can be desk-based if you want to research a topic in-depth, or you can work on a live management issue with an external organisation to develop links with employers and industry. If you’re planning to start your own company, you could even put together a comprehensive business plan.

    Course structure

    The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.

    For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Full Time MBA in the course catalogue

    See website for module information.

    Learning and teaching

    We use a variety of teaching and learning methods to help you make the most of your studies. These will include lectures, seminars, workshops, online learning and tutorials. Your interactions with other students are also a key element of your learning experience.

    Independent study is also vital for this course allowing you to prepare for taught classes and sharpen your own research and critical skills. Our Virtual Learning Environment will help to support your studies: it’s a central place where you can find all the information and resources for the School, your programme and modules.

    On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.

    Assessment

    Assessment methods emphasise not just knowledge, but essential skills development too. They include formal exams, group projects, essays and written assignments, group and individual presentations.

    Career opportunities

    Whether you want to progress in your current role, move into senior management or change direction, the Leeds MBA is a decisive step in your career.

    You are an individual with your own career aspirations and goals, so we take a person-centred approach. We encourage you to develop your self-awareness, understand your strengths and weaknesses, refine your career objectives and grow as an individual.

    Away from the day-to-day pressures of work, you will be supported to reflect upon and refocus your career. We work with you to consider your career preferences and goals, developing strategies to help you achieve them.


    Visit the Full Time MBA page on the University of Leeds web site for more details!

    Related Student ProfilesStudent Profiles
    (Scholarship)

    Leeds Alumni Bursary - 20+ Awards

    Value of Scholarship(s)

    10%

    Eligibility

    Graduates of the University of Leeds are entitled to a 10% bursary on tuition fees.

    Application Procedure

    How do I apply?
    Please follow the instructions on the University of Leeds Alumni Bursary web page.

    Further Information

    https://business.leeds.ac.uk/masters/dir-record/lubs-scholarships/988/leeds-alumni-bursary


    (Scholarship)

    MBA Excellence Scholarship - 0 Awards

    The scholarships will be awarded to particularly deserving applicants to the full-time MBA starting in September 2022. Candidates will be assessed by their responses on their application form and their performance at interview with the MBA Programme Director.

    Value of Scholarship(s)

    Variable

    Eligibility

    To be considered, candidates must demonstrate:outstanding academic achievement
    career progression
    their potential to contribute to the full-time MBA programme.

    Application Procedure

    How to apply
    All candidates who are offered a place on the full-time MBA will be automatically considered for this scholarship. You do not need to complete a separate application for the scholarship.

    The amount of the scholarship is variable and will be assessed by the Programme Director, based on the extent to which the candidates satisfies the entry criteria.

    When will I find out?
    Successful applicants can expect to be notified of their scholarship award following a successful interview with the MBA Programme Director, and within two weeks of receiving notification of their conditional or unconditional offer for the full-time MBA. Successful applicants must accept their scholarship within two weeks of receiving the scholarship offer.

    Further Information

    https://business.leeds.ac.uk/faculty/dir-record/lubs-scholarships/853/mba-excellence-scholarship


    (Scholarship)

    MBA Americas Excellence Scholarship - 0 Awards

    The scholarships will be awarded to a particularly deserving applicant from the Americas* wishing to undertake the full-time MBA in September 2022. Candidates will be assessed by their responses on their application form and their performance at interview with the MBA Programme Director.

    Value of Scholarship(s)

    Variable

    Eligibility

    To be considered, candidates must demonstrate:outstanding academic achievement
    career progression
    their potential to contribute to the full-time MBA programme
    understanding of the economic and business challenges facing their home country.*applicants must be a national of one of the countries within North America, Central or South America.

    Application Procedure

    How to apply
    Candidates who are eligible for this scholarship will be automatically considered based on their application and performance at interview. You are not required to make a separate application for the scholarship. We allocate scholarships on a rolling basis throughout the application cycle. We recommended to make your application as early as possible if you wish to be considered for this scholarship.

    When will I find out?
    Successful applicants can expect to be notified of their scholarship award following a successful interview with the MBA Director, and within two weeks of receiving notification of their conditional or unconditional offer for the full-time MBA. Successful applicants must accept their scholarship within two weeks of receiving the scholarship offer.

    Further Information

    https://business.leeds.ac.uk/faculty/dir-record/lubs-scholarships/471/mba-americas-excellence-scholarship


    (Scholarship)

    MBA EEA Excellence Scholarship - 0 Awards

    The scholarships will be awarded to a particularly deserving applicant from the EEA* wishing to undertake the full-time MBA in September 2022. Candidates will be assessed by their responses on their application form and their performance at interview with the MBA Programme Director.

    Value of Scholarship(s)

    Up to half-fee

    Eligibility

    To be considered, candidates must demonstrate:outstanding academic achievement
    career progression
    their potential to contribute to the full-time MBA programme
    understanding of the economic and business challenges facing their home country.*applicants must be a national of one of the countries within the EEA (including Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway).

    Application Procedure

    How to apply
    Candidates who are eligible for this scholarship will be automatically considered based on their application and performance at interview. You are not required to make a separate application for the scholarship. We allocate scholarships on a rolling basis throughout the application cycle. We recommended to make your application as early as possible if you wish to be considered for this scholarship.

    When will I find out?
    Successful applicants can expect to be notified of their scholarship award following a successful interview with the MBA Director, and within two weeks of receiving notification of their conditional or unconditional offer for the full-time MBA. Successful applicants must accept their scholarship within two weeks of receiving the scholarship offer.

    Further Information

    https://business.leeds.ac.uk/faculty/dir-record/lubs-scholarships/469/mba-eea-excellence-scholarship



    Entry Requirements

    At least three years’ postgraduate work experience is required before you apply. This should include appropriate management experience and show some career progression.

    If you don’t have the required amount of work experience, you might like to consider our MSc Management.

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