University of Leeds Business School Overview

Introduction of Business School & MBA Program

The University of Leeds Business School was founded in 1997 and is located in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. The MBA program at Leeds is quite small, with roughly 70 full-time MBA students in the entire program.

International Study Tours

All Full-Time and Executive MBA students are highly encouraged to participate in a week-long international study tour. Past destinations have included major corporations in China, Brazil, Germany, and China.

Electives Offered

At Leeds, students have the option of choosing from a variety of Elective Courses (in addition to an MBA Project that each student must complete in order to graduate from the program).


MBA Application Elements - Leeds Business School

GMAT Score

The average GMAT score in recent years has been around a 600.

Letters of Recommendation

All applicants are required to provide two letters of reference; one from an academic source, and another from a professional setting.

Application Essays at Leeds

  1. Discuss your career progression to date. Why do you want to pursue an MBA at this point in your career, and how will obtaining this degree from Leeds help you to achieve your goals? (500 Words Maximum)
  2. Tell us about a decision that you made (either professional or personal) which you regret. Why do you regret this decision and how might you change your decision if you were faced with the same situation again? (500 Words Maximum)