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Leeds University Business School moves up MBA ranking

Leeds University Business School (LUBS) has achieved its highest ranking yet in the prestigious Financial Times Global MBA Rankings. It is now ranked 48th in the world, a climb of 45 places in 1 year.

Professor Andrew Lock, Dean of Leeds University Business School, said: "This is a terrific achievement for the Business School and underscores the commitment of the staff and the graduates to create a centre of excellence in Leeds.

"The fact that Financial Times ranks less than one per cent of all business schools globally highlights Leeds University Business School as a world class institution - the school is ranked 19th in Europe and 12th in the UK."

The Global MBA survey is carried out among post-graduates who completed MBA by full-time study three years ago, and also takes into consideration statistics on current full-time MBA participants and the business school as a whole.

The 2008 Financial Times survey shows that LUBS alumni had a salary increase of 110 per cent, 94 per cent were employed within three months of graduation and the school was ranked fifth for value for money.

Mary Landen, the School's MBA Programme Director, said: "The Leeds MBA combines the 'hard' knowledge of business subjects with the 'soft skills' now so much in demand in business, so graduates get the best of both worlds.

"It offers a generic programme with the opportunity for participants to further develop a particular interest or to broaden their business knowledge through a choice of option modules and the MBA Project. Options are specially designed to draw on our expertise, particularly in areas where the School has an international reputation, for example Marketing, International Business, Management and Accounting and Finance."

LUBS has also been ranked seventh in the world by the Financial Times in the Best for International Business category.

In addition, the school offers an Executive MBA programme which enables Managers and Executives within a business to complete the course in two and a half years, by combining part-time studies with a full-time career. Previous students on the programme have found the MBA creates further prospects for more interesting work, responsibility, career progression and earning potential.

Leeds University Business School is among the leading UK university-based business schools and continues to grow in size and reputation. The school is full-range, teaching more than 1,500 undergraduate and 500 postgraduate students from more than 50 countries, and is closely linked to the university.

It has its own faculty and its own high reputation for research. Leeds University Business School also has a history of successful partnerships with industry and commerce at local, national and international levels.

For further information contact:

Ian Green, GREEN Communications
Tel: 0845 4503210, Mobile: 07855 341283
email: ian@greencomms.com

Liz Hirst, GREEN Communications
Tel:0845 4503210
email: liz@greencomms.com

Guy Dixon, University of Leeds media relations
Tel: 0113 343 4031
email: g.dixon@leeds.ac.uk

Notes to editors
Leeds University Business School is among the leading UK university-based business schools and continues to grow in size and reputation. The school is full-range, teaching more than 1,500 undergraduate and 500 postgraduate students from more than 50 countries.
It has its own faculty and its own high reputation for research. Leeds University Business School also has a history of successful partnerships with industry and commerce at local, national and international levels.

Members of the Faculty are at the forefront of major developments in basic and applied research across the fields of Business, Management, Accounting, Finance and Economics. Senior staff have held leadership positions and committee membership and advised major policy-making bodies and learned societies. These include the Academy of International Business, the Academy of Management, the Economic and Social Research Council's Training and Development and Research Grants Boards and the British Academy of Management.

Key achievements for Leeds University Business School include:

  • Leeds University Business school is ranked 48th in the world's top 100 business schools (Financial Times Global MBA 2008)
    Ranked 52nd in the world (Which MBA? Economist 2007)
  • International Business at LUBS ranked world's number one for research, number seven for teaching (International Business Review 2006).
  • Ranked 13th equal for Business Studies (The Times Good University Guide 2007).
  • EQUIS and AMBA accredited.
  • CIPD accredited and ESRC recognized
The University of Leeds is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK with more than 30,000 students from 130 countries. With a turnover of £450m, Leeds is one of the top ten research universities in the UK, and a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities. It was recently placed 80th in the Times Higher Educational Supplement's world universities league table and the University's vision is to secure a place among the world's top 50 by 2015.­