University of Leicester School of Business – A world-leading MBA education
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The University of Leicester School of Business is a vibrant, international and interdisciplinary community of over 200 academics.

With more than 90 years’ experience in delivering business education, the school is internationally-renowned for courses in accounting and finance, management, marketing and economics, nurturing a global alumni network of over 30,000 qualified students.

This institution is highly respected in terms of research power, reflecting the pioneering work the faculty conducts in partnership with leaders, managers and organisations.

The School’s overriding mission is to create leaders who are socially responsible, agile and resilient. Here, research, teaching and enterprise activities are animated by an entrepreneurial spirit, making a difference in the world through a commitment to engaged, creative and ethical approaches to business, management and economics.

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The School is a proud signatory of the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education, launched in 2007. This initiative is the largest organised relationship between the United Nations and business schools, with its mission being to transform management education, research and thought leadership worldwide.

Building sustainable businesses is in our best interests and the University of Leicester School of Business is proud to hold the prestigious Small Business Charter Award, earned for its role in helping kick-start British enterprise.

The School of Business provides a friendly community environment to collaborate, challenge and innovate for a much brighter, more inclusive sustainable future.

A pioneer in global executive education, the School has a strong international reputation and over 25 years’ experience of providing distance learning courses, including the AMBA-accredited Leicester MBA.

About the Leicester MBA

When it launched in 1989, the Leicester MBA was one of the first AMBA-accredited distance learning MBA programmes in the world. Today, over 12,000 Leicester MBA alumni serve as testament to the School’s expertise and experience in helping professionals succeed.

The Leicester MBA is tailored so you can fit your studies around your professional and personal commitments, combining online with face-to-face learning whenever it suits your needs.

The online learning environment lets you study anytime, anywhere, whilst the Leicester Masterclass and residential workshops, held across five Global Centres, can help you hone the skills best practiced face-to-face, promising the unparalleled chance to gain cross-cultural experiences.

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You can concentrate on general management or specialise in finance, marketing or human resource management through your selection of optional modules and your MBA Project.

Integrated within the Leicester MBA is your Career Management and Development Programme, in which you’ll enjoy personal support from the Career Development Manager and full suite of professional development resources.  Key themes include leadership, business immersion, networking and coaching.

Additional opportunities

With the Leicester MBA, not only can you add one qualification to your CV but you also have the chance to gain a dual award. The School of Business is an approved HE Partner of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and upon successful completion of the Leicester MBA, you can also receive CMI’s Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.

Hear from our alumni

“I chose the University of Leicester to undertake my MBA due to the flexibility of the programme. I was working at the time of starting my MBA and was looking for a programme abroad that would allow me to keep my job.

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“I liked my peers and we directly formed a study group to help stay connected. The online library provides resources that allow you to enhance your self-learning process. The connection with students from a different background and cultures is by itself a learning experience as it enhances one’s global acumen.

“At the stage of the dissertation I was offered a role in consulting at one of the big four companies.  The business concepts and frameworks learned during my MBA helped me climb up the ladder fast, and I took on a managerial role around one year after joining the consulting firm.

“Getting a consulting job, due to accomplishing the MBA at a reputable university like Leicester has transformed my life drastically.” Suha, MBA graduate, 2015 

For more information on our Leicester MBA please visit the School of Business website or contact the Leicester MBA Team on

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