The study of business focuses on the study of workplace organizations and their operations, including methods of management and business strategies. Accounting, finance, management, entrepreneurship and marketing are a few areas of specialization within business, and students completing a business degree can expect to acquire knowledge about useful business policies, how businesses operate, how to successfully manage employees, how to manage finances and how marketplaces function.
The Leeds School of Business holds accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSBInternational). The Leeds School awards a Master of Science, a Master of Business Administration and a Doctor of Philosophy.
The MBA program is designed to give students the flexibility to create a program that supports their personal and professional goals. Students take a set of core courses, as well as a number of electives that can be focused on one of the functional disciplines of finance, marketing, management or systemsoperations. Focus areas can be further enhanced with specialities in entrepreneurship, real estate or sustainability. Graduate courses from outside the business school also add to each student’s unique skill set, as well as their desirability to employers.
The PhD program at Leeds prepares students for research and teaching careers at leading universities by focusing on original research and dissemination of knowledge through teaching and publication. The areas of study offered for the PhD program are accounting, finance, marketing, information systems, operations management and strategic, organizational and entrepreneurial studies. The program is small so students can benefit from a high facultytostudent ratio. Faculty are able to give students one-onone attention, helping them to present at conferences, coauthor scholarly papers and develop successful dissertations. Students also work with faculty as research assistants and teaching classes, giving them the necessary experience to seek jobs in the academy.