The University of Leicester prides itself on being “Elite Without Being Elitist”. Here in the School of Management, we embed this ethos in everything that we do. We are known for the ‘Leicester model’ of management studies. As a business management school, we take a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of management and organisations drawing from across the social sciences and, unlike most mainstream western business schools, our concern is as much with challenging the status quo rather than perpetuating it. We create space to debate management and seek in doing so to give voice to those individuals, groups and societies who are traditionally overlooked in global management and organisational processes, to propose alternative forms of organisation, and to help managers and organisations broaden their awareness of contemporary management issues.
We take seriously our commitments to PRME, the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education. We realise that the pressing issues of management, finance and organisation in the coming years will increasingly be those of more peripheral concern in the past and present and the depth of our commitment to sustainable, responsible, ethically inspired management puts us ahead of the curve.
Our MBA and MSc courses offer students deep knowledge, clear expertise, and professional rewards for life. But we don’t believe that these benefits are incompatible with our intellectual values and our commitment to creating space for debate. Our rankings certainly attest to our success. We are a member of the Association of Business Schools (ABS) and our MBA is AMBA-accredited. Our unique approach to management and business education recently led to us being the subject of a feature in The Independent.
Since our inauguration as an entrepreneurial unit in the Department of Economics in 1989, we have grown to become one of the largest providers of distance learning management courses in the UK, teaching thousands of students from all over the world and proving that our unique approach to management education meets a demand in the marketplace. Our growth and success within the College of Social Sciences within the University, resulted in us taking on full School status in 2007. Our MBA degree programme is the largest AMBA-accredited MBA offered by any UK business school. The University of Leicester prides itself on its international reputation for management courses that are intellectually stimulating and relevant to career needs, a fact endorsed by over 20,000 School of Management graduates from about 100 countries. Whatever your chosen discipline for an MBA degree or an MSc, our goal is to equip you with a range of relevant theories, techniques and concepts. However, whereas most business schools stop there, we go further: we then guide you as you unpick these concepts, challenge them and question their relevance to contemporary society for we believe that management is too important not to debate.