Our Vision

The University of Leicester prides itself on being “Elite Without Being Elitist”. Here in the School of Business, 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.

We are proud to be able to facilitate the formation of a student led set of quality initiatives designed to improve the experience of participants in the School’s programmes. As a pioneering venture in UK education, the Quality Circles Project seeks to involve students in collaborative endeavours that encourage continuous development.

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. We are a member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS). Our unique approach to management and business education 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. We took on full School status in 2007. Our MBA degree programme is the largest AMBA-accredited MBA offered by any UK business school. To complement our AMBA accreditation, we are pleased to announce that on completion of the Leicester MBA you will be awarded the Diploma in Leadership from the Chartered Institute of Management (CMI). 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 Business 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.

KEB flowersRead on for some examples of the way in which the ‘Leicester model’ underpins everything that we do.

Contact Details

School of Business
Ken Edwards Building
University of Leicester
University Road

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E: ulsb@le.ac.uk


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