University of Leicester, School of Business

About Us

At the heart of the UK, Leicester is a leading university committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching.  The University of Leicester School of Business brings together the breadth of research excellence from the areas of business, management, marketing, accounting and economics.

Building sustainable businesses is in all of our interests and the University of Leicester School of Business is proud to hold the Small Business Charter Award. We are also a UN PRME signatory and committed to its principles of partnership and sustainability.


Offering Specialist Expertise

Our 150+ strong academic team enjoys an international reputation for leading-edge research in the fields of; accounting, finance, marketing, economics, innovation, management and human resource management. The breadth of specialist knowledge and range of experience is coupled with the diversity of organisations we work with.

Whether offering HR advice to a small startup, providing training to an established national company or advising on international growth strategies, we believe that knowledge development and insight form through collaboration and partnership.

We offer a range of opportunities for working in partnership with the School of Business. Our support can be delivered through consultancy, contract and collaborative research, internships, and student placements and projects.


Professional Learning

With over 30 years of providing quality flexible learning courses we bring together the latest research informed theory and practitioner insight to offer you and your organisation an engaging and thought provoking experience.

We offer a wide ranging portfolio of programmes including the AMBA-accredited Leicester MBA . In addition, bespoke workshops or tailored courses can be offered on request.

Our goal with all of our flexible provision is to encourage you and your team to apply the latest concepts and techniques to your organisational context in a supported environment.


Accelerating Innovation

The Leicester Innovation Hub is a £5.1m programme invested in by the University of Leicester and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and is a long term strategic University project.

The Innovation Hub is the ‘front door’ to launching great ideas and also provides dedicated incubation and innovation space.  Working in conjunction with the Innovation Hub we help companies and students utilise innovation support, expertise and facilities


Inclusive and Inspirational

The University of Leicester School of Business Pubic Lecture Series features invited speakers who are regarded as leaders in the areas of management, economics, finance and business. The lectures take place three times each year and are open to students, staff, alumni and the public.

The theme of each lecture is chosen for its topicality and relevance to the understanding of contemporary economics and management, with each speaker being an influential leader in their field. Each lecture features an expert respondent from the academic team, an opportunity for questions from the audience and further discussion at the post-lecture reception.


Recruiting Our Graduates

With a student population in the School of Business of over 5,000 and an alumni in excess of 30,000, we’re the perfect place for you to advertise your jobs. We can make sure that they’re being seen by the right people at the right time.

The University of Leicester vacancy website, MyCareers, gets around 1,000 hits a week, and we also circulate regular bulletins - and what’s more, the whole vacancy advertising service is free. You can add your vacancies directly to the advertising portal and effectively manage your own jobs, as well as update jobs or contact details incredibly easily.

Past Events

The Leicester Executive Development Workshop: Winning in the Crowd Economy

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The Leicester Executive Development Workshop series brings contemporary issues facing managers into focus. Through an expert facilitated small-group format, participants are…

Dean’s Lecture Series: The Power of Co-operation, by Ed Mayo

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The Dean’s Lecture Series features invited speakers who are regarded as leaders in the areas of management, economics, finance and business. Hosted by the Dean, Professor Zoe…

Fake News: Time To Take Back Control, by John Pullinger

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We are producing better and better statistics, capturing the complex reality of the world around us. But is the message getting across? Do people value statistics? Do they believe…

Business Advice

How to build a brand for your business that stands out?

Tzvete Doncheta offers some key advice on building a business identity that goes beyond brand recognition


Championing entrepreneurship in business schools

We would like to congratulate Saleem Arif on his recent appointment to the Small Business Charter Management Board. Chief Executive and Founder of Reviewsolicitor and Entrepreneur…

The rise of senior entrepreneurship in the digital age

Dr Sukanlaya Sawang highlights the value and need for business schools to support senior entrepreneurs.

Let’s Come Together: Student Enterprise in Uncertain Times

What role could and should business schools be playing to promote student enterprise fit for the modern economy?

Success Stories

Leader in co-operatives and diversity: Dorothy Francis awarded honorary degree

On 20 July, the University of Leicester proudly awarded Dorothy Francis an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws for her incredible contribution to the co-operative movement and…