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Editors Notes

Leeds University Business School is among the leading UK university-based business schools and continues to grow in size and reputation. The school is full-range, teaching more than 1,500 undergraduate and 500 postgraduate students from more than 50 countries.

It has its own faculty and its own high reputation for research. Leeds University Business School also has a history of successful partnerships with industry and commerce at local, national and international levels.

Members of the Faculty are at the forefront of major developments in basic and applied research across the fields of Business, Management, Accounting, Finance and Economics. Senior staff have held leadership positions and committee membership and advised major policy-making bodies and learned societies. These include the Academy of International Business, the Academy of Management, the Economic and Social Research Council’s Training and Development and Research Grants Boards and the British Academy of Management.

Key achievements for Leeds University Business School include:

Leeds University Business school is ranked 48th in the world’s top 100 business schools (source: Financial Times Global MBA 2008)
Ranked 52nd in the world (Which MBA? Economist 2007)
International Business at LUBS ranked world’s number one for research, number seven for teaching
Ranked 13th equal for Business Studies (The Times Good University Guide 2007).
EQUIS and AMBA accredited.
CIPD accredited and ESRC recognised.

The University of Leeds is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK with more than 30,000 students from 130 countries. With a turnover of £450m, Leeds is one of the top ten research universities in the UK, and a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities. It was recently placed 80th in the Times Higher Educational Supplement’s world universities league table and the University’s vision is to secure a place among the world’s top 50 by 2015.

About the Credit Management Research Centre

The Credit Management Research Centre was established at the University of Leeds in 1998 with funding from the Institute of Credit Management and commercial sponsors.

The Centre has had 10 years of continuous commercial sponsorship amounting to over £0.8m and has received grants from BERR and the ESRC knowledge transfer partnership scheme. In 2007 CMRC was awarded the ESRC prize for the ‘best application of management and social science ‘, in Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Professor Nick Wilson was awarded a ‘certificate of outstanding achievement’ by Leeds University at the Enterprise and Knowledge Transfer Awards, 2006. The University spin-out company, CreditScorer Ltd was born out of CMRC research and provides risk and portfolio management solutions for lenders to the UK corporate sector. CreditScorer was acquired by Bisnode in 2007.