A message from the Dean
We are delighted to welcome you to the Durham University Business School website.
Durham University Business School combines the rich history and heritage of Durham University, with a progressive, dynamic approach to business education and research.
The School offers a supportive and collegiate learning environment in keeping with the University’s long tradition of providing high quality education.
At the same time we are an innovative, enterprising, and forward-looking school: preparing students to follow their career paths in the modern business world; and undertaking world-class research.
As a truly multi-disciplinary business school, we offer a full portfolio of business, economics and finance education at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels, including MBAs, specialist Masters programmes and Doctoral programmes. There is also an extensive range of executive education.
Our programmes are of a very high standard, highly regarded, and in great demand. As well as maintaining academic excellence, we place considerable emphasis on personal development, the so-called “soft” skills that are so critical to today’s employers. We also ensure that our programmes are practically relevant by developing strong links with the business community.
All programmes in the School are complemented and supported by outstanding strategic and applied research. We have a number of research groups and centres which provide the internal and external focus for research activity within the School. Collectively, we have a high grant-winning potential, and the relevance of research projects to business and policy makers ensures a healthy stream of research grant income.
In 2005 Durham University Business School celebrated its fortieth anniversary. We look back with pride at our achievements. We are an ambitious school, already among the top 20 business schools in Europe, and have a role to play at regional, national and international level.
We are determined to continue our strong progress, building on the School’s key strengths, both in the provision of business education, and in conducting first class research. We look forward to you sharing in our success.
Professor Rob Dixon, Dean