FT Global Ranking Results
(7 February 2005)
The Financial Times MBA 2005 League Table has recently been published. The ranking is based on questionnaires sent to the Durham Business School cohort of three years ago along with faculty and School data. Whilst the School has continued to progress during this period, the findings still provide a useful benchmark and there are some very encouraging results to report.
The Financial Times MBA 2005 League Table has recently been published. The ranking is based on questionnaires sent to the Durham Business School cohort of three years ago along with faculty and School data. Whilst the School has continued to progress during this period, the findings still provide a useful benchmark and there are some very encouraging results to report. The School is ranked 2nd in the world and top in the UK in terms of career progression; this good news endorses our investment in the development of `softer` leadership skills which are crucial in developing tomorrow's business leaders. This is reinforced by the fact that the School is ranked 3rd in the UK for employment at three months; in international terms this is a rise of 22 places to a top 20 position, again, the implication is that the School's current strategy is on target. The sustained recruitment drive for new, high quality faculty has paid dividends and Durham Business School has moved 19 places up the highly competitive research criterion to 74th position globally. Faculty appointments made since the start of the 2003/04 academic year have positively contributed to articles published within the Financial Times listing of the 40 top international academic and practitioner journals. Depsite these publications being perceived by many to favour US business schools Durham has maintained its strategic objective to improve its year-on-year ranking within this challenging criterion. The significance of this investment is also illustrated in the fact that all except two of the other Schools ranked above Durham fall within the top 50 business schools globally. This reinforces our credentials as a top international thought leader. Our Doctoral ranking, up nine places to 54th in the world for this criterion, also highlights this positioning. The School's International Board has also placed us within the top 50 globally (up to 42nd) and again positions the School as a leading international player, as does our worldwide rank of 17th (UK 4th position) for international faculty. Placed number 10 in the world, we also demostrate our strength terms of the number of international students. A position of 5th in the UK for % of women students is confirmation that our recruitment strategy and processes are in line with our aims and objectives on gender balance. A final practical area of note in which we have done well is in our continued position (24th) internationally for value for money - an increasingly important consideration in today's competitive marketplace.