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A Top Global Business School

Durham is an international triple accredited business school. Founded in 1965, we are one of the UK's longest established business schools and are proud to be integral to Durham University. 

Sharing insights, supporting innovation and teaching tomorrow’s leaders. We believe that to succeed in business, you need to get closer to the realities of business - so that’s what we do. We combine our academic excellence, insightful research and exceptional global business connections, to equip our students and alumni to become innovative business thinkers of the future and an influential individual in and beyond their careers. 

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, and a unique and historic setting – Durham is a university like no other.

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8th
8th in the world. Financial Times Online MBA Ranking 2023
10th
10th in the world. Corporate Knights Better World MBA 2023
37th
37th in the world. Economist Which MBA 2022
57th
57th in Europe. Financial Times European Business School 2023

Focus Programmes

  • The Durham Online MBA

    The Durham MBA (Online) will enhance your key business and leadership capabilities to enable you to achieve your career aspirations whilst you continue in full-time employment, so you can apply what you learn directly to the organisation you work for.

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  • The Durham-EBS Executive MBA

    An international Executive MBA dual award programme, which enables you to achieve two internationally highly valued degrees in just 18 months. 

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The Durham Online MBA

The Durham MBA (Online) will enhance your key business and leadership capabilities to enable you to achieve your career aspirations whilst you continue in full-time employment, so you can apply what you learn directly to the organisation you work for.

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The Durham-EBS Executive MBA

An international Executive MBA dual award programme, which enables you to achieve two internationally highly valued degrees in just 18 months. 

Frankfurt financial district

Gain a world-class education at a global business school

Our programmes combine academic excellence and outstanding research with global business connections. Add to that, exceptional skills and career development opportunities, you will find a learning experience that equips you for success in your chosen career.

  • MBA

    Challenge, inspire and gain the business knowledge, experience and capabilities to lead in global business.
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  • Masters

    Shape a successful career in your specialist area of interest on our world-renowned postgraduate programmes.
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  • Undergraduate

    The best start to a career in business begins with learning from the best in the business.
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MBA

Challenge, inspire and gain the business knowledge, experience and capabilities to lead in global business.
Business people adding sticky notes to a window

Masters

Shape a successful career in your specialist area of interest on our world-renowned postgraduate programmes.
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Undergraduate

The best start to a career in business begins with learning from the best in the business.
Business people in a meeting
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DBA and PhD Programmes

Our three DBA programmes offer experienced business managers and executives the opportunity enhance business and career knowledge. The Durham PhD enables you to combine rigorous academic theory with research to influence the world of business and make a unique contribution to your field of study.

Explore Our DBA Programmes Explore Our PhD Programmes
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National Apprenticeship Week: Degree Apprenticeships at Durham University

Uncover the perfect solution for your business's skill needs with an apprenticeship. Our vast expertise and knowledge can support and empower your business. Hear from Faltec Europe Ltd and WPS Advisory about how an apprenticeship with Durham University is supporting them.

Find out more about apprenticeships at Durham

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  • Leaders who are present in times of crises reduce worker’s stress and burnout

    In times of organisational crisis, the visibility of leaders plays a crucial role in alleviating worker stress levels and reducing the likelihood of burnout. Research involving Professor Peter Hamilton delves into the significance of senior leader presence during crises, examining its effects on worker well-being, with ICU nurses and their managers during the COVID-19 pandemic serving as a case study.
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  • Durham MBA Ranks in Global Top 100 and 16th for Career Progression

    The Financial Times has placed the Durham MBA as 78th in the world in its Global MBA Ranking 2024. This is an outstanding achievement in a competitive marketplace with over 2,000 MBA programmes offered world-wide. The Durham MBA has consistently featured in the global top 100 for the last 11 years.
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  • The Durham MBA and Steven Marshall, former Premier of South Australia

    The Durham MBA has a global profile and attracts candidates from around the world. It has been consistently ranked in the Financial Times Top 100 Global MBAs. As a result, the MBA has an enviable reputation and as you’d expect, some notable alumni. We recently had the chance to catch up with Steven Marshall and asked him why he chose Durham for his MBA and the impact his studies have had on him. 
    Photograph of MBA alumnus Steven Marshall
  • Winter congregation and graduate prize winners

    As January draws to an end we look back at our Winter Congregation earlier this month. The School's ceremonies celebrated the achievement of all students, confirmed honorary awards on leading diplomats and acknowledged outstanding efforts in subject disciplines.
    photograph of congregation procession from Castle to Cathedral
  • Female CEOs issue less debt than their male counterparts

    Female CEOs issue less company debt than male CEOs, because women are often more risk-averse than their male counterparts and therefore less likely to get the company into financial difficulty.
    Black woman stands at the head of a conference table and leads a business meeting
  • Gossiping at work really is bad for your career

    New research by Durham University Business School and NEOMA Business School highlights the detrimental effects of negative workplace gossip on career advancement.
    Woman in foreground with group of people gossiping in the background of an office
  • IMPACT Magazine - The Sustainability Issue - Issue 13

    Sustainability, as outlined by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), spans a wide range, focusing on critical areas like reducing poverty, advancing good health and wellbeing, guaranteeing quality education, nurturing decent work and economic growth, and championing climate action. The Sustainability Issue addresses these areas.
    Image of IMPACT magazine issue 13 cover showing sustainability Rubiks cube

Durham MBA Ranks in Global Top 100 and 16th for Career Progression

The Financial Times has placed the Durham MBA as 78th in the world in its Global MBA Ranking 2024. This is an outstanding achievement in a competitive marketplace with over 2,000 MBA programmes offered world-wide. The Durham MBA has consistently featured in the global top 100 for the last 11 years.
Cathedral at twilight image with FT Ranking logo

The Durham MBA and Steven Marshall, former Premier of South Australia

The Durham MBA has a global profile and attracts candidates from around the world. It has been consistently ranked in the Financial Times Top 100 Global MBAs. As a result, the MBA has an enviable reputation and as you’d expect, some notable alumni. We recently had the chance to catch up with Steven Marshall and asked him why he chose Durham for his MBA and the impact his studies have had on him. 
Photograph of MBA alumnus Steven Marshall

Winter congregation and graduate prize winners

As January draws to an end we look back at our Winter Congregation earlier this month. The School's ceremonies celebrated the achievement of all students, confirmed honorary awards on leading diplomats and acknowledged outstanding efforts in subject disciplines.
photograph of congregation procession from Castle to Cathedral

Female CEOs issue less debt than their male counterparts

Female CEOs issue less company debt than male CEOs, because women are often more risk-averse than their male counterparts and therefore less likely to get the company into financial difficulty.
Black woman stands at the head of a conference table and leads a business meeting

Gossiping at work really is bad for your career

New research by Durham University Business School and NEOMA Business School highlights the detrimental effects of negative workplace gossip on career advancement.
Woman in foreground with group of people gossiping in the background of an office

IMPACT Magazine - The Sustainability Issue - Issue 13

Sustainability, as outlined by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), spans a wide range, focusing on critical areas like reducing poverty, advancing good health and wellbeing, guaranteeing quality education, nurturing decent work and economic growth, and championing climate action. The Sustainability Issue addresses these areas.
Image of IMPACT magazine issue 13 cover showing sustainability Rubiks cube

Decoding Inequality: New Maths Project Aims to Unlock Social Puzzle

Dr Mauro Bambi from our Department of Economics is teaming up with Dr Alpár Mészáros from Durham University's Department of Mathematical Sciences to shed light on inequality through the lens of maths.
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Threads: new Twitter rival looks like a shrewd move but Meta lacks credibility

Professor Mariann (Maz) Hardey from our Business School and Wasim Ahmed from the University of Stirling explore the new social media platform Threads.
women looking at a phone
  • Durham MBA Ranks in Global Top 100 and 16th for Career Progression

    The Financial Times has placed the Durham MBA as 78th in the world in its Global MBA Ranking 2024. This is an outstanding achievement in a competitive marketplace with over 2,000 MBA programmes offered world-wide. The Durham MBA has consistently featured in the global top 100 for the last 11 years.
    Cathedral at twilight image with FT Ranking logo
  • The Durham MBA and Steven Marshall, former Premier of South Australia

    The Durham MBA has a global profile and attracts candidates from around the world. It has been consistently ranked in the Financial Times Top 100 Global MBAs. As a result, the MBA has an enviable reputation and as you’d expect, some notable alumni. We recently had the chance to catch up with Steven Marshall and asked him why he chose Durham for his MBA and the impact his studies have had on him. 
    Photograph of MBA alumnus Steven Marshall
  • Winter congregation and graduate prize winners

    As January draws to an end we look back at our Winter Congregation earlier this month. The School's ceremonies celebrated the achievement of all students, confirmed honorary awards on leading diplomats and acknowledged outstanding efforts in subject disciplines.
    photograph of congregation procession from Castle to Cathedral

The Durham MBA and Steven Marshall, former Premier of South Australia

The Durham MBA has a global profile and attracts candidates from around the world. It has been consistently ranked in the Financial Times Top 100 Global MBAs. As a result, the MBA has an enviable reputation and as you’d expect, some notable alumni. We recently had the chance to catch up with Steven Marshall and asked him why he chose Durham for his MBA and the impact his studies have had on him. 
Photograph of MBA alumnus Steven Marshall

Winter congregation and graduate prize winners

As January draws to an end we look back at our Winter Congregation earlier this month. The School's ceremonies celebrated the achievement of all students, confirmed honorary awards on leading diplomats and acknowledged outstanding efforts in subject disciplines.
photograph of congregation procession from Castle to Cathedral

Upcoming events

QS MBA Fair - Athens

Tuesday 27 February 2024 - Tuesday 27 February 2024
4:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Greece
Athens

Building inclusive organisations for an inclusive society: Global perspectives and challenges 

Wednesday 28 February 2024 - Wednesday 28 February 2024
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
The Business School, Mill Hill Lane, Durham, DH1 3LB
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QS Masters Fair - Athens

Wednesday 28 February 2024 - Wednesday 28 February 2024
2:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Greece
Athens

CLF PhD Workshop with Dr Michelle Hammond (Oakland University)

Thursday 29 February 2024 - Thursday 29 February 2024
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Durham University Business School and Online
PhD
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IMPACT Latest Edition

This issue focuses on sustainability. It looks at social sustainability in the workplace, how artificial intelligence can steal our jobs but help save the planet and tackling plastic pollution. Student stories include a business consulting project with the Global Reporting Initiative.

Read Issue 13 - The Sustainability Issue