Calibre and Heritage
One of the UK's longest established business schools, we are proud of our prestigious foundations and international recognition.
Shaped by the past
Durham has been a renowned place of learning for over 1,000 years; the University is over 180 years old and the Business School was founded in 1965. Together, we have always nurtured independent thinking and academic excellence – and these remain at the heart of everything we do.
Learning by experience
With such a long history, there’s very little we haven’t lived through. Our staff and students benefit from this collective experience every day, giving us a unique historical perspective combined with strong international connections.
Leading the field
We are one of an elite group of schools worldwide to carry three internationally recognised quality assurances, a testament to the calibre of the School and an endorsement of the exceptional quality of our programmes.
We are also consistently ranked highly in a wide range of prestigious listings:
University - 5th in The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018
Business School - 47th in Europe in the FT European Business Schools ranking 2017
MBA - 10th in the UK in the FT Global MBA ranking 2017; 4th in the UK in the Economist Which MBA? ranking 2017
Online MBA - 9th in the world in the FT Online MBA ranking 2017
Yaman Islim, MSc Finance graduate
"I enjoyed everything Durham has to offer, particularly the bits that you don’t find on the internet; the kind people, the amazing collegiate system, friendships, the nights out, the feeling you get when you go to the Cathedral for the first time, the difficult exams, the reading lists that never end, the discussions and debates that never end as well, the sports that you can practice, the societies you could join, all that gives Durham University its special flavour, a flavour that I doubt exists elsewhere."
Amol Joshi, MBA
"My journey at Durham University Business School has been a truly rewarding experience, boosting my confidence to take on bigger challenges in life and transforming me into a business leader."
Commercial Marketing Officer, Alcatel-Lucent
"Alcatel-Lucent has a long-standing relationship with Durham University Business School and has remained impressed with the calibre of the work produced by the MBA students during the consultancy projects each year."