Global experience, outstanding research insight and real business connections
Durham University Business School is a triple-accredited international business school offering undergraduate, postgraduate and post-experience programmes. It is part of Durham University, the third oldest in England and firmly established within the top 10 universities in the UK.
The Business School itself was established in 1965 and was one of the first university business schools in the UK.
Our people make Durham University Business School one of the most respected business schools in the UK. Their global experience, outstanding research insight and real business connections keep us at the leading edge.
Our Strategic Vision
Internationally accredited, Durham University Business School is proudly integral to one of the world’s prestigious universities. Our vision is to lead business thought and practice to improve global wealth and well-being.
Our mission is to develop and enthuse leaders and entrepreneurs who create, share and use knowledge to deliver equitable and sustainable futures around the world.
Over the next ten years, Durham University Business School will pursue its mission across three core domains to become a recognised Top 20 European Business School: Research and Impact, Education and Student Experience. In addition, three transversal imperatives - internationalisation; ethics, responsibility and sustainability; and external engagement and connection - will shape further our direction of travel.
The School’s ambition is to advance world changing knowledge and secure global impact. As a School that is continuously seeking to develop challenges of both rigour and relevance, we publish our work in internationally outstanding journals and disseminate it beyond academia.
There are three research-led departments in the School: Management and Marketing; Accounting; and Economics and Finance.
We will accept submission of CVs across all three departments for expression of interest.
We are currently recruiting to the following posts:
- Professor Finance & Economics
- Associate Professor Economics & Finance
- Assistant Professor Economics & Finance
- Professor Management and Marketing
- Assistant Professor Management and Marketing
- Associate Professor Management and Marketing
- Professor Accounting
Our research is internationally renowned, both for its academic rigour and the benefits it brings to society as a whole. We work with partners around the world to push boundaries – not just keeping up with the latest developments, but setting the agenda and leading business thinking. We work with partners in all sectors to inform policy and to develop innovative approaches to thinking and problem-solving.
The School has ten Research Centres, which have the potential to be internationally renowned centres of excellence. These Centres are:
- Banking, Institutions and Development
- Economic Growth and Policy
- Environmental and Energy Economics
- Ethical Finance, Accountability and Governance
- Experimental Methods in Business Research
- Innovation and Technology Management
- Institute for Local Governance
- Leadership and Followership
- Quantitative Research in Finance and Economics
- Work, Organisation Ethics and Society
Two of the centres are cross-institutional concentrations of research, the Institute for Local Governance (ILG) and the Experimental Methods in Business Research Group.
Centre for Leadership and Followership: Policing Research Unit and work with Toni & Guy.
Quantitative Research in Financial Economics centre (QRFE): GFI Fenics support students to obtain their PhDs at the School; also works with SAP, Hewlett Packard, National Grid and Royal London and are part of the SESAR SJU.
Centre for Organisations and Society: Employee Participation in Share Plans (with the University of Melbourne); Employee ownership (with the Employee Ownership Association); and sustainable development.
Creative Fuse North East. Academics work alongside industry, cultural organisations, charities and the public sector, to explore how creative, digital and IT firms can have a sustainable future in the region.
The facilities and resources are what you’d expect from a leading business school at our newly-extended £16.6 million world-class facility at Mill Hill Lane, Durham. From the latest IT and library services to a virtual learning environment, students have everything to hand to make the most of their learning.
All lecture theatres and seminar rooms were redesigned and extended at the same time, providing new capacity to deliver the School’s programmes.
Business School faculty and professional support staff are accommodated on-site, increasing the opportunities for collaboration and strengthening the research environment for both staff and students alike.
In line with its strategic aims, the School continues to expand and develop a strong international faculty with high-quality research performance in areas which support the School’s wider portfolio and research-led ethos. There are 146 faculty, including 38 professorial staff.
Staff profiles link - durham.ac.uk/business/about/our-people/