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Bank branches closer to their headquarters have greater performance and efficiency

Bank branches geographically closer to the bank’s headquarters have greater levels of output and efficiency, performing better than branches further away, according to new research from our Department of Finance.
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Top 5 UK business school for Masters in Management

The School has ranked in the UK Top 5 for its Masters in Management programme in the 2023 Financial Times rankings.
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Durham Islamic Finance Summer School 2023

Great success as our latest summer school comes to a close.
Large group of islamic finance students in the courtyard of the business school

Re-accreditation by Association of MBAs upholds triple-crown accreditation

Our MBA programme has been re-accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), confirming our place as a top global business school, committed to excellence in business and management education.
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New Professor in Practice appointments bring financial sector expertise to the classroom

The School has strengthened an already impressive roster of industry experts with the appointment of two new financial sector experts to its Professor in Practice initiative.
Michael Izza and Sarah Pritchard new professors in practice

Traditional male gender roles still dominate in entertainment industry

The characters that actors portray in films, television and on stage conform too closely with traditional gender roles according to new research by Jamie Callahan, Professor of Organisation and Ethics, in collaboration with Northumbria University.
Thomas Pollet, Jamie Callahan and Clare Cook seating in a theatre

Microeconomics expertise takes alliance with UK government to the next level

We’re delighted to announce that we’re partnering with the Competition and Markets Authority to provide microeconomics research expertise.
Vice Chancellor and Mike Walker signing MOU banner

IMPACT Magazine - The Leadership Issue - Issue 12

Issue 12 of our award-winning magazine, IMPACT, is out now. Entitled The Leadership Issue it examines our research on leadership and takes the opportunity to introduce the School’s new Executive Dean, Professor Cathy Cassell.
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Policymaker incentives vital to increase green innovation

The pursuit of green innovation strategies by firms is likely to boost their competitiveness as it allows them to enter new markets and build up ‘green’ capabilities, however this does not translate to increased turnover or performance, according to new research.
Businessman on blurred background drawing renewable eco lightbulb sketch

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.
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World-leading status affirmed in QS World University Rankings 2024

The Business School is an integral part of a world-leading university, and our academic excellence and impact is reflected in our global rankings
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A successful deep dive into the future of work

On Friday 23 June the School hosted a TEDx-style event at Durham’s Radisson Blu hotel to consider the future of work in the post-pandemic era. Faculty from the School delivered a series of short talks related to the theme and based upon their research into work areas.
Camera crew at research dissemination event