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School secures fourth consecutive five-year re-accreditation success

The School has successfully secured a five-year extension to its accreditation for business education programmes, awarded by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
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Employees aligned with manager more likely to contribute ideas

Employees who share similar motivations for achievement with their managers are much more likely to speak up and share their ideas, concerns or feedback, according to new research by the School.
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Black female leaders take greater career risks to succeed

Black female leaders take more career-focused risks than any other leader – including white female leaders – to reach the top leadership positions, recent study reveals.
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Does the state of the UK economy inspire confidence? A School expert crunches the numbers

With UK inflation figures recently released, Dr Michael Nower from the School's Department of Economics has taken a deeper look at what they mean for the current state of the economy.
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Impact of early career unemployment: even a week can harm future leadership potential

Being unemployed as a young adult, even on a short-term basis, can significantly hinder the likelihood of such individuals being able to achieve a leadership position later in their careers, according to new research from Durham University Business School.
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Joint research report sets out new model for UK growth and innovation

The “Quadruple Helix” approach combines local government, business, academia and citizens in four-way collaboration.
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Online retailers must focus more on customer experience if they want a loyal following

Online retailers should focus more on the experience of customer’s using their website, as opposed to efficiency if they want to build customer loyalty, according to new research.
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Prince William visits Durham University spinout Low Carbon Materials

His Royal Highness made a visit to Earthshot Prize 2022 Finalist Low Carbon Materials (LCM) this week to learn more about how they create their innovative, low-carbon construction materials.
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QS World Top 20 Ranking for Online MBA

In their 2024 rankings global Higher Education experts QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) rank the Durham MBA (Online) in the world Top 20.
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In conversation with Julie Hodges

Julie Hodges, Professor of Management, shares insights from her latest book, "People-Centric Organizational Change: Engaging Employees in Business Transformation," in an exclusive interview with BlueSky Thinking.
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The School’s gender equality efforts are recognised with an Athena Swan Silver Award

The School is delighted to announce that it has been awarded the Athena Swan Silver Charter, a global framework promoting gender equality within higher education (HE) and research. It aims to advance women’s careers and address broader gender equality issues worldwide.
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QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024 Announced

The School’s Accounting and Finance subject area has been ranked equal 84th in the prestigious QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024.
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