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Students celebrating at graduation on a purple background with the Financial Times Online MBA 2024 ranking at the top

The Durham MBA (Online) has been ranked among the top in the world according to the Financial Times Global Online MBA Ranking 2024, climbing two places to 6th globally.

Recognition of Excellence in UK, Europe, and Worldwide 

In addition to moving up to 6th place globally, The Financial Times ranking identifies our programme as the 3rd best programme in the UK, 4th in Europe and among the top 10 globally, alongside other prestigious institutions such as IE Business School, Imperial College Business School, and Warwick Business School. 

Acknowledgment of Key Metrics 

Notably The Durham MBA (Online) has ranked 2nd for Value for Money and 3rd for Career Progress and efforts in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Net Zero Teaching.  

Professor Cathy Cassell, Executive Dean, highlights the importance of these factors for the future of business education: 

"This year's achievement is outstanding - not only being recognised among the best but also climbing to 6th place globally. The Financial Times Global Online MBA Ranking 2024 reaffirms our programme's commitment to excellence in the evolving business education sector. In today's sustainability-driven landscape, our remarkable progress in Career, Value, and ESG principles underscores our dedication to shaping sustainable leaders. Sustainability isn't just an aspect; it is the cornerstone of future business education." 

Specialised Pathways and Options 

Our Online MBA has consistently maintained its position in the Financial Times' top 10 since its first ranking in 2014. Established in 1988, the programme has evolved significantly, incorporating modern tech tools, flexibility, dedicated careers support, and options for blended learning.  

Like its on-campus full-time MBA counterpart, Durham's Online MBA programme provides students with the option to specialise their studies through structured pathways in Entrepreneurship, Consultancy, or Technology, further enhancing its appeal and relevance in today's dynamic business landscape. 

This ranking maintains the School’s steady reputation as being amongst the top institutions globally from which students can pursue an Online MBA.  

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