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Durham Ranked 35th Globally in Financial Times Top 50 MBA Programmes for Women

Durham University Business School’s Full-time MBA has been recognised as one of the world’s top programmes for women in the new Financial Times Top 50 MBA programmes for Women Ranking.

Durham University Business School ranked 35th globally and 3rd in the UK, as well as 1st globally in the value for money criteria.

According to the Financial Times, despite the growing interest in business education, women are still a minority on prestigious business school courses. This new ranking, for the first time, has ranked business schools according to their outcomes for women.

Dr Julie Hodges, Associate Dean of MBA Programmes at Durham University Business School, said:

“Our Full-time MBA being positioned as one of the world’s top programmes for women in this new ranking is excellent news. Supporting women to achieve their goals and become leaders in their chosen profession is important throughout the programme.” 

The ranking also positioned the MBA programme 1st globally for value for money, 3rd globally for female faculty, and 4th globally and 3rd in the UK for gender pay gap.

Thomas Whitaker, Senior Spokesman at Durham University Business School, said:

“This new ranking demonstrates the importance of business education for women and which institutions are really making a difference. The School is also ranked 1st globally for ‘Value for Money’ – an important indicator for return on investment for our students.”

Furthermore, the Full-time MBA programme includes a combination of core modules and specialist pathways, providing students with the opportunity to develop their knowledge, skills and capabilities and specialise in specific areas most suited to their professional needs.

Professor Susan Hart, Dean of Durham University Business School, said:

“This new ranking reflects the commitment given by all involved with the programme to really make a difference. We have impressive women faculty, students and alumni, who have made extraordinary marks on their educational and professional paths, demonstrating the importance of strengthening equality in leadership.”

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