UK Top 10 and European Top 20 for the Durham Full-time MBA in Financial Times' Global MBA Ranking
(1 February 2018)
The Full-Time MBA programme offered by Durham University Business School has been ranked 9th in the UK and 18th in Europe by the Financial Times in this year’s annual Global MBA Ranking. The ranking lists the best MBA programmes offered by business schools around the world each year based upon factors including; programme costs and return on investment, salaries, and class make-up. In the overall ranking, the programme is positioned at 64th globally, climbing 11 places from last year’s position of 75th. For further information about the programme, please click here.
Durham’s MBA has also been ranked 1st in the UK and 23rd globally for average salary increase for the programme’s alumni. The ranking reveals that the School’s Full-time MBA graduates have seen an average salary increase of 118% in the three years following graduation, compared to the salaries they received prior to starting the programme.
Furthermore, the Durham Full-time MBA has also been ranked 2nd in the UK and 5th globally for value for money, demonstrating the strong return on investment for the programme’s alumni.
In addition to the overall ranking, the Financial Times also released their ‘Top 10 MBA programmes in selected categories’ lists. Durham’s Full-time MBA is 1st in the UK for both economics (3rd globally) and marketing (10th globally).
Dr Julie Hodges, Associate Dean of MBA Programmes at Durham University Business School said,
“The results of this year’s ranking highlight that the Durham Full-time MBA is a world class programme, and one that continues to develop and evolve to meet the emerging trends of the global landscape. Our students benefit from the academic excellence of the Business School, our network of connections with industry and our successful alumni, all of which enables our students to enhance their capabilities for working in various sectors across the world.”
The programme has also been recognised for its diversity, being ranked 4th in the UK and 9th globally for numbers of international students, and 3rd in the UK and 8th globally for its percentage of female faculty.
Professor Susan Hart, Dean of Durham University Business School said,
“This excellent result demonstrates the School’s dedication and commitment to providing an outstanding, inclusive business education for all. The ranking displays how our Full-time MBA graduates have, on average, effectively doubled their salary from before the programme to three years after graduating. Our alumni will continue to enrich and shape society and business across the world.”
Durham University Business School is part of an elite, small group of business schools that hold triple accreditation, carrying three internationally-recognised quality assurances (EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA). The School is also one of the UK’s longest established business schools.