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A Top Global Business School

Durham is an international triple accredited business school. Founded in 1965, we are one of the UK's longest established business schools and are proud to be integral to Durham University. 

Sharing insights, supporting innovation and teaching tomorrow’s leaders. We believe that to succeed in business, you need to get closer to the realities of business - so that’s what we do. We combine our academic excellence, insightful research and exceptional global business connections, to equip our students and alumni to become innovative business thinkers of the future and an influential individual in and beyond their careers. 

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, and a unique and historic setting – Durham is a university like no other.

About Us
6th
6th in the world. Financial Times Online MBA Ranking 2024
10th
10th in the world. Corporate Knights Better World MBA 2023
22nd
22nd in the world. Masters in Supply Chain Management (2024)
57th
57th in Europe. Financial Times European Business School 2023

Focus Programmes

  • MSc Supply Chain Management (Executive)

    Two-year blended delivery programme that will make you well-equipped to advance your career across supply chain functions or take up operations, supply chain and digital transformation consultancy roles.

    Supply Chain Management
  • The Durham-EBS Executive MBA

    An international Executive MBA dual award programme, which enables you to achieve two internationally highly valued degrees in just 18 months. 

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MSc Supply Chain Management (Executive)

Two-year blended delivery programme that will make you well-equipped to advance your career across supply chain functions or take up operations, supply chain and digital transformation consultancy roles.

Supply Chain Management

The Durham-EBS Executive MBA

An international Executive MBA dual award programme, which enables you to achieve two internationally highly valued degrees in just 18 months. 

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Gain a world-class education at a global business school

Our programmes combine academic excellence and outstanding research with global business connections. Add to that, exceptional skills and career development opportunities, you will find a learning experience that equips you for success in your chosen career.

  • MBA

    Challenge, inspire and gain the business knowledge, experience and capabilities to lead in global business.
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  • Masters

    Shape a successful career in your specialist area of interest on our world-renowned postgraduate programmes.
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  • Undergraduate

    The best start to a career in business begins with learning from the best in the business.
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MBA

Challenge, inspire and gain the business knowledge, experience and capabilities to lead in global business.
Business people adding sticky notes to a window

Masters

Shape a successful career in your specialist area of interest on our world-renowned postgraduate programmes.
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Undergraduate

The best start to a career in business begins with learning from the best in the business.
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DBA and PhD Programmes

Our three DBA programmes offer experienced business managers and executives the opportunity enhance business and career knowledge. The Durham PhD enables you to combine rigorous academic theory with research to influence the world of business and make a unique contribution to your field of study.

Explore Our DBA Programmes Explore Our PhD Programmes
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Degree Apprenticeships at Durham University

Uncover the perfect solution for your business's skill needs with an apprenticeship. Our vast expertise and knowledge can support and empower your business. Hear from Faltec Europe Ltd and WPS Advisory about how an apprenticeship with Durham University is supporting them.

Find out more about apprenticeships at Durham

What's new?

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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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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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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.
Young woman student searching jobs online with laptop outdoors

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.
A photograph of six different coloured hands joining small cogs together

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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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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Upcoming events

CSTIO Seminar with Prof Stavros Zenios (Durham University)

Thursday 20 June 2024 - Thursday 20 June 2024
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
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Durham MBA Open Day

Saturday 22 June 2024 - Saturday 22 June 2024
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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CCSC Seminar Prof Sanjit Roy (Edith Cowan University)

Friday 28 June 2024 - Friday 28 June 2024
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Durham University Business School and Online
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Durham MBA Online Information Session

Tuesday 2 July 2024 - Tuesday 2 July 2024
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Online
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IMPACT Latest Edition

This issue focuses on sustainability. It looks at social sustainability in the workplace, how artificial intelligence can steal our jobs but help save the planet and tackling plastic pollution. Student stories include a business consulting project with the Global Reporting Initiative.

Read Issue 13 - The Sustainability Issue