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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. 

Frankfurt financial district

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.
Business people in a meeting
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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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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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Highly organised CEOs can hinder firm strategic flexibility in volatile environments

Chief Executive Officerss who prioritise planning and organisation can find their skills make them a hindrance to their organisations when it comes to adapting to external changes, according to new research.
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Predictive S&P500 index removals thesis wins the Worshipful Company of International Bankers 2023 Lombard Prize

MSc Finance graduate, Avery Aylsworth has been awarded the Lombard Prize for Best Dissertation 2023 at the prestigious Worshipful Company of International Bankers (WCIB) Annual Banquet held in the Lord Mayor of London’s Mansion House.
Photograph of Avery Alysworth with his Lombard Prize certificate

Collaborative research into child poverty and poor educational performance offers solutions to UK policy makers

A new report, involving faculty from the Business School in collaboration with seven other research-intensive universities from across Northern England, has investigated the links between child poverty and poor educational performance and calls on the government to take urgent action.
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Durham MBA (Online) ranked amongst the best in the world

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.
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Decision-making at home hinders women in the workplace

Decision-making styles within the family can be a significant barrier to achieving gender parity not only at home but in the workplace too, new research from Durham University Business School reveals.
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Decoding Inequality: New Maths Project Aims to Unlock Social Puzzle

Dr Mauro Bambi from our Department of Economics is teaming up with Dr Alpár Mészáros from Durham University's Department of Mathematical Sciences to shed light on inequality through the lens of maths.
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Threads: new Twitter rival looks like a shrewd move but Meta lacks credibility

Professor Mariann (Maz) Hardey from our Business School and Wasim Ahmed from the University of Stirling explore the new social media platform Threads.
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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.
QS World Rankings graphic

Predictive S&P500 index removals thesis wins the Worshipful Company of International Bankers 2023 Lombard Prize

MSc Finance graduate, Avery Aylsworth has been awarded the Lombard Prize for Best Dissertation 2023 at the prestigious Worshipful Company of International Bankers (WCIB) Annual Banquet held in the Lord Mayor of London’s Mansion House.
Photograph of Avery Alysworth with his Lombard Prize certificate

Upcoming events

GSG Seminar with Prof Peter J Buckley OBE (Manchester)

Monday 15 April 2024 - Monday 15 April 2024
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
Durham University Business School and Online
Entrance to Business School

Power, Control and Resistance - Durham DBA Module Taster Session

Wednesday 17 April 2024 - Wednesday 17 April 2024
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Online
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CSTIO Seminar with Marco S. Giarratana (IE University)

Wednesday 24 April 2024 - Wednesday 24 April 2024
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Online and in-person
Entrance to Business School

Engaged Gendered Research Workshop

Thursday 25 April 2024 - Thursday 25 April 2024
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Durham University Business School
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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