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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.

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7th
7th in the world. Financial Times Online MBA Ranking 2022
25th
25th in the world. Corporate Knights Better World MBA 2022
37th
37th in the world. Economist Which MBA 2022
45th
45th in Europe. Financial Times European Business School 2021

Focus Programmes

  • The Durham MBA (Online)

    Flexibility is at the heart of the Durham Online MBA programme as you can personalise your programme to meet your career goals. Applications open for April 2023 entry.

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  • Senior Leader Apprenticeship

    Part-time executive development eligible for use with UK apprenticeship levy and possible progression to our world-class Online MBA 

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The Durham MBA (Online)

Flexibility is at the heart of the Durham Online MBA programme as you can personalise your programme to meet your career goals. Applications open for April 2023 entry.

Online Learning Button on a laptop

Senior Leader Apprenticeship

Part-time executive development eligible for use with UK apprenticeship levy and possible progression to our world-class Online MBA 

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IMPACT Latest Edition

Durham University Business School's award-winning thought-leadership magazine. IMPACT showcases the impact we have throughout our communities and the business world. This issue focuses on World Economy and Society. Balanced on a knife edge will our global economy survive?

Read IMPACT magazine issue 11 now Find out more about our IMPACT hub here

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COP27 and the Impasse of Climate Responsibility: Liability, Reparation, and the Role of Innovative Enterprises

Dr Laura Marsiliani from our Department of Economics and Co-Director Centre for Environmental and Energy Economics (CE3) comments on her recent attendance at COP27 as a member of Durham University observer delegation and the significance of the conference being held in Sharm el-Sheikh.
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Consumer trust is best retained if organisations are up front after a security breach

Organisations which suffer security breaches in which customer information is put at risk are far more likely to retain consumer trust if they are swift in communicating the incident, and are proactive in setting out a solution, according to new research from Dr Spyros Angelopoulos, alongside Robert Davison from City University of Hong Kong as well as Noury Janse, Carol Ou, and Xiaowei Zhang from Tilburg University.
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ERS credentials see the Durham MBA sustain Corporate Knights Global Top 25 Ranking

Of the 160 schools assessed in this year’s Corporate Knights Better World ranking of the most sustainable MBA programmes, we’re pleased to say that the Durham MBA (Full-time) has been placed in the global top 25.
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Global DBA featured in Forbes article highlighting doctorates in business

"When you conjure up the image of a doctor in your head, you're much more likely to see white coats than you are Wharton..." says Matt Symonds in his Forbes' article. Similar to a PhD, a DBA (Doctor of Business Administration) grants the holder the honored title of “Doctor” but without the need for a stethoscope.
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Does loving your country hinder international collaboration?

Having a positive attitude towards your home country is more likely to stop you from collaborating internationally, according to new research undertaken by Professor of Experimental Economics Jason Shachat, alongside colleagues from Chapman University, USA, and Wuhan University, China.
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Guardian University Guide 2023 undergraduate subject rankings highlight School’s strengths in career prospects

The Guardian University Guide recently published its annual subject level tables and three of the School’s undergraduate subject areas achieved a top ten placing. The ranking also highlighted the School’s strengths for graduate prospects.
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  • Consumer trust is best retained if organisations are up front after a security breach

    Organisations which suffer security breaches in which customer information is put at risk are far more likely to retain consumer trust if they are swift in communicating the incident, and are proactive in setting out a solution, according to new research from Dr Spyros Angelopoulos, alongside Robert Davison from City University of Hong Kong as well as Noury Janse, Carol Ou, and Xiaowei Zhang from Tilburg University.
    Image of red lock unlocked surrounded by locked grey locks
  • Does loving your country hinder international collaboration?

    Having a positive attitude towards your home country is more likely to stop you from collaborating internationally, according to new research undertaken by Professor of Experimental Economics Jason Shachat, alongside colleagues from Chapman University, USA, and Wuhan University, China.
    A group of people having a discussion in a meeting room
  • Capping energy costs will damage climate change progress in developing countries

    Developing and emerging countries will fail to make any significant contribution to global sustainability efforts, unless governments stop capping electricity prices, according to new research from Associate Professor Laura Marsiliani and Associate Professor Thomas Renstrom alongside colleagues from North South University in Bangladesh and Copenhagen Business School.
    Arial photo of high rise buildings during the day in Bangladesh

Does loving your country hinder international collaboration?

Having a positive attitude towards your home country is more likely to stop you from collaborating internationally, according to new research undertaken by Professor of Experimental Economics Jason Shachat, alongside colleagues from Chapman University, USA, and Wuhan University, China.
A group of people having a discussion in a meeting room

Capping energy costs will damage climate change progress in developing countries

Developing and emerging countries will fail to make any significant contribution to global sustainability efforts, unless governments stop capping electricity prices, according to new research from Associate Professor Laura Marsiliani and Associate Professor Thomas Renstrom alongside colleagues from North South University in Bangladesh and Copenhagen Business School.
Arial photo of high rise buildings during the day in Bangladesh

Global DBA featured in Forbes article highlighting doctorates in business

"When you conjure up the image of a doctor in your head, you're much more likely to see white coats than you are Wharton..." says Matt Symonds in his Forbes' article. Similar to a PhD, a DBA (Doctor of Business Administration) grants the holder the honored title of “Doctor” but without the need for a stethoscope.
Durham cathedral and Paris city view with Eiffel Tower

Guardian University Guide 2023 undergraduate subject rankings highlight School’s strengths in career prospects

The Guardian University Guide recently published its annual subject level tables and three of the School’s undergraduate subject areas achieved a top ten placing. The ranking also highlighted the School’s strengths for graduate prospects.
Business School building courtyard on a sunny day 1050x350

Upcoming events

QRFE talk on Multi-(Horizon) Factor Investing with AI

Thursday 1 December 2022 - Thursday 1 December 2022
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Online
Virtual conference

Durham MBA Open Event

Saturday 3 December 2022 - Saturday 3 December 2022
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Durham University Business School
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MIB seminar by Professor Stewart Miller (University of Texas San Antonio)

Tuesday 6 December 2022 - Tuesday 6 December 2022
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Room 215 Durham Business School Durham University Mill Hill Lane Durham DH1 3LB UK
Conference

Durham MBA Online Information Session

Thursday 8 December 2022 - Thursday 8 December 2022
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Online
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Take a tour of our School and facilities

Explore Durham University Business School and its location within Durham City, the surrounding facilities and the nearest accommodation.

Watch a quick tour of the School Explore our interactive virtual tour

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.
Durham Cathedral

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 Discover Our PhD Programme