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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.

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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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PhD Scholarships in Small Business, Innovation and Regional Development

Durham University Business School invites applications from prospective Ph.D. candidates with outstanding academic achievement and research potential, specifically interested in supporting SMEs in the region.

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Master both the technical and management skills required to deliver net zero

An exciting new Masters programme is set to equip students with the skills to accelerate the transition to a Net Zero world.
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Failure to consider language diversity in EDI provision causes problems for multinational firms

Multinational companies are struggling to successfully produce and embed effective equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) focused agendas
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Business Projects additional resources help organisations get to grips with issues and opportunities

MBA and MSc Business Analytics students focus their skills to address client organisation demands
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Apprenticeship levy offers route to levelling up the North East, when paired with Executive Education

Businesses in the North East of England could be doing more to utilise training support schemes, such as the Apprenticeship Levy, to upskill their staff and grow their operations, say School academics. And the Durham Senior Leader Apprenticeship (SLA) which is set to run in January 2023 is a shining example of how organisations can benefit from the UK Government’s Apprenticeship Levy scheme.
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Northeast key players call for region to take advantage of Government’s ‘levelling-up’ agenda

Associate Dean for Internationalisation, Professor Kieran Fernandes, and former professor at the School, Professor Christos Tsinopoulos, recently met with council leaders and local businesses to discuss how local government and businesses can work better together to deliver ‘levelling-up’ – or regional rebalancing – across the North.
Key regional players discuss findings of the Regional Rebalancing report at Durham University Business School

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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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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Master both the technical and management skills required to deliver net zero

An exciting new Masters programme is set to equip students with the skills to accelerate the transition to a Net Zero world.
Wind turbines in a grass field with a blue sky

Business Projects additional resources help organisations get to grips with issues and opportunities

MBA and MSc Business Analytics students focus their skills to address client organisation demands
Close-up of two people working at a meeting table

Upcoming events

Durham MBA Online Information Session

Tuesday 31 January 2023 - Tuesday 31 January 2023
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Online
The Durham MBA OIS event

Webinar – MSc Energy Engineering Management

Thursday 2 February 2023 - Thursday 2 February 2023
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Online
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Financialization and Accounting: reflections on Social Housing during the Covid-19 pandemic in Brazil

Wednesday 8 February 2023 - Wednesday 8 February 2023
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Room 427, Durham University Business School
Conference

QS Connect MBA - Bogota

Thursday 9 February 2023 - Thursday 9 February 2023
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bogota
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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.

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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.
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