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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
7th
7th in the world. Financial Times Online MBA Ranking 2022
10th
10th in the world. Corporate Knights Better World MBA 2021
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 September 2022 entry.

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  • MSc Economics programmes

    Intensive, rewarding and inspiring: our Economics programmes are recognised around the world for their quality and real world relevance.

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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 September 2022 entry.

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MSc Economics programmes

Intensive, rewarding and inspiring: our Economics programmes are recognised around the world for their quality and real world relevance.

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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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  • What can business leaders learn from industrial action?

    With industrial action being voted for by a variety of workers such as Royal Mail and Rail staff, we talk to Professor Bernd Brandl in our Department of Marketing and Management, whose research focuses on employment relations and international Human Resource Management, to ask some quick-fire questions in relation to how business leaders can learn from strike action in the UK in order to keep employees satisfied.
    Empty UK train station platform
  • Poets & Quants Ranking of The Best Masters In Management Programmes

    We’re happy to announce that we've been included in Poets & Quants ranking of the world's best Masters in Management programmes.
    Poets&Quants Masters in Management Ranking 2022
  • Experts challenge the status quo of leadership in symposium ‘Leaving the Office, Leaving the Lead’

    Colleagues from Durham University and the Centre for Leadership and Followership hosted an international, cross-disciplinary symposium at the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management in Seattle, Washington, in August 2022. Chaired by Dr Karolina Nieberle, Department of Psychology, the symposium challenged the status quo of how people get to see themselves as leaders and considers when people leave a formal working environment such as the office, do they still see themselves as leaders? 
    Seattle & Durham skyline with office image in the middle
  • 27% of European companies are actively using HR analytics for performance management

    Keen to understand why firms make use of the opportunities HR analytics can offer, new research conducted by Barbara Bechter, Associate Professor in Human Resource Management, and Bernd Brandl, Professor in Management, alongside Alex Lehr, Radboud University, has found that 27% of European companies are actively using HR analytics for performance management.
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  • Majority of customers have a positive experience with customer services robots

    Interacting with robots triggers emotions of joy, love, surprise, interest and excitement for customers, whilst discontent is mainly expressed when customers cannot use service robots due to them malfunctioning, according to new research conducted by Dr Zhibin Lin, Associate Professor of Marketing, alongside colleagues from Smith School of Business, Queen’s University, Audencia Business School and Jimei University.
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  • IMPACT magazine - World Economy and Society - Issue 11

    Issue 11 of our award-winning magazine, IMPACT, is out now. Themed around ‘world economy and society’, the issue looks at our research on the economy at a global and local level. With the world experiencing war in Europe the shockwaves are being felt everywhere and driving a cost-of-living crisis through the availability of oil, gas and grain. Is it overly dramatic to say the world economy is on a knife edge?
    Cover of IMPACT magazine Issue 11 feature the world on a knife edge
  • UK parliamentary committee reference business school social housing research

    A report recently published by the cross-party Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (LUHC) Committee addresses a series of issues relating to the supply, quality and regulation of social housing in England. The committee heard about the research findings co-authored by the School's Dr Mercy Denedo, Assistant Professor in Accounting, and Dr Amanze Ejiogu, Senior Lecturer in Accounting at Newcastle University Business School into stigma and discrimination in England's social housing sector.
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Poets & Quants Ranking of The Best Masters In Management Programmes

We’re happy to announce that we've been included in Poets & Quants ranking of the world's best Masters in Management programmes.
Poets&Quants Masters in Management Ranking 2022

Experts challenge the status quo of leadership in symposium ‘Leaving the Office, Leaving the Lead’

Colleagues from Durham University and the Centre for Leadership and Followership hosted an international, cross-disciplinary symposium at the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management in Seattle, Washington, in August 2022. Chaired by Dr Karolina Nieberle, Department of Psychology, the symposium challenged the status quo of how people get to see themselves as leaders and considers when people leave a formal working environment such as the office, do they still see themselves as leaders? 
Seattle & Durham skyline with office image in the middle

27% of European companies are actively using HR analytics for performance management

Keen to understand why firms make use of the opportunities HR analytics can offer, new research conducted by Barbara Bechter, Associate Professor in Human Resource Management, and Bernd Brandl, Professor in Management, alongside Alex Lehr, Radboud University, has found that 27% of European companies are actively using HR analytics for performance management.
Person using macbook pro statistics graphs

Majority of customers have a positive experience with customer services robots

Interacting with robots triggers emotions of joy, love, surprise, interest and excitement for customers, whilst discontent is mainly expressed when customers cannot use service robots due to them malfunctioning, according to new research conducted by Dr Zhibin Lin, Associate Professor of Marketing, alongside colleagues from Smith School of Business, Queen’s University, Audencia Business School and Jimei University.
Friendly robot smiling

IMPACT magazine - World Economy and Society - Issue 11

Issue 11 of our award-winning magazine, IMPACT, is out now. Themed around ‘world economy and society’, the issue looks at our research on the economy at a global and local level. With the world experiencing war in Europe the shockwaves are being felt everywhere and driving a cost-of-living crisis through the availability of oil, gas and grain. Is it overly dramatic to say the world economy is on a knife edge?
Cover of IMPACT magazine Issue 11 feature the world on a knife edge

UK parliamentary committee reference business school social housing research

A report recently published by the cross-party Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (LUHC) Committee addresses a series of issues relating to the supply, quality and regulation of social housing in England. The committee heard about the research findings co-authored by the School's Dr Mercy Denedo, Assistant Professor in Accounting, and Dr Amanze Ejiogu, Senior Lecturer in Accounting at Newcastle University Business School into stigma and discrimination in England's social housing sector.
concrete council flat building with exposure at night
  • Majority of customers have a positive experience with customer services robots

    Interacting with robots triggers emotions of joy, love, surprise, interest and excitement for customers, whilst discontent is mainly expressed when customers cannot use service robots due to them malfunctioning, according to new research conducted by Dr Zhibin Lin, Associate Professor of Marketing, alongside colleagues from Smith School of Business, Queen’s University, Audencia Business School and Jimei University.
    Friendly robot smiling
  • Bargaining over wages can be more effective if done at a sector-level

    With inflationary pressures affecting most global economies now, there are growing demands for wage increases by employee groups being hit by the cost-of-living crisis. Professor Bernd Brandl, an expert in employment relations and Human Resource Management, has some pertinent research. Wage bargaining can be much more effective for management and employees if it is done at a higher, sector level as opposed to firm or small groups level. And it can also have a positive impact on the performance.
    Crop faceless multi-ethnic interviewer and job seeker going through interview
  • Understanding others is key to successful mentorship

    New Business School research has found that career mentorship is most successful for mentees who are empathetic and able to understand the perspectives of others.
    Mentorship

Bargaining over wages can be more effective if done at a sector-level

With inflationary pressures affecting most global economies now, there are growing demands for wage increases by employee groups being hit by the cost-of-living crisis. Professor Bernd Brandl, an expert in employment relations and Human Resource Management, has some pertinent research. Wage bargaining can be much more effective for management and employees if it is done at a higher, sector level as opposed to firm or small groups level. And it can also have a positive impact on the performance.
Crop faceless multi-ethnic interviewer and job seeker going through interview

Understanding others is key to successful mentorship

New Business School research has found that career mentorship is most successful for mentees who are empathetic and able to understand the perspectives of others.
Mentorship
  • What can business leaders learn from industrial action?

    With industrial action being voted for by a variety of workers such as Royal Mail and Rail staff, we talk to Professor Bernd Brandl in our Department of Marketing and Management, whose research focuses on employment relations and international Human Resource Management, to ask some quick-fire questions in relation to how business leaders can learn from strike action in the UK in order to keep employees satisfied.
    Empty UK train station platform
  • Poets & Quants Ranking of The Best Masters In Management Programmes

    We’re happy to announce that we've been included in Poets & Quants ranking of the world's best Masters in Management programmes.
    Poets&Quants Masters in Management Ranking 2022
  • Experts challenge the status quo of leadership in symposium ‘Leaving the Office, Leaving the Lead’

    Colleagues from Durham University and the Centre for Leadership and Followership hosted an international, cross-disciplinary symposium at the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management in Seattle, Washington, in August 2022. Chaired by Dr Karolina Nieberle, Department of Psychology, the symposium challenged the status quo of how people get to see themselves as leaders and considers when people leave a formal working environment such as the office, do they still see themselves as leaders? 
    Seattle & Durham skyline with office image in the middle

Poets & Quants Ranking of The Best Masters In Management Programmes

We’re happy to announce that we've been included in Poets & Quants ranking of the world's best Masters in Management programmes.
Poets&Quants Masters in Management Ranking 2022

Experts challenge the status quo of leadership in symposium ‘Leaving the Office, Leaving the Lead’

Colleagues from Durham University and the Centre for Leadership and Followership hosted an international, cross-disciplinary symposium at the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management in Seattle, Washington, in August 2022. Chaired by Dr Karolina Nieberle, Department of Psychology, the symposium challenged the status quo of how people get to see themselves as leaders and considers when people leave a formal working environment such as the office, do they still see themselves as leaders? 
Seattle & Durham skyline with office image in the middle

Upcoming events

QS Virtual Connect Masters – Thailand & Vietnam

Wednesday 24 August 2022 - Wednesday 24 August 2022
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Online
QS Virtual Connect Masters – Thailand & Vietnam

Durham Global Debate - Athens

Thursday 1 September 2022 - Thursday 1 September 2022
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Alkis Argiriadis Theatre, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Central Building, 30 Panepistimiou str. 10679, Athens, Greece

Creative Fuse North East Conference 2022

Wednesday 14 September 2022 - Thursday 15 September 2022
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
14/09/22 Middlesbrough Town Hall 15/09/22 City Campus East, Northumbria University, Newcastle

QS Virtual Connect MBA – Colombia

Saturday 17 September 2022 - Saturday 17 September 2022
4:30 PM to 7:00 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.

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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 Discover Our PhD Programme