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Welcome to our Department

Built on strong and broad foundations in management and marketing knowledge, our teaching and research focuses on the global business world.

We are a diverse and dynamic group of about 85 academics who conduct world leading and impactful research in the areas of leadership and followership, innovation and technology management, organisation and society, and marketing (including international business).

We teach courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels in the main management fields of strategy, organisational behaviour, leadership, HRM, marketing, entrepreneurship, public management, operations, and international business. We also deliver executive education courses (part-time and online) with modules that span a wide range of management fields.

Our ambition is to build on our leading international position by advancing world changing knowledge and securing global impact through increasingly collaborative research across disciplines with colleagues in the University and beyond.

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Our ambition is to build on our leading international position by advancing world changing knowledge and securing global impact through increasingly collaborative research across disciplines with colleagues in the University and beyond.

Andrew Parker
Head of Management and Marketing

What's new?


Complete University Guide 2023 undergraduate subject rankings

The Complete University Guide (CUG) published subject level tables of the School’s undergraduate subjects featuring three subjects in the top ten. Both Accounting and Finance and Marketing have made the top three nationally, while Economics has risen an impressive 10 places to 6th.
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Alumni 20 year reunion

MBA Alumni return to Durham to celebrate their delayed 20-year reunion
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New Executive Dean to lead Business School

Professor Catherine (Cathy) Cassell has been appointed to the position of Executive Dean of Durham University Business School. She joins the University on 1 September 2022, taking over from Professor Kieran Fernandes, Interim Executive Dean.
New Executive Dean Announcement

Mismanagement of diversity and inclusion initiatives risks excluding staff

New research reveals that the diversity and inclusion efforts employed by organisations can have the adverse effect of alienating employees when employers fail to consider the needs and perspectives of all staff.
Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace

Executive Education Director Q&A: Christos Tsinopoulos, Durham University Business School

Newly appointed in his role as Associate Dean for External Engagement at Durham University Business School, Professor Christos Tsinopoulos is responsible for leading and implementing the School’s outreach and executive-education strategy. Please note: this article was first published in The Economist.
Professor Christos Tsinopoulos

Cryptocurrency returns are immune to monetary policy spillovers

Cryptocurrency returns are immune to spillovers caused by changing international monetary policies, according to new research from the School. The researchers also state that cryptocurrencies may offer a variety of benefits as a digital asset.
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Does terrorism affect the mergers and acquisitions of companies close by?

This is the question a recent study by Professor Dimitris Petmezas and colleagues from Manchester Alliance Business School and Surrey Business School sought to answer.
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London most productive region in the UK

London is over 50% more productive than any other region in the UK, according to new research at the School.
London most productive region in the UK

Upcoming events

MIB in-person seminar with Professor Carlos Sousa

Wednesday 29 June 2022 - Wednesday 29 June 2022
10:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Room 223, Business School, Mill Hill Lane, Durham
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CEMAP Workshop: International Capital Flows: Causes and Policy Responses

Tuesday 5 July 2022 - Tuesday 5 July 2022
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Room 405, Business School, Mill Hill Lane, Durham
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MIB PhD Networking Seminar

Friday 8 July 2022 - Friday 8 July 2022
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Room 223, Business School, Mill Hill Lane, Durham
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Durham DBA - Online Information Session

Wednesday 13 July 2022 - Wednesday 13 July 2022
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Durham Castle

Our Research Centres

Our active research centres deliver impactful research across the global business world informing policy and changing business practice.

Marketing and International Business

The Group's work examines marketing strategy and management, consumer psychology, human resource management and entrepreneurship.

Centre for Leadership and Followership

The Centre's aim is to build knowledge in the area of leadership and followership and promote this to practitioners.

Centre of Innovation and Technology Management

Our multidisciplinary Centre aims to develop and disseminate knowledge in the area of operations, technology and innovation management.

All Research Centres

View and explore all our research centres and their activity across Durham University Business School.
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Our PhD Programme

Our PhD with Integrated Studies is a programme for exceptional postgraduate researchers with a passion and who aspire to become critical and independent thinkers delivering academic work of the highest calibre to shape the future of Management and Marketing scholarship.

Explore the School's PhD Programme See details of our PhD with integrated studies