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The Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2023 has ranked the Durham MBA (Full-time) 1st in the UK, 5th in Europe and 12th in the world for value for money.

This reveals the exceptional return on investment our full-time MBA graduates are realising, as they have seen, on average, an increase of 92% on their salaries three years after graduating with their MBA. 

Professor Cathy Cassell, Executive Dean, Durham University Business School: 

“This excellent result demonstrates the School’s dedication and commitment to providing an outstanding, inclusive business education for all. The ranking displays how our Full-time MBA graduates have on average, effectively increased their salary from before the programme to three years after graduating.  

We are conscious of the investment made by students who decide to embark on an MBA and we seek to add value with differentiating activities, so that our graduates stand out in their job markets and impress prospective employers.” 

This prestigious ranking also showed the Durham MBA (Full-time) climbed 17 places to rank 78th in the world with the programme positioned 8th in the UK and 23rd in Europe. 

Professor Jorge Lengler, Associate Dean for MBA Programmes: 

"The School works hard with current students, alumni and industry connections, including our advisory boards, to ensure our programme delivers what future business leaders need in terms of knowledge and skills. The ranking demonstrates how the Durham MBA enables our students to enhance their capabilities and expertise required in a continuously changing world. 

The significant increase in the School’s position in the rankings this year demonstrates not only the ‘value for money’ of studying for an MBA at Durham, but also the School’s strong focus on the key themes of internationalisation and social responsibility and ethics, which run throughout the programme." 

The Durham MBA transforms careers, enhancing key business and leadership capabilities. Our programme offers three pathways of Entrepreneurship, Consultancy and Technology, meaning students can tailor their studies to be specific to their career ambitions. 

Durham is one of the UK’s longest-established business schools and carries the internationally recognised triple-accreditation of AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS, placing it in the top 1% of business schools across the globe. 

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