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The Financial Times Global Online MBA Ranking 2023 has ranked the Durham MBA (Online) as amongst the best in the world.

The report, published today, names the Durham MBA (Online) within the top five best programmes within the UK and Europe, and amongst the global top 10, alongside other prestigious institutions such as Warwick Business School, IE Business School and Carnegie Melon Tepper School of Business. 

In keeping with the current needs and demands of today’s business school applicants, the programme has also ranked 1st in the UK and Europe and 2nd globally for Value For Money, and has been placed 1st in the UK and 2nd globally for its efforts toward Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and net zero teaching. 

Professor Cathy Cassell, Executive Dean, Durham University Business School believes it’s these factors that the Business School must focus on further in the future. 

“It is a fantastic accomplishment for our Online MBA programme to be once again recognised amongst the best on the market. As an institution we have always strived to provide high levels of quality, variety and access for applicants to our business education programmes, and our Online MBA programme has always been a key part of that mission.  

Another core part of our ethos is sustainability and social responsibility. Increasingly, business schools must strive to ensure their programmes, activities and values continue to meet the needs and priorities of applicants and can make a positive impact on the world around them. We are proud that our own efforts in this area have been recognised in this ranking in the Value for Money and ESG criteria.”

This ranking maintains the School’s steady reputation as being amongst the top institutions globally from which students can pursue an Online MBA. We have remained within the Financial Times’ top 10, since first entering into the ranking in 2014.  

Durham University Business School is one of the UK’s longest established business schools, carrying three internationally-recognised quality accreditations; EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA. It has established a solid reputation for providing innovative learning methods for its students, first launching its Online MBA, originally classed as a Distance Learning MBA, in 1988.  

Twenty five years later, the programme has evolved significantly. Today’s students utilise a range of modern tech tools to ensure 24/7 support in their learning experience, can build flexibility for the duration of their programme to help facilitate simultaneous study and career progression, gain dedicated careers support, utilise new technologies to build stronger ties with remote classmates. Participants are also offered the option of blended learning, taking modules on campus as well as online.

In line with on-campus Full-time MBA peers, Online MBA students also have the option to specialise their studies by following one of three structured pathways: Entrepreneurship, Consultancy or Technology. 

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