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Our MBA programme has been re-accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), confirming our place as a top global business school, committed to excellence in business and management education.

The re-accreditation, which will last for five years, continues the School’s triple-crown accredited status, which also includes accreditations from EQUIS and AACSB, making it one of only 100 elite business schools globally to hold all three accreditations. 

Showcasing an excellent standard of teaching 

For Executive Dean Professor Cathy Cassell, this re-accreditation showcases the School’s excellent standard of teaching of business education, its rigorous research practices, and high-calibre programmes which demonstrate our high standards of teaching, curriculum, and student interaction. 

Professor Cathy Cassell says, 

“I am delighted that our MBA has achieved another five-year accreditation. This is testimony to our position as a leading international business school, with excellence across our key strategic areas of research and impact, education and student experience.  

It is particularly pleasing that the panel commended the School on the excellence of the our scholarly research and the profile and contribution of our 12 research centres, combined with the practice-based nature of the MBA programmes illustrated by our Professors in Practice Initiative and the valuable learning experience provided by the boardroom exercise”. 

Professors in Practice 

Members of the accreditation panel, representing senior management from globally accredited business schools, specifically commended the appointment of Professors of Practice across the School and the wider University. The panel stated that such appointments underpinned the relevance and practice-based nature of the MBA programme.  

The panel also noted the development of the new building for faculty and teaching activities, as well as the enthusiastic and committed leadership of the School, and their dedication to the MBA programme and student success. 

Andrew Main Wilson, Chief Executive of the Association of MBAs and Business Graduates Association (BGA) said:  

“Congratulations to Durham University Business School for this re-accreditation. The panel was very impressed at the research profile and contribution of the school. I look forward to working closely with the School in the future and visiting the impressive new facilities.” 

AMBA benefits for students

AMBA accreditation is international in scope and reach, and students can be sure its accreditation process reflects a commitment to fostering innovation, and demanding business schools to perform at the highest level continually. 

Continuing accreditation means all current MBA candidates and recent MBA alumni of the School can join AMBA’s global member community of more than 60,000 students and alumni on a free basis, to benefit from networking, thought leadership, and career development. 

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