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Careers and Professional Development CPD 

Accelerate your capabilities

The Careers and Professional Development CPD module is an integral part of your MBA journey. Designed by identifying what global MBA recruiters demand and in consultation with MBA alumni, you will build and explore the skills and capabilities needed to elevate your global career.

Your key leadership capabilities will be honed and enhanced through your tailored MBA experience to provide you with the practical knowledge and training you need to succeed.

You will also have the opportunity to personalise your development by assessing your skill levels, setting challenging goals, and creating an individual action plan.

The module will contribute to the overall aims of the MBA programme by offering you opportunities to develop your skills and capabilities in leadership, digital, global and sustainability, and ethics.

Diagram showing the Durham MBA skill set

Your Career

Our International, Engagement and Careers team provides a dedicated personal consultancy service to all MBA students and graduates. Whether you’re looking to advance your career within your current function or sector, or switching career paths, they will support you throughout your programme and beyond.

Enhance your employability - Connecting with business

Through our international business connections, you can engage with companies and alumni from around the world. You will have a fully integrated schedule of activities including our development events, advancement workshops, and career interest groups.



University student
As an international student, the careers team has really helped me in my career search. The most helpful support has been the regular one-to-one sessions I have had with the careers consultants.Through talking to them I understand more about the local culture and I have also been introduced to alumni who are working in the sector I’m interested in.

Wen-Li Huang
Durham MBA (Full-time) Alumna