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We’re pleased to say the Durham MBA (Full-time) has been placed in the global top 10, Europe top 5 and UK top 3 in the Corporate Knights Better World MBA Ranking 2021. This is an increase of 19 places globally, 5 places in Europe and 4 places in the UK, since the ranking in 2020.

This ranking specifically focuses on and evaluates the extent to which programmes integrate sustainability knowledge and skills into business education. Information used to rank business schools across the globe includes the modules taught as well as the diversity of faculty, research and research centres.

Professor Amir Michael, Associate Dean for MBA and DBA Programmes, said: 

“This fantastic achievement demonstrates that the Durham MBA is continuing to develop in line with students’ expectations and to equip them to lead in the accelerating business environment. The significant increase in the School’s position in the rankings this year demonstrates our strong focus on the key themes of internationalisation and social responsibility and ethics, which run throughout the programme.”

The programme aims to provide a stimulating, challenging and transformative learning environment to build the capabilities of our graduates. It also provides challenging and leading-edge knowledge in global trends such as technology, economics, demographics and the environment, and the impact of such trends on stakeholders in organisations.

Professor Susan Hart, Executive Dean of the Business School, said: 

“Many business schools around the world responded to the financial crash and its aftermath with a pledge to widen the scope of their MBA programmes to embrace the issues of sustainability and responsible management. Here at Durham University Business School, ethics and sustainability are embedded in our ethos and form an important part of everything we do. That ranges from the development of programmes and curricula to the research efforts of our world-class faculty. We want to create the globally-focused, ethically-minded and forward-thinking business leaders of the future, and this is clearly reflected in this ranking, which puts the Durham MBA as 10th best globally for our sustainability focus.”

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