Durham Business School

Durham Business School

Durham Business School

Experience and excellence: Durham Business School is part of Durham University, and one of the longest established business schools in the UK. Together we combine academic excellence, internationally-rated research and superb student support services to give students the very best business education.

Diversity: Our aim is to develop international business leaders able to operate in a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural, global business world. The School’s diversity and international standing is reflected in the student intake, with over 100 nationalities across taught programmes. We have more than 1,000 students studying for an MBA at any given time.

Accreditation: The school has triple accreditation: AACSB, AMBA (Association of MBAs) and EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System). EQUIS accreditation demonstrates that the School’s activities are of a very high quality, but also that the School has a very strong international dimension. All of our MSc programmes have CFA® recognition through our partnership status with the Institute.

Rankings: The Wall Street Journal lists Durham in 14th position in its Accelerated MBA Ranking 2009.

The December 2009 FT European Business School rankings place us 25th in Europe and 9th in the UK.

In the latest Economist MBA rankings DBS was ranked 53rd in the world and 8th in the UK. The 2010 Financial Times Global MBA rankings rank us 12th in the UK. In addition, the school was ranked 7th in the world for 'value for money'.

The 2009 FT Executive MBA rankings list us 6th in the UK for research. Our Global MBA is listed in the FT's Top Distance Learning MBA world listing.

Our MA in Management was ranked 9th in the UK in the Financial Times Masters in Management rankings 2010. Our MSc programmes are included in the FT Masters in Finance Programme listing.

Research: Durham Business School is an internationally renowned research-led business school that attracts considerable external research funding. In the RAE2008, 95% of our research output was judged to be of international quality and above. This positions the School 19th in a total of 90 schools within the business and management sector (based on the Grade Point Average score).

Networks: Durham Business School enjoys extensive links within both the business and academic worlds. We have recently worked with organisations in the UK such as the Halifax Bank of Scotland, the UK Cabinet Office, and Women in the Networks, as well as corporations in mainland Europe and Asia.

Academic partners include: Sinerghia Institute of Economics and Finance, Moscow, Russia; European Business School, Germany; University of Trento, Trento, Italy; University of Fudan, China; and the Szamalk Open Business School, Budapest, Hungary.

Alumni: Serving in the region of 10,000 alumni, reaching over 100 countries worldwide; the Durham Business School global alumni network Agora facilitates friendship and business connections out from the classroom into social and professional circles worldwide.

These are just a few of the reasons why Durham Business School is one of the leading business schools in the UK and Europe, and first choice for many students looking to enhance both their business knowledge and skills base as well as their career prospects.

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