School Name: Durham University Business School
Location: Durham, United Kingdom
Year founded: 1965
Durham University Business School is a business school located at Durham University, a public research university in Durham, United Kingdom. Established in 1965, the school offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in fields such as business, management, and marketing. The school’s MBA program is designed for experienced professionals who are looking to accelerate their careers in business and management.
Rankings: Durham University Business School is consistently ranked among the top business schools in the United Kingdom and Europe. In the 2021 edition of the Financial Times European Business Schools Rankings, the school was ranked 42nd in Europe.
Accreditation: Durham University Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
Delivery: The MBA program at Durham University Business School is delivered on-campus.
MBA programs: Durham University Business School offers a full-time MBA program. The program has a duration of 12 months and is designed for experienced professionals who are looking to accelerate their careers in business and management.
The Durham MBA will transform your career by enhancing your key business and leadership capabilities, enabling you to excel in a fast-moving global business environment.
Combining theory and practical business experience, the Durham MBA will advance your knowledge and capabilities within a personalised career pathway closely aligned to your own professional aspirations.
The Durham MBA is continually enhanced to ensure you perform at the cutting-edge of your profession. Both challenging and inspirational, the programme will take you on your journey to achieve your career goals.
Personalise your pathway
Our MBA programme includes a combination of core modules and specialist pathways, giving you the opportunity to develop your knowledge, skills and capabilities and specialise in specific areas most suited to your own professional needs.
The Entrepreneurship pathway is designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills and capability of management and corporate entrepreneurship, including the ability to create your own new business venture. You will also have the opportunity to attend master classes run by industry experts, as well as receive one to one mentoring from experts in the industry.
This pathway will enable you to build your consultancy capability by critically examining the complexities of managing projects in a business context including planning, monitoring, quality control and closure. You will explore the intricacies of leadership, culture, change and motivation of project teams. You will also have the opportunity to work within a company where you can put your knowledge and theory into practice.
As the role of technology continues to increase in importance to the world of business, this pathway will enhance your in-depth knowledge of business-analytics techniques and give you a critical insight into technology innovation. On this pathway you will increase your range of skills to interpret results and the relevance of them for your company. You will also develop the ability to choose appropriate techniques to apply to challenges and fully understand the role of technology as a game changer in terms of creating new products or markets.
- At least three years’ continuous post-graduation work experience in positions demonstrating a high degree of responsibility.
- Upper Second Class Bachelor Degree, or international equivalent
- Lack of formal qualifications is not necessarily a barrier to admission; managerial experience is also a key consideration for entry to our Full-time MBA programme. In such cases, we may ask you to submit a portfolio of evidence demonstrating capability in areas such as your management experience, including critical thinking skills and communication skills. Alternatively you may be required to provide a well-balanced GMAT score of a minimum of 600 (Durham GMAT code: BBB-W0-80).
- IELTS of 7.0 or above in IELTS with no element below 6.0, or 102 or above in TOEFL IBT with no element below 23.