Established in 1965, Durham Business School (DBS) is the international business school of Durham University (UK), consistently placed among the very best for its MBA programmes in the prestigious Financial Times ranking.

The School offers a number of postgraduate degrees including MBA, MA, MSc, DBA and PhD. The MBA programmes are offered in full-time, part-time and distance learning options. It holds triple accreditation: AACSB, AMBA (Association of MBAs) and EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System).

The School's research groups include: Decision Science, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Accounting, HRM and Organisational Behaviour, Marketing Psychology, Public Management, Strategy and Organisation.

DBS has exchange agreements with some of the leading institutions such as the Lund University (Sweden), University of Fudan (China), University of Tokyo (Japan), University of Mannheim (Germany), etc.


- 80th in the world (FT Top 100 Full-time Global MBA Ranking 2009). It is also rated 20th in the world for career progress, 8th in the world for FT Research, and 12th in the UK for Weighted Salary.

- 14th for its Accelerated MBA programme (The Wall Street Journal 2009). It is also placed in the top five in the ‘Skills Enhancement’ category.

- 10th in the UK and 88th in the world (FT Executive MBA Ranking 2009).

- Listed among the Top 42 Distance Learning MBA programmes in the world (FT March 2009).

- 54th out of 60 schools in the International Ranking of ‘The Best Global MBAs 2009’ (Expansi√≥n magazine).

- 8th in the UK and 53rd in the world (Economist Which MBA rankings 2009).

- 7th in the UK (FT Masters in Management Rankings 2009). The MSc programmes are also included in the FT Masters in Finance Programme listing.

- 11th in the UK and 28th in Europe (FT European Business School rankings 2008).

- With 95% of research output judged to be of international quality and above in the RAE 2008, the School is placed 19th out of 90 schools within the business and management sector (based on the Grade Point Average score).

- 17th in the UK for Economics by the Guardian University Guide 2007.

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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