Durham MBA secures global top 40 spot in Economist Which MBA ranking 2021

The Durham Full-time MBA programme at Durham University Business School has been recognised as one of the world’s top programmes by The Economist Which MBA? Ranking 2021. The programme entered the global top 40 for the first time in its history, climbing 21 places to sit at the 37th spot.

This year’s ranking places the programme at 11th (up from 13th) in Europe, and 2nd (up from 4th) in the UK.

Professor Julie Hodges, Associate Dean of MBA and DBA Programmes, said:

“These rankings demonstrate the high quality and relevance of the Durham MBA in today’s global marketplace. It continues to develop as a world class programme which combines academic excellence with professional development and provides a challenging and leading-edge experience. Our students benefit from engaging with international businesses through the strong connections that the School has, enabling them to enhance their capabilities and expertise which are required for leading and managing in a complex and continuously changing environment.”

The Economist’s annual ranking assesses MBA programmes on a variety of factors, including quality of faculty, available facilities, quality of careers services and post-study salaries.

The Durham MBA (Full-time) programme was also recognised for its career prospects. For the section of the ranking focusing on the diversity of recruiters for the programme’s graduates, The Economist placed Durham 6th in the world, 3rd in Europe and 1st in the UK. This comes under the wider area of ‘Open new career opportunities’.

Professor Susan Hart, Executive Dean, said:

“These strong results from The Economist confirm the School’s position as one of the top global business school MBA providers. The ranking also demonstrates the School’s dedication to providing progressive, challenging and transformative approaches to business education and research.”

The Durham MBA transforms careers, enhancing key business and leadership capabilities. Our programme offers three pathways of Entrepreneurship, Consultancy and Technology, meaning students can tailor their studies to be specific to their career ambitions, and can choose the length of their programme to be either 12 or 15 months.

Durham is one of the UK’s longest-established business schools and carries the internationally recognised triple-accreditation of AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS, placing it in the top 1% of business school across the globe.

You can find out more about the Durham MBA here https://www.dur.ac.uk/mba

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