Durham University Business School’s Online MBA has been recognised as one of the world’s top programmes by the Financial Times, in this year’s Online MBA Ranking. The programme has placed 2nd in the UK, and 5th globally.
Associate Dean of MBA Programmes, Dr Julie Hodges, said,“Our Online MBA programme being ranked in the world top 5 is excellent news and clearly demonstrates its continuing strength and relevance to business.”
“We are seeing an increase in applications for our programme as technology continues to transform the way people live and work. Business professionals now expect to be able to access education in the same manner, so demand for digital programmes is rising globally. Our Online MBA offers the opportunity for students to learn and collaborate across time zones and the flexibility for them to fit their studies around their lives.”
The ranking also positioned the programme at 2nd in the world for the return on investment (ROI) that graduates go on to receive, and 3rd in the world for career progress, recognising the quality and successes of the School’s alumni.
Programme Director for the Durham Online MBA, Mrs Sue Boyd, said, “One of the many benefits of a Durham Online MBA is that students can continue their careers whilst studying, providing an instant return on investment by applying their learning back into their current workplace straight away. This has an immediate positive impact on their organisations and career progression.”
In April 2017, the Business School launched its new ‘fast-track’ two year programme, enabling students enrolled on the Durham Online MBA to start benefiting from their MBA learning earlier and quickly progress their careers. The flexible format allows students to personalise their studies by choosing to either study fully online or complete some modules on campus.
Furthermore, the programme also offers students a range of specialist subject pathways of Entrepreneurship, Consultancy and Technology, alongside core business modules.
Professor Susan Hart, Dean of Durham University Business School, said,“This ranking result is great news for the School and reflects the commitment given by all involved with the programme. As a School, we continue to help individuals broaden their horizons and become outstanding contributors to society.”
Durham University Business School remains one of the UK’s longest established business schools, carrying three internationally recognised quality assurances (EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA).