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Durham University Business School
MottoLeading Business Thinking
TypeBusiness School
DeanSusan Hart
LocationDurham, England
54°45′51″N 1°35′10″W / 54.76417°N 1.58611°W / 54.76417; -1.58611Coordinates: 54°45′51″N 1°35′10″W / 54.76417°N 1.58611°W / 54.76417; -1.58611
AffiliationsAACSB, AMBA & EQUIS
Durham logo DBS.jpg

Durham University Business School is the business school of Durham University and is located in Durham, England.[1] Established in 1965, it holds triple accreditation (AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS).[2] It is currently ranked between 9th and 75th in the world for its MBA and MSc programmes by the Financial Times, The Economist and the Expansión.

The University's Department of Economics and Finance and the Foundation for Small and Medium Enterprise Development merged with the business school in 2002 to become the School of Economics, Finance and Business, more commonly known as Durham University Business School.


The university holds full UK degree-awarding powers which are audited by the UK's Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.[3][4] Additional recognition for courses in the business school is provided by accreditation with several organisations at the national and international level, such as the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business of the United States – AACSB, the European Quality Improvement System in Europe – EQUIS, and the Association of Masters of Business Administration of the United Kingdom – AMBA.[5]

Rankings and reputation[edit]

The Wall Street Journal Accelerated MBA Rankings, which lists the Top 15 Schools, ranked Durham University Business School 14th in the world and 2nd in the UK in 2009. The rankings placed Durham University Business School ahead of Oxford Business School and Cambridge Business School. [6]

In 2017, the Financial Times ranked the Online MBA 9th in the world,[7] the Master's in Finance 51st in the world,[8] the Master's in Management 47th in the world[9] and the Global MBA 75th in the world.[10]

The Economist ranked the MBA 57th in the world (4th in the UK) in 2017. The rankings placed Durham University Business School ahead of Oxford Business School.[11] The Economist ranked Durham University's Master's in Management 27th in the world in 2017.[12]

The Durham Global MBA was also placed 11th in the world and 5th in the UK by the 2015 QS Distance Online MBA Rankings,[13] while the Executive MBA was ranked 49th in the world by the 2013 Economist EMBA Ranking.[14]

  • Expansión– Mexico's leading business magazine – ranked the full-time MBA 63rd internationally[15] and the Executive MBA 48th in 2017.[16]
  • Ranked 15th in the world in Top Business Schools Internationally Known by EDUNIVERSAL's International Scientific Committee in 2008.[17]


Durham University Business School provides courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Undergraduate courses include Bachelor's degrees in the fields of economics, finance, business, marketing and accounting. Postgraduate degrees are offered in management, marketing, finance and economics, including MBA, MA, MSc, DBA and PhD. Courses are offered in full-time, part-time and distance learning formats.


The main building of Durham University Business School on Mill Hill Lane

Durham University Business School has more than 200 research students. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, 95 per cent of the Business and Management Studies research at Durham University was assessed as being at least of International Quality (2* and above) in terms of originality, significance and rigour.[18] This positions the school 19th in a total of 90 schools within the business and management sector (based on the Grade Point Average score) in Great Britain.[19] In the last external assessment of teaching quality by the QAA, which reviewed economics and finance, the school was awarded a maximum score of 24/24.

The school's research centres and groups are diverse and extend across geographical and cultural boundaries.

Visiting academics – past and present – include:


The business school has extensive links with companies, organisations and academic institutions. In particular the business school is engaged in research with:

The school's academic network includes:[37]

Notable alumni[edit]

The school has around 25,000 alumni from over 150 countries worldwide.[39] The following individuals are alumni (listed by first name order and qualifications with year of graduation if known)

Honorary doctorates[edit]

Plagiarism incident[edit]

In January 2002  Professor Tony Antoniou was appointed as the sixth dean of the business school[56]. He was suspended in October 2007 after allegations of plagiarism[57].  In March 2008 Antoniou was dismissed by the university for misconduct[58].

See also[edit]


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