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In their 2024 rankings global Higher Education experts QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) rank the Durham MBA (Online) in the world Top 20.

Our Durham MBA (Online) has again been recognised as one of the leading global MBA programmes. In the QS World Rankings, it secured 19th position out of 102 considered programmes. The ranking further highlights the programme's prominence in the European, Middle Eastern, and African (EMEA) regions, where it was placed 6th, further solidifying our standing as a leader in providing high-quality online MBA education within these regions.  In the UK it was placed 4th.

The recognition follows the recent Financial Times Global Online Rankings which placed the Durham MBA (Online) 6th in the world and 3rd for Career Progress. 

Excellent Faculty and Teaching Ratings 

One of the key factors contributing to the programme's success is its outstanding faculty and teaching rating where Durham ranked 13th globally and 8th in Europe. Within the faculty and teaching ratings the MBA scored highly in Faculty Student Ratio and Academic Reputation. 

Programme Director, Owain Smolovic-Jones comments “We are particularly happy that we have been recognised for our academic strength and excellence in teaching. Durham’s Online MBA is becoming a fixture amongst the world’s best, with a distinctive offering anchored in our tradition of academic excellence and commitment to cutting edge, flexible learning.” 

Innovative and Flexible 

The Durham MBA (Online) programme has a long and distinguished history with its origins going back over 30 years. However, it has always looked to innovate and provide a flexible learning environment. Students can choose to study some modules with their full-time counterparts in Durham and its use of technology was recently profiled in the Financial Times. 

Associate Dean for MBA programmes, Mike Anthonisz says, “We take pride in the design and development of the programme, ensuring that we focus on the needs of the market, the demands on our students and contemporary issues in the global business environment. Engagement with industry, a global awareness and social responsibility are fundamental to the programme goals, supported by a flexible programme design and the collegiality of each of our Online MBA cohorts and the wider business school. In an increasing competitive environment, the recognition of the time and effort that the team put into delivering the Durham Online MBA programme is extremely satisfying.” 


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