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The Financial Times has placed the Durham MBA as 78th in the world in its Global MBA Ranking 2024. This is an outstanding achievement in a competitive marketplace with over 2,000 MBA programmes offered world-wide. The Durham MBA has consistently featured in the global top 100 for the last 11 years.

The FT Global MBA Ranking 2024

The well-established and highly regarded Financial Times Rankings consider submissions from all business schools with either the AACSB or EQUIS international accreditation and an MBA programme running for at least three years. The comprehensive data set can help potential candidates assess faculty expertise, diversity, international opportunities and career progression.

A leading MBA for career progression

This year Durham is ranked 16th in the world (5th in Europe and 3rd in the UK) for the Career Progression variable, calculated according to changes in the level of seniority and the size of the organisation alumni work in now, compared with before their MBA. 

Professor Cathy Cassell, Executive Dean, Durham University Business School:   

“The FT’s Global Ranking again recognises Durham’s world-class MBA programme. The MBA has consistently ranked in the Top 100 and this reflects the esteem with which it is held by candidates and employers right across the world. Our MBA matches people's expectations from a global business school and a world Top 100 university.” 

In addition to the global 78th the ranking shows that the School’s full-time MBA is positioned 8th in the UK and 26th at a European level. It also showed that the Durham MBA provides students with an excellent return on their investment. 

Mr Michael Anthonisz, Associate Dean for MBA Programmes: 

"The School works hard with current students, alumni and industry connections, including our advisory boards, to ensure our programme delivers what future business leaders need in terms of knowledge and skills.” 

A graduate's view

 2021 alumnus, Khalil Alloqa supports this view: 

"‍The MBA program at Durham is a beacon of excellence, cultivating leaders who thrive in the dynamic landscape of global business. With a curriculum designed to challenge and inspire, candidates are equipped with unparalleled strategic acumen, innovative thinking, and ethical leadership skills. Guided by esteemed faculty and industry experts, every facet of the program fosters growth, collaboration, and real-world application." 

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. 

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 schools across the globe. 

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