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The Durham DBA at Fudan

The Durham DBA at Fudan is a part-time executive doctoral programme delivered at three leading business locations across the world. 

Built on a partnership of over 10 years, the Durham DBA at Fudan is delivered at the School of Economics, Fudan University in Shanghai, China; Durham University Business School in Durham, UK and the Silicon Valley in San Francisco, USA, with Fudan being the main location. The Durham DBA at Fudan will enable you to bring an unparalleled combination of independent thinking and business knowledge to your organisation and your future career.

You will be part of two prominent research communities at Durham University Business School and the School of Economics at Fudan University – both hubs of lively debate and experienced diverse academics and managers from around the world. This programme is for motivated high achievers looking to focus on finance or management, through the development of their research, as well as their analytical and critical thinking skills to the highest level.

The Business School

Durham University Business School is a Faculty of Durham University and has four Departments which are Accounting, Economics, Finance, and Management and Marketing.

The School has twelve research centres including the Centre for Environmental and Energy Economics, the Centre for Macroeconomic Policy, Durham Research in Economic Analysis and Mechanisms, and the Centre for Quantitative Research in Financial Economics.

Our vision is to lead business thought and practice to improve global wealth and well-being. 

Fudan University

The School of Economics at Fudan University is made up of;

  • Five departments; Economics, World Economy, International Finance, Public Economics, and Insurance; 
  • Three major research centers including the Institute of World Economy, China Center for Economic Studies, and the Institute for Financial Studies; 
  • The State Innovative Institute for International Competitiveness Studies of China’s Economy funded by the “Project 985”;
  • And 28 other research centers.

The School’s faculty and staff totals 173, including 50 professors and 49 associate professors. The School is among the leading institutions of economics education and research in China thanks to its faculty which is composed of famous senior economists, influential academic pacesetters and young scholars of rising prominence.

The School regularly exchanges research materials with foreign academic institutions and the reference library at the Center for European Studies was the first of its kind established by the EU in China. The World Economic Papers (Bimonthly) published by the School is a national top journal of economics. In addition, scholars from home and abroad are frequently invited to visit the School to give lectures on various platforms such as the Jiang Xuemo Economics Lectures

University student
Durham has afforded me opportunities I would not have even have ever dreamt: in 2016 I was a guest at an event at the House of Lords; and I was fortunate to be one of the guests at a dinner in Washington DC hosted by Durham Alum and British Ambassador to the United States, Sir Kim Darroch.

David Brauer
Visiting Professor in Business and Scheller-Edwards Entrepreneur

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Find out more about studying for the Durham DBA at Fudan.

How to Apply

You'll have a relevant Masters degree or equivalent and at least five years of management experience.
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What Our Students Say

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Meet the Faculty

Our work spans all aspects of business activity including operations and innovation management, leadership and marketing and international business.

Fees and Funding

Find out more about programme fees and the availability of additional funding opportunities.
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Our Research

Our research is internationally renowned, both for its academic rigour and the benefits it brings to society as a whole.
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