Accredited by:AACSB EQUIS AMBA
The mission of Durham Business School is “to be an influential, research-led, multidisciplinary and international business school which pursues excellence in research and teaching recognized by key stakeholders”. On average, 79% of Durham graduates are employed within 3 months of graduation. Companies that employ Durham MBA graduates include: PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Shell Oil, Barclays, Accenture, Nissan, Siemens and BP plc. The majority of Durham MBA graduates work in the Banking and Finance (24%), Engineering and Manufacturing (19%), Medicine and Health Services (10%), and Pharmaceutical (10%) industries. The most common job functions are: Sales (24%), Finance (14%), General Administration (14%), and Marketing (14%).
Distance Learning Program Description
Durham offers three different distance learning programs: the Global MBA, the Finance Global MBA, and the two-year fast-track Global MBA. The Global MBA program includes six core modules, five electives, and a dissertation or a business project. Global MBA concentrations include Finance, Marketing, Management, and Leadership. Durham's distance learning students have access to a network of personal tutors. Students interact with one another on-campus through attending required courses, and off campus through discussion boards, webinars, blogs, and study groups. Hands-on learning opportunities are available through the skills development options of the program, as well as some modules of the program. Distance learning students have the option of combining online courses with global MBA residencies in Frankfurt and the Carribean, as well as international field trips to countriess such as China, France, and South Africa. The optional Global MBA Summer School is a one-week event on the Durham campus which allows students to attend classes in small groups. Students are required to be on campus for orientation, exams, some classes, and projects and simulations. The student completion rate is 95%