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Durham University Business School
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Durham DH1 3LB
United Kingdom
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Global MBA Rankings 2012

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Rankings at a glance
Rank in 201294
Rank in 201155
Rank in 201074
3 year average rank474
Audit year[1]2012
Alumni career progress
Salary today (US$)9,46391,718
Weighted salary (US$)9,46391,718
Salary percentage increase2861
Value for money rank17
Career progress rank34
Aims achieved rank86
Placement success rank91
Employed at three months (%)1468 (84)
Alumni recommend rank90
Women faculty (%)126
Women students (%)335
Women board (%)645
International faculty (%)759
International students (%)691
International board (%)435
International mobility rank32
International experience rank76
Idea generation
Faculty with doctorates (%)588
FT doctoral rank1832
FT research rank89

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Why students chose Durham for their MBA

Better Business Thinking


  • Oct 12th
    Dr Ekaterina Nemkova (Nottingham University Business School) and Dr Paul Hughes (DUBS): Predicting the unpredictable: aligning marketing planning and improvisation to enhance economic performance
  • Oct 12th
    Dr Michael Knoll (Chemnitz University of Technology): Experienced and observed negative behaviours and employee silence: First Results from a pilot study in the NHS
  • Oct 13th
    The MBA Tour in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Oct 13th
    QS World Graduate School Fair in Milan, Italy
  • Oct 14th
    Nizar Allouch (Queen Mary, University of London): title to be confirmed
  • Oct 15th
    Marcin Kacperczyk (Imperial College Business School)
  • Oct 15th
    QS World Graduate School Fair in Madrid, Spain
  • Oct 19th
    QS World Graduate School Fair in Athens, Greece
  • Oct 20th
    QS World Graduate School Fair in Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Oct 21st
    Multi-disciplinary Approaches: Methodologies, Theories and Concepts

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Alumni profile

Please note that these statistics are based on the data supplied by those alumni who responded to the survey. Class of 2008.

Strengths and weaknesses

Alumni ratings for different aspects of the programme (average), where 1 = poor and 10 = excellent

International Mobility

Alumni who moved countries following their programme (per cent)

Company internships

Alumni who completed a company internship and received a job offer from the host company (per cent)

Importance of aims when taking an MBA

Alumni importance ratings for different programme aims (average), 1 = not important, 10 = very important

Aims achieved by taking the MBA

Achievement of programme aims (per cent)

Current job title

Alumni job titles three years after graduation (per cent)

Current company size (employees)

Size of company of employment three years after graduation (per cent)

Current sector

Sector of employment three years after graduation (per cent)