AMBA-ACCREDITED

Durham Business School


Age: 46

History: Durham is one of the oldest business schools in England. It was set up, along with the London and Manchester schools, as a result of the 1965 Franks Report. It is accredited by AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB.

Address: Based on the edge of the city, it's still part of the ancient university, but is housed in a modern building.

Ambience: The school's purpose-built facilities include a library, dedicated MBA IT suite and some on-site accommodation. The school is in Durham, in a green semi-rural setting next to a golf course. There is quick and easy access to Newcastle's lively café culture, bars and nightlife, together with international transport links. The Pennines, Lake District and wonderful Northumberland coast are nearby.

Vital statistics: The school caters predominantly to postgraduate executives and professionals. Its MBA programme allows students to create either a generalised or more specialised route for themselves. A range of one-year specialist Masters are also available.

Added value: Good choice of electives including entrepreneurship and organising for strategic advantage. The school was quick off the mark in establishing its distance-learning MBA in 1988. Its continual professional development programme ensures you will learn key skills in leadership, effective communication change management, and cross cultural awareness.

Easy to get into? Minimum requirements are three years' work experience and a degree or equivalent. Foreign students will need to prove their fluency in English.

Glittering alumni: Ian Emery, vice-president, Chase Manhattan Bank, London; John Cuthbert, managing director, Northumbria Water Group Plc; Hernan Giannasi, vice-president, HSBC investment banking, Argentina.

International connections: Around 80 per cent of full-time MBA students come from overseas. MBA staff jet off to the USA, Canada, Europe and Asia in search of students. The programme includes a week-long international study experience.

Student profile: The average age on the full-time MBA is 31, on the part-time it's 36 and on the distance learning MBA, 34. The male-to-female ratio is roughly 2:1.

Cost: £19,500 for the full-time MBA; £16,500 for the executive MBA; and £16,400 for the distance learning option.

Return on investment: MBAs receive an 83 per cent average salary increase after three years.

Who's the boss? Professor Rob Dixon.

Prospectus: +44 (0)191 334 5533; pg.bus@durham.ac.uk; www.dur.ac.uk/dbs

Voices
voicesGood for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth, writes Grace Dent
News
The University of California study monitored the reaction of 36 dogs
sciencePets' range of emotions revealed
Life and Style
fashion Designs are part of feminist art project by a British student
News
Joining forces: young British men feature in an Isis video in which they urge Islamists in the West to join them in Iraq and Syria
newsWill the young Britons fighting in Syria be allowed to return home and resume their lives?
PROMOTED VIDEO
Arts and Entertainment
The nomination of 'The Wake' by Paul Kingsnorth has caused a stir
books
Arts and Entertainment
The Tour de France peloton rides over a bridge on the Grinton Moor, Yorkshire, earlier this month
film
News
Snoop Dogg pictured at The Hollywood Reporter Nominees' Night in February, 2013
people... says Snoop Dogg
News
i100
Life and Style
food + drinkZebra meat is exotic and lean - but does it taste good?
Arts and Entertainment
Residents of Derby Road in Southampton oppose filming of Channel 4 documentary Immigration Street in their community
tv
Voices
voicesSiobhan Norton on why she eventually changed her mind
News
i100
Extras
indybest
Sport
Scottish singer Susan Boyle will perform at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in Glasgow
commonwealth games
Arts and Entertainment
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson stars in Hercules
filmReview: The Rock is a muscular Davy Crockett in this preposterous film, says Geoffrey Macnab
Life and Style
tech
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
iJobs Job Widget
iJobs Student

SEN IT Teacher

£100 - £140 per day: Randstad Education Cheshire: IT EBD Teacher job in Runco...

SEN Maths Teacher

£100 - £130 per day: Randstad Education Cheshire: Maths EBD Teacher job in Run...

SEN Maths Teacher

£100 - £130 per day: Randstad Education Cheshire: Maths EBD Teacher job in Run...

SEN Teacher

£100 - £130 per day: Randstad Education Cheshire: SEN Teachers required, vario...

Day In a Page

Screwing your way to the top? Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth

Screwing your way to the top?

Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth, says Grace Dent
Will the young Britons fighting in Syria be allowed to return home and resume their lives?

Will Britons fighting in Syria be able to resume their lives?

Tony Blair's Terrorism Act 2006 has made it an offence to take part in military action abroad with a "political, ideological, religious or racial motive"
Climate change threatens to make the antarctic fur seal extinct

Take a good look while you can

How climate change could wipe out this seal
Man Booker Prize 2014 longlist: Crowdfunded novel nominated for first time

Crowdfunded novel nominated for Booker Prize

Paul Kingsnorth's 'The Wake' is in contention for the prestigious award
Tour de France effect brings Hollywood blockbusters to Yorkshire

Tour de France effect brings Hollywood blockbusters to Yorkshire

A $25m thriller starring Sam Worthington to be made in God's Own Country
Noel Fielding's 'Luxury Comedy': A land of the outright bizarre

Noel Fielding's 'Luxury Comedy'

A land of the outright bizarre
What are the worst 'Word Crimes'?

What are the worst 'Word Crimes'?

‘Weird Al’ Yankovic's latest video is an ode to good grammar. But what do The Independent’s experts think he’s missed out?
Can Secret Cinema sell 80,000 'Back to the Future' tickets?

The worst kept secret in cinema

A cult movie event aims to immerse audiences of 80,000 in ‘Back to the Future’. But has it lost its magic?
Facebook: The new hatched, matched and dispatched

The new hatched, matched and dispatched

Family events used to be marked in the personal columns. But now Facebook has usurped the ‘Births, Deaths and Marriages’ announcements
Why do we have blood types?

Are you my type?

All of us have one but probably never wondered why. Yet even now, a century after blood types were discovered, it’s a matter of debate what they’re for
Honesty box hotels: You decide how much you pay

Honesty box hotels

Five hotels in Paris now allow guests to pay only what they think their stay was worth. It seems fraught with financial risk, but the honesty policy has its benefit
Commonwealth Games 2014: Why weight of pressure rests easy on Michael Jamieson’s shoulders

Michael Jamieson: Why weight of pressure rests easy on his shoulders

The Scottish swimmer is ready for ‘the biggest race of my life’ at the Commonwealth Games
Some are reformed drug addicts. Some are single mums. All are on benefits. But now these so-called 'scroungers’ are fighting back

The 'scroungers’ fight back

The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
Amazing video shows Nasa 'flame extinguishment experiment' in action

Fireballs in space

Amazing video shows Nasa's 'flame extinguishment experiment' in action
A Bible for billionaires

A Bible for billionaires

Find out why America's richest men are reading John Brookes