The online MBA programme at Durham University Business School has been recognised as being among the best in the world by The Financial Times in its annual global online MBA ranking
The report rates the online Durham MBA within the top five best programmes in the UK and Europe; it is also among the global top 10, alongside other prestigious institutions such as Warwick Business School and the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.
In keeping with the current needs and demands of today’s business school applicants, the programme has been ranked first in the UK and Europe and second globally for value for money. In addition, it has been placed first in the UK and second globally for its efforts toward ESG and net zero teaching.
Executive dean of Durham University Business School Professor Cathy Cassell believes it’s these factors that business schools must focus on in the future.
“It is a fantastic accomplishment for our online MBA programme to be once again recognised among the best on the market. As an institution we have always strived to provide high levels of quality, variety and access for applicants to our business education programmes and our online MBA programme has always been a key part of that mission,” Cassell commented.
She continued: “Another core part of our ethos is sustainability and social responsibility. Increasingly, business schools must strive to ensure sure their programmes, activities and values continue to meet the needs and priorities of applicants, as well as making a positive impact on the world around them. We are proud that our own efforts in this area have been recognised in this ranking in the value for money and ESG criteria.”
This latest ranking maintains the school’s steady reputation as being among the leading institutions globally where students can pursue an online MBA. Durham has remained within The Financial Times top 10 since first entering the ranking in 2014.