Taught course

Business Administration

Institution
Durham University · Durham Business School
Qualifications
MBA

Entry requirements

What do I need to apply? At least three years’ continuous post-graduation work experience in positions demonstrating a high degree of responsibility. Upper Second Class Bachelor Degree, or international equivalent Lack of formal qualifications is not necessarily a barrier to admission; managerial experience is also a key consideration for entry to our Full-time MBA programme. In such cases, we may ask you to submit a portfolio of evidence demonstrating capability in areas such as your management experience, including critical thinking skills and communication skills. Alternatively you may be required to provide a well-balanced GMAT score of a minimum of 600 (Durham GMAT code: BBB-W0-80). IELTS of 7.0 or above in IELTS with no element below 6.0, or 102 or above in TOEFL IBT with no element below 23. How do I apply? You will need to complete an online application form. >>Complete the online application form You should upload any supporting documents you wish to accompany your online application form or send them to the Postgraduate Admissions Office. >>Download the reference form Interviews If you are successful at the initial review stage, we will invite you to attend an interview. This gives you the opportunity to discuss your choice, and visit the School and Durham City. We hold several MBA open events throughout the year where we arrange interviews. >> Book a place on an open event If you are an overseas applicant and are unable to attend an interview in person, we can arrange an interview for you via Skype or telephone. For more information, contact pg.bus@durham.ac.uk Postgraduate Admissions Office, Durham University Business School, Mill Hill Lane, Durham DH1 3LB, UK Tel: +44 (0)191 334 5533 English Language requirements Please check requirements for your subject and level of study.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Durham MBA is designed to help you transform into a world-class business leader. By choosing to study an MBA at Durham you will have the opportunity to develop your strategic, analytical and critical thinking by applying theoretical concepts to global business situations, as well as enhance your capabilities for leading and managing people.

Personalise your pathway

Our all-new MBA programme includes a combination of core modules and specialist pathways, giving you the opportunity to develop your knowledge, skills and capabilities and specialise in specific areas that are most suited to your own professional needs.

Entrepreneurship Pathway

The Entrepreneurship pathway is designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills and capability of management and corporate entrepreneurship, including the ability to create your own new business venture. You will also have the opportunity to attend master classes run by industry experts, as well as receive one to one mentoring from experts in the industry.

Consultancy Pathway

This pathway will enable you to build your consultancy capability by critically examining the complexities of managing projects in a business context including planning, monitoring, quality control and closure. You will explore the intricacies of leadership, culture, change and motivation of project teams. Including the project management frameworks of PRINCE2®, PMBOK® and AGILE®. You will also have the opportunity to work within a company where you can put your knowledge and theory into practice.

Technology Pathway

As the role of technology continues to increase in importance to the world of business, this pathway will enhance your in-depth knowledge of business-analytics techniques and give you a critical insight into technology innovation. On this pathway you will increase your range of skills to interpret results and the relevance of them for your company. You will also develop the ability to choose appropriate techniques to apply to challenges and fully understand the role of technology as a game changer in terms of creating new products or markets.

Programme Structure

You will study the following core modules

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Economics for Global Business
  • Leading and Managing People
  • Marketing
  • Operations and Technology
  • Strategic Management
  • Sustainability, Ethics and Change
  • Boardroom Experience
  • Strategic Business Project
  • International Business in Contect.

Pathway-specific modules:

  • Management Consultancy
  • Project Management

OR

  • Entrepreneurial Management and Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • New Venture Creation

OR

  • Technology Innovation
  • Business Analytics.

Boardroom Experience

Each pathway also benefits from the Boardroom activity, which is one of the most challenging but rewarding aspects of our MBA. The module is a real-life simulation of a boardroom and will give you the opportunity to apply the concepts and theories learnt during the core modules to a real board-level management team in an international organisation. This will allow you to enhance your analytical, critical thinking and strategic management skills and will also give you the opportunity to network with a number of different business professionals to develop key business relationships.

Strategic Business Project

Throughout your study, you will source, research and then produce a detailed report on a business project you have undertaken at an organisation of your choice. This consultancy exercise will give you the opportunity to analyse and evaluate tangible business issues and apply the knowledge you have acquired in the classroom.

International Business in Context

As part of your MBA programme you will visit an international business overseas. In addition to attending language classes throughout the year, you will visit leading international companies where you will test and examine academic business approaches in global companies and gain an appreciation of the complex nature of the different dimensions of business. This will help you to appreciate the challenges of global business and also give you the opportunity to apply your new language skills into practice.

Information for international students

English Language requirements Please check requirements for your subject and level of study.

Fees and funding

UK students
28000
International students
28000

Scholarships and funding

https://www.dur.ac.uk/postgraduate/finance/funding/

Qualification and course duration

MBA

part time
15 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Durham Business School
Email
pg.bus@durham.ac.uk
Phone
(0)191 334 5533