Durham University

Durham University

Business Administration

The programme provides insights into the various fields of business and management from an Anglo-American as well as from a continental European viewpoint. It is intended for experienced managers across all sectors of industry and professions, as well as scientists, engineers, lawyers and other professionals. There are 2 6-day residential blocks in the UK, 12 3-day core courses (Thursday to Saturday) in Germany, 5 3-day elective courses (Thursday to Saturday) in Germany, Durham or other international locations, and optional International Study module. The programme commences in January each year with a 6-day residential induction in Durham that is designed to introduce students to DBS and EBS and to their fellow participants. Core module teaching also starts during this time. The 7 core modules provide an understanding of relevant, cutting-edge management issues from an academic perspective. A multi-disciplinary approach encourages a critical exploration of knowledge areas that underpin management activity and are relevant to the analysis of business practices. The broad-based curriculum addresses contemporary management and business issues, deepening your critical awareness and understanding.

Entry requirements

Minimum of 3 (preferably 5) years' relevant work experience since graduation of a managerial nature; a good degree or equivalent professional qualification; depending on qualifications and experience, applicants may be asked to take the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). The application should include: the completed application form; a recent photograph; a CV or work resume; a copy of academic and professional qualifications certificates (including transcripts); a copy of English language certificate (TOEFL or IELTS); GMAT test score report (if requested); 2 references (these can be faxed, scanned and emailed or posted by the referees if they prefer). Applications should be submitted via the European Business School in the first instance.

Course modules

Modules include: Managing in the competitive environment; managing in the global environment; managing finance; managing people; improving management decision making; strategic management; methods of inquiry.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by examinations or assignment, plus dissertation or business project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MBA (Executive) Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Durham University Business School Durham DH1 3LB North East

Key information

Durham Business School
Telephone number: 
0191 334 5532