MBA - The Durham EBS Executive Master of Business Administration

    • Full or part time
      Part time & On campus available
    • Course fees
    • Course Disciplines
      Business Management Studies Business & Management - Other
    • Course Start
    • Course Duration
      18 months part-time
    • MBA Program Type

    Course Description

    You will study at two UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Durham in the UK and the Upper Middle Rhine region in Germany. As the Durham-EBS Executive MBA is delivered entirely in English in a classroom setting, you can continue to work full-time whilst studying as most teaching is delivered once each month in three-day blocks (Thursday through to Saturday).

    The programme’s strong international focus is also reflected in the core and elective modules, the diverse teaching faculty as well as the diversity of student backgrounds in each cohort. The business and alumni connections you gain will also support you in furthering your career.

    This dual award draws on both UK-specific and European experience giving you an insight into leadership in today’s international business world.

    Throughout the programme, you will explore the operations of global markets, understand how to lead transnational business relations and further build your international network of contacts. You will also be working alongside a diverse group of experienced business professionals and academics from the UK, Germany and around the world.

    The Durham-EBS Executive MBA programme commences each September with a seven-day residential stay in Durham, England.

    During the 18 month programme you will complete:

    1. Nine core modules; seven modules are delivered in Germany and two modules are delivered in Durham
    2. Three elective modules delivered in Germany, Durham or another international location
    3. A Strategic Business Project

    Note: Module instruction in Germany is held once a month from Thursday to Saturday. The cost of accommodation and some meals for each one-week residential stay in Durham is included in the programme fee.

    Core modules:

    The nine core modules of the programme will establish your foundational knowledge, understanding and research skills:

    • Accounting
    • Economics for Global Business
    • Finance
    • Managing People
    • Marketing
    • Operations and Technology
    • Strategic Management
    • Sustainability and Ethics
    • The Boardroom Exercise

    Elective modules:

    You will then choose the three elective modules most aligned to your personal career aspirations and goals from the following list to complete:

    • Advanced Finance for Business
    • Business Analytics
    • New Venture Creation
    • Leading Change
    • Negotiation
    • Project Management
    • Technology and Innovation

    Note: Elective module choices may change year on year, depending on current faculty and relevance to business.

    Careers, coaching and student support

    You can choose to be mentored by a certified coach at EBS as you consider your life and career choices, and select the coach based on common interest.

    Career services support is available from EBS, and you can access the online careers platform provided by Durham University Business School which will provide you with supplementary skills to supporting you in advancing your career.

    The Programme Director will keep in regular contact with you as well as tutors and programme teams at both sites.


    You will be taught at Durham University Business School, one of the longest established business schools in the UK, in state-of-the-art facilities. The School is also one of an elite group of institutions in the UK to be accredited by all three major business accreditation bodies – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business(AACSB), the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS).

    Visit the MBA - The Durham EBS Executive Master of Business Administration page on the Durham University web site for more details!

    Entry Requirements

    We recommend an early application.

    Normally an Upper Second Class Honours Degree or equivalent international or professional qualification.

    Applicants holding a Bachelor degree or equivalent should normally have a minimum of five years’ relevant work experience. Applicants who hold a Masters degree or equivalent should have a minimum of three years’ professional work experience.

    Course Fees

    The tuition fees for 2022/23 academic year have not yet been finalised, they will be displayed here once approved.

    EU Student €40,000 per year

    Home Student €40,000 per year

    International non-EU Student €40,000 per year.

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