The leading business school is running an open competition for entries to its programme in January 2013 for aspiring business leaders from UK and internationally from all backgrounds who want to hone their managerial and leadership skills.
The Exec MBA is studied for two years part-time and is aimed at widening the capabilities of students in the real business world. The course enables students to put immediately into practice what they learn, share business ideas and address real business challenges.
Teaching is structured into 4-day blocks (normally Wednesday to Saturday), approximately every six weeks, so studying is built around the realities of working life. International students that can make the regular journey to Durham are welcome in the programme. The Executive MBA is designed for today’s connected world, drawing on real life examples.
Hear about recent graduates from a variety of fields discussing the impact the Durham Exec MBA on their business experience and careers:
· Adam Woodhead – A small business owner
· Tim Forber – A police officer
· Chris Gray – A clinical veterinarian turned business leader
· Linda Hicks – A working mother and healthcare development manager
The successful recipient of the scholarship will be selected by a competition which is now open for applications. To be eligible, candidates who hold an unconditional offer for the School's Executive MBA Programme must submit a 500-word essay in answer to the following question: “The Investment Management Association recently warned that having executives locked in combat with shareholders about executive pay at every round of annual meetings “would not be healthy” for the UK economy (Financial Times on-line June 19/06/12). Discuss the key issues associated with executive remuneration highlighted by this debate. The deadline for applications is 17 December 2012 and entries will be judged by a panel of Business School faculty and University International Office staff.
The Durham University Business School Executive MBA also offers an International study week, where students have the chance to immerse themselves in another country’s business world – visiting companies and attending lectures and cultural events. The optional International Enterprise Project: Sri Lanka module offers immediate and real insights into alternative management and development models, and their application in an international setting.
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For further information and to speak to case studies (including international MBA students), please contact:
Andrew Adam, Alistair Scott, Sarah Evans-Toyne, Broadgate Mainland, 020 7726 6111 Durham@broadgatemainland.com
Notes to editors:
1. For more information, visit the Durham University Business School website: http://www.dur.ac.uk/
2. To apply visit the scholarships section of the School's website or contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office at email@example.com / Tel: +44 (0)191 334 5533.
3. Candidates must hold an unconditional offer for the School's Executive MBA Programme by the scholarship deadline of 17 December 2012.
4. Applications to the programme require two weeks to process, but applications also applying for the scholarship will be given priority.
5. While the Durham University Business School Executive MBA welcomes sponsored employees, candidates for the scholarship must be self-funded – not company sponsored.
6. To interview the case studies below, please contact the press team.
About Durham University Business School
Durham University Business School is part of Durham University, one of the oldest established universities in the UK and is one of an elite group of business schools in the UK to hold triple accreditation:
The School attracts considerable levels of external research funding and enjoys extensive links within both the business and academic worlds.
The School is an internationally renowned research-led institution with a network of over 12,000 alumni from more than 100 countries.
For more information on Durham University Business School visit: www.dur.ac.uk/