Executive MBA EBS // Durham


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Program Description

Two internationally renowned business schools, the Durham University Business School in England and the EBS Business School in Germany have joined forces to combine strengths and year-long experience in further education for executives to create an outstanding programme: the Durham EBS Executive MBA.


  • Degree: Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Duration of study: 18 months
  • Language: English
  • Start: annually, in September
  • ECTS: 60
  • Dual degree: Award of an MBA from Durham University, UK & the EBS Universität
  • Major field of study: Management, Leadership
  • Costs: 40,000 EUR


  • English-speaking study program
  • Two degrees from two prestigious universities
  • Small learning groups
  • Individual coaching
  • Excellent corporate contacts
  • Extensive network


Studienprogrammübersicht - Executive MBA EBS - Durham

Core modules

In this, you gain essential expertise, deeper insight into business management correlations and develop your skills in research and academic writing. Two of the core modules are delivered during your two stays in Durham. All core modules will be completed in the first thirteen months of the study programme.

Elective modules

You choose three elective modules from those available which correspond best to your personal career expectations and goals.

To guarantee maximum flexibility and diversity, all three elective modules can be completed at the EBS, Durham University or a combination of both universities, as well as at an alternative international location. Please note that the choice of modules can vary from year to year.

Strategic Business Project

Your thesis, the Strategic Business Project, offers you the opportunity to concentrate on a management topic of your own choice, thereby applying experience as well as theoretical knowledge and learned skills. During the actual module and at the beginning of your study program, you will be trained in qualitative and quantitative methods of economic research. This enables you to prepare high-quality assignments throughout your studies, developing these skills further, culminating in writing your thesis.

You can pursue the project itself in two ways, either in cooperation with your employer or a hosting company or by investigating a specific management topic. Previous projects have been conducted in numerous organizations, such as multinational corporations in production, in the service or financial sector, in family businesses, in the public sector or non-profit organizations.


  • A university degree or equivalent
  • At least 3 years’ working experience
  • Very good English language skills
  • Passing the selection procedure


You will be studying at one of the top business schools worldwide: The EBS Universität is regularly ranked amongst the top universities.

Twice as good: EBS Universität is accredited by the German Council of Science and Humanities for 10 years. The Executive MBA programme at EBS Universität in cooperation with Durham University Business School is accredited by AMBA. Durham University is also accredited by AACSB and EQUIS - making it one of the top business schools worldwide.

Focused training to become an executive: Through regular contact with international scientists and managers in leading positions, you will discover new perspectives and have the opportunity to learn from the best.

Your complete study programme is in English: At the EBS you study at international level and in an international environment, therefore all lectures and events are, of course, in English.

You gain practical knowledge with genuine added value: We arrange contacts to companies such as Accenture, BCG, BMW, Danone, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, Ernst & Young, L’Oréal, Morgan Stanley, P&G, PWC and others.

You benefit from top learning quality: you will achieve optimum learning success in small groups with explicit practical relevance and numerous case studies. Our unique coaching programme and comprehensive curriculum for individual personality development put you in good stead for your professional career.

As a graduate of the EBS, you achieve an above-average starting salary: a degree from the EBS offers you financial benefit from the very beginning of your career. The average starting salary of our MBA graduates is 77,000 euros (Employment Report 2017).

With our study programme, you are in great demand on the job market: 82% of graduates receive their first job offer during their studies or at the latest 3 months after graduation (Employment Report 2017).

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