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Ameer Khatri MBA Consultant

Durham MBA

July 6, 2023

600

Avg. GMAT

37

Avg. Age

3 Yrs.

Avg. Exp.

12

Class Size

12 

Months Duration

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What is a good GMAT score for Durham MBA?

Short Answer – The average GMAT score at Durham MBA is 600 for the last entering class. If you score above 690, you have a fair shot and you will receive an encouraging response to your profile evaluation from the admission committee. 

Long Answer – There is no such thing as a safe score, higher is always better. In our years of consulting experience, we have seen our clients with 640 getting selected into top schools like INSEAD and on the other hand, someone with a 770 getting rejected too. A good benchmark that we advise all our clients to beat is the average GMAT score of the last entering class as mentioned in the Class profile published every year. Scoring above the average gets you a fair shot; 

“The higher your score, the better is it for your interview or admission chance.” 

If you plan to apply with a score that is below the average, then you are starting a fight with one hand tied behind your back or, let’s say, you are starting a few yards behind your competitors. You can definitely catch up in other sections of the application by writing outstanding essays or performing really well in an interview later. But it is always nice to start ahead of the competitor. A higher GMAT score helps one gain a competitive advantage.

“What if you are from the over represented Indian or Asian Pool?”

The over-represented candidate pool of Indian or Chinese applicants usually goes through a rigorous preparation process for GMAT, with a lot of Indian applicants scoring quite high. Hence, the overall competition and the Average score for this diaspora goes up by a few notches. That is why we recommend candidates within the most over-represented profiles to shoot at least 20 points higher than the school’s class profile average. 

 

Average Employment Salary after Durham MBA?

The average salary at Durham for the last graduating class was £75,000. 93% of the class was employed with 3 months of graduation with majority of class going into consulting (16%), Finance (13%) and technology (7%) oriented functional roles. 

The Durham MBA is designed to provide with everything  need for success in the business world: agile analytical thinking, global awareness and strong communication skills. With close connections to many leading organisations,  are both informed by and immersed in the dynamic commercial landscape.

 

Key Employers

93%

Employed within 3 months of graduation

75,000

Avg. Salary

 

16%

Consulting

13% 

Finance

7%

Technology

64% 

others

 

£35,000 

Tuition Fee

£7,600

Living Cost

107,000

Cost of Attendance

Tuition Fees & Scholarship at Durham

The Tuition fees for Durham MBA is £35,000 and an additional £7,600 in living cost. 

Our comprehensive package of scholarships celebrates and rewards exceptional candidates applying to our Full-time MBA program.

All Full-time MBA offer holders will be automatically considered for applicable scholarships; no separate scholarship application is necessary. These scholarships include intakes for the Full-time MBA in September 2023. Scholarships will be applied as a discount against the full tuition fee for the program.

 

Important Scholarships

Quick Overview & Rankings

78

FT Rankings

NA

US News

94 

QS Top MBA

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Deadlines

Durham Application Essays

  • Why are you applying to the Durham MBA Program now? What is the professional objective that will guide your career choice after your MBA, and how will the Durham MBA contribute to the achievement of this objective? (500 words)
  • What do you consider your most significant life achievement? (250 words)
  • Leadership and ethics are inevitably intertwined in the business world. Describe a situation in which you have dealt with these issues and how they have influenced you. (250 words)
  • Imagine an entirely different life from the one you lead, and what it would be? (250 words)
  • What figure do you admire the most and why? (250 words)

Durham Recommendation Ques.

  • How long and in what capacity have you known the candidate? (No word limit)
  • If this is a work-related reference, in what position is/was the candidate employed and for how long? (No word limit)
  • What do you consider to be the candidate’s principal strengths/talents? (No word limit)
  • What do you consider to be the candidate’s weaknesses or areas that need improvement? (No word limit)

Application Process & timeline

We strongly advise all our clients to have a proper excel sheet or a timetables mapped out.
Once you are done with GMAT the entire application process usually take 4-6 weeks

Step 1

GMAT / GRE Score

2-3 months.

If you are not sure about what score to target then look at the average score of the schools you want and shoot above the average. 

Step 2

Profile Evaluation

 1-2 weeks.

Get your profile evaluated from a professional consultant and figure out what schools you can target based on your profile

Step 3

Application Prep

3-4 weeks at least. 

Start writing at least 1 month in advance of their 1st deadline. First application usually takes the longest.

Step 4

Interview Prep

1 week

School will notify you and give you roughly 1 week to schedule your interview. Ideally, start your prep ASAP and Do some mock interviews.

FAQs about Durham

There are no additional tuition fees for block taught modules, however students must pay all personal expenses such as accommodation and food.

No. All Online MBA students are given a Durham email address which will be the principal means by which the University and the Business School contacts you during your programme. It is particularly important that you check it regularly. 

No, the final certificate is the same as that awarded to full-time students.  It will simply state that Durham University has awarded an MBA. If a student requests an official transcript of marks, this will state any modules studied online.

All postgraduate students are members of a college throughout their time at Durham University, including those who study online. Students starting the Online MBA in the next intake will be allocated to the same college. Your college provides an environment which encourages and supports your studies and personal development, and links you to an international network of current students and alumni.

Unfortunately, exemptions are not offered on the Durham MBA, students must study all five core modules, two options and the Strategic Consulting Project.

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