Durham DBA at Fudan University

Introduction to the Program

The Durham DBA at Fudan University is a six year program for international students taught in English.

About the Program

A part-time doctorate, delivered in English at Fudan University, Shanghai, by academics from triple-accredited world-class university.

The Durham DBA programme is designed to the practitioner-researcher and provides an opportunity for you to develop your analytical, conceptual and critical thinking skills to the highest level. You will be joining a research-led community that fosters an active, lively and welcoming working environment.

Start Date of the Program


About Durham University

Durham University is one of the most prestigious academic institutions in the UK. Established in 1832, Durham University is the third oldest in England after Oxford and Cambridge, and currently has more than 15,000 students from over 120 universities.

About Durham Business School

Durham Business School is recognized and consistently ranked among the world’s most highly regarded business schools. We work closely in the business world with organizations from small and medium enterprises to multinational corporations through such initiatives as bespoke and open executive education programmes, knowledge transfer partnerships and business projects. This allows us to keep our teaching and research relevant and thus ensure our programmes are appropriate and contemporary.

Entry Requirements

You should be well-qualified in your chosen field, and will normally have already gained an MBA or other business-related Masters degree. Consideration is also given to your work experience and the level you are currently working at.

In addition, if English is not your first language, evidence of competence in written and spoken English will be required. This will normally be through TOEFL or IELTS as follows:

  • TOEFL(IBT) at least 89 with writing score of 22+
  •  IELTS 6.5, with no element below 6

It is important that your general research interests match those of at least one member of our academic staff.

Application Deadline


Curriculum – full list of courses

fudan university dba joint with Durham curriculum

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees for the first year are RMB150000. The total for the 6 year program is 400,000 RMB.


Fudan Foreign Student Dormitory is constituted by the Main building and the Supplementary building. For further information on the accommodation visit the accommodation page here.

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