We are in the top 1% of business schools in the world to hold triple accreditation. Triple accreditation underscores the quality of everything we do and has been awarded by the three most influential business school accreditation bodies.


AACSB provides internationally recognised, specialised accreditation for business and accounting programmes at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral level. AACSB accreditation is known, worldwide, as the longest standing, most recognised form of specialised/professional accreditation an institution and its business programmes can earn.


EQUIS is the leading international system of quality assessment, improvement and accreditation of higher education institutions in management and business administration. EQUIS is operated by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). More information can be found on the EQUIS website.


Our MBA accreditation comes from the Association of MBAs (AMBA); The Edinburgh MBA has been accredited by AMBA for the maximum five year period. More information can be found on the Association of MBAs website.



The Business School is also recognised as a Centre of Excellence in the provision of postgraduate education in finance and investment by the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI). Students who have passed the MSc in Finance and Investment can apply for exemption from the CISI Diploma exams.


CFA Institute

The University of Edinburgh Business School's MSc Accounting and Finance and MSc Finance and Investment both participate in the CFA Institute ® CFA Program Partner Initiative ("CFA PP"). As such, both programmes cover at least 70 per cent of the CFA curriculum. This will therefore assist those who choose to study for the CFA qualification.

CFA Institute


In December 2012 the Business School's MSc in Human Resource Management gained approval as a fully accredited programme from The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).


Accountancy Accreditation

The School's undergraduate accounting degrees provide a high level of exemption from the professional examination requirements. For example, our MA degree with Accounting is fully accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and qualifies for the maximum available exemptions from the professional examinations that lead to the professional qualification of Chartered Accountant.


Full-time MBA

The Full-time MBA is ranked 90th in the world according to the most recent Economist ranking.

MSc in Finance and Investment

The MSc in Finance and Investment is ranked 33rd in the world according to the 2014 Financial Times MSc in Finance rankings.