The University of Edinburgh Business School is one of the most respected in the world. Our programmes are among the most highly sought after. Our reputation is given further substance by our accreditation from a wide range of leading business education organisations and professional bodies.
The Business School is accredited by AACSB. 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.
The Business School holds accreditation by EQUIS, 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.
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.
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).
Institute of Administrative Management
The MSc in Management programme has professional recognition from the Institute of Administrative Management. All graduates of the MSc in Management programme can apply for direct entry to full professional membership status without the need to pass the professional examinations of the Institute. Membership is by application only and members will be entitled to use the post-nominal letters of 'MInstAM'.
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.
The Business School and its programmes feature highly in the leading rankings and league tables.
The Full-time MBA is ranked 100th in the world according to the most recent Economist ranking.
MSc in Management
The MSc in Management has featured in the Financial Times MSc in Management rankings for the last three years. In 2013 the MSc in Management was placed 11th in the UK and 63rd in the world.
MSc in Finance and Investment
The MSc in Finance and Investment is ranked 33rd in the world according to the 2013 Financial Times MSc in Finance rankings.