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.

Triple accreditation

The University of Edinburgh Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA). This triple accreditation highlights the quality of teaching and excellence of research at the School.




in the QS world university rankings


in the Economist's MBA rankings


in the Financial Times' Finance MSc world rankings

* Figures refer to 2016 rankings

The Edinburgh MBA is also ranked 91st in the world in the 2017 Financial Times' Top 100 MBA programmes, rising seven places from 2016.

Programme accreditations


Students who have passed the MSc in Finance and Investment can apply for exemption from taking the qualifications required for the CISI Diploma Award.


CFA Institute

Our finance programmes cover at least 70 per cent of the CFA curriculum, which will benefit those who choose to study for the CFA qualification.

CFA Institute

Chartered Banker

The MSc in Banking and Risk has been accredited by the Chartered Banker Institute. This means the programme is acknowledged as equivalent to a Chartered Banker Diploma, a world-class professional standard for banking industry professionals.

Charted Banker


The Business School's MSc in Human Resource Management and MSc in International Human Resource Management are fully accredited programmes of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).



The University is an official University partner of CIMA and graduates from our MSc in Accounting and Finance will be able to join CIMA through an accelerated route designed specifically for them.


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.