Not only is the Business School part of a world renowned University, but it also holds accreditations from AMBA, AACSB, and EQUIS. Triple Accreditation underscores the quality of everything we do and has been awarded by the three most influential business accreditation bodies.

Triple Accreditation

The University of Edinburgh Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the EFMD 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.

AMBA
EQUIS
AACSB

Rankings

16th in the 2022 QS World University Rankings
59th in the 2021 Economist's 'Which MBA' rankings
40th in the 2021 FT Finance MSc world rankings
55th in the QS Global MBA ranking for 2022
52nd in the 2021 FT Management MSc world rankings

Corporate Knights’ 2020 Better World MBA

Corporate Knights’ 2020 Better World MBA Top 40

The Edinburgh MBA ranks Top 40 in Corporate Knights’ 2020 Better World MBA. This global ranking recognises the top full-time MBA programs that instill a holistic purpose of business in future leaders, ensuring they are equipped with the skills, tools, and values to build a more inclusive and prosperous society in sync with our natural world.


Athena SWAN Bronze Award

Athena SWAN

In recognition of the positive work the Business School has done to promote diversity and gender equality among staff and students, Athena SWAN granted the Business School a Bronze Award in 2017.

Valid until 2020, the honour endorses the School's continued efforts to create an open environment which supports equal career advancement for everyone.


Programme Accreditations

CFA Institute

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.

Chartered Banker

Chartered Banker

The MSc in Banking and Risk has been accredited by the Chartered Banker Institute, meaning the programme is acknowledged as equivalent to a Chartered Banker Diploma.

CIPD

CIPD

Our 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).

CIMA

CIMA

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.

ACCA

ACCA

Students on the MSc Accounting and Finance programme benefit from ACCA exemptions from specific papers at the Fundamentals level.


Undergraduate Accountancy Accreditation

The School's undergraduate MA Accounting and Business and MA Accounting and Finance degrees provide a high level of exemption from the professional examination requirements set by main accounting bodies. Specific recognition is listed for each programme entry.