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.
Corporate Knights’ 2021 Better World MBA
The Edinburgh MBA ranks 6th in Corporate Knights’ 2021 Better World MBA. This global ranking recognises the top full-time MBA programmes that instil 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
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.