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

15th in the 2024 QS Sustainability Rankings
27th in the 2025 QS World University Rankings
29th in the 2024 FT Global MBA rankings for overall satisfaction
43rd in the 2023 FT Finance MSc world rankings
64th in the QS Global MBA ranking for 2024
78th in the 2023 FT Management MSc Rankings

Corporate Knights’ 2023 Better World MBA

The Edinburgh MBA ranks 26th in Corporate Knights’ 2023 Better World MBA. This global ranking recognises the integration of relevant sustainable development themes in core MBA teaching. It acknowledges programmes that instil a holistic purpose of business in future leaders, ensuring they are equipped to build a more inclusive and prosperous society in sync with our natural world.


Athena SWAN Silver Award

Athena Swan Silver 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 Silver Award.

Valid until 2028, the honour endorses the School's continued efforts to create an open environment to strengthen diversity and gender equality amongst our staff and students.


PRME Signatory Member

PRME Signatory Member

The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) is a United Nations supported initiative founded in 2007 to raise the profile of sustainability in schools around the world. As a voluntary initiative with over 800 signatories worldwide, PRME has become the largest organised relationship between the United Nations and management-related higher education institutions.

The University of Edinburgh Business School received an honourable mention from the United Nations for our most recent Sharing of Information on Progress (SIP) from our 2020-22 Report.

Read our PRME Report



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 Innovation and Risk Analytics 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.

Professional Accounting Accreditation Guidelines