We are part of an elite group of Business Schools worldwide that hold triple accreditation from the three internationally recognised accreditation bodies.
Being triple accredited is a shining endorsement of the quality of our School and programmes. We’re in the top 1% of business schools who hold triple accreditation and are one of only 20 in the UK.
The process to be awarded with triple accredited status involves a meticulous assessment of the School’s activities and its programmes. During the assessment a panel visits the School and interviews staff, current students, alumni and corporate clients.
Our accreditation status is a recognition of the high-quality of everything we do. It also boosts the reputation of the University around the world and benefits the wider business community in the city and region.
We see ourselves as part of the North East economic community and our accreditation status will help us contribute to real regional development.
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
We have held AACSB accreditation for all of our programmes since 2014.
AACSB International grants accreditation for undergraduate and graduate business administration and accounting programmes through a process of voluntary, non-governmental review.
Having AACSB accreditation assures stakeholders that we:
- manage resources to achieve a vibrant and relevant mission
- provide high-calibre teaching of a challenging and relevant curriculum
- advance business and management knowledge through faculty scholarship
- cultivate meaningful interaction between students and faculty
- produce highly-skilled graduates who have achieved specified learning goals
European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)
We were first awarded EQUIS accreditation in 2010. In 2016 were re-accredited for a further three years.
EQUIS is the leading international system of quality assessment, improvement and accreditation of higher education institutions in management and business administration. It is governed by the European Foundation for Management Development.
The fundamental objective of EQUIS is to raise the standard of management education worldwide. Its focus is on all management programmes offered by an institution from undergraduate level to PhD.
Being EQUIS accredited means that we are attaining high standards in our national market and are also credible in the international arena. Our accreditation status demonstrates the high-quality of all of our activities, as well as a high degree of internationalisation and corporate engagement
Association of MBAs (AMBA)Association of MBAs (AMBA)
We have held AMBA accreditation since 1998. It represents the highest standard of achievement in postgraduate business education.
AMBA was set up in 1967 to promote the MBA to institutions, prospective students and employers. It also exists to make sure the quality of MBA programmes produce professional managers.
The accreditation process is market-driven and international in focus. It assesses each business school offering an MBA against a set of criteria established by AMBA's Independent Accreditation Advisory Board.
The AMBA accreditation proves our international credibility. For students it provides a sense of reliability when they choose to study at the Business School. It reassures them of the value and guarantees the quality of our MBA degree, helping us recruit top talent.
Programme Level Accreditation
Our accreditation demonstrates our commitment to providing an exceptional education. It also confirms that our programmes meet the standards set by professional bodies.
Programmes at Newcastle University Business School are significantly influenced and shaped by the needs of professional bodies and the global employment market.
Our accredited degrees share close links with industry, meaning that our students are exposed to cutting edge business developments. Students graduating from accredited courses are also eligible to apply for membership of a professional body and may be exempt from professional exams or further academic study.
Find out more about our programme level professional accreditation and exemptions.