Accreditation and our Relationship with the Professions

International Accreditation

These accreditations are rigorous quality control processes that involve assessment of the entire operation of a business school and its programmes. Assessment visits are carried out by a panel of professional assessors assisted by Deans from other management schools worldwide, providing a reliable hallmark of quality in business and management education.
EQUIS logo
Newcastle University Business School is one of an elite group of just 138 schools across the world to have been awarded the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) Accreditation, now the leading global accreditation system. The Business School was first accredited in 2010.

AMBA logoThe Business School is also accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) – an award it has held since 1988.  This  represents the highest international standard of achievement for MBA Provision.

These international accreditations see the Business School move one step closer to its ambition to secure “Triple Accreditation” by also attaining the Association to Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). This would place Newcastle in the top 1% of business schools worldwide.

Programme Level Professional Accreditation and Exemptions

Our programmes at Newcastle University Business School are significantly influenced and shaped by the needs of the professions and the employment market.

The School has developed even closer links with professional bodies through accreditation and exemptions enabling many students undertaking specific programmes or modules to become eligible for membership to these professional bodies.

These Programmes include:

Professional Body Associated Programme
AMBA Logo Association of Masters in Business Administration (AMBA) (accredited)
MBA
ESRC LOgo Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) recognised
PhD for both +3 and CASE studentships
Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) has professional doctorate recognition
CIPD LogoChartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) (accredited & exemptions)
MA Human Resource Management
MA International Human Resource Management
Society for Human Resource Management (curriculum aligned with SHRM guidelines) MA Human Resource Management
MA International Human Resource Management
CIPS LogoChartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (accredited) MSc in Operations and Supply Chain Management
CIMA LogoChartered Institute of Management Accountants (exemptions) BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance
MSc Strategic Planning and Investment
Graduate Diploma in Finance, Accounting & Business
ACCA Logo Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) (exemptions)

BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance
MA International Financial Analysis
AIA Logo Association of International Accountants (AIA) (exemptions)

BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance
MA International Financial Analysis
Graduate Diploma in Finance, Accounting & Business
ICAEW logo Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

BA (Hons) Business Accounting & Finance
BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance
Graduate Diploma in Finance, Accounting & Business
Chartered Management Institute (membership) BA (Hons) Business Management
CIM logo Chartered Institute of Marketing (exemptions)
BA (Hons) Marketing and Management
BSc (Hons) Marketing
MSc International Marketing
The Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing (IDM) (accredited) BSc (Hons) Marketing