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. This places us in the top 1% of business schools worldwide.
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)Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
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 1988. 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 with us. It reassures them of the value and guarantees the quality of our MBA degree, helping us recruit top talent.
Our accreditation demonstrates our commitment to providing an exceptional education. It also confirms that our programmes meet the standards set by professional bodies.
Our programmes 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.
Association of Masters in Business Administration (AMBA)Association of Masters in Business Administration (AMBA)
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
PhD for both +3 and CASE studentships (recognised)
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
Global Human Resource Management MSc (accredited and exemptions)
Society for Human Resource ManagementSociety for Human Resource Management
Global Human Resource Management MSc (curriculum aligned with SHRM guidelines)
Chartered Institute of Purchasing and SupplyChartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply
Chartered Institute of Management AccountantsChartered Institute of Management Accountants
Certificate in Business Accounting:
- BA3 - Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
Accounting, Finance and strategic Investment MSc (exemptions)
This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Associate of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and provides you exemptions from professional examinations.
You have two options to choose from to join CIMA:
- A gateway route which is an accelerated route which allows you to take the CIMA’s Master’s gateway assessment. Once successfully passed, you will be granted 11 exemptions from CIMA’s certificate, operational and management level exams.
- A non-gateway route which provides you with the following exemptions:
BA1 Fundamentals of Business Economics
BA2 Fundamentals of Management Accounting
BA3 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
E1 Organisational Management
P1 Management Accounting
P2 Advanced Management Accounting
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
International Financial Analysis MSc (exemptions)
Paper F1 Accountant in Business
Paper F2 Management Accounting
Paper F3 Financial Accounting
Paper F7 A higher level Financial Accounting paper (linked to Accounting for Analysts)
Accounting, Finance and Strategic Investment (exemptions)
Paper F1 Accountants in Business
Paper F2 Management Accounting
Paper F3 Financial Accounting
Paper F5 Performance Management (upon passing Performance and Decision Management (NBS8224) and Managerial Decision Making and Planning (NBS8233))
Association of International Accountants (AIA)Association of International Accountants (AIA)
International Financial Analysis MSc (exemptions)
Module A Paper 1 -Financial Accounting 1
Module A Paper 2 - Business Economics
Module D Paper 11 - Financial Accounting 2
Module A Paper 1- Financial Accounting on the basis of NBS8147
Module B Paper 4 - Law on the basis of NBS8142
Module B Paper 5 - Auditing and Taxation on the basis of NBS8143 & NBS8144
Module C Paper 7 - Auditing on the basis of NBS8144
Module C Paper 8 - Company Law on the basis of NBS8142
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
Chartered Institute of MarketingChartered Institute of Marketing
International Marketing MSc (exemptions)
Market Research Society (MRS)Market Research Society (MRS)
International Marketing MSc (accredited)
Chartered Banker Institute (CBI)Chartered Banker Institute (CBI)
Newcastle University Business School has been awarded Centre of Excellence status from the Chartered Banker Institute and is only one of eight centres globally. Students on the above associated programmes can now follow a Chartered Banker pathway with an aim to achieve the Associated or full Member status of the Chartered Banker Institute. Membership forms a solid base for a successful career in banking and financial services.
Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments (CISI)Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments (CISI)
Students studying our Banking and Finance MSc and Finance MSc will benefit from our status as a Chartered CISI Partner University. The CISI is a leading international professional body for securities, investment, wealth and financial planning. Our students will have an opportunity to become a CISI member free of charge. Our partner status ensures our students will be well prepared to sit the CISI Level 6 Financial Markets exam, as well as support their future career in investment and wealth management.
Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)
- Professional Certificate stage (level 1): all papers
- Professional Diploma stage (level 2): Financial Management, Corporate Governance and Law, Strategy and Policy Development, and Taxation.
Our thinking, combined with a first class reputation for academic excellence, high graduate employability and excellent student experience makes sure that we are a first choice destination for students from across the world.
As part of Newcastle University, we are a member of the Russell Group, the association of 24 leading UK universities which are committed to maintaining the very best research, outstanding teaching and learning experiences.
We’re pushing the boundaries. Being a Russell Group University means we are best placed to attract investment from some of the world’s leading global businesses. This helps us tackle the global threats our world faces and produce the highest quality research to develop solutions to some of the most pressing issues of today.
Our commitment to teaching quality and improving the student experience is reflected through our results in national and international student satisfaction surveys. We are joint 7th in the UK for overall student experience (The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018).
Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
Newcastle University holds the highest rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework and is one of only one of 8 Russell Group Universities to hold Gold status.
Decided by an independent panel of experts including academics, students and employer representatives, the TEF measures excellence in three areas: teaching quality, the learning environment and the educational and professional outcomes achieved by students.
International Student Barometer (ISB)
The gathering of student opinion is an essential component of the University’s quality assurance and quality enhancement processes. The International Student Barometer survey gauges the views of international students on a range of aspects of their experiences at the University.
Our most recent results (2017):
- 93% were satisfied with the University overall
- 88% would recommend Newcastle University as a place to study
We are one of the top 20 “most targeted” universities by the UK’s leading employers (The Graduate Market, report from High Fliers Research 2012-2018).
Our students have a bright future ahead of them. 92% of our graduates were in work or further study 6 months after graduating (DHLE 2016/17).