Accreditations and Rankings
Nottingham Business School is internationally accredited by both EQUIS and AACSB. We hold a range of accreditations from professional bodies, who recognise the quality of our teaching and research.
Nottingham Business School is proud to have achieved prestigious accreditations, gaining both EQUIS and AACSB accreditation. This is the highest international benchmark of excellence for business schools. We also hold accreditations from a range of professional bodies that recognise the quality of our teaching and research.
These accolades recognise the School’s rigorous and innovative standards of teaching and research, which are at the heart of our mission to combine academic excellence with impact upon business and society, developing responsible business leaders.
EQUIS accredited since 2017
EQUIS is the gold standard of global accreditation systems for business schools. Only a select number of Schools in the world meet EQUIS standards and hold this prestigious accreditation. This accreditation reflects our commitment to providing business and management education that is personalised, experiential, internationalised and sustainable.
Nottingham Business School was awarded EQUIS re-accreditation in February 2021. Many aspects of NBS’ work including Personalisation, impact of much expanded research, quality of courses, level of internationalisation, integration of ethics, responsibility and sustainability, and connections to business, were judged to be world-class.
AACSB accredited since 2016
AACSB accreditation is a mark of global excellence in business education. Just over 5% of the more than 16,000 schools worldwide granting business degrees have earned AACSB accreditation.
Small Business Charter accredited since 2014
Nottingham Business School has been accredited by the Small Business Charter since 2014 and was reaccredited in 2019 for the next 5 years. The award represents NBS's effective business support, entrepreneurship education and engagement with the local economy.
EFMD Programme accreditation since 2021
EFMD Global awarded EFMD Programme Accreditation to our suite of undergraduate BA (Hons) International Business courses in March 2021.
EFMD Programme Accreditation is a benchmark for internationally recognised and peer-reviewed programmes, emphasising academic rigour, practical relevance, internationalisation, and ethics and sustainability.
PRME Champions since 2019
Nottingham Business School has been a PRME Signatory since 2015 and is proud of being awarded the role of PRME Champion for three consecutive terms (2018-2023). This is due to our strategic commitment and leading work in responsible business and management education. As a PRME Champion, NBS has an ambition to contribute to thought and action leadership in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
For more details, read our PRME Progress Reports:
Business School Impact System member since 2019
Nottingham Business School further proved its positive impact in 2019, completing a process of identification of the tangible and intangible benefits that it brings to the local environment with the Business School Impact System (BSIS).
The BSIS scheme is a pioneering impact assessment process to business schools, which identifies the tangible and intangible benefits that a business school brings to its local environment. The BSIS is run as a joint venture between EFMD Global Network and FNEGE.
Financial Times rankings
Nottingham Business School has been ranked in the top 75 in the Financial Times Open Executive Education rankings 2023.
Nottingham Business School was ranked amongst the top 95 in the Financial Times European Business Schools rankings from 2016 - 2019.
Nottingham Business School's MSc in Management was ranked in the Top 100 Globally in 2019.
Nottingham Business School has close links with professional bodies and many of our courses are accredited or offer exemptions or additional qualifications from these professional bodies. These links offer our students opportunities to stand out in the jobs market once they graduate.
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for Accounting and Finance courses
Association for Project Management (APM)
Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) accreditation for Marketing courses
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
CIPD accreditation for HR courses
Chartered Institute of Public Finance (CIPFA)
Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
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