Accreditations and Professional Recognition
We want to give you the skills and knowledge employers are looking for. So we invite them to help us design our courses.
Many of our finance and business courses are professionally accredited, so your degree is recognised by the professional body for your industry – which could help you qualify faster.
And if it's relevant to your course and future career to join a professional body, we'll pay your membership fees.
We're accredited and recognised by some of the leading professional bodies in business and higher education.
AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) is synonymous with the highest standards of excellence. Since 1916, the AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and learning and development services to over 1,700 member organizations and more than 840 accredited business schools worldwide.
EPAS accreditation is the most thorough programme accreditation system for business and/or management programmes. It is acknowledged worldwide by potential students, employers, clients and the media.
The following courses are EPAS accredited:
- BSc Hons International Hotel Management
- BSc Hons International Hospitality Business Management
- BSc Hons International Tourism Management
- MSc International Business Management
Small Business Charter
The Small Business Charter (SBC) is an award for the UK’s world-class business schools. The SBC award celebrates business schools that play an effective role in supporting small businesses, local economies and student entrepreneurship.
We hold a silver award from the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework, meaning we consistently exceed national quality requirements.
University of the Year for Teaching Quality
The Sunday Times Good University Guide named us University of the Year for Teaching Quality in its 2020 edition. Our student satisfaction score – as measured by the independent National Student Survey – is at 86% after rising four years running. We’re ranked fourth in the country for satisfaction with opportunities to apply your learning.
We have a strong relationship with nine financial professional bodies including the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants.
We work closely with 20 business and management bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development and the Institute of Hospitality. And we're recognised as an accredited centre for the Institute of Leadership and Management.
We also have membership of the European Foundation for Management Development, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, and the Association of Business Schools.
We are also associated with
- Association of Corporate Treasurers
- Chartered Banker Institute (CBI)
- Chartered Quality Institute
- Chartered Management Institute
- Chartered Institute of Marketing
- Institute of Workplace and Facilities
- Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)
- EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council)
- Institute of Hospitality
- Meeting Professional International
- The Tourism Society
- Market Research Society
- Institute of Food Science and Technology
- Institute of Travel and Tourism
- Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)