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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 (member)

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.

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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

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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.

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TEF Silver

We hold a silver award from the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework, meaning we consistently exceed national quality requirements.

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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.

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Professional bodies

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.

Anti Fraud Education Partnership


Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)


British Institute of Facilities Management


Student membership to CIMA


Student membership to CISI


Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development


Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)


Chartered Practicing Accountant


Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales


Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA)


Tourism Management Institute


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