The University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School has accreditations by the following professional bodies:
We are also members of the Association of Business Schools and of the European Foundation for Management Development.
Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
The University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School has specialised international accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Fewer than 10 percent of the world’s business schools have achieved this designation.
To earn AACSB accreditation, a business school must undergo meticulous internal review, evaluation, and adjustment - a process that can take up to seven years. During this period, schools develop and implement a plan intended to meet the 21 AACSB standards that require highly qualified faculty, as well as a commitment to continuous improvement and keeping curricula responsive to the needs of business.
Only one other business school in Scotland holds AACSB International accreditation. A total of 593 business schools in 37 countries are accredited by AACSB.
AACSB International was founded in 1916 by a consortium of 16 business schools, including Tuck Business School at Dartmouth College, Harvard University (Harvard Business School), the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School) and Northwestern University. AACSB International is the premier accrediting agency for bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and doctoral degree programs in business administration and accounting. The association also is the business education community’s professional development organization, conducting a wide array of conference and seminar programs at various locations around the world.
Further information: www.aacsb.edu
The Glasgow MBA accredited by the Association of MBAs
The Association of MBAs was established in 1967 and is the advocate for the MBA. The Association's accreditation service is internationally recognised as the global standard for all MBA, DBA and PEMM programmes. The Association of MBAs now accredits MBA programmes at 121 business schools in 63 countries worldwide.
The Glasgow MBA is AMBA accredited, and the University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School has been a long-standing accredited member of AMBA. Students and graduates from accredited programmes can join AMBA's unique world-wide contact network and take advantage of a full range of benefits and services, as well as gaining access to high profile business and academic speakers at events.
Further information: www.mbaworld.com
Accreditation by professional accountancy bodies
Your path into the accounting profession will be made easier by the accredited status awarded to all versions of the BAcc degree by the all the major UK professional accountancy bodies. This means you are eligible for significant exemptions from the professional examinations of the:
Accreditation provides a head start against graduates of other disciplines in the process of qualifying as a professional accountant.
Member of the Association of Business Schools
The Association of Business Schools (ABS) is the representative body and authoritative voice for all the leading business schools of UK universities, higher education institutions and independent management colleges.
ABS works with similar organisations in Europe and around the world to influence those who have an involvement or interest in business and management education.
ABS is a member of The European Quality Link - the international association of quality assessment and accreditation agencies in the field of European management education at the Brussels - based European Foundation for Management Development.
ABS is a registered charity (founded in 1992) with income derived through annual subscriptions, projects and other activities.
ABS has a strategic partnership with the Higher Education Academy subject centre for Business, Management, Accountancy and Finance, BMAF. Joint activities include surveys of business school deans and round table meetings with professional bodies to facilitate dialogue on accreditation. The Director of BMAF, Professor Jean Woodall, chairs the ABS Programmes Steering Committee.
Further information: www.associationofbusinessschools.org/
Member of the European Foundation of Management Development
EFMD is a global organisation devoted to the continuous improvement of management development. It brings together leading academics and senior executives from business schools and companies and provides them with unparalleled benchmarking and networking opportunities. The members who communicate through the array of network activities learn from each other and use this knowledge to manage more effectively and to increase their competitive edge.
More than 15,000 management development professionals are actively involved in the network. EFMD has over 600 member organisations from academia, business, public service and consultancy in more than 70 countries. Many of the world’s leading business schools and companies currently use the EFMD network to their advantage.
EFMD’s mission is to act “as a catalyst to promote and enhance excellence in management development in Europe and worldwide.” There are three different elements to EFMD’s mission: to be a networking organisation providing events and opportunities for people involved in management development; to help members with continuous quality improvement; and to act as a leading advocate and lobbyist for its members and the management education profession via continuous dialogue with leading institutions such as the European Commission, UN Global Compact, UNDP and World Bank / IFC.
European Foundation for Management Development website: www.efmd.org/