School of Management Accreditations
University of Bradford School of Management is part of an elite group of business schools worldwide with the triple-crown of accreditations - AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.
Many of our undergraduate and postgraduate courses also have accreditation from professional, statutory or regulatory bodies.
We have the prestigious EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) - the leading international system of quality assessment, improvement, and accreditation of higher education institutions in management and business administration, run by the European Foundation for Management Development.
We were among the first business schools in the UK to receive portfolio accreditation for all our MBA programmes (including full-time, executive part-time and distance-learning MBAs) from AMBA (Association of MBAs).
All our Management MSc programmes are among the relatively small number of programmes to have received pre-experience master's in general management (PEMM) accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA).
AACSB Accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.
Less than 5% of the world's 13,000 business programs have earned AACSB Accreditation.
AACSB-accredited schools produce graduates that are highly skilled and more desirable to employers than other non-accredited schools.
Business Graduates Association
Our School is the first Business School in England to receive the Business Graduate Association (BGA) accreditation. BGA accreditation is a gold-standard quality assurance achievement that is awarded to Business Schools that can clearly demonstrate an increasing impact on their students and communities over a measurable period, using BGA’s Continuous Impact Model (CIM), which assesses the improvement in impact across a range of metrics. It a testament of quality assurance and quality enhancement of the programme delivered and the institution, ensuring the value of the qualification for potential students, graduates, employers and society.
SMALL BUSINESS CHARTER
The Small Business Charter recognises business schools that play an effective role in supporting small businesses, local economies and developing student entrepreneurship. The award recognises our support for developing students’ entrepreneurial skills and the support for student employability through placement and internship schemes as well as our work engaging with and supporting local business through activities like our Knowledge Transfer Network.
Our School of Management MBA courses have been endorsed by the NHS Leadership Academy to deliver the NHS Master's in Business Administration (MBA) programme, as announced in a speech by the Secretary of State in 2016.
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the leading UK professional body for HR specialists, accredits our BSC (Hons) and MSc Human Resource Management programmes, in recognition of them meeting rigorous academic and professional standards. Our programmes provide the underpinning knowledge required to achieve professional levels of CIPD membership.
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) accredit our MSc in Finance and Investment, our MSc in Financial Management, our BSc in Accounting and Finance, our BSc in Economics and our BSc in Financial Economics. This means that, by successfully completing your degree, you are eligible for exemptions from some ACCA fundamental level examinations.
Our Accounting and Finance courses contain modules that are accredited by The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), which means students will be exempt from professional examinations having already completed the requirement whilst studying with us.
The School of Management is proud to hold Chartered Management Institute (CMI) accreditation. The CMI vision and mission is synonymous with our School's ethos, and we are an approved centre to offer qualifications at this level - a practical qualification for managers and leaders at any level within organisations.
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is the world’s leading, and largest professional body of management accountants. Our Accounting and Finance and Economics courses contain modules that are accredited by the CIMA, which means students will be exempt from professional examinations having already completed the requirement whilst studying with us.
The Association of International Accountants (AIA) is an international accreditation that is recognised across the world. Our Accounting and Finance and Economics courses all contain modules that are accredited by the AIA, which means students studying these modules will be exempt from professional examinations having already completed the requirement whilst studying with us.
CPA Australia is one of the world’s largest accounting bodies, with a global membership. CPA covers the finance, accounting and business sectors. Our Finance and Accounting courses contain modules that are accredited by the CPA, which means students studying these modules will be exempt from professional examinations having already completed the requirement whilst studying with us.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) was founded in 1880 and has a worldwide presence within industry. We are proud to offer modules that are accredited by the ICAEW on our Accounting and Finance courses, which means students studying these modules will be exempt from professional examinations having already completed the requirement whilst studying with us.
The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) is one of the premier professional organisations in the insurance and financial services industry. Our Accounting and Finance courses modules that are accredited by CII, which means students studying these modules will be exempt from professional examinations having already completed the requirement whilst studying with us.
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) in the UK is the membership organisation for professionals involved in the movement of goods and people and their associated supply chains. our MSc in Logisitics, DataAnalytics and Supply Chain Management has been accredited by CILT, and offers full exemption from the education requirements for Chartered Membership (subject to a pass mark of 50% or above).
Institute of Export & International Trade
Our BSc (Hons) International Business and Management and MSc International Business and Management programmes have been accredited by the Institute of Export and International Trade (IOE&IT). Partnership with IOE&IT further deepens our student’s knowledge of exporting and international trade including the international marketing of trade, finance of international trade, international physical distribution, international logistics, and global supply chain management among others. This excellent academic standard ensures that we are preparing our learners for the future. This will enable them to become leaders who understand management and the dynamics and complexity associated with international business, are able to analyze the rapidly changing external environment, and make informed decisions for the business to remain at a competitive edge.