Nottingham University Business School


AACSB accreditation completes 'triple crown' for Nottingham

Duncan Angwin

Nottingham University Business School is proud to join an elite group of business schools worldwide to gain ‘triple crown’ accreditation from the three most influential accrediting organisations: AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS.

The school has earned accreditation from AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) for all three of its locations in the UK, China and Malaysia, making it the only business school in the UK to hold triple accreditation for its operations on every campus.

The ‘triple crown’ accreditation for business schools worldwide is made up of the three most influential accrediting organisations: AACSB in the United States, AMBA in the UK, and EQUIS in Europe. Employers and universities recognise the accolade as a mark of high standards, quality and reputation.

Professor Duncan Angwin, Dean of Nottingham University Business School in the UK, said:

I am delighted that Nottingham University Business School’s international quality is further recognised through this accreditation. AACSB’s accreditation of our three campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia marks us out as one of an elite group of business schools that are triple accredited across multiple campuses. AACSB accreditation will enable the school to continue to evolve and improve in the future.

Quality assurance

AACSB accreditation signifies a business school’s commitment to strategic management, learner success, thought leadership, and societal impact.

The accreditation signals to students that the school takes seriously its commitment to high standards in teaching, learning and continuous improvement. AACSB accredited business schools must pass rigorous quality standards and are recognised worldwide.

AACSB accredited schools have successfully undergone a rigorous review process conducted by their peers in the business education community, ensuring that they have the resources, credentials, and commitment needed to provide students with a first-rate, future-focused business education.

The accrediting process included both a self-evaluation report addressing AACSB standards, a peer-review process, and a rigorous external review of a school’s mission, degree programmes, teaching, curricula, resources, alumni relations and external engagement, and the calibre of its professional staff and faculty.


As the world’s largest business education alliance, AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) connects educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders. Synonymous with the highest standards of excellence since 1916, AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and professional development services to over 1,500 member organisations and more than 785 accredited business schools worldwide. With its global headquarters in Tampa, Florida, USA; Europe, Middle East, and Africa headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands; and Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore, AACSB’s mission is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact in business education.

Posted on Tuesday 10th May 2022




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