Accreditation and rankings
Nottingham University Business School features in top global rankings and holds internationally recognised accreditations
Business School accreditations
Accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), EQUIS benchmarks business school activity against international standards.
We were first awarded this sought-after accreditation in 2010, covering our UK, China and Malaysia Business Schools.
The Association of MBAs (AMBA) accredits MBA programmes globally.
In 2020 AMBA awarded accreditation to all Nottingham MBA programmes in the UK and Malaysia.
Small Business Charter
Awarded in 2019 in recognition of our role in working with British enterprise.
UN PRME Champions
Nottingham University Business School was one of the first to become a UN PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education) Champion. We contribute research and action leadership on responsible management education in the context of the United Nations’ sustainable development goals.
Athena Swan Bronze Award
The School was awarded the Athena SWAN Bronze award in 2020 for our work in advancing gender equality.
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53rd in the world
3rd in the UK
5th in the world, 3rd in the UK
QS Business School Global Rankings 2022
- Masters in Marketing: 50
- Masters in Business Analytics: 50
- Masters in Finance: 92
- Masters in Management: 90
- Masters in Supply Chain Management: 39
- MBA:131-140 (44 in Europe)
- Executive MBA 2021: 84
Our courses are recognised by professional organisations and offer a range of benefits such as work placements and exemptions from examinations.
BSc Accountancy Flying Start programme
This innovative course is aimed at aspiring chartered accountants.
One of only four in the UK, the BSc Accountancy Flying Start programme is sponsored by PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) and overseen by ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales).
BSc Finance, Accounting and Management
This course is accredited by ACCA (The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and allows graduates exceptions from certain papers within the ACCA Professional Examination Scheme.
MSc Finance and Investment
Achieved selected CFA University Affiliate status for all Nottingham's campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia and signals to students and employers that the curriculum is closely tied to investment management practice and supports students to sit Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exams.
Our BSc Management and MSc Marketing hold dual-award status from Chartered Institute of Marketing, offering a seamless route to the CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing Scheme.
Our accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants helps students gain valuable workplace experience, access to a wide variety of learning resources and certain exemptions from CIMA exams.
The Chartered Insurance Institute accredits MSc Risk Management, BSc Finance, Accounting and Management, BSc Industrial Economics, BSc Industrial Economics with Insurance, BSc Management.These courses all have links to CII professional qualifications.
The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy accredits our BSc Finance, Accounting and Management.
Our MSc Banking and Finance holds Chartered Banker Institute Centre of Excellence accreditation - the gold standard for all banking professionals.
Our MSc Human Resource Management and Organisation is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development giving exemption from their level 7 Advanced Diploma.
The MSc Management is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute.