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Strathclyde Business School Rankings & accreditations

International accreditation

Strathclyde is one of few institutions in the world to have achieved triple accreditation from AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS (as of March 2019, 90 business schools have this status – source:

These accreditations are rigorous processes that involve assessment of numerous aspects of the school and its programmes. Typically, this involves the business school submitting an in-depth self-analysis report for scrutiny by these bodies, followed by a visiting panel and the consequent interviewing of current students, staff, alumni, corporate clients and employers. These bodies have no obligation to make an award - indeed, many business schools are unsuccessful in their application. All the more reason for us to promote this achievement.

Accreditation in detail

There are three international accrediting bodies for business schools:

  • AACSB - the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, based in the USA
  • EQUIS - the quality assurance scheme run by the European Foundation for Management Development (efmd) and based in Brussels
  • AMBA - the Association of MBAs, based in the UK

External recognition

Rankings are just one aspect of a business school's reputation but many applicants rely on rankings produced by newspapers, such as the Financial Times, to judge the standing of a business school. While we participate in these rankings, and understand the importance given to them by applicants, students and alumni alike, they can only provide a snapshot view of a school based on certain, selective criteria.

We've always emphasised the importance of taking a more measured approach and considering all aspects which affect a business school’s reputation, such as the school's research rating, teaching standards, and accreditation, which provides an objective and independent measure of all aspects of a business school.

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Contact details

 Undergraduate admissions
 +44 (0)141 548 4114 

 Postgraduate admissions
 +44(0)141 553 6105 / 4590


Strathclyde Business School
University of Strathclyde
199 Cathedral Street
G4 0QU

Triple accredited

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