Accreditation and Reputation
Queen's Business School prides itself on providing world-class business education and research. As part of the Russell Group, we belong to an elite group of 24 research-intensive, world-class universities which have huge social, economic and cultural impacts globally.
Accreditation offers students and employers a mark of quality assurance that the School meets stringent national and international standards. Many of the programmes we offer are also accredited by professional bodies.
EQUIS is the leading international system of quality assessment, improvement, and accreditation of higher education institutions in management and business administration. It is run by the European Foundation for Management Development and its objective is to raise the standard of management education worldwide.Read more Read less
The rigorous MBA accreditation criteria of the The Association of MBAs ensures that only programmes demonstrating the highest standards in teaching, learning and curriculum design, career development and employability, student, alumni and employer interaction achieve AMBA accreditation. Only 300 business schools worldwide hold this gold standard.Read more Read less
The Small Business Charter (SBC) is an award for the UK’s world-class business schools. The SBC award recognises expertise and celebrates business schools that play an effective role in supporting small businesses, local economies and student entrepreneurship.
The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) is a United Nations-supported platform to raise the profile of sustainability in business schools around the world. PRME Champion status is awarded to Schools that contribute to thought and action leadership in the context of the United Nations sustainable development agenda.
We are proud to have retained our Champion status through to 2024 and to be one of 47 Champions leading the responsible management agenda for the network of over 850 schools worldwide.
Learn more about PRME at Queen's Business School.
The Athena Swan Charter is a framework used globally to support and transform gender equality within higher education and research. In May 2020, Queen’s Business School was awarded a Bronze Athena SWAN Charter Mark, in recognition of our progress towards eliminating gender bias and developing an inclusive culture that values all staff.
Learn more about gender equality initiatives at the School.
Accredited degree programmes help make students aware that such professional recognition is available to them and provide them with their first steps towards gaining professional recognition, which will help them to progress in their careers.
The School is ranked nationally and internationally: on our degree programmes, research, and our graduates’ careers. Independent rankings demonstrate the top quality experience we offer to students, staff, and visiting scholars.
3rd in UK for graduate prospects (Accounting & Finance)
(Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024)
81% of our research judged to be world leading or internationally excellent
QUB is ranked 85th globally for its impact on realising Sustainable Development Goals
(Times Higher Education Impact, 2023)
QUB is ranked 2nd in UK for entrepreneurial impact
(Octopus Ventures 2022)
EFMD Global is one of the key business schools networks in the world. Being a member gives the School access to a peer-based network, networking and learning events, professional and personal development opportunities for staff and students, access to research and knowledge, and talent placement opportunities including free access to HigherEd for our students.Read more Read less
AACSB International is a global association of leaders in education and business dedicated to supporting and advancing quality business education worldwide. Through membership, accreditation, research, thought leadership, professional development, and advocacy, AACSB partners with over 1,500 organizations, from more than 90 countries globally. Membership or participation in the Global Education Alliance does not imply accreditation.Read more Read less
The Global Business School Network (GBSN) brings the world’s leading business schools together with business, NGOs, and governments to improve access to quality, locally relevant management and entrepreneurship education for the developing world through projects, programs, and thought leadership. Membership signifies our position as impact leaders in business education. We help to lead and govern the network and contribute time, energy, and money to building and running projects and programs.Read more Read less
The Business Graduates Association (BGA) is a membership and quality assurance body with a wide network of world-leading institutions committed to responsible management practices and lifelong learning. Being a member Business School allows free access for QBS students and graduates to personal and professional development resources for the entirety of their career.Read more Read less