Accreditation and Rankings


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Aston Business School is proud to be one of just 1% of business schools in the world to hold AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA accreditation.

AACSB accreditation demonstrates international and specialised recognition for business courses at bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level.  It is perceived as “the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide”. AACSB-accredited business schools are challenged to strive for excellence and continuous improvement within their courses. This accreditation is obtained only by schools which “have the highest quality faculty, relevant and challenging curriculum, and provide educational and career opportunities that are not found at other business schools”. 

AACBA accreditation aston business school

The main purpose of EQUIS is  to increase  standards in global management education. “EQUIS looks for a balance between high academic quality and the professional relevance”. This accreditation stands for developing students’ managerial and entrepreneurial skills as well as sense of global responsibility. It also looks for innovation  and internationalisation throughout the institution and its programmes.


In postgraduate business education, AMBA accreditation is perceived as “the highest standard of achievement”. AMBA commits to develop standards in postgraduate management teaching worldwide. This accreditation is received only by the highest quality courses which have “the best standards in teaching, curriculum, and student interaction”. It also stimulates innovation and gives business schools a challenge to “continuously perform at the highest level”.

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Aston Business School has a reputation as a globally recognised institution. Find out more about our rankings:

Undergraduate rankings and league tables

Postgraduate rankings and professional accreditations