Surrey Business School

Accreditation

Surrey Business School is accredited by both the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

(AACSB) is an international body that assesses business schools on the quality of their programmes and operational management. AACSB International accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools, worldwide.

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) is an international body that assesses business schools on the quality of their programmes and operational management. AACSB International accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools, worldwide.

Institutions that earn accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review.

AACSB International accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in management education. AACSB International accreditation assures stakeholders that business schools:

  • Manage resources to achieve a vibrant and relevant mission
  • Advance business and management knowledge through faculty scholarship
  • Provide high-calibre teaching of quality and current curricula
  • Cultivate meaningful interaction between students and a qualified faculty
  • Produce graduates who have achieved specified learning goals.

An AACSB-accredited business school gives an assurance that it is amongst the best in the world.

The Association of MBAs

The Association of MBAs (AMBA) accreditation is widely recognised as the global standard for MBA programmes. The association has acted as an advocate for MBA programmes around the world since 1967 and assesses business schools and their post-experience management programmes against rigorous criteria.

These criteria include:

  • The institution offering an MBA should have a clear strategy and mission, explicitly expressed and regularly updated. It will have a clear understanding of the market for its products
  • Staff should be credible in terms of their academic qualifications, their ability to teach business at postgraduate level, the quality of their research and the extent of their business contacts and consultancy activities
  • As the MBA is a post-experience, postgraduate degree, students admitted onto an accredited MBA must have a minimum of three years’ work experience, with the cohort averaging five years’ experience
  • The curriculum should be generalist in nature and must cover the core business skills: marketing, the economic and legal environment of a business, accounting and quantitative methods, finance, organisational theory, interpersonal skills, information technology, and the processes and practices of management.

 

Memberships

 

Academy of Marketing

The University of Surrey is a member of the Academy of Marketing.

Chartered Association of Business Schools

The University of Surrey is a member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools.

Chartered Institute of Marketing

The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) is the leading professional body for marketers worldwide and exists to develop the marketing profession, maintain professional standards and improve the skills of marketing practitioners. The University of Surrey has joined forces with CIM to give students the opportunity to gain professional qualifications through CIM Graduate Gateway. CIM qualifications are highly sought after by employers, and map alongside our own degrees which ensures we are equipping students with the best opportunities for a successful marketing career.