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Accreditations

We are proud that since being established as a business school in 2017 we have achieved triple accredited status and have been awarded the three major Business School accreditations (AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA). Triple accreditation is achieved by just one per cent of business schools globally.  

We value our accreditations not only as external recognition, but because they bring us together with a community committed to ensuring that our education and research remains world class and always relevant to the needs of the world around us.

Triple Accreditation

> Association of MBAs (AMBA)

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Established in 1967, the Association of MBAs is an impartial authority on postgraduate management education. In partnership with its sister organisation, the Business Graduates Association (BGA), it is committed to raising the profile and standard of business education internationally and accredits business schools in over 75 countries. 

AMBA accreditation was awarded to our MSc in International Management and Executive MBA for a period of five years in 2023 and King’s Business School has also been awarded BGA accreditation in recognition of our work on impact and responsible management. 

> EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)

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EQUIS is run by the European Foundation for Management Development. This accreditation benchmarks institutions against rigorous international standards covering the quality of their governance, education programmes, students, staff and research.  

EQUIS accreditation assesses the extent of an institution’s internationalisation and engagement with the world of practice, as well as how it demonstrates commitment to ethics, responsibility and sustainability through its activities.  

King’s Business School was awarded a three-year accreditation by EQUIS in 2022. 

> Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

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AACSB International (AACSB) is the world’s largest business education alliance. With a presence in more than 100 countries and territories, AACSB fosters engagement, accelerates innovation, and amplifies impact in business education. ITs accreditation process is a rigorous external review of a school's mission, staff qualifications, curricula, and ability to provide the highest-quality programs. 

King’s Business School was awarded a five-year accreditation by AACSB in 2022. 


 

Higher Education Benchmarks

> Advance HE Athena Swan Charter - Bronze Award

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King’s Business School has achieved Athena SWAN bronze status, marking the School’s efforts towards promoting, rewarding and recognizing gender equality diversity and inclusion across the faculty.

Athena SWAN is an equality charter mark framework and accreditation scheme that recognises the efforts that higher education institutions undertake towards the advancement of gender equality. The award captures work already done, and crucially also steers institutions in addressing specific priorities in the future.


 

Professional Association Accreditations

> Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)is a globally recognised professional accountancy body providing qualifications and advancing standards in accountancy worldwide. 

Our BSc in Accounting & Finance, BSc in Business Management and BSc in Business Management with Computer Science undergraduate programmes are accredited by ACCA and offer exemptions from specific exams in the ACCA qualification process. 

> Chartered Institute of Marketing

The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) supports, develops and represent marketers and the marketing profession all over the world and offers a range of well-recognised industry qualifications. 

Students in our MSc in Digital Marketing and MSc in International Marketing postgraduate programmes are exempt from a range of courses in order to gain a CIM qualification.

> Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is the most influential body of accountants and finance experts in the world, with 689,000 members, students and engaged professionals globally. 

Students on our BSc in Accounting & Finance, BSc in Business Management, BSc in International Management and MSc in Accounting, Accountability & Financial Management programmes are all eligible for accreditation on the CIMA. 

> Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) represents more than 202,450 members and students around the world and its ACA qualification is one of the most advanced learning and professional development programmes available.  

Students on our BSc in Accounting & Finance undergraduate programmes are eligible to apply for exemptions from certain ICAEW examinations. 


 

Membership of Industry Assocations

> Small Business Charter

The Small Business Charter recognises business schools that play an effective role in supporting small businesses, local economies and student entrepreneurship. In order to achieve the Small Business Charter award, business schools undergo a rigorous assessment to determine the depth and effectiveness of their business engagement and business support. 

King's Business School was awarded a three-year accreditation by the Small Business Charter in 2022. 

> Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)

King’s Business School is a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), a United Nations-supported initiative founded in 2007 that aims to raise the profile of sustainability in the classroom. 

As members of PRME we have access to a global network of academic institutions committed to corporate sustainability and social responsibility, and an engagement framework for incorporating the universal values of sustainability, responsibility, and ethics into our curricula and research.