Accreditations and recognition

Nottingham Business School has received accreditations from a range of professional bodies that recognise the quality of our teaching and research.


Fewer than 1% of business schools worldwide have both EQUIS and AACSB accreditation, confirming the rigorous and innovative standards of our teaching and research, and the balance we consistently strike between academic quality and professional relevance.

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

AACSB Accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education, and has been earned by less than 5% of the world’s business schools.

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for Accounting and Finance courses
ACCA is the world's leading body for professional accountants
CFA Society of the UK
The CFA Society of the UK recognises the significant alignment between the Investment Management Certificate (IMC) and the BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance courses at Nottingham Trent University. The IMC is the benchmark qualification for the investment profession.
Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) accreditation for Marketing courses
CIM is the world-leading professional marketing body.
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
CIMA is the leading professional body of management accountants.
CIPD accreditation for HR courses
CIPD is the professional body for HR and people development.
Chartered Institute of Public Finance (CIPFA)
CIPFA is the leading accountancy body for the public services providing education and training in accountancy and financial management.
Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) is an accredited professional institution for management.

EPAS Accredited (five years) for International Business and dual degree awards with Spanish and French
EPAS is an international programme accreditation system operated by EFMD.
EdUniversal 2013 (3 Palmes)
The Eduniversal system rates schools according to the international reputation of a school at national and global levels, and by geographical zone. A Palme level is awarded on a set of internationalization criteria developed by the International Scientific Committee.
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
ICAEW is a world leading professional membership organisation that promotes, develops and supports chartered accountants worldwide.
QS Stars
Nottingham Business School has received four stars overall under the QS Stars Business Schools rating system - one of the world's most visible assessments of business school standards and quality. The School received five stars for facilities, internationalisation, teaching and student quality, engagement and programme strength.