Our accreditations

The School of Business is proud of its numerous accreditations and membership of professional bodies.

AMBA accredited

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The Association of MBAs is the global standard for all MBA, DBA and master's degrees programmes and currently accredits programmes from the top 2% of business schools in over 70 countries.

The Leicester MBA was one of the first distance learning MBAs to achieve AMBA accreditation and has held accreditation for 19 years. In addition our MSc Management and MSc International Management are now AMBA-accredited.

AACSB member

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The University of Leicester School of Business is a member of The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

As the world's largest business education alliance AACSB connects educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders. Synonymous with the highest standards of excellent since 1916, AACSB provides quality assurance, business education, intelligence, and professional development services to over 1,500 member organisations and more than 785 accredited business schools worldwide.

EMFD member

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The University of Leicester School of Business is a member of The European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).

EFMD is one of the key business schools networks in the world and being part of the network brings many opportunities for faculty and student exchanges, knowledge sharing and collaboration.

Chartered Association of Business Schools member

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The University of Leicester School of Business is a member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS).

CABS is the representative body for all leading business schools in the UK. They offer professional development to staff in business schools, provide invaluable networking within the business school community and represent UK business schools to business and government.

Their members consist of 120 business schools and higher education providers, as well as affiliate stakeholders, corporate members and international partners.

PRME member

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We are a proud signatory of the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education, launched in 2007. 

This initiative is the largest organised relationship between the United Nations and business schools with its mission being to transform management education, research and thought leadership globally.

Small Business Charter award holder

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The University of Leicester School of Business holds a prestigious Small Business Charter Award for our role in helping to kick start British enterprise.

Programme accreditations

ACCA accredited

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The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is the global body for accountants.

Our BA and BSc Economics and Accounting and BSc Accounting and Finance programmes are ACCA accredited. Students on these programmes are eligible for exemptions from professional examinations.

CFA programme partner

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The Chartered Financial Analysis Institute is a global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for excellence in the industry.

We are a CFA Programme Partner and our MSc Finance covers over 70% of the CFA Candidate Body of Knowledge for Level 1 and 2 examinations.

In addition we participate in the Investment Foundations Academic Programme which covers the essentials of finance, ethics and investment roles, providing a clear understanding of the global investment industry. A number of our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes cover the syllabus of the Foundations Certificate examination.

CIMA accredited

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The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is the world's largest professional body of management accountants.

Our BA and BSc Economics and Accounting are accredited by CIMA. Students on these programmes are eligible for exemptions from professional examinations.

CIPD approved centre

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The School of Business is an approved provider of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) qualifications. The CIPD is the professional body for HR and people development.

Students on our MSc Human Resource Management and Training have the opportunity to study for a level 7 qualification with CIPD during their programme.

CMI accredited

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The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) is the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. It is the only organisation awarding Chartered Manager status, the hallmark of any professional manager, and encompasses a membership community.

The Leicester MBA offers a dual award from the CMI where upon successful completion of the course students will be awarded CMI's Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership (subject to moderation). In addition our MSc Management and MSc International Management students can be dual awarded with a Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership (subject to moderation).

GARP accredited

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The Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) is the only globally recognised membership association for risk managers.

The School of Business is an academic partner of GARP and our MSc Financial Risk Management programme prepares students for the Financial Risk Management (FRM) professional examinations.

ICAEW recognised partner

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Established by royal charter in 1880l, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has over 147,000 members.

The School of Business is a recognised partner of ICAEW. Students on our BA and BSc Economics and Accounting programmes are eligible from exemptions from professional examinations.