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Our ranking and reputation

Our globally-connected Management School has a reputation for delivering some of the best management education in the UK. We’re ranked among the top 25 UK business and management schools by the leading Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.

We’re in an elite group of only 14 Schools in the UK to have an Association of MBAs (AMBA) accreditation for both our MBA and MSc Business and Management (MBM) courses.

A number of our courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level have also been accredited by professional bodies, such as The Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Our rankings

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The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018:

  • Accounting and Finance – top 5 in Scotland, top 15 in UK
  • Economics - 3rd in Scotland, top 15 in the UK
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Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014:

Top 5 in Scotland and top 25 in the UK for Business and Management, for research impact.

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National Student Survey 2017:

  • Human Resource Management – 3rd in Scotland
  • Accounting – top 5 in Scotland
  • Marketing – top 5 in Scotland
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The Guardian University Guide 2019:

  • Accounting and Finance - 3rd in Scotland
  • Economics - 2nd in Scotland, top 5 in the UK
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The Complete University Guide 2019:

Marketing - 2nd in Scotland, top 10 in the UK

Our accreditations and awards

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AMBA

We’re accredited by The Association of MBAs (AMBA) for both of our full-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) and MSc Business and Management (MBM) courses. We’re part of an elite group of only 14 School’s in the UK to have an AMBA accreditation for both MBA and MBM programmes.

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Small Business Charter

As a Small Business Charter (SBC) accredited School, we’re recognised for our work supporting small businesses, local economies and student entrepreneurship.

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Principles of Responsible Management Education

We’re proud to be recognised as a School that follows the Principles for Responsible Management (PRME). Launched in 2007 at the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit in Geneva, these principles aim to transform management education in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

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The Chartered Institute of Marketing

Our MSc Marketing course has dual award accreditation with The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). If you’re a student of the MSc Marketing course, this means you can also graduate with a CIM Certificate or Diploma depending on the modules you take.

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The Chartered Management Institute

Our MBA is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) – ensuring that you graduate with two qualifications, an MBA and a CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership.

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The Chartered Banker Institute

Our internationally recognised MSc Banking and Finance course is accredited by The Chartered Banker Institute. When you graduate you’ll be awarded with credits towards their professional qualifications, and you can take an accelerated route to Chartered status.

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The Chartered Financial Analyst Institute

We're recognised as a member of the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program (UAP) with our MSc Investment Analysis course. This is a designation awarded to academic institutions that embed a significant portion of the CFA® Program Candidate Body of Knowledge™ (CBOK) into their curriculum. We're one of very few affiliated partner institutions in the UK, and one of a select group globally.

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Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is a world recognised professional accountancy body. If you graduate with our MSc International Accounting and Finance, you’ll also graduate with professional ACCA qualification status. The ACCA also give accreditation to all of our Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc) degrees, giving you exemptions from their exams after you graduate.

In addition to the ACCA, all of our BAcc degrees (single and joint) are accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland (ICAS), granting you significant exemptions from their exams when you have your degree.

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Our memberships

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The European Foundation for Management Development

Demonstrating our School’s strong international focus, we’re members of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).

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The Chartered Association of Business Schools

The Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS), is a leading professional body for UK business and management education, supporting us to maintain world-class standards of research and teaching. 

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