AACSB International accreditation

We are accredited by AACSB International, a global non-profit organisation that connects educators, students and business to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders.

As a member of AACSB, we are a part of a movement united to improve the quality of the global business education, with AACSB accreditation signifying that an institution has met the highest standard of excellence for its business courses.

The fundamental purpose of AACSB accreditation is to encourage business schools to hold themselves accountable for improving business practice through a commitment to strategic management, learner success, thought leadership, and societal impact.

AACSB Accredited


AACSB accreditation – an accolade achieved by only 6% of global business schools – is recognised as the most rigorous standard of excellence for business and management tertiary education worldwide, confirming our commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a comprehensive peer review.

For our students and wider stakeholders, this accreditation means our:

  • commitment to upholding and advancing the highest quality courses;
  • connection to businesses to develop the talent they are looking to hire today and in the future;
  • relevance of curriculum and learning material to students' field of study and to today's workforce;
  • societal Impact focus on global prosperity and creating impactful leaders;
  • quality in the highest-calibre faculty, leading-edge courses, and innovative courses;
  • continuous Improvement framework for the constant measurement of success.

Find out more about AACSB accreditation.

Professor Kevin Grant, Dean of the University of Stirling Management School, explains what the AACSB accreditation means for students and staff.