North East business schools earn top accreditation

Both Newcastle and Northumbria universities have been recognised as among the best in the world

Northumbria University's City Campus East
Northumbria University's City Campus East

Both Newcastle University and Northumbria University have joined the ranks of the global elite for business education after receiving rare accreditations.

At Northumbria, Newcastle Business School was awarded AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accreditation for its business programmes in May. The body has now announced that its accounting programmes have also met the rigorous accreditation standards, making it the only university in Europe to receive the double honour and placing it within an elite group of less than 1% of business schools worldwide.

Newcastle University Business School, meanwhile, has also received the AACSB accreditation, having already been given the stamp of approval by the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). It has likewise been endorsed by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) since 1998, placing it in the 1% of business schools worldwide hold the triple crown.

Professor John Wilson, director of Newcastle University Business School, said: “The triple crown is the gold standard in business education and we are delighted to receive this international recognition from AACSB. It is a testimony to our staff, students, alumni and our research.”

Kevin Kerrigan, executive dean for business and law programmes at Northumbria University, said: “Our success enhances our reputation as one of the best business schools in the world and makes us the first in Europe to achieve the double.”


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