Business School Accreditation

Business School Accreditation

The University of Exeter is extremely proud of the successes, awards and accreditations we have achieved. It displays recognition of the level of quality, innovation, commitment and provision of an outstanding educational experience to our students in a competitive global market.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold Rating

The University of Exeter has been awarded a Gold rating in the recent Teaching Excellence Framework, making it one of just eight Russell Group universities to obtain the highest TEF rating. The award is based on factors such as contact hours and support for independent research. The TEF panel praised the University's high level of student satisfaction.

Research Excellence Framework (REF)

The Research Excellence Framework is a system for assessing the quality of research within UK higher education institutions. Following the REF, the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) awarded the University of Exeter an additional £3.8 million for research, the third highest gain amongst English universities.

EQUIS - EFMD Quality Improvement System

EQUIS is the leading international system of quality assessment, improvement, and accreditation of higher education institutions in management and business administration. EQUIS is run by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and its fundamental objective is to raise the standard of management education worldwide. By studying at an EQUIS accredited school, students can be assured that they are part of a high-quality institution.

Association of MBAs (AMBA)

The Association of MBAs is the international impartial authority on postgraduate business education. AMBA's accreditation service is the global standard for all MBA, DBA and MBM programmes.

Chartered Memberships

AACSB International

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business is a global, non-profit membership organisation of educational institutions, businesses, and other entities devoted to the advancement of management education.

Chartered ABS

Chartered Association of Business Schools

The Association of Business Schools (ABS) is the representative body and authoritative voice for all the leading business schools of UK universities, higher education institutions and independent management colleges.


The Academy of Business in Society

The Academy of Business in Society (ABIS) is a unique alliance of companies, business schools and academic institutions, committed to integrating business in society issues into the heart of management theory and practice.



An international, not-for-profit, membership organisation of business schools and corporations, based in Brussels, Belgium, with offices in Asia and the Americas.


Principles for Responsible Management Education

The mission of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative is to inspire and champion responsible management education, research and thought leadership globally.


Quantitative Techniques for Economics & Management Masters Network

QTEM, Quantitative Techniques for Economics and Management, is an international network bringing together outstanding students, academic partners and international corporations.

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