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Accreditations and professional memberships


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Kingston Business School is an accredited member of AACSB International - the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Only 5 per cent of business schools in the world are AACSB accredited. This major international recognition for Kingston Business School reflects our engagement, innovation, and impact in all we do and that we are committed to providing the best education.
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The Association of Corporate Treasurers accredits the following courses:
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The Association of MBAs (AMBA) has accredited the following programmes:
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The European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) awarded us EPAS quality label for:
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) offers exemptions from professional examinations.

The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) offers exemptions from professional examinations in both General Insurance and Financial Services.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) offers exemptions from professional examinations – the department have the maximum ICAEW exemptions available (8).

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has accredited the following programmes:

The department was also a Centre of Excellence (from 1986) until that CIPD stopped using this form of recognition.

The British Psychological Society has accredited our MSc Occupational and Business Psychology, full time and part-time programmes.


The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) accredits our undergraduate and postgraduate Real Estate courses:

We were one of the very first universities to achieve Partnership status with the RICS.

We also offer highly valued short courses to help graduates prepare for their RICS final Assessment of Professional Competence (APC), and a series of continuing professional development lectures and seminars.

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The Academy for Business in Society (ABIS) is a unique global network of leading business schools, companies and thought leadership institutions, committed to mainstreaming sustainable business enterprise in business research, policy research, management education, executive learning and development. Our school is an active member of this global network with offices in New York, Brussels and Shanghai.
Kingston Business School is an active member of the Chartered Association of Business School(CABS). The CABS is the authoritative voice for the UK’s Business Schools and Independent Management Colleges. The Association was established to promote the excellence of Business and Management Education in the UK and to improve the quality and effectiveness of managers in the UK and internationally.
The Association for Project Management (APM) is committed to developing and promoting project and programme management and is the largest professional body of its kind in Europe. APM's mission statement is “To provide leadership to the movement of committed organisations and individuals who share our passion for improving project outcomes”. Our school is a long standing member of this association.

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