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Accreditations and memberships

Many of the courses that we run are accredited and recognised by relevant professional bodies within their respective fields. As part of our commitment to providing quality, relevant courses we seek accreditation and recognition wherever possible. In fact the Higher Education Funding Council of England awarded us a quality rating for 'Excellence in teaching'. On this page you will find information about our accreditations and memberships.


AMBAThe Association of MBAs (AMBA) has accredited the following programmes:

  • Kingston MBA
  • Kingston MBA in Moscow
  • DBA
  • MSc International Business Management

EPASThe European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) awarded us EPAS quality label for:

  • BA Business Management
  • BA International Business
  • BBA Business Administration
  • MSc International Business Management
  • PhD in Business

Accounting, Finance and Informatics

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

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

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) -Offers exemptions from professional examinations





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

  • BA Human Resource Management
  • MSc Human Resource Management
  • MSc International Human Resource Management (also delivered in Moscow)

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

British Psychological Society - Accreditation of the MSc Occupational and Business Psychology, full time and part-time programmes.

Strategy, Marketing and Innovation 

Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) - awards member (MICPS) status once graduates have gained relevent experience.

Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) - Accredited Study Centre. Kingston full time Masters courses are recognised by CIM and published on their website.

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EABIS logoThe 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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