Why Accreditation Matters for an MBA

What is MBA Accreditation and how will it help you?


With over a thousand MBA programmes across the world to choose from, you want to enroll in one that has been proven to have real world value. Something that will give you returns on your hefty investment and truly help you secure better employment prospects, like acquiring a more rewarding role at work.

That is where accreditation comes in. When you see an MBA that is accredited, it means that an independent, unbiased, and not-for-profit association has evaluated various aspects of the school – such as its faculty, curriculum, retention rates, graduation rates, and alumni satisfaction – and found it to be of high quality.


Did you know?

University of Strathclyde is the first UK university to win the coveted University of the Year title twice? Find out more about the about their MBA programme.


What does it mean when a school is Triple Accredited?


Different MBA accreditors have different evaluation criteria, where they look out for a particular set of strengths and qualities. For example, one accreditor might focus heavily on student outcomes, while another might focus more on research excellence and output.

What this means is that if an MBA programme has met the criteria of one accreditation body, other accreditation bodies might find it lacking in other aspects.

This is why a triple-accredited MBA programme is so highly sought after – to be triple-accredited means that the programme is strong enough to have met the diverse assessment standards of multiple accreditation bodies. Otherwise known as “triple crown” accreditation, this title is held by only the top MBA programmes in the world.


Apart from triple-accreditation, the Strathclyde MBA focuses on developing students to become  strategic, open-thinking, and reflective leaders through various collaborative learning with industry-relevant cases studies. Find out more about the course outline.


Join a Triple-Accredited MBA Programme


Strathclyde Business School’s MBA programme holds that coveted “triple crown” accreditation. Taught by a renowned faculty, it has been approved by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS).

These are highly reputable accreditation bodies, known internationally to have exacting standards. For example, the AMBA reports that it only accredits programmes that rank among their nation’s top 2 percent, and the AACSB, which is the oldest accreditation body in the US, only accredits business schools that have a strong faculty. EQUIS specialises in accrediting higher education institutions of management and business administration specific, with only 189 institutions accredited global.

As a result, you can be confident that you are learning the most relevant content that equip you with the competencies you need to be a strong leader upon graduation.


Entry Requirement

Apart from the standard admission requirements, Strathclyde does also take into consideration the potential, interpersonal and team working qualities, as well as the range and nature of candidates’ managerial experience. Speak to us to find out more!