Lancaster University Management School is quadruple accredited.

Our accreditation is in recognition of the quality of everything we do from the most influential business school accreditation bodies (AACSB, EQUIS, the Association of MBAs and the Small Business Charter).

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AACSB is the leading American business school accreditation body, which has accredited all of the USA's top business schools such as Harvard, Stanford and Wharton among others. AACSB is becoming global in its reach. LUMS received initial accreditation in 2008 and we were recently reaccredited until 2018.

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EQUIS is the leading European business school accreditation kitemark, managed by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). Like AACSB, EQUIS is becoming global in reach. The EQUIS process requires, in particular, that internationalisation and strong organisational relationships are embedded in the School's activities. LUMS was first accredited in 2003 and in 2013 was re-accredited for a further five years until 2018.

LUMS Dean Emerita Sue Cox discusses the value that EQUIS adds to schools.

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The Association of MBAs

LUMS has been accredited by AMBA since 1996. The Association of MBAs, although UK-based in its origins, is the only accreditation body to focus on MBA programmes around the world. Lancaster's Full-time MBA and Executive MBA programmes, and the MSc in Management, are all accredited by the Association of MBAs.

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Small Business Charter

The Small Business Charter (SBC) is an award for the UK’s world-class business schools and celebrates those that play an effective role in supporting small businesses, local economies and student entrepreneurship. In order to achieve this award, business schools must undergo a rigorous assessment to determine the depth and effectiveness of their business engagement and business support. Our accreditation is in recognition of the impact we make, not only with global business and industry but with small and medium sized businesses too.