At Aberdeen Business School we have a strong portfolio of quality courses. The accreditation of these by the professional bodies is verification of the calibre and high quality of the courses we deliver. This has been recently confirmed with our e-MBA being listed by The Financial Times as one of the Top 32 online and distance learning MBAs available globally.

Our Mission is to prepare the innovative and entrepreneurial leaders of the future with the capacity to anticipate and manage change in international business and the professional environment. We strive to achieve this through our teaching and research carried out in an international context and to the highest academic standards. Alongside this we continue to build on our strong links with the professional business community both nationally and internationally. ABS Logo

Therefore, graduates from our accredited and approved courses can be confident that they hold a nationally and internationally recognised award which will open doors and enhance their career opportunities.

As a member of The Association of Business Schools, we are part of a professional body which represents the leading business schools of UK universities.

Accredited and Recognised Courses


Accredited by:

Association of MBAs (AMBA)

The Association of MBAs (AMBA) is the international authority on the development of business leaders and the guardian of MBA quality standards. It plays a unique role in supporting business schools to develop business leaders and provides a network for MBAs, business schools and employers.

Aberdeen Business School is one of only a handful of institutions worldwide that have been accredited in respect of every form of the MBA. The Financial Times listed our e-MBA as one of the Top 32 online and distance learning MBAs available globally.

MSc Accounting and FinanceAIA logo

MSc Financial Management

MSc Oil and Gas Accounting


Accredited by the:  

Association of International Accountants (AIA) 



MSc Health Safety and Risk ManagementInstitution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)

Accredited by the:

Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH)

This course is fully accredited by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). The accreditation is on the basis that successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) Health, Safety and Risk Management, satisfies the requirements for admission to Graduate membership. Thereafter students may progress to Chartered membership by providing evidence of their practice skills through a process of Initial Professional Development (IPD).


MSc Human Resource ManagementCIPD logo

Accredited by:

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)

Established in 1980, The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is the United Kingdom's leading professional body for personnel management and development.

Chartered Institute of Marketing - Dual Award Accreditation

MSc International Marketing Management

Recognition from:

Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)

This course is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) with CIM dual award accreditation.

MSc International Tourism and Hospitality Management Tourism Management Institute

Recognition from:

Tourism Management Institute (TMI)


Institute of Hospitality (formerly HCIMA)

Institute of HospitalityRecognition from the Institute of Hospitality (formerly HCIMA), confers on the organisation an international recognition of a quality standard. The primary purpose of the Institute of Hospitality is to promote the highest professional standards of management and education in the international hospitality, leisure and tourism industries.




MSc ManagementCMI logo

Recognition from:

Chartered Management Institute

Upon graduating from this course you will be eligible to apply for Associate Membership of the Chartered Management Institute (ACMI). Three years post graduation work experience then allows you to become a full member (MCMI).

MSc Project Management

Accredited by:

Association for Project Management (APM)

Project Management Institute (PMI)

and Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Centre for Project Management Education Programs (GAC).

Project Management Institute LogoThe course is also accredited by Project Management Institute GAC(PMI) and the School is recognised as a global Registered Education Provider REP). Registered Education Providers are organisations approved by PMI to offer project management training for Professional Development Units (PDU).  

Graduates of GAC accredited programmes are awarded 1,500 hours of project management experience which counts towards those required to achieve the PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) and Program Management Professional (PgMP) credentials. The GAC is a member of the Association of Specialised and Professional Accreditors (ASPA), the unified, national voice supporting professional education.



MSc Purchasing and Supply Chain ManagementChartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Accredited

Accredited by:

Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)

Based in the UK, The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) is an international organisation, serving the purchasing and supply profession. Dedicated to promoting best practice, CIPS provides a programme of continuous improvement in professional standards and raises awareness of the contribution that purchasing and supply makes to corporate, national and international prosperity.

MSc Quality ManagementChartered Quality Institute

Accredited by the:

Institute of Quality Assurance (IQA) as part of the qualification route to MIQA (full IQA membership).

The Institute of Quality Assurance (IQA) is responsible for designing, examining and awarding qualifications that are recognised nationally by industry, as well as government. The awarded qualifications are always vocational and are related to industry requirements. 

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MSc Strategic Accounting with CIMA

BA Accounting with CIMA

Recognition from:

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

CIMA is the world's largest professional body of management accountants.

MSc in Corporate Communication and Public AffairsCIPR - Approved Centre

Accredited by:

Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)

The Chartered Institute for Public Relations represents the industry and ensures that the highest standards of professionalism and integrity are achieved within the profession. Accreditation of a course demonstrates that it has attained the professional level required in this field.

MSc Information ManagementChartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals

MSc Information and Library Studies

Professional recognition by:

Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP)

The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) is the leading professional body for librarians, information specialists and knowledge managers, with up to 23,000 members working in all sectors, including business and industry, science and technology, further and higher education, schools, local and central government, the health service, the voluntary sector, national and public libraries.

MSc JournalismNational Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ)

Accredited by:

National Council for the training of Journalists


Broadcast Journalism Training Council

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The MSc Journalism course has been designed in partnership with the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) and is fully accredited by both NCTJ and the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC).




Diploma in Legal PracticeThe Law Society of Scotland

Accredited by:

The Law Society of Scotland

The Law Society of Scotland is the governing body for Scottish solicitors. The Society promotes the interests of the solicitors profession and those of the public in relation to the profession. 

MSc/LLM Construction Law and ArbitrationChartered Institute of Arbitrators

Accredited by:

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)


Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) is recognised as the professional home for all dispute resolvers, provides the highest educational standards and is an international resource centre for practitioners, policy makers, academics and those in business concerned with the cost effective and early settlement of disputes.

RICS logoThe programme is also accredited by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). This accreditation applies to those with an MSc or LLM (not PgCert or PgDip) and demonstrates that these graduates have met the academic requirements for Chartered membership of RICS and are academically qualified to enrol on the RICS Assessment of Professional Competence (APC). The APC can be taken concurrently with this course. Details of RICS qualification process can be downloaded from the RICS Education and Training.

Recognised by:

The Faculty of Advocates

The Faculty of Advocates is a body of independent lawyers who have been admitted to practise as Advocates before the Courts of Scotland.


LLM/MSc Oil and Gas Law

Accredited by:

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)Chartered Institute of Arbitrators


Energy Institute (EI)

CIArb acts as an international centre for practitioners, policy makers, academics and those in business and is the professional body for dispute resolution and in setting global standards for dispute management.

Energy Institute

The course also has professional accreditation from The Energy Institute (EI). The Energy Institute is 'the professional body for the energy industry delivering good practice and professionalism across the sector.'


Other courses or modules on our new programme are recognised for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes by the accreditation bodies:

Additionally, a number of our Undergraduate courses are also accredited or recognised by professional organisations:

Law LLB (4 Years)