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Accreditation

Our accreditations provide an assurance of the quality of our programmes. We are very proud to have met the standards of the following organisations.

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

AACSB Approved

AACSB accreditation is widely recognised as a hallmark of business school excellence. Less than 5% of the world's business schools are accredited. We are the only business school in Wales to hold this prestigious accreditation.

AACSB Accreditation Standards are used as the basis to evaluate a business school's mission, operations, faculty qualifications and contributions, programs, and other critical areas. AACSB accreditation assures students and parents that the business school is providing a top-quality education. It also ensures employers that AACSB-accredited business school graduates are ready to perform on day one.

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

CIPD Approved Centre

We are an approved centre of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

The CIPD is the professional body for practitioners in the fields of human resources and training. Membership demonstrates a commitment to high standards of professionalism. 

All future graduates of the MSc in Human Resource Management automatically will be eligible for Graduate Membership of the CIPD, a qualification required by most employers for UK Human Resources positions. Graduates who have 2 years' professional experience gained whilst working in an HR department may upgrade their membership to Chartered Member of the CIPD.

During their studies, students can also benefit from Student Membership, which provides access to all CIPD online resources and means that they can attend meetings of the South East Wales CIPD branch to network with practitioners.

A member of the local CIPD branch attends the MSc programme induction to give information on the benefits of CIPD membership and the branch offers a Best Student prize to the most promising student.

Accredited programmes

Accounting and Finance

Many of our accounting and related degrees are accredited by the professional bodies and can offer exemptions from professional exams based on the modules studied during your degree. The professional bodies associated with the School are:

MBA (Management Consulting module)

The MBA elective module ‘Management Consulting’ is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute.

MSc Strategic Marketing

Our MSc in Strategic Marketing is the UK's only triple-accredited marketing programme.

All graduating students qualify for a Diploma in Direct and Interactive Marketing awarded by the Federation of European Direct and Interactive Marketing (FEDMA).

Students can also obtain exemptions from the Chartered Institute of Marketing's professional Diploma in Marketing. They also get the opportunity to join the Marketing Research Society once they have achieved three years' work experience after their graduation.