Professional Affiliations

The Glasgow School for Business and Society has a strong track record of working partnerships with professional bodies which ensure our courses are relevant to the changing needs of the labour market.

Our professional affiliations not only keep our students up-to-date with the latest advances in business, but they help our graduates stand-out when looking for employment and in some cases confer a special status on graduation.

Examples of professional bodies with which GSBS is associated include:

  • AACSB
  • ABS (Association of Business Schools)
  • Business in the Community
  • CEEMAN
  • EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development)
  • ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council)
  • UN PRME Initiative (Principles of Responsible Management Education)
  • Gold Approved Learning Centre for ACCA
  • Approved Teaching Centre for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
  • Centre of Excellence with the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI)


We offer programmes and modules accredited by:

  • ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)
  • Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC)
  • Chartered Banker
  • Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI)
  • Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
  • Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)
  • Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)
  • Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
  • CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants)
  • EPAS (European Foundation for Management Development Programme Accreditation Scheme)
  • ICAEW (The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales)
  • ICAS (Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland)
  • Institution Of Occupational Health (IOSH)
  • Institute of Operations Management (IOM)
  • Institute of Risk Management (IRM)
  • IOR  (Institute of Operational Risk)
  • Law Society of Scotland
  • National Council for the Training of Journalists (NTCJ)
  • British Psychological Society
  • SHRM (The American Society for HRM)
  • The Institute of Hospitality (IHA)
  • The Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT)
  • Tourism Society (TS)
  • Tourism Management Institute (TMI)