Triple accredited Business School
The OU’s strong record of success over more than two decades has led to The Open University Business School becoming one of the world’s most prestigious centres of learning.
Over 90,000 business qualifications have been awarded since we began, and in 2011 over 22,000 MBAs were completed.
Our accreditation is your assurance of quality
The high quality of our programmes and teaching is recognised by all three of the world’s leading business and management education bodies; AACSB, EFMD and AMBA.
Only 1% of the world’s business schools hold the triple accreditation.
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
The OU was the first exclusively flexible learning school to be awarded international accreditation by the AACSB.
Other business schools with this award include Harvard, LBS and Stanford.
The OU’s strengths highlighted by the AACSB include:
- Effective use of excellent flexible learning and practice based learning methods
- The commitment of the OU tutors.
European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)
The OU holds the prestigious EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) kitemark of the EFMD, Europe’s forum for information, research, networking and best practice in management development.
Other holders include Cambridge University and HEC School of Management Paris.
The Association of MBAs (AMBA)
This association is unique in representing the interests of MBA students and graduates, leading business schools and MBA employers.
Other holders include Henley Management College, Cranfield School of Management and London Business School.