Partnerships and accreditations

National and international partnerships ensure you gain valuable business experience whilst completing your studies.

Business and Management Advisory Board

The role of the Board is to keep us close to business and their employment needs.

International partnerships

We provide a diverse learning and cultural experience for students and staff through educational partnerships and collaboration with international institutions.

We have developed partnerships with:

  • National Economics University (NEU), Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Can Tho University, Vietnam
  • International University – Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Min City
  • INTI International University, Malaysia
  • Taylor’s University, Malaysia
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
  • Karunya, India.

Business partnerships

We collaborate with both private and public sector organisations through research, knowledge exchange and our courses. This is key to knowledge sharing, research and developing courses that produce students with practical skills beneficial to employers.

We have a number of key partnerships with:

  • NHS (National Health Service) – we have actively worked with the NHS to deliver leadership conferences.
  • Space Engineering Services Ltd – we have worked with Space Engineering to help develop their people management policies.
  • Cycling England – monies were awarded to Bristol and South Gloucestershire Councils to double its cycling levels in the city within four years and we are working with the councils to help in this endeavour.
  • Veale Wasbrough Vizards – this project involves investigating the governance, scope, scale and strategy of first generation family businesses.
  • Lidl UK – by working with our Placement Scheme Lidl provide our undergraduate students a year’s work placement experience.

Accreditation and professional partnerships

Accreditation and active relationships with professional bodies is important to delivering relevant business courses.


Some accreditations below allow you to gain exemptions.

Chartered Institute of Professional Development (CIPD) 

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)

Bristol Business School is an ILM approved centre that offers different levels of coaching and mentoring courses. 

Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

Professional partnerships

We have strong links with a number of professional and accrediting bodies:

  • Association of Business Schools
  • Association of Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • Institute of Direct Marketing
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing
  • European Foundation of Management Development
  • ILM
  • Chartered Management Institute
  • Confederation of British Industry
  • Institute of Directors
  • Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply
  • Business West

Memberships and associations

Chartered Institute of Professional Development (CIPD) logo








Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) logo

Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments

ILM logo

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