Accreditations, Partnerships and Rankings

Here at Huddersfield Business School, we are extremely proud of all our external accreditation, partnerships and rankings. As a School, our mission is to deliver an inspirational and innovative learning experience and undertake pioneering research with a practical emphasis on real-world application. 

We have close links with many professional bodies and industry associations which help to ensure that our teaching and learning and academic research are at the forefront of industry standards. 

Times Higher Education (THE) Business School of the Year 2023

In December 2023 we were named Business School of the Year 2023 at the Times Higher Education Awards. The award recognises our work in embedding the School in the local region, supporting communities and enhancing organisations. Judges commended us for our “very clear purpose and identity” and programmes of work, which “aligned brilliantly with the distinctiveness of the region”. “The school has delivered fantastic evidence of impact and outcomes, such as job creation and high levels of engagement to the benefit of students, the local community, employers and the economy”. 

THE Award 2023


Huddersfield Business School is an accredited member of the AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

AACSB accreditation ensures continuous improvement and provides focus for schools to deliver on their mission, innovate, and drive impact. AACSB-accredited schools have successfully undergone a rigorous review process conducted by their peers in the business education community, ensuring that they have the resources, credentials, and commitment needed to provide students with a first-rate, future-focused business education.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold

The University of Huddersfield has been awarded an outstanding Gold rating, the highest accolade attainable, in all three aspects of the Office for Students’ latest Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). Notably, the University secured a Gold rating in both critical categories of student experience and student outcomes, reflecting its unwavering commitment to providing an exceptional student experience and fostering excellent student outcomes. These rating were awarded in 2023, for four years. 

We were the only university in Yorkshire and the Humber and the North West to achieve Gold ratings in all three aspects of the TEF among those announced in September 2023. In fact only 13 Universities, out of 96 that were announced in September 2023, were Gold in all three ratings. 

TEF Gold

Small Business Charter

In January 2022 we were awarded the Small Business Charter (SBC) award in recognition of our commitment to supporting student entrepreneurship, small businesses, and the local economy. This award recognises the UK’s world-class business schools and is a significant achievement for Huddersfield Business School. The panel was particularly impressed by our significant breadth of enterprise and entrepreneurship activity, both within the School and the wider community. 

Enriching the communities and organisations with which we interact is at the core of our Huddersfield Business School mission and it is heartening to have our engagement with Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) recognised externally. The SBC panel heard about how we support the interests of SMEs through regional initiatives such as the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) and Local Growth Fund, as well as national initiatives including the IUK Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and collaborative awards. 

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023 

The QS World University Rankings by Subject are compiled annually to help prospective students identify the leading universities in a particular subject. Research citations, along with the results of major global surveys of employers and academics, are used to rank universities.

In 2023, we were ranked in the Top 150 for Communication and Media Studies. This subject covers both Huddersfield Business School and the School of Arts and Humanities. We were ranked in the Top 500 for Business and Management Studies. 

QS World Ranking by Subject Communication and Media Studies

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023

In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023 we were ranked 201-250 in the world for Business and Economics, and for Law. We are committed to growing our international rankings year on year as part of our vision to be 'internationally renowned for responsible management education, a high quality learning environment, meaningful engagement with communities and organisations, and impactful research'. 

World Ranking Business and Economics

Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies

Our courses are currently accredited by the following professional bodies:​