The best business schools in the world have demonstrated they prepare students for careers in an ever-changing world. To achieve this successfully, keeping the content of their MBA, Master's and business and management degree programmes current and relevant is essential. They do this through regular contact and engagement with professional bodies, companies and organisations all over the world, in almost every sector and industry imaginable.
Many of the programmes at the best schools hold professional accreditation at a subject or sector level as well as any organisation-wide accreditations. Each of these awards has its own regulations and standards to measure the quality and effectiveness of the content and learning outcomes. See our list, and look out for accreditation from:
Courses developed in partnership
The best business schools develop courses in partnership with businesses, some exclusively for company employees or organisation members, others accessible to all. You'll find degree apprenticeships, business degrees and short courses running in partnership with some of the professional bodies listed above, as well as organisations as diverse as PwC and Pinewood Studios.
To stay abreast of the latest developments, trends, issues and challenges, the best business schools seek guidance from prominent leaders from private and public sector businesses and organisations. Through international advisory and programme boards, they advise on matters of strategic importance, provide input into course reviews, help schools expand their corporate and institutional relationships, and increase practitioner involvement in research, learning and teaching. Membership is impressive by any standards and, for example, at the University of Exeter Business School and Leeds Business School, currently includes:
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