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Recognised internationally for teaching and research excellence

Our awards and accreditations

An award-winning Business School

Salford Business School aims to be the regional and international student, employer and SME first-choice in next-generation digital business, law education and industry-relevant research.

Read more about the awards we are proud to have won:

Business School of the Year

In November 2014, the Business School was awarded the Times Higher Education Business School of the Year. The award recognises the incredible innovation and commitment of our team and the great engagement of our students, alumni and business partners.


We excel in enterprise and innovation. In 2014, the Business School was awarded the Small Business Charter Award in recognition of the role the School has played in helping to kick-start British enterprise. By receiving the award, Salford Business School has demonstrated exceptional dedication to support and improve links with the small business community in the local area.

Digital Expertise

Our Centre for Digital Business are multi-award winners. In 2013, the Centre gained the first prize in the 'Best use of Search' not-for-profit category at the European Search Awards 2014, the continent’s leading event celebrating the best in search and digital marketing. In 2014, the work of Salford Business School’s Centre for Digital Business in research and digital business projects was recognised at the Digital Entrepreneur Awards 2014, when the Centre won the Large Digital Team of the Year title.

Social Enterprise

Gold Mark

The University of Salford was the first university in the UK to receive the Social Enterprise Gold Mark, after demonstrating excellence in best practice across areas such as governance, ethical business, financial transparency, and social and environmental impact.

Student success

More than 300 small and medium-sized business (SMEs) have been helped to develop business overseas by using a free online training course created by students at Salford Business School. The students’ outstanding success was recognised at the Big Chip Awards, the largest digital awards outside London, where they were presented with the Little Chip Student Award.

Our accreditations


The Salford MBA is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA). The AMBA accreditation has been awarded to Salford Business School in recognition of the high standard of postgraduate business education.


Salford Business school has been awarded the CEEMAN International Quality Accreditation in recognition of our commitment to continuous improvement and our delivery of high quality educational programs.

Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing

Salford Business School is the first higher education institutions to be accredited by the Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing (IDM) in areas of Search and Social Media Marketing (SSMM).

Solicitors Regulatory Authority

Salford Business School’s law programmes are accredited by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) for the academic stage of qualifying as a solicitor.

Bar Standards Board

Salford Business School’s law programmes are accredited by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) for the academic stage of qualifying as a barrister.

Accredited Business courses from Salford Business School