Accreditations, Recognition and Collaborations

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Accreditation and recognition are the two key ways you can be satisfied that the quality of learning and teaching meets international standard. All of the taught courses delivered by ABS are recognised by NARIC (National Academic Recognition Information Centre) and Ofqual, the UK Ministry of Education, at Level 6 or 7 on the European Qualifications Framework. Additionally we are ranked 91st in the top 100 Business Schools in Europe.

ABS can create bespoke programmes and accredit them with Ofqual for your specific corporate needs.

UNIES Holland, and Gorgasali Teaching University Tblisi are fully accredited state universities, recognised by UK NARIC and the German Ministry of Education. The government listing of approved higher education institutions is here. Both are also chartered by the United Nations Global Compact, and their programmes are recognised under the auspices of the PRME accreditation (Principles for Responsible Management Education).
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Warsaw Management University, Poland is a fully accredited private university in Poland. Their government recognition through the Polish Accreditation Commission (PKA) is here. All the law programmes are jointly accredited with the American Jurists Association based in Washington.

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IPE Management School, Paris, is a private business school, part of the Network of Grande Ecoles, ranked in the top 5 in Paris. More information about their ranking can be found here.

University of Security Management, Kosice, Slovakia is a fully accredited private university in Slovakia. Their government recognition is here. Additionally any programmes delivered with USM Kosice have received ISO9001:2008 status.certifikat iso 9001

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The World Jurist Association, Washington
ACBSP - Accreditation Council for Business Schools Programs (July 2015)
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British Association of Directors and Senior Managers
London Chamber of Commerce

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In addition, all of our degree programmes are recognised and accredited by leading universities and industry,  IPE Management School - Paris. University Institute for International and European studies, the Warsaw Management University, and the World Jurist Association (WJA) in Washington, USA., Euregio Management School, The Netherlands, EurAka Switzerland, to name a few

For some awards, notably in education, law, medicine and pharmacy, graduate students must submit their diploma and academic transcript to national licensing authorities. The certificate itself is a legal document  (a state recognised qualification) issued with authority by the respective Ministry of Education and recognised throughout the EEA, and globally. In the UK and EEA generally, this process is managed by  NARIC (National Academic Recognition Information Centre), who will conduct checks and  issue a Certificate of Comparability to confirm that the diploma was was issued by the appropriate body, Occasionally certain authorities require a notarised and apostilled translation of the certificate which is managed through the appropriate Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The apostille makes portability simpler under the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, 5th October 1961.

Apsley Business School, London is able to arrange the NARIC certificate, or the notarisation and apostille, depending on the graduates specific instructions, but this service is additional and chargeable.  Please contact your programme leader who can advise you in detail about the charges and processing times.  Students are advised to contact these authorities to confirm what additional paperwork is needed to minimise costs, and ensure that the process is managed efficiently.
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