Business School membership

The journey towards accreditation starts with membership

Premium services built for Business Schools

BGA membership benefits are tailored to give Business Schools the tools they need, in order to gain a competitive advantage and a leading edge.

BGA believes that Business Schools should innovate and venture beyond conventional means of teaching and research, and this is reflected in the services delivered to BGA’s member institutions. 

BGA’s educational membership is exclusively structured and tailored to give Business Schools the tools they need, in order to gain a competitive advantage and a leading edge to help them serve their core markets of students and employers. This is achieved by supporting their positive impact on stakeholders, teaching of responsible management, and lifelong learning initiatives.

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Consultation

School/Programme Consultancy Review

BGA offers consultation services designed to support Business Schools improve against areas they believe require attention.

The School/Programme Consultancy Review is a complimentary service that offers in-depth analysis of a chosen programme or aspect of the Business School, such as alumni/career services, marketing admissions strategies, lifelong learning initiatives, or overall school strategy. It can also align a programme, such as the MBA, against either AMBA or BGA accreditation criteria. Schools can use the consultancy review for an aspect of their school or a specific programme once a year.

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Consultation

School/Programme Consultancy Review

BGA offers consultation services designed to support Business Schools improve against areas they believe require attention.

The School/Programme Consultancy Review is a complimentary service that offers in-depth analysis of a chosen programme or aspect of the Business School, such as alumni/career services, marketing admissions strategies, lifelong learning initiatives, or overall school strategy. It can also align a programme, such as the MBA, against either AMBA or BGA accreditation criteria. Schools can use the consultancy review for an aspect of their school or a specific programme once a year.

Networking

By signing the BGA Charter and joining BGA, Schools within the network become part of a shared commitment to promote responsible management, positive impact and lifelong learning.

Member institutions join an exclusive network of ambitious Business Schools. As a result, they can enjoy facilitated networking opportunities – both online and face to face – where representatives of BGA Schools can engage with other member Schools that share similar goals and aspirations. In addition, member institutions receive up to 40% discounts towards all AMBA & BGA conferences and have free access to capacity building workshops and webinars.

BGA’s networking services can support internationalisation efforts, student and faculty exchanges and inspire the launch of joint programmes. Many Business Schools within the network have found great value in the networking opportunities provided to them as members of AMBA & BGA.

Networking

By signing the BGA Charter and joining BGA, Schools within the network become part of a shared commitment to promote responsible management, positive impact and lifelong learning.

Member institutions join an exclusive network of ambitious Business Schools. As a result, they can enjoy facilitated networking opportunities – both online and face to face – where representatives of BGA Schools can engage with other member Schools that share similar goals and aspirations. In addition, member institutions receive up to 40% discounts towards all AMBA & BGA conferences and have free access to capacity building workshops and webinars.

BGA’s networking services can support internationalisation efforts, student and faculty exchanges and inspire the launch of joint programmes. Many Business Schools within the network have found great value in the networking opportunities provided to them as members of
AMBA & BGA.

Thought leadership

As a movement dedicated to improving business education standards globally, we conduct research on topics that inspire Business School professionals. Leaders, professionals and faculty of BGA member institutions gain exclusive access to BGA’s thought leadership articles, which feature contributions from experts in business and business education.

BGA supports member Business Schools with a successful PR outreach strategy. Additionally, our international magazine and online publications, can help member Schools raise awareness of their achievements; this could include the promotion of research initiatives or invitations to contribute to BGA’s online and print magazine, which is circulated to thousands of Business School leaders globally.

Thought leadership

As a movement dedicated to improving business education standards globally, we conduct research on topics that inspire Business School professionals. Leaders, professionals and faculty of BGA member institutions gain exclusive access to BGA’s thought leadership articles, which feature contributions from experts in business and business education.

BGA supports member Business Schools with a successful PR outreach strategy. Additionally, our international magazine and online publications, can help member Schools raise awareness of their achievements; this could include the promotion of research initiatives or invitations to contribute to BGA’s online and print magazine, which is circulated to thousands of Business School leaders globally.

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Free student membership

BGA’s student and graduate membership platform has been designed from the ground-up to give members access to CV building services, jobs search, skill assessments, thought-leadership, partner discounts and much more. As a member Business School, all your students receive free complimentary access to BGA’s bespoke Career Development Centre, thought leadership, competitions, and much more.

Free student membership

BGA’s student and graduate membership platform has been designed from the ground-up to give members access to CV building services, jobs search, skill assessments, thought-leadership, partner discounts and much more.

As a member Business School, all your students receive free complimentary access to BGA’s bespoke Career Development Centre, thought leadership, competitions, and much more.

Validation

Member institutions have the ability to pursue BGA validation, an offsite assessment of a Business Schools’ ability to meet nine criteria based on the BGA Charter, that build upon the pillars of positive impact, responsible management, and lifelong learning.

Validation requires participating Business Schools to submit a range of information to evidence its ability to meet the criteria while detailing existing activities that support the continuous improvement of the Business School, that positively impacts stakeholders. The methodology used to support the achievement of validation allows the Business School to build a framework for data and information collection and identify areas of improvement that will support it in achieving the ultimate goal of accreditation.

Accreditation

As a member institution, your Business School can engage into BGA accreditation, a non-prescriptive and impact-focused whole-institution quality assurance process, which examines a range of programmes, including certificate and online courses. Utilising BGA’s Continuous Impact Model (CIM), which is designed to offer Business Schools the ability to pinpoint areas of improvement and measure their change in impact over time, athrough the modification of inputs.

This approach encourages Business Schools to experiment with, and adapt programmes and courses, while using BGA’s criteria and CIM to measure the success of their implementations.

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Validation

Member institutions have the ability to pursue BGA validation, an offsite assessment of a Business Schools’ ability to meet nine criteria based on the BGA Charter, that build upon the pillars of positive impact, responsible management, and lifelong learning. 

Validation requires participating Business Schools to submit a range of information to evidence its ability to meet the criteria while detailing existing activities that support the continuous improvement of the Business School, that positively impacts stakeholders. The methodology used to support the achievement of validation allows the Business School to build a framework for data and information collection and identify areas of improvement that will support it in achieving the ultimate goal of accreditation.

Accreditation

As a member institution, your Business School can engage into BGA accreditation, a non-prescriptive and impact-focused whole-institution quality assurance process, which examines a range of programmes, including certificate and online courses. Utilising BGA’s Continuous Impact Model (CIM), which is designed to offer Business Schools the ability to pinpoint areas of improvement and measure their change in impact over time, athrough the modification of inputs.

This approach encourages Business Schools to experiment with, and adapt programmes and courses, while using BGA’s criteria and CIM to measure the success of their implementations.

Eligibility criteria

Filled out BGA membership application form, signed by the Dean or President of the school. 

Most recent financial statements showcasing the financial health of the institution and its future sustainability.

Proof of degree awarding powers OR national/regional accreditation OR certification or accreditation by another university

BGA Membership Fee

Annual membership
£ 4,000
  • Annual programme consultancy review
  • Mentorship (additional £1,500 charge)
  • Up to 40% discounts to all AMBA & BGA events
  • Facilitated networking
  • Ability to contribute to Business Impact and Trailblazer webinars
  • Free student membership with career development support
  • Business School profile and marketing campaign materials
  • Ability to pursue BGA validation or accreditation

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BGA continues to thrive each passing year, and while confronted with the impact of Covid-19, the restrictions of ‘face-to-face’ interaction and live physical events, we continue to grow.

With more than 210 BGA member Schools, 90 AMBA-accredited Business Schools now hold BGA membership and more than 20 AMBA-accredited Schools have pursued a AMBA & BGA joint accreditation.

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Please attach form alongside the other documents and send to:

membership@businessgraduatesassociation.com

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