Business School Validation

What is BGA Validation?

Validation is a highly effective Business School quality assurance process that is less resource intensive than accreditation. Validation assesses a Business School’s performance against BGA’s Charter principles, and is considered a great stepping-stone to achieving accreditation.

Offering Business Schools the flexibility to reach higher standards

Concentrated quality assurance​

Validation serves as an excellent continuous improvement mechanism for Business Schools, as it aims to ensure that the Business School can demonstrate to external parties that it is reputable against independent international quality standards.

The validation process is particularly useful for institutions who have never undergone an international accreditation process before, but who aspire to achieve international accreditation.

Offsite assessment

The validation process is handled completely offsite, requiring no assessors to visit your campus or classrooms in-person. Required materials are securely handled online using secure protected cloud-based technology, and assessments are held using the latest available software.

Participating institutions are provided with templates to guide the submission of documents which demonstrate the Business School’s ability to meet the validation criteria.

Upon completion, highly skilled assessors review the completed documents and provide a comprehensive report focusing on areas such as: graduate employability, feedback loops, innovation, equality and diversity measures, links to social responsibility and ethics, and much more.

Stringent & efficient quality check

Validation’s low-cost and less intensive process means that it can be frequently reviewed to ensure the Business School is meeting all the principles of the BGA Charter. 

Successful attainment of Validation is dependent on an institution’s ability to provide required materials, however the entire process can take as little as six months.

Silver status

Business School that have successfully completed the validation process earn ‘silver status’ within the BGA network. Achievement of validation is an indication of the Business School’s achievements and can be communicated to internal and external stakeholders.

Responsible management​

BGA is a proud supporter of the United Nations’ Principles for Management Education (PRME). As such, Business Schools undergoing the validation process must clearly evidence how they play a role in tackling at least five of the seventeen UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Pathway towards BGA accreditation

Completion of the validation process serves as an excellent step towards achieving full BGA accreditation by preparing Schools in the areas of data collection, report-writing, and criteria compliance.

Concentrated quality assurance​

Validation serves as an excellent continuous improvement mechanism for Business Schools, as it aims to ensure that the Business School can demonstrate to external parties that it is reputable against independent international quality standards.

The validation process is particularly useful for institutions who have never undergone an international accreditation process before, but who aspire to achieve international accreditation.

Offsite assessment

The validation process is handled completely offsite, requiring no assessors to visit your campus or classrooms in-person. Required materials are securely handled online using secure protected cloud-based technology, and assessments are held using the latest available software.

Participating institutions are provided with templates to guide the submission of documents which demonstrate the Business School’s ability to meet the validation criteria.

Upon completion, highly skilled assessors review the completed documents and provide a comprehensive report focusing on areas such as: graduate employability, feedback loops, innovation, equality and diversity measures, links to social responsibility and ethics, and much more.

Stringent & efficient quality check​

Validation’s low-cost and less intensive process means that it can be frequently reviewed to ensure the Business School is meeting all the principles of the BGA Charter. 

Successful attainment of Validation is dependent on an institution’s ability to provide required materials, however the entire process can take as little as six months.

Silver status

Business School that have successfully completed the validation process earn ‘silver status’ within the BGA network. Achievement of validation is an indication of the Business School’s achievements and can be communicated to internal and external stakeholders.

Responsible management

BGA is a proud supporter of the United Nations’ Principles for Management Education (PRME). As such, Business Schools undergoing the validation process must clearly evidence how they play a role in tackling at least five of the seventeen UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Pathway towards BGA accreditation

Completion of the validation process serves as an excellent step towards achieving full BGA accreditation by preparing Schools in the areas of data collection, report-writing, and criteria compliance.

Validation eligibility

The Business School must be a BGA member 

The Business School must have been in continuous operation for at least three years

The Business School should possesses degree-awarding powers or have a nationally/locally recognised degree

The Business School must have graduated at least one student cohort from one of its programmes

The Business School must have audited financial statements showcasing financial sustainability

BGA Validation Fee

BGA validation with a 3 year re-validation cycle
£ 3,000
  • £1,500 - Application fee
  • £1,500 - Assessment fee
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Get started with validation

Please attach form alongside the other documents and send to:

accreditation@businessgraduatesassociation.com

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