If the time is not right for your Business School to go through a resource-intensive accreditation process, it may consider a lighter, yet highly effective quality assurance process called Validation. Validation serves as a quality assurance process developed to assess a Business School’s performance against BGA’s Charter principles. The process is primarily conducted online.
BGA is the only Business School quality assurance organisation to offer candidate Schools a middle ground between membership and full accreditation.
Validation serves as an excellent progression 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 handled completely offsite, requiring no assessors to visit your campus or classrooms. Documents and files are also handled completely online using secure cloud-based technology, and assessments are held using the latest available software.
The BGA Validation process employs BGA’s 9 Charter principles as the necessary criteria for Business Schools to achieve. Business Schools will be required to demonstrate they meet all the criteria set out in the Charter and have a strategic plan on how they can further improve against each principle.
Validation’s low-cost and less intensive process means that it can be continually reviewed on a regular basis to ensure the Business School is meeting all the principles of the Charter. Successful attainment of Validation lasts 3 years.
As a validated (silver) member, up to 2 years of your graduates receive complimentary membership with BGA who will be able to leverage our professional development and responsible management learning.
Attaining validation earns the Business School ‘Silver status’ within the BGA. Silver status can be used to communicate the Business School’s achievements to external stakeholders such as employers, students and prospective faculty.