The Business Graduates Association employs a flexible educational membership model that clearly displays a Business School’s status and achievements. The level of a Business School’s achievement communicates transparency, and is at the forefront of our vision in promoting Business Schools who undertake quality assurance processes such as our continuous improvement, validation, and accreditation options.
Business Schools that register as educational members of BGA automatically become Bronze members.
In order to achieve Bronze membership, Business Schools must subscribe and commit to BGA’s Charter Principles, which are built around integrity, social responsibility, economic impact, and continuous improvement.
Educational membership is focused on giving Business Schools continuous improvement tools that will aid them in meeting the Charter. These comprise consultancy and development, networking, and access to proprietary research. Educational membership is the required stepping stone to achieve validation or accreditation.
Business Schools can achieve Silver status BGA membership upon completion of the validation process.
Validation is a concentrated quality assurance that assesses a Business School’s ability to meet the principles in BGA’s Charter. This ensures that the Business School can clearly demonstrate that it meets the demands of the economy.
Silver status allows Business Schools to transfer free student and graduate membership to up to two years of their graduated alumni.
Gold status is awarded to Business Schools that achieve full accreditation with BGA and can demonstrate that they have positive impact on student development.
The rigorous, yet highly rewarding, accreditation process requires Business Schools to meet a series of key principles, which demonstrate the Business School’s level of quality, and involves assessment visits that thoroughly audit the Business School and its programmes.
Gold status allows a Business School to transfer free student and graduate membership for up to five years of their graduated alumni.