Membership Tiers

The Business Graduates Association uses a flexible membership model to highlight a business school’s achievements and status. We prioritise transparency and support business schools that engage in quality assurance processes like continuous improvement, validation, and BGA accreditation.

The Business Graduates Association provides a choice of three unique membership tiers tailored to meet the varied requirements of business schools. Institutions have the flexibility to choose the tier that best suits their objectives and resources, allowing them to optimise the advantages offered by the Business Graduates Association. To understand these distinctions better, let’s examine and compare the differences among the three available BGA membership tiers for business schools.

Membership benefits


Programme Consultancy Review

Mentorship from world-leading experts *additional fees apply for membership

Discounted rates on award-winning events all around the world

Facilitated networking

Free access to exclusive regional Capacity Building Workshops

Read and feature in Business Impact magazine

Business school listing on BGA’s School Search

Marketing and PR support

Business school development webinars

Student membership

Graduate membership

BGA Charter quality assurance review (validation)

International quality assurance recognition

Continuous Impact Model for continuous improvement

Peer-review school consultation

BGA Gold Accreditation and certificate of accreditation and impact report

For those interested in learning more about the services offered within each individual membership tier, they can continue reading. Downloadable brochures for each tier are readily accessible, presenting a comprehensive overview of the multitude of benefits and offerings extended by the Business Graduates Association to business schools.

Bronze: Educational member

When business schools enroll as educational members with the BGA, they are automatically granted bronze membership status. Attaining bronze membership necessitates business schools to endorse and uphold the BGA’s Charter Principles, which center on values such as integrity, social responsibility, economic impact, and the pursuit of continuous improvement.

Educational membership is designed to equip business schools with a suite of tools for ongoing enhancement that aligns with the Charter. These tools encompass consultancy and developmental resources, networking opportunities, and access to proprietary research. Educational membership serves as the essential precursor for schools aspiring to attain validation or accreditation status.

Silver: Validated

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: Accredited

Gold status is awarded to business schools that achieve full accreditation with BGA and can show that they have a 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.

Download the brochures for more information

Want to get in touch?

For questions about BGA membership, please contact:

Victor Hedenberg

Membership Director


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