GBSB Global Business School Rankings and Accreditation


GBSB Global Business School is a great choice for international students to study business from a global perspective and meet people from all over the world. Whether you choose to study in our Barcelona, Madrid, Malta or Online Campus, get a high-quality education that will only be the start of your international adventure.

Don’t take our word for it. Here is what our accreditation, rankings, and partnerships say about us.


QS Stars™
After an in-depth analysis of GBSB Global's performance metrics following an independent data collection under the QS Stars™ methodology, GBSB Global was awarded a Five Star rating. This distinction brings GBSB Global higher in the ranks among some of the most upstanding learning institutions in the world.

The QS Rating System offers a detailed review of an institution and provides a closer look into its core values, including campus facilities, internalization, teaching quality, community engagement, program strength, inclusiveness, and social responsibility. As a brief synopsis, GBSB Global Business School proudly scored the maximum five-star rating on several performance indicators, namely: Teaching, Employability, Academic Development, Program Strength, Inclusiveness & Online Learning. This recognition serves as direct testament to our academic excellence and further institutional development made since 2019, increasing our rating by an extra star, offering students an exceptional, inclusive, technology-driven educational experience.
GBSB Global is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP is a leading U.S. specialized accreditation body for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding excellence in teaching. The association embraces teaching excellence as one of its main virtues and emphasizes the importance of learning to students worldwide. ACBSP is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Malta Further & Higher Education Authority
GBSB Global Business School in Malta is licensed as a Higher Education Institution (License number: 2020-12) by The Malta Further & Higher Education Authority. MFHEA is a national entity responsible for setting and updating the Malta Qualifications framework, setting standards for the different qualification levels, accrediting courses at different MQF levels, and ensuring that the national quality assurance framework is upheld by all further and higher education providers in Malta.
The GBSB Global Business School is accredited by Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC). The University has earned Premier status with ASIC for its commendable areas of operation. ASIC accreditation helps students and parents make a more informed choice and will also help a school, college, university, training provider or distance education provider, demonstrate to the international student body that they are a high quality institution.

ASIC is recognised by UKVI in UK, is a member of the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) in USA and is listed in their International Directory, is a member of the BQF (British Quality Foundation) and are institutional members of EDEN (European Distance and E-Learning Network).
Generalitat de Catalunya
Accredited by the Government of Catalonia’s Department of Education and delivers Undergraduate Higher Diploma in Business Administration and Digital Innovation (120 ECTS, EQF/MQF Level 5) and Postgraduate Diplomas (62 ECTS, EQF/MQF Level 7) face-to-face from our campus in Barcelona, Spain
Several Master programs at GBSB Global are accredited by ECBE (European Council for Business Education), the leading accreditation organization in Europe that helps to ensure that accredited members satisfy the requirements of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) as set forth in the Bologna Process and other EU directives.


Forbes Ranking
Forbes Spain lists GBSB Global amongst the Best Business Schools in Spain, recognizing the school's MBA degree program for excellence in teaching, esteemed faculty, international academic body, and career prospects upon graduation.
GBSB Global Business School enters the 10th annual QS Online MBA Rankings (2021) for the first time, recognized as 40th in the world for its Online MBA program. Scoring highly on Class Experience and Class Profile, GBSB Global was also rated above the global average on Faculty and Teaching, indicating excellent academic reputation and high degree completion rate.
QS Business Masters Ranking
QS World University Rankings is the world’s most popular source of comparative data about university performance. Starting from 2020 several master’s programs were included in this prestigious ranking. Our Master in International Management, Master in Communication and Future Marketing, Master in Operations and Supply Chain Management, Master in Financial Management and MBA were listed as TOP-150 in the world and TOP-10 in Spain.
Palme of Excellence for Strong Local Influence
GBSB Global Business School is delighted to announce that after a thorough selection done by the Eduniversal International Scientific Committee it is now officially ranked as one of the 1,000 Best Business Schools in the world, representing Spain.
The decision-making process was evaluated based on GBSB Global’s Accreditations, Main Rankings, and Memberships & Partnerships to National & International Academic & Professional Actors.
Newsweek Magazine
GBSB Global Business School is listed as one of the Leaders in Global Education by Newsweek Magazine (December, 2012).
CEO Magazine
For the fourth year in a row GBSB Global's MBA program is ranked as Tier One in the Global and European MBA Rankings by the CEO Magazine. The Online MBA is ranked as 14th in the Global Online MBA rankings in CEO Magazine.
GBSB Global received 3 top scores in Group 1 & 2 in U-Multirank for divisions of Research, Teaching & Learning and International Orientation. U-Multirank is a multidimensional, user-driven approach to international ranking of higher education institutions and universities. U-Multirank is carried out by a consortium led by Professor Frans van Vught of the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS), University of Twente in the Netherlands and Professor Frank Ziegele of the Centre for Higher Education (CHE) in Germany as well as the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) from Leiden University, Fundacion CYD and Folge 3. Also, U-Multirank is funded by the European Commission, the Bertelsmann Foundation and Banco Santander. The consortium also works closely with a range of national ranking partners and stakeholder organizations.
Sustainable Schools
Ranked #1 in Europe in the Guide to Sustainable Schools and Green MBA Programs. GBSB Global became the first business school in Europe listed in this guide due to its promotion of business ethics and sustainability. Its MBA program is on the list of Green MBA programs and is on in the same guide along with Yale, MIT Sloan, and Johns Hopkins University.
Listed as one of the best business schools in Europe by MYBS (2013).


University of Northampton
GBSB Global Business School is an official partner of the University of Northampton - a changemaking university in the United Kingdom. The new partnership agreement between universities will allow GBSB Global students to receive University of Northampton’s degrees while studying in Spain.
Unites States Sports Academy
The USSA was founded in 1972 as a response to high demands and increasing need in the sports industry. Their mission is to serve the world as a sport education resource platform, providing students with mentorship, various research facilities, and services. The academy’s distance learning delivery system enables students from all around the world to take advantage of their resources. The GBSB Global – USSA agreement, allows GBSB Global students to obtain additional course completion certificates which can lead to the International Certification in Sports Management (ICSM) from USSA.
University of Vic
UVic-UCC is a state-financed University in Spain that aims to foster higher education, postgraduate training and scientific and cultural research activities, and knowledge transfer; paper and multimedia publishing; grants to support all these activities; and economic and social regional development. UVic-UCC seeks to provide in-service teacher training, support for the tutorial system and teaching innovation. GBSB Global and UVic-UCC deliver the following dual degrees: MSc in Entrepreneurship, MSc in Financial Management, Digital Finance and Internet Banking, and MA in Business Innovation in Barcelona, Madrid and online.
Zaragoza Logistics Center
GBSB Global delivers its MSc in Operations & Supply Chain Management program in collaboration with ZLC-MIT Global Scale Network. Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC) is a research institute established by the Government of Aragon in Spain in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Zaragoza. Founded in 2003, the ZLC headquarters is located in the heart of PLAZA, the largest logistics park in the southern Europe that operates as a working laboratory to transfer new knowledge and best working practices.


GBSB Global is a member of AACSB International
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB International is a global association of leaders in education and business dedicated to supporting and advancing quality business education worldwide. Through membership, accreditation, research, thought leadership, professional development, and advocacy, AACSB partners with over 1,500 organizations, from more than 90 countries globally. Membership or participation in the Global Education Alliance does not imply accreditation.


Microsoft Imagine Academy
Accreditation as a Microsoft Showcase School allows GBSB Global’s students to pass internationally recognized Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exams which can have a positive impact when procuring employment through the Microsoft Imagine Academy of which GBSB Global Business School is part.
Microsoft Showcase School
GBSB Global Business School is the first and the only Higher Education organization in Spain that obtained the status of a Microsoft Showcase School and was recognized by Microsoft as a leader in digital education, providing students with the most state-of-the-art learning experience from day one. Recognition as a Microsoft Showcase School is awarded to schools worldwide that have started their journey implementing a complete digital transformation to improve and innovate their teaching and learning methods. This platform creates an inclusive, high-tech academic experience that not only stimulates advanced learning and development but also motivates students to achieve greatness.


International Business Ethics Case Competition (IBECC)
The most prestigious event in the area of business ethics held since 1996. Participating Universities are Oxford, INSEAD, University of California, etc. GBSB Global Business School was the only graduate school from Spain invited to participate. GBSB Global’s students became the finalists in the competition in May 2013 and April 2015.
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