GBSB Global Business School Rankings and Accreditation

Get a Truly Global Business Education with an Internationally Recognized Degree

GBSB Global Business School is good 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.

GBSB Global Business School is accredited internationally

GBSB Global Accreditation QS Stars

QS Stars™
After an in-depth analysis was studied of GBSB Global's performance metrics and an independent data collection was taken under the QS Stars™ methodology, GBSB Global was awarded a Four Star rating. This acknowledgment is an honor. GBSB Global joins the ranks of some of the most upstanding universities in the world.

The QS Rating System offers a detailed review of an institution and provides a closer look into its core values, such as campus facilities, internalization and teaching quality, community engagement, program strength, inclusiveness, and social responsibility. Here is a brief synopsis of GBSB Global Business School’s evaluation. The school achieved the maximum ratings of five stars, a distinguishing feat, in four categories reviewed in this analysis: Internationalization & Diversity, Engagement, Program Strength, and Teaching & Student Quality. GBSB Global Business School also went onto score high in Facilities, being assigned a four star rating in this category. This serves as a testament to the transformation our campuses have made to be the most state-of-the-art, offering students an unapparelled, technology-driven educational experience.


GBSB global business school barcelona accreditation ASIC

Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC)
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).


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European Council for Business Education (ECBE)
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.


GBSB Global business school accreditation ASBCP

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
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).


GBSB Global and The National Commission for Further and Higher Education in Malta

The 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.


GBSB Global Business School Accreditation ATHE

Awards for Training and Higher Education (ATHE)
GBSB Global is accredited as ATHE (Awards for Training and Higher Education) centre, an OFQUAL regulated awarding organization in the UK specialising in Management qualifications with progression routes to a wide range of University degrees. These qualifications are also designed to provide learners with enhanced job prospects in a range of industries.


GBSB Global is a member of renown organizations

GBSB Global Business School Accreditation AACSB

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.


One of GBSB Global’s core values is to embrace innovation. Our commitment to innovation is proven by partnering with renown world leaders

GBSB Global Business School Barcelona is the first Business School in Spain accredited as a Microsoft School

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.


GBSB global business school partner think cell

think cell
think-cell is a Microsoft Office add-in for PowerPoint and Excel, which integrates seamlessly with these applications to help you visualize complex charts like Marimekko, Gantt and waterfall within minutes. think-cell also provides a set of tools to structure and maintain agendas within PowerPoint presentations. More than 600,000 professionals at over 12,000 major consulting firms and companies use think-cell on a daily basis for rendering business data. Free licenses of think-cell are available for GBSB Global Faculty, Staff and Students for use on both University-owned and personal computers. Send an email to with your student / faculty account for more information and to obtain the license key. The think-cell license key is valid for a period of 6 months. Two weeks prior to the expiration of the key, a new key will be provided on the relevant portal to current GBSB Global students.
For more information, please visit the think-cell website.


GBSB global business school partner Power user

Power-user, top productivity add-in for PowerPoint and Excel, saving time of 100,000 users on daily basis and developing best-in-class tools to ease the process of creating, designing and formatting presentations. Free licenses of Power-user are available for GBSB Global Students for use on both University-owned and personal computers. Fill the short registration form to demonstrate your academic status and follow on-screen instructions to validate the software.


We strive to develop strategic partnerships with highly reputed international organizations

GBSB Global and World Tourism Organization UNWTO partnership

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)
GBSB Global is proud to be a partner of UNWTO. The World Tourism Organization, UNWTO, is the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and generally accessible tourism across the globe. GBSB Global joins the culminationation of over 500 companies including educational and research institutions, destinations and NGOs. The UNWTO’s Affiliate Members Programme provides a platform for its partners to engage in important conversations, share information and promote further action.


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GBSB Global works with Kaplan - a corporation that provides educational services to colleges and universities and corporations and businesses, including higher education programs, professional training and certifications, test preparation and student support services. Kaplan Publishing is a leading provider of accountancy study materials worldwide and has developed considerable expertise having been an ACCA approved content provider for many years. Being an official ACCA learning provider, GBSB Global delivers ACCA courses based on study materials provided by Kaplan.


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Official Academic Partner of the European Development Days
GBSB Global Business School was listed as an Official Academic Partner of the European Commission during the European Development Days in 2013. The European Development Days is Europe’s premier forum on international affairs and development cooperation. To date, GBSB Global has been the only business school from Spain invited to participate in this event due to the school’s focus on sustainability and globalization.


GBSB Global Business School is ranked among the best

QS Stars ranking

QS Stars™
The QS Star Development Roadmap is founded on years of experience collecting institutional data and compiling the QS World University Rankings in addition to outlining the QS Global Top 200 Business Schools. Its primary objective is to provide institutions across the globe a broad range of criteria to be considered when distinguishing themselves in a particular area of academic excellence.
After an in-depth analysis was studied of GBSB Global's performance metrics and an independent data collection was taken under the QS Stars™ methodology, GBSB Global was awarded a Four Star rating. This acknowledgment is an honor. GBSB Global joins the ranks of some of the most upstanding universities in the world.


GBSB Global is Listed in QS Business Masters Ranking

GBSB Global is Listed in 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.


EDUniversal ranking

GBSB Global is Granted 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.


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Newsweek Magazine
GBSB Global Business School is listed as one of the Leaders in Global Education by Newsweek Magazine (December, 2012).


GBSB Global Business School ranked in CEO Magazine

Ranked in CEO Magazine
MBA program at GBSB Global is ranked as Tier One in the Global MBA Rankings and European MBA Rankings in CEO Magazine. The Online MBA is ranked as 6th in the Global Online MBA rankings in CEO Magazine.


GBSB Global ranked in U-Multirank

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.


GBSB global business school barcelona ranking Sustainability Schools

Guide to 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.


GBSB global business school ranking MYBS

Listed as one of the best business schools in Europe by MYBS (2013).


GBSB Global Business School Barcelona Ranking
GBSB Global’s Master in Fashion and Luxury Business Management has been ranked within five best masters in the area of luxury in Spain by the leading national web portals and


We provide our students with added value certifications and dual degrees with the purpose of helping them to increase employability globally

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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.


GBSB Global Partner with University of Northampton

The University of Northampton, United Kingdom
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.


GBSB Global USSA partnership

Unites States Sports Academy (America’s Sports University)
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.


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University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia
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.


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Zaragoza Logistics Center – MIT Global Scale Network
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.


International recognition of the quality of education provided at GBSB Global Business School is demonstrated by our students

business school barcelona ranking IBECC

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.


Important organizations closed to the public, open their doors exclusively to GBSB Global’s students

  • UNESCO in Paris
  • Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris
  • United Nations in Geneva
  • World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva
  • European Commission in Brussels
  • Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva
  • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development in Geneva

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GBSB Global’s extensive network of local and international companies orchestrate customized industrial visits, enabling our students to learn directly from industry leaders. Some of the companies GBSB Global students visit

  • Pronovias
  • Estrella Damm
  • Louis Vuitton
  • HP
  • W Hotels
  • Borsa de Barcelona
  • Tiffany & Co
  • Mandarin Hotel
  • Freixenet
  • Swarovski
  • Rituals
  • Privalia
  • Armand Basi
  • H10 Art Gallery Hotel
  • Haier

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