GBSB Global Business School Rankings and Accreditation


GBSB Global Business School is an excellent choice for international students who want to study business from a global perspective and meet people from all over the world. Whether you choose to study on campus (in Barcelona, Madrid, Malta) or online, at our virtual campus, you will receive a quality education that is just the beginning of your international adventure.

Don’t just take our word for it. Check out what our accreditations, rankings, and partnerships have to say about us.

International Accreditations

In Spain

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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).
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Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC) is recognized by UKVI in the UK, is a member of the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) in the 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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Generalitat de Catalunya
GBSB Global is 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.
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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.

In Malta

GBSB Global Business School has solidified its status within the Erasmus+ program. According to the partnership agreement, GBSB Global students can access an extensive network of universities that enables student and faculty exchange as well as scientific and academic cooperation. Addi- tionally, any Higher Education Institution that is part of the Erasmus+ pro- gram is entitled to participate in EU-funded grants.
Malta Further & Higher Education Authority
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 Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) is a global association of educational and business leaders dedicated to supporting and advancing quality business education worldwide. AACSB works with more than 1,500 partner organizations in 90 countries through membership, accreditation, research, thought leadership, professional development, and advocacy.
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is the United Nations agency responsible for promoting sustainable and universally accessible tourism around the world. GBSB Global joins the culmination of over 500 companies, including educational and research institutions, destinations, and NGOs. The UNWTO Affiliate Members Program provides a platform for its partners to engage in important conversations, share information, and promote further action. Its primary mission is to foster constructive dialogue among Affiliate Members and Member States, and to promote the exchange of knowledge among key influencers, with the ultimate purpose of contributing to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.


The QS World University Rankings is an annual portfolio of comparative university rankings compiled and published by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), approved by the International Ranking Expert Group (IREG), and considered one of the most widely read university rankings in the world.

The QS Rating System provides a detailed review of an institution and a closer look at its core values, including campus facilities, internationalization, teaching quality, community engagement, program strength, inclusiveness, and social responsibility. The GBSB Global Business School proudly achieved the maximum five-star rating across several performance indicators, namely Online Learning, Teaching, Academic Development, Employability, Inclusiveness, Business & Management Studies. This recognition is a direct testament to our academic excellence and further institutional development since 2019, increasing our rating by an additional star and providing our students with an exceptional, inclusive, technology-driven educational experience.

After a thorough analysis of GBSB Global's performance metrics and independent data collection according to the QS Stars™ methodology, GBSB Global was awarded the 2022 Five Star rating. This recognition is an honor, and GBSB Global joins the ranks of some of the most prestigious universities in the world.
Online Learning
Academic Development
Business & Management Studies
10 th
MBA program
8 th
Master of Science| in Management

For the fifth consecutive year, GBSB Global's MBA Program is ranked Tier One in the Global MBA Rankings and European MBA Rankings by CEO Magazine. The Online MBA is ranked 15th in the Global Online MBA Rankings 2022 by CEO Magazine.

In 2023, GBSB Global is ranked Tier One in the Global MBA Rankings, alongside some of the best names in business education from around the world. GBSB Global's mission is to provide students with a high-quality business education that emphasizes international exposure, professional development, work experience, and affordability by offering flexible delivery options, innovative teaching methods, and an extensive professional network with industry connections.

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The Financial Magazine National Rankings 2024 evaluated more than 400 universities, business schools, and other educational institutions in Spain, assessing the overall quality, programs, student support, social responsibility, as well as studied the institution's web metrics, online and offline reputation, presence in social networks and media, opinions of students and alumni, career guidance services and faculty reputation, among the other indicators.

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  • TOP-10 Digital Business Schools in Spain,
  • # 1 Program in Spain
    Master's with Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • # 2 Program in Spain
    Master's with Fintech and Digital Banking
  • TOP-10, MIM specializations
    Human Resources and Talent Development, Digital Marketing and MBA

GBSB Global Business School has been awarded a Palme of Excellence for Strong Local Influence by the Eduniversal International Scientific Committee and has been ranked as one of the "1,000 Best Business Schools" in the world, representing Spain among Top-25 business schools in the country. The decision-making process was based on GBSB Global's accreditations, main rankings, memberships and partnerships with national and international academic and professional actors.

In 2024, Eduniversal ranked the Master of Arts in Fashion and Luxury Business Management program at GBSB Global among the Top-40 best Masters programs in the field of Luxury Management worldwide and as the # 1 program in Spain.


Founded in 1972 to meet the increasing demands and needs of the sports industry, the USSA (United States Sports Academy) is a leading sports education resource platform dedicated to supporting students through mentorship, various research facilities, and services. With its distance learning approach, the Academy's resources are accessible to students around the world. By partnering with the USSA, GBSB Global has enabled its students to earn additional certificates upon completion of certain courses, leading to the International Certification in Sports Management (ICSM).

University of Vic - Central de Catalunya (UVic-UCC) is a state-funded university in Spain that aims to promote higher education, postgraduate training, 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 innovation in teaching. GBSB Global and UVic-UCC offer several dual postgraduate degrees.

The Zaragoza Logistics Center is a research institute founded in 2003 by the Government of Aragon, Spain, in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Zaragoza. GBSB Global offers its MSc in Operations & Supply Chain Management program in collaboration with the ZLC-MIT Global Scale Network.

GBSB Global Business School is an official partner of the University of Northampton (UON), a transformational university in the United Kingdom. GBSB Global and the UON collaborate in several strategic areas, including the delivery of degree programs, research, and youth entrepreneurship initiatives.

The Project Management Institute is the world's leading authority on project management, focused on developing a new generation of global change-makers worldwide. With the available PMI Project Management Ready certification, GBSB Global students are now offered an exclusive, comprehensive insight into project management (traditional plan-based methodologies, agile frameworks, business analyst frameworks, etc.), enhancing practical skills and gaining a competitive edge over their peers and in the job market upon graduation.


The European Development Days is Europe's leading forum on international affairs and development cooperation. Organized by the European Commission, the event brings together key actors to share ideas and experiences in a way that inspires new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world's most pressing challenges. GBSB Global Business School was listed as an official academic partner of the European Commission during the European Development Days 2013.

Designed to attract the best young talent from around the world, L'Oréal Brandstorm is a prestigious opportunity for young entrepreneurs to showcase their skills and creativity. Teams must present a pitch deck that showcases their groundbreaking ideas for a new product or service that will transform the beauty industry. Entrants must also meet a rigorous set of selection criteria designed to promote innovation, sustainability, and inclusivity in the beauty industry. It is with great excitement that GBSB Global Business School announces that three of our outstanding students have advanced to the local semifinals of the prestigious L'Oréal 2023 global competition.

GBSB Global Business School has achieved the prestigious recognition of being a Microsoft Showcase School. This recognition from Microsoft is a testament to our commitment to digital education, ensuring that our students receive an exceptional learning experience from the very beginning. As a Microsoft Showcase School, we are part of a global community of educational institutions that have embraced digital transformation to revolutionize the teaching and learning process.

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