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'Triple Crown' Accreditation for Victoria Business School

Victoria Business School is the first in New Zealand to have obtained accreditation from AACSB in both Business and Accounting -- fewer than 1% of business schools worldwide hold this distinguished hallmark of excellence. We are also among just 58 business schools worldwide that hold the 'Triple Crown' of international accreditations of EQUIS, AACSB (in business and accounting), and AMBA.

Victoria's MBA programme was awarded international accreditation by the British-based Association of MBAs (AMBA) in 2008, which has subsequently been extended for a further three years.

The AMBA accreditation is an internationally recognised global standard for all MBA programmes. It is the only professional membership association for more than 9000 MBA students and graduates, accredited business schools, and MBA employers.

The accreditation includes Victoria’s International MBA (IMBA), offered through the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s Asia-Pacific Institute of Business (APIB) which has close ties with Victoria, and typically attracts around 40 new participants each year.

The rigorous AMBA process has provided the opportunity to align Victoria’s MBA and IMBA programmes, and develop clear mission statements and strategy for each of them. In addition, the process has developed alumni relationships; and established global advisory boards that provide important business perspectives.