Accreditations at Victoria Business School
Victoria Business School is proud of its long tradition of strong links with overseas universities and international academic and professional bodies.
Since the first commerce degrees were offered at Victoria University, a high proportion of the academic staff teaching and researching in business and economics has had experience working overseas. We continue to attract many international students to our graduate, postgraduate, post-experience and doctoral programmes.
In a natural extension of the traditions of internationalisation, which are well captured in our mission, the Business School continually seeks formal accreditations and certifications from international organisations.
As of March 2016, Victoria Business School is among just 73 business schools worldwide that hold the 'Triple Crown' of international accreditations:
- European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)
- Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in business and accounting
- Association of MBAs (AMBA)
We are proud to hold the following accreditations and certifications:
Victoria Business School's degree programmes are accredited by AACSB in both Business and Accounting.
AACSB International - the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - was founded in 1916 and is the largest global accrediing body for business schools that offer undergraduate, Master's and Doctoral degrees in business and accounting.
Victoria Business School is the first in New Zealand to have obtained accreditation from AACSB in both Business and Accounting, and fewer than 2% of business schools worldwide hold this distinguished hallmark of excellence.
EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) is a leading international system of quality assessment, improvement and accreditation of higher education institutions in business. Run by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), its fundamental objective, linked to the mission of the EFMD, is to raise the standard of business education worldwide.
As of June 2015, a total of 156 business schools have been awarded EQUIS accreditation, with 40 countries represented among the accredited schools.
Our accounting programmes hold accreditations from
- Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
- Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
- CPA Australia
- Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
To find out more, visit the School of Accounting and Commercial Law's Accreditation page.
Our tourism programmes were granted TedQual certification by the World Tourism Organisation in 2006 and gained re-accreditation in 2013, as well as new accreditation of its PhD programme. To find out more, visit the School of Management Accreditation page.
Information Studies programmes with an ARCR specialisation, which include the Master of Information Studies and the Postgraduate Diploma and Certificate in Information Studies, are recognised by the Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia.
The Library and Information Association of New Zealand (LIANZA) also recognise the Master of Information Studies qualification with a LIBS specialisation.