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.
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 accreditng 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 1% 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), EQUIS' fundamental objective, linked to the mission of the EFMD, is to raise the standard of business education worldwide.
As of December 2011, 133 business schools have been awarded EQUIS, with 38 countries represented among the accredited schools.
Information Studies programmes which include, the Master of Information Studies, and the Postgraduate Diploma and Certificate in Information Studies are accredited by the Records and Information Professionals Australasia (RIM Professionals Australasia) (formerly known as Records Management Association of Australasia (RMAA)).
Our tourism programmes were granted TedQual certification by the World Tourism Organisation in 2006 and gained re-accreditation during 2009. To find out more about the accreditation, visit the School of Management Accreditation page.
Our MBA and International MBA (offered in Hong Kong) programmes were accredited by the Association of MBAs in 2008.
To find out more, visit the School of Management Accreditation page.
Our accounting programmes hold three accreditations:
- Accreditation from the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA)
- Accreditation from CPA Australia
- Accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
To find out more, visit the School of Accounting and Commercial Law's Accreditation page.