Victoria Business School's accreditations

Victoria Business School is among just 1 percent of business schools worldwide that hold the 'Triple Crown' of international accreditations.

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.

'Triple Crown' accreditation

Victoria Business School is among just 1 percent of business schools worldwide that hold the 'Triple Crown' of international accreditations:

About our accreditations and certifications

The 'Triple Crown' of international accreditations held by Victoria Business School (as of July 2017, only 82 business schools worldwide had achieved this status) is further enhanced by accreditations from industry and professional bodies.

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

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Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

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.

European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)

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European Quality Improvement System

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 2017, 172 institutions in 41 countries have been awarded EQUIS accreditation.

Association of MBAs (AMBA)

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Association of MBAs

Our MBA and International MBA programmes were accredited by the Association of MBAs in 2008. To find out more, visit the School of Management accreditation page.

Accounting

Our accounting programmes hold accreditations from

To find out more, visit the School of Accounting and Commercial Law's accreditation page.

Tourism

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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

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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.

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The Library and Information Association of New Zealand (LIANZA) also recognise the Master of Information Studies qualification with a LIBS specialisation.

School of Government

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Our Master of Public Management and Master of Public Policy under the School of Government were accredited through the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) certification standard in public service education in 2017.