Find out about the accreditation and professional recognition of the School of Management’s programmes.

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in both Business and Accounting

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AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, was founded in 1916 and is the largest global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.

Wellington School of Business and Government is the first in New Zealand to have obtained accreditation from AACSB in both Business and Accounting. Less than 1% of business schools worldwide hold this distinguished hallmark of excellence.

European Quality Improvement System

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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 March 2016, a total of 159 business schools have been awarded EQUIS accreditation, with 40 countries represented among the accredited schools.

Association of MBAs

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The Business School's Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) was awarded international accreditation by the British-based Association of MBAs, or AMBA, in 2008.

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

Tourism Education Quality

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Tourism Education Quality (TedQual) certification has been awarded by the World Tourism Organisation to the Bachelor of Commerce in Tourism Management, Bachelor of Commerce in Tourism Management (Hons), Master of Tourism Management and since 2013 the PhD programme.

TedQual certification is awarded after independent external auditing of the degrees and of the University as a whole.

The World Tourism Organisation, which is located in Andorra, developed the TedQual certification system to contribute to the quality and efficiency of tourism education and training. TedQual certification provides students, staff and employers with assurance that the quality of these degrees meets worldwide standards.

The School of Management has an active research environment. Our School staff have a wide range of research interests and are currently involved in several major research projects.