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A global reputation for excellence

The ASB is ambitious, just as our students and staff expect us to be. So we are working towards even higher standards of quality with the following global accreditations. 


EQUIS Accreditation

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The European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) aims to raise the standard of management education worldwide via EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System), its global quality assurance scheme.


In June 2010 the ASB was awarded EQUIS accreditation for a full 5 years. This places the ASB in an exclusive group of the world’s leading business schools – only 142 of more than 13,000 business schools in the world have received EQUIS accreditation, and less than half of these for the five year term.


The intensive review highlighted our core strengths, including:


  • Design and quality of our teaching programs
  • High calibre of our students
  • International-makeup and quality of our academic staff
  • Quality of our professional staff


Learn more about EFMD and EQUIS


AACSB International Accreditation




The ASB, along with the School of Business (SBUS) at UNSW Canberra, has now also been awarded accreditation from AACSB International.


AACSB is a not-for-profit body comprising educational institutions and other organisations promoting and enhancing the quality of business higher education internationally. ASB and SBUS are among only 680 AACSB-accredited business schools around the world. Pursuing AACSB accreditation involved:


  • an extensive, two-year self-review against the 21 AACSB Business Accreditation Standards.
  • submission of a comprehensive self-evaluation report (SER) at the end of October 2012
  • an international Peer Review Team (PRT) visit, which took place at the end of April 2013.


Commendations of the PRT, which comprised three business school Deans/former Deans, included:

  • High quality programs and curricula which are relevant to the needs of students and employers
  • Quality and diversity of the student body, with students demonstrating personal responsibility for their education
  • A strategic senior leadership team which is strong and aligned in its thinking
  • Academic and professional staff who are oriented to quality and continuous, strategic improvement
  • A strong and well-informed advisory board which cares about development of the institution
  • Exemplary service provided by professional staff, including support to students and external relations


For ASB staff members, a copy of our self-evaluation report, supporting appendices, the PRT report and other related information is available on Connect.


Learn more about AACSB International

Why are we seeking and maintaining accreditation?


International accreditation allows us to:


  • Demonstrate the quality of our programs to current and prospective students, employers, industry and other stakeholders around the world
  • Show our commitment to enhanced outcomes in program performance and learning and teaching
  • Continuous and strategic self-review and improvement
  • Benchmark our school against international best practice, with constructive review team feedback
  • Be part of a group of high-performing international business schools, working together to support education excellence around the world
  • Provide more opportunities for staff to network and develop partnerships with peer institutions internationally


Further information:


Amanda Lockett
Senior Project Officer

Accreditation & Quality Assurance
Phone: +61 2 9385 6182

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