Accreditation & Recognition

The AUT Business School's accreditations, ratings and rankings indicate internationally benchmarked programmes, world-class research, and strong engagement with business.

AACSB International accreditation

The AUT Business School is part of an elite group of only 5% of business schools worldwide accredited by AACSB International - the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB accreditation is a reflection of high quality programmes and research, and an excellent standard of service for students.

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Accounting accreditation

The Bachelor of Business in Accounting and Master of Professional Accounting are accredited by leading professional accounting bodies and will prepare you for a professional accounting qualification from:

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CPA accredited programme

MBA accreditation - CIPS chartered status

The Master of Business Administration is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) as a route to CIPS Chartered Status. CIPS Chartered Status is an advanced membership designation for CIPS members and fellows.

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University Affiliation Program

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The AUT Business School is part of the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program. The Bachelor of Business in Finance and the Master of Applied Finance curricula are based on the Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) from the CFA Program and these AUT Business School qualifications will position you well to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst designation – a globally respected and recognised investment credential.

Top ratings by QS

The AUT Business School holds a 4-Star rating overall and 5-Star ratings for Engagement, Facilities, Internationalisation and Diversity, and the MBA programme, under the QS Stars for Business Schools evaluation.

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QS subject rankings

All of the AUT Business School’s disciplines are ranked by QS in the QS World University Rankings by Subject. A key component of the rankings is a measure of reputation among academic peers and employers worldwide.

QS Subject Ranking Accounting and finance 2017     QS Subject Ranking Business and management 2017     QS Subject Ranking Economics 2017

Eduniversal ranking - top business school

The AUT Business School is ranked in the best 1000 Business Schools worldwide by Europe-based ranking agency Eduniversal. The school is further ranked in the four "palme" league, of "top Business Schools with significant international influence."

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For any queries about AUT Business School accreditations, rankings or ratings please contact the Accreditation Manager, Eloise de Lautour.

Last updated: 10-Nov-2017 9.18am

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.