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Accreditations and Quality Assurance

The University of Sydney Business School is a world-class business school at the forefront of global business and management education. Relevant and focused on today's business world, we are the only Australian business school to achieve membership to CEMS - the Global Alliance in Management Education in addition to international accreditation from AACSB and EQUIS.

AACSB accreditation


The Business School has been accredited by AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) since 2004 for its business programs. A key quality indicator for the accreditation is assurance of learning. AACSB-accredited business schools are committed to high-quality curriculum, faculty, research, innovation and engagement.

EQUIS accreditation


The Business School has received accreditation by EQUIS, the quality assurance arm of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), in 2004 and again in 2008, 2013 and 2016. In 2016 the Business School was reaccredited for another five years until 2021, the maximum term possible.

Professional accreditations

As well as international accreditation, a number of Business School programs are professionally accredited and recognised. The Business School's accounting programs undergo periodic joint accreditation reviews by CPA Australia and the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). The last review, conducted in October 2012, resulted in accounting programs offered by the Business School being reaccredited for a further five years.

A number of the Business School's undergraduate and postgraduate award programs offering specialised study in human resource management and industrial relations are accredited by Australia's leading professional human resource body, the Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI). Through the Bachelor of Commerce (Finance major) the University is recognised as a program partner with CFA Institute.

These accreditations provide an assurance of our ongoing commitment to excellence in education and research, and put the Business School in company with leading institutions worldwide.

CEMS membership

CEMS - The Global Alliance in Management Education is a strategic alliance of leading business schools and multinational companies that together offer postgraduate students a unique blend of education and professional experience. Its first mission is to set a global standard of excellence for pre-experience Masters in management. Founded in 1988 in Europe, the network has grown steadily, largely due to the success and popularity of the CEMS Masters in International Management (CEMS MIM).

In each country only one business school is chosen to be part of the CEMS alliance. In 2006, when CEMS decided to expand globally, they selected The University of Sydney as the Australian School to become an Associate member. In June 2008, The University of Sydney was accepted as a Full member, meaning we not only provide access to the CEMS MIM for our students, but are accredited to teach the CEMS MIM program to students from other CEMS Institutions.

The CEMS MIM is a prestigious supra-national business degree that can be acknowledged as the best passport for an international career. This one and a half year joint degree program is exclusively open to the Masters students of CEMS schools who meet very strict selection criteria and receive the CEMS degree in conjunction with their home degree. The Business School developed a Master of Management program that allows a cohort of high quality students to simultaneously complete the CEMS MIM by undertaking a semester at a top European University and an internship with a leading international corporation.

CEMS also fosters business school cooperation for teaching, research and doctoral education. The Business School is now offering PhD units for a CEMS initiated exchange program to encourage CEMS PhD students to visit the Business School/University.

The Business School is proud that Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Australia chose to join CEMS as our corporate partner.

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