UNSW Business School’s international accreditation initiatives help ensure our education and research is delivered at a world-class standard. We hold two of the world's leading business school accreditations: the AACSB from AACSB International and EQUIS accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). 


UNSW Business School was awarded a further five-year AACSB accreditation for excellence in business education in 2019. This achievement was the result of an extensive self-review and an international peer evaluation against rigorous criteria and standards. 


In 2020, UNSW Business School earned re-accreditation for a further five years from one of the world’s leading international business school accreditation system. The result cements UNSW Sydney’s place in an exclusive group of the world’s leading business schools.   


The EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) benchmarks business and management schools against rigorous international standards. There are currently 191 accredited schools across 45 countries globally. 

 EQUIS commended the School for: 

  • Participating in UNSW's initiative to invest in intellectual capital in strategic academic disciplines 
  • The establishment of the AGORA Centre for Market Design research in the Business School and the substantial funding received by the Centre for Excellence in Population Ageing Research 
  • Plans and actions to enhance the quality and distinctiveness of research 
  • Switching to a three-term academic year - offering students more opportunities to incorporate work integrated learning into degrees and aligning with northern hemisphere university calendars 
  • Embracing digital uplift to support blended and technology enhanced learning 
  • Personalising the learning experience 
  • Delivering global learning experiences and focusing on work integrated learning 

The Business School was commended for areas that demonstrate leadership and high-quality continuous improvement in management. These included: 

  • The Business School’s Research Networks Scheme, which supports and promotes core areas of research 
  • BusinessThink: our free online business journal 
  • The dual focus on teaching and research, supported by a strong program of internal research and teaching innovation grants 
  • Robust curriculum review processes that lead to innovation that is grounded in evidence about student, subject, and program performance