Accreditations and affiliations of AUT Business School

The AUT Business School’s accreditations, international memberships and affiliations reflect our active engagement with respected business schools and organisations around the world. In particular, our school and programme accreditations and recognitions signal that our programmes, student support, research, and partnership activities are internationally recognised as high quality.

Globally ranked AUT Business School subject areas

School recognition

The AUT Business School is part of an elite group of only 5% of business schools worldwide accredited by the prestigious organisation, AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). AACSB accreditation is a mark of distinction recognised worldwide by students and employers. Membership of AACSB International connects the AUT Business School with leading business schools around the world and allows insight into best practices and changing trends in business and management education.

AACSB International website

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The Association of Asia Pacific Business Schools seeks to advance the quality of business and management education in the Asia-Pacific region through collaborations in teaching and research. AAPBS is the largest network of the best business schools in the Asia-Pacific region; the AUT Business School was granted full membership in 2005.

AAPBS website

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Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) is an international honours society serving students and graduates of business schools accredited by AACSB International. Currently, the AUT Business School is one of only two business schools in New Zealand operating a BGS chapter. Top performing students are invited to join BGS and can then gain access to the benefits and networking opportunities afforded through the society and an active NZ alumni chapter.

BGS NZ website

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Consejo Latinoamericano de Escuelas de Administración (CLADEA), the Latin American Council of Management Schools, is one of the largest networks of business schools worldwide, with members from Latin America, North America, Europe and Oceania. The AUT Business School was granted membership in October 2012.

CLADEA website


The European Foundation for Management Development has over 750 members from academia, business, public service and consultancy across 81 countries. Only quality institutions are selected to join EFMD’s forum for research, networking and debate on innovation and best practice in management development. The AUT Business School was granted membership in 2004.

EFMD website

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The United Nations initiative – the Principles for Responsible Management Education, aims to inspire and champion responsible management education, research and thought-leadership globally. The AUT Business School was accepted into the initiative in 2013, committing to use the PRME Principles as a guiding framework for the school's activities. Our progress reports share the steps we take to enhance engagement with ethics, social responsibility and sustainability in business education and management practice.


With award of the prestigious EQUIS accreditation, the AUT Business School joins an elite group of top business schools around the world. EQUIS places importance on students’ learning environment, their ability to gain and apply managerial and entrepreneurial skills, their personal development and sense of global responsibility. This accreditation connects the AUT Business School with top-ranking schools around the world, bringing our students and graduates into a dynamic and future-focussed network of excellence.

EQUIS – EFMD Global website

Equis accredited

Programme recognition

Our 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 ACCA, CAANZ, CIMA, and CPA Australia.

We are 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.

CFA Institute University Affiliation Program website

The Master of Supply Chain Management (MSCM) is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS). Students who successfully completed the required courses and meet the conditions specified may apply to become a Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (MCIPS).

Master of Supply Chain Management

Contact us

If you have a query about our accreditations, memberships or affiliations, contact the Director Strategy and Operations, Eloise de Lautour.