The Newcastle Business School is in the process of seeking accreditation with The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

The benefits of accreditation with AACSB include:

  • Improved student and teaching experience
  • A complement to our evidence-based approach
  • The prestige of the accreditation
  • Accredited courses are attractive to students

There are 15 Standards for Business Accreditation that the school must address.

All AACSB standards are assessed within the context of our school mission.


"Build and sustain a vibrant learning community that advances business knowledge and practice"

In working to achieve our mission, we pursue:

a)   Opportunity for academic development that builds our research capabilities, both within disciplines and across disciplinary boundaries;

b)   Collaboration with local, national and international partners;

c)   Research-led and student-focused teaching and learning opportunities;

The Faculty commenced the process in 2011 and it is hoped that accreditation will be received within the next three to five years. The Faculty has had its Standards Alignment Plan, Progress Reports One and Two accepted and has been invited to proceed to the initial accreditation visit process.

Progress Report One - March 2014

Progress Report Two- September 2014

Update to NBS staff - June 2014

Faculty Sufficiency and Qualifications

One of the critical aspects of our AACSB accreditation is ensuring that we have the best qualified staff to deliver our programs and contribute excellent research. The AACSB guidelines for the Faculty sufficiency are well aligned with the University and Faculty requirements.


What is Assurrance of Learning (AOL)?

Assurance of Learning is a continuous improvement process that has been priorities by the Business School and will assist us to meet the requirements of AACSB accreditation.

Data collected through the Assurance of Learning (AOL) process will provide valuable information that can be used to inform future decisions about our programs and curricula, our teaching and our learning support.

AOL at The University of Newcastle

2012 AOL School Report

2013 AOL School Report

Additional AOL information

Assurance of Learning Article BizEd2008

Assurance of Learning Brief

Assurance of Learning Information