The University of Newcastle’s Business School (NBS) has received international acclaim for its programs through 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. For more information on the AACSB Business Accreditation process, please click here.

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


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

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;

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 and qualifications are well aligned with the University and Faculty requirements.


AACSB Qualification Definitions (from 2018)

AACSB Qualification Definitions (from 2019)

Sufficiency Definitions

Assurance of Learning

What is Assurance 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

AOL Process 2018

Additional AOL information

Assurance of Learning Article BizEd2008

Assurance of Learning Information