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Waikato Management School
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Study at a business school ranked in the top 1% globally

Waikato Management School is one of only five business schools in Australasia to have achieved Triple Crown Accreditation status. This is an international benchmark of excellence in business education earned by less than 1% of all business schools worldwide.

Triple Crown status means we are accredited by AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA, confirming our status as a world-class business school.

What does this mean for you?

  • Your qualification is recognised internationally as being one of quality.
  • You are gaining a world-class education that is practice-oriented.
  • You are educated by experts who are assessed against international standards.
  • You can leverage off the internationally regarded Triple Crown Accreditation brand name.
  • Every aspect of Waikato Management School has been audited - each accreditation body assesses against different criteria.

Our Triple Crown accreditations

AACSB Accredited
Association of MBA's
Equis Accredited

Educational accreditations

  • The US-based Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) is the world's oldest and biggest business school accreditation agency. By choosing an AACSB-accredited school, students can be sure they have access to high-quality academic staff and continually updated curricula with real-world relevance that prepares them for the job market.
  • The European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) is the quality assurance scheme run by the European Foundation for Management Development. EQUIS aims to raise the standard of management education worldwide by facilitating standard setting, benchmarking, mutual learning, and the dissemination of good practice.
  • In 2017, Waikato Management School's Executive Education received re-accreditation for its MBA programme from the London-based Association of MBAs (AMBA) for five years. Our MBM programme also has AMBA accreditation, the first MBM in New Zealand to receive this honour. Accreditation from AMBA means that our staff are independently recognised as experts in their ability to teach business at postgraduate level, and the quality of their research, business contacts and consultancy activities is at an international level. 
  • Waikato Management School's Executive Education is ISO9001 accredited.


Waikato Management School's membership of a variety of organisations ensures our staff and students are kept in touch with wider global trends in business and society.

  • European Academy of Business in Society (EABIS)
  • Asia Pacific Academy of Business in Society (APABIS)
  • Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools (AAPBS)
  • European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)

  • Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM)
  • Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ)
  • New Zealand Association for Environmental Education (NZAEE)

  • Gold Foundation member of the Sustainable Business Network (SBN)
  • Strategic partner to the New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable Development (NZBCSD)

  • Waikato Chamber of Commerce (WCOC)
  • American Chamber of Commerce in New Zealand (AMCHAM)

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