Accreditations and professional recognition
Curtin Business School and Curtin Law School courses are designed wherever possible to meet the standards of relevant professional bodies and international institutions.
CBS is the only business school in Western Australia to hold five-year accreditation by EQUIS, the leading international system of quality assessment. This global best-practice recognition places CBS in the top one per cent approximately of business schools worldwide and makes it the only ‘triple-accredited’ business school in WA, having already achieved AACSB accreditation and an EFMD Accredited MBA.
CBS is recognised as an elite global business school through accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.
AACSB accreditation is awarded to business schools that meet the strict standards of quality academic and professional excellence and is known, worldwide, as the longest standing, most recognised form of academic accreditation an institution and its business programs can earn.
Curtin’s MBA program is the only course in Western Australia, and one of only four Australian business schools with MBA programs, to have achieved EFMD Accredited status from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).
This accreditation means the MBA has been assessed as achieving the right balance between high academic quality and practical relevance for students in a global business environment.
For students, this means the quality of their MBA will be recognised and valued wherever they choose to live and work.
CBS’s quality business education and research was again recognised in the Eduniversal Business School Rankings 2020, one of the world’s most recognised higher education business school rankings.
Since 2009, the school has maintained its ranking of four Palmes of Excellence, which denotes ‘significant international influence’ and places Curtin Business School among the top 10 business schools in Australia.
CBS ranks 8th place nationally, and is 4th place amongst schools with four Palmes.
Curtin University is proud to be an advanced signatory to the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).
Curtin strives to meet global challenges by supporting practical research and teaching that addresses issues and creates solutions for healthy, sustainable and successful societies. Our goal is to benefit the community locally, nationally and internationally, today and in the future.
As a student with the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, you’ll benefit from our close links with industry. Through our industry-connected approach to learning, our courses are professionally recognised by a number of industry bodies, including:
- Australian Property Institute
- Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand
- Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute
- CPA Australia
- Economic Society of Australia (Western Australia branch)
- Institute of Public Accountants (IPA)
- The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Membership to these organisations will provide you with a wide range of benefits, from guaranteeing your expertise and providing international recognition, to strengthening your professional opportunities and networks.
We are the only university in Western Australia with CPA Australia tuition provider status.
With our strong industry connections, the School of Management and Marketing’s courses enjoy professional recognition from prominent industry bodies. Upon graduation from our school, you can apply for membership to a range of professional bodies, depending on your area of study, including:
- Australian Computer Society
- Australian Human Resource Institute
- Australian Institute of Management
- Australian Institute of Office Professionals
- Australian Institute of Training and Development
- Australian Marketing Institute (AMI)
- Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)
- Industrial Relations Society of WA
- International Advertising Association (IAA)
- Public Relations & Communications Association
- Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA)
The School is also the inaugural Premier Member of the Advertising Council Australia.
These organisations provide opportunities for professional networking, further education and industry-based accreditation.
Curtin Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
The Curtin Bachelor of Laws (LLB) is an approved qualification under Rule 8 of the Legal Profession (Admission) Rules 2009 (WA) and satisfies the academic requirements for admission to legal practice in Western Australia. Graduates will be eligible for membership of the Law Society of Western Australia.
Business Law & Taxation
Graduates have the opportunity to seek membership of a range of professional bodies, including:
*Listed accreditations apply to specific courses, majors and/or streams.