Abu Dhabi University is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). In addition, our College of Business is both EQUIS and AACSB accredited. Only 1% of business schools worldwide have this double accreditation.
At a program level, our College of Engineering has received international accreditation from the world-renowned ABET for many of its engineering programs, and the Bachelor of Architecture has received Part 1 validation from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
The BBA Accounting program is fully aligned with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants’ (CIMA) Professional Qualification which means you will be eligible to sit for the CIMA exam and qualify for their professional certification alongside studying for your Bachelor’s degree. An agreement with the International Financial Consultants (IFC) entitles our students with industry experience to Certified Financial Consultant (CFC) status. In addition, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) exempts our students from five out of 12 courses required to attain their professional certifications.
The Master of Human Resource Management
Abu Dhabi University is licensed by the UAE Ministry of Education and all its programs are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) within the Ministry of Education.
The Commission for Academic Accreditation is the Federal Government's quality assurance agency charged with promoting educational excellence across diverse institutions of higher learning in the UAE. Through licensure of post-secondary educational institutions, and accreditation of individual programs, the Commission strives to assure high quality education, consistent with international standards.
The Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) serves as the official school and university regulator for the Abu Dhabi emirate. It governs all public and private K-12 schools in addition to all higher education institutions. With a vision to be recognized as delivering a world-class education system that supports all learners in reaching their full potential to compete in the global market, ADEK seeks to implement innovative educational policies, plans and programs that aim to improve education, and supports educational institutions and staff in achieving the objectives of national development in accordance with the highest international standards.
The Dubai Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) is the Dubai emirate's regulatory authority for education, responsible for the growth, direction and quality of private education and learning in Dubai. The KHDA higher education quality assurance system is designed to meet the unique needs of the Dubai Strategic Plan 2021 regarding the provision of higher education at the best international standards. In so doing, the quality assurance system is flexible to accommodate a variety of higher education programs, protects the integrity of degree programs by taking into account the assessment of those programs by other external quality agencies, recognizes and attends to the unique quality assurance factors associated with maintaining the quality of higher education programs, and protects students and society from low-quality education provision.
Abu Dhabi University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). WASC is a world-renowned accrediting commission based in the USA. It is one of six official academic bodies responsible for the accreditation of public and private universities and colleges in the USA, as well as a number of overseas institutions.
AACSB is the world’s largest business education alliance, providing internationally recognized, specialized accreditation for business and accounting programs at bachelors, masters, and doctoral level since 1916.
EQUIS is the world’s leading international accreditation for business schools and is run by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). EQUIS has accredited more than 167 institutions in 41 countries around the
world over the past 20 years. The fundamental objective of EQUIS is to raise the standard of management education worldwide. It looks for a balance between high academic quality and professional relevance provided by close interaction
with the corporate world. It also stresses the importance of a learning environment that
ABET, an accrediting agency for programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology, is recognized as an accreditor by the prestigious Council for Higher Education Accreditation based in the USA.
The RIBA is a global professional membership body driving excellence in architecture, founded for the advancement of architecture under its charter granted in 1837 and Supplemental Charter granted in 1971. RIBA Validation is a peer review process that monitors compliance with internationally recognised minimum standards in architectural education and encourages excellence and diversity in student achievement.