Accreditation & Substantial Equivalency

Overview

Zayed University is licensed and accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), which is the quality assurance and accreditation body of the Ministry of Education of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

As a new and emerging nation, the UAE is also keen for the external validation that international accreditation provides. It shows that institutions and programs meet international standards of which the nation can be proud. Zayed University is at the vanguard of the public institutions in the UAE through its commitment to both institutional and specialized accreditations. Zayed University is also independently accredited through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). This accreditation body is one of six regional accreditation bodies in the United States.  At the disciplinary level, the College of Business, College of Technological Innovation, College of Arts and Creative Enterprises, College of Communication and Media Sciences, and College of Education have all been accredited by their disciplinary accrediting bodies.

Institutional Accreditation

International
MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education) (www.msche.org)

National
CAA (Commission for Academic Accreditation) (www.caa.ae)

Program Accreditation

International

1. College of Business:

AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) (www.aacsb.edu)

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting

  • Bachelor of Science in Finance

  • Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management

  • Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Entrepreneurship

  • Executive Master of Business Administration

  • Master of Science in Finance

  • Master of Management in International Business

2. College of Technological Innovation:

ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) (www.abet.org)

  • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Technology Management

  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Security and Network Technologies)

3. College of Education:

CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation) (www.caepnet.org)

  • Bachelor of Science in Education

4. Program Substantial Equivalency
College of Arts and Creative Enterprises:

NASAD (National Association of School of Art and Design) (www.nasad.arts-accredit.org)

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation Design

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts

  • Bachelor of Science in Multimedia Design

5. College of Communication and Media Sciences:

ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications) (www.acejmc.org)

  • Bachelor of Science in Communication and Media Sciences

IAA (International Advertising Association) (www.iaaglobal.org)

  • Bachelor of Science in Communication and Media Sciences (Integrated Strategic Communications)

National

  • All undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by the CAA.