Accreditation & Rankings


Northwood University International Program Centre - RAK is accredited by Higher Learning Commission (, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Northwood University has been awarded accreditation since 1974.

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners has also awarded Northwood University accreditation of its business programs.

About the Higher Learning Commission

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is an accrediting body that was founded in 1895 and is the largest of six institutional accreditors in the United States.


At Northwood University we understand investments. That is why we offer a business education that has received national recognition as a "Best Value Business School" with Excellent Return on Investment.