The FHNW is state accredited with federally-set tasks:
- Degree Programmes
- Post-graduate and Executive Education
- Applied Research & Development
- Consulting Services for external parties
- Cooperation with universities and research institutions in Switzerland and abroad
The university is subject to period peer reviews. In accordance with the Swiss government's adherence to the Bologna Declaration, and recent federal law revision, a revised accreditation and quality assurance system is currently being set up.
The School of Business, as a reflection of its large international portfolio, has also pursued international accreditation. Several executive programmes are FIBAA accredited (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation) and the school is a member of the prestigious AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business).