This Faculty's courses are grouped into three, nationally determined, subject areas: Accounting; Business and Management; and Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure. The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) has awarded the Faculty an 'excellent' rating (with a perfect score of 24 out of 24) in Business and Management, the subject area covering the majority of the Faculty's course provision. Similarly, the Faculty received an 'excellent' rating for Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure. In November 2003, the QAA's Developmental Engagement confirmed an equivalent rating for the subject area of Accounting.
Consequently, in terms of teaching, the Faculty can confidently assert, on an objective basis, that it is the leading quality benchmarked centre for business education in Ireland, placing it amongst the very best in the wider British Isles context. In terms of objective, quality-benchmarked research criteria, the 2001 Business and Management Research Assessment Exercise ranks the University of Ulster's contribution in this area at a 3A, indicating that over 75% of its research is of national excellence.