The Business School has had its accreditation with the American Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) extended for another five years.
Following a rigorous peer review process, the Business School was commended on the key parts of its strategy that differentiates it as part of one of the world’s leading technical universities. The review also commended the school’s strategy on management and innovation, including its leading position in digital programme development, pedagogy and delivery.
Founded over a century ago, the AACSB is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools, and the largest business education network in the world, connecting students, educators, and businesses worldwide.
AACSB accreditation is a quality mark that helps students select the best degree programmes, and assures prospective students and parents that a business school is providing top-quality education. The accreditation is also recognised by employers looking to hire the best business school graduates.
The accreditation means that schools such as Imperial are able to attract higher quality students, secure greater research opportunities, and are recognised globally.
“This accreditation reflects the hard work we’ve undertaken over the past five years to develop our unique strengths as a business school based in one of the world’s leading universities for science and technology.” Professor Francisco Veloso Dean of Imperial College Business School
The Business School has been accredited by AACSB since 2013 and is among the top one per cent of business schools worldwide to have achieved triple accreditation from the three largest and most influential business school accreditation associations, including AMBA (Association of MBAs) and EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System).
Responding to the news, Professor Francisco Veloso, Dean of Imperial College Business School said: “I’m delighted that the AACSB has continued to recognise Imperial as a world-leading business school. Being accredited by them is a major recognition and is a testament to our excellence in teaching, research, curricula development, and student learning.
“This accreditation reflects the hard work we’ve undertaken over the past five years to develop our unique strengths as a business school based in one of the world’s leading universities for science and technology.”
For over a century, AACSB accreditation has been synonymous with the highest standards in business education and has been earned by only 5 percent of the world's schools offering business degrees at the bachelor level or higher. Today, 816 institutions across 53 countries and territories have earned AACSB accreditation. Furthermore, 187 institutions hold supplemental AACSB accreditation for their accounting programs.
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