Tampa, Fla., USA (December 2, 2020)—AACSB International (AACSB) announced today that Universidad Anáhuac México, Whitworth University, Slippery Rock University, Salem State University, and International University of Rabat have earned accreditation in business. Additionally, Centrum PUCP Business School; IAE Business School; School of Business, Hanyang University; and Zhejiang University have extended their accreditation in business.
Founded in 1916, AACSB is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools, and the largest business education network connecting students, educators, and businesses worldwide. Through today’s ratification, a total of 881 institutions across 57 countries and territories have earned AACSB accreditation in business. Furthermore, 188 institutions maintain supplemental AACSB accreditation for their accounting programs.
“AACSB accreditation recognizes institutions that have demonstrated a focus on excellence in all areas, including teaching, research, curriculum development, and student learning,” said Stephanie M. Bryant, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB. “We congratulate each of the newly accredited institutions for earning this respected honor.”
Achieving accreditation is a process of rigorous internal focus, engagement with an AACSB-assigned mentor, and peer-reviewed evaluation. During this multiyear path, schools focus on developing and implementing a plan to align with AACSB’s accreditation standards. These standards require excellence in areas relating to strategic management and innovation; student, faculty, and staff as active participants; learning and teaching; and academic and professional engagement.
“The commitment to earning accreditation is a true reflection of a school’s dedication—not only to their students, alumni network, and greater business community, but to the higher education industry as a whole,” said Bryant. “Today’s students are tomorrow’s business leaders, and the addition of these five institutions to the network of AACSB-accredited business schools will have a lasting positive impact, both locally and globally.”
For more information about AACSB accreditation, please visit aacsb.edu/accreditation.
About AACSB International
Established in 1916, AACSB International (AACSB) is the world’s largest business education alliance, connecting educators, learners, and business to create the next generation of great leaders. With a presence in more than 100 countries and territories, AACSB fosters engagement, accelerates innovation, and amplifies impact in business education. Learn how AACSB is transforming business education for a better society at aacsb.edu.