Tampa, FL, USA (March 2, 2021)—AACSB International (AACSB) and the National Accreditation Agency for Higher Education (BAN-PT) of Indonesia have entered a cooperative agreement to enhance quality business education in Indonesia. Through the agreement, both organizations intend to explore synergies, share expertise, and combine efforts to advance the value of and streamline accreditation in Indonesia.
For over 100 years, AACSB accreditation has represented the highest standard of quality in business education in the world. As the longest-serving and largest business education network, AACSB connects lifelong learners, educators, and businesses worldwide. Today, a total of 890 institutions across 57 countries and territories have earned AACSB accreditation in business. Furthermore, 189 institutions maintain supplemental AACSB accreditation for their accounting programs.
“It is AACSB’s privilege to enter this agreement with the board of the National Accreditation Agency for Higher Education of Indonesia,” said Geoff Perry, AACSB’s executive vice president and chief officer of Asia Pacific. “BAN-PT’s extensive experience and excellent reputation will propel us as we jointly pursue opportunities for growth and streamline the accreditation process for business schools in the country. AACSB believes that business schools are called to create positive societal impact, and this agreement will further instill that tenet within Indonesian business schools.”
“Having the agreement with AACSB, it is a good opportunity for BAN-PT to improve its accreditation quality processes through collaborations with AACSB,” said T. Basaruddin, director of the executive board of BAN-PT. “And, at the same time, helping AACSB to put up Indonesian national needs and contexts in its accreditation businesses in the country.”
The agreement is in effect for five years, with an opportunity for renewal at the end of the period.
Established in 1916, 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.
BAN-PT, established in 1994, is a national independent agency that accredits higher education in Indonesia. To date, BAN-PT has accredited more than 19,000 study programs and 2,500 higher education institutions across the country. By Regulation, since 2012, BAN-PT accredits only institutions and monitors and evaluates the performance of discipline-based accreditation agencies operating in Indonesia. Visit banpt.or.id to learn more on BAN-PT role in national accreditation activities.