DCU Business School earns reaccreditation from AACSB
29 January 2021
DCU Business School has today announced that it received a full extension of its accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) for a further five years. This follows on from initial accreditation by the global accreditation body in 2016.
AACSB accreditation is a mark of excellence demonstrating that accredited business schools meet the highest international standards in Business education. Less than 5% of the world’s business schools hold this accreditation.
The review panel commended DCU Business School for:
its highly qualified and experienced staff;
its agility and responsiveness in developing and launching new programmes;
the international networks, collaborations, and engagements that are core to the School’s teaching and research activities; and
the School’s continued commitment to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME).
Executive Dean of DCU Business School, Professor Barbara Flood said, “This reaccreditation shows the dedication of our staff and students to meeting the very high standards and demands laid out by AACSB International. AACSB reaccreditation is a mark of excellence and reaffirms the quality of a DCU Business School education, our impact on business and society and our innovation in how we deliver academic programmes of the highest quality.”
The reaccreditation of DCU Business School follows a multi-year continuous improvement review process composed of systematic internal review to meet the standards outlined by AACSB International, centered around the themes of the accreditation standards – Engagement – Innovation – Impact. It is an institutional review, which considers the context of the business school and four key areas, which align to AACSB’s business accreditation standards, are considered and evaluated:
Strategic Management and Innovation
Participants-Students, Faculty, and Professional Staff
Learning and Teaching
Academic and Professional Engagement
About DCU Business School
DCU Business School was first accredited by AACSB in 2016. As part of Ireland’s University of Enterprise and Transformation, DCU Business School focuses on strategically important business sectors in Ireland, and we take pride in the impact our engagement has on Irish industry and, increasingly, on international organisations. In addition to holding AACSB accreditation, DCU Business School also holds international accreditations from the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the Small Business Charter, along with accreditations such as the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). DCU Business School also ranks in the top 90 European Business Schools (Financial Times, 2020).
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) is an international accreditation which is the hallmark of excellence in management education. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the premier accrediting agency for undergraduate and graduate programs in business. The AACSB seal is a mark of excellence borne by the highest echelon of business schools in the U.S. and worldwide. Only less than 5% of business schools worldwide have earned this distinguished hallmark of excellence in management education.
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