ISO Certification

Delivering a Global Culture of Excellence

AACSB’s accreditation quality management system is ISO 9001:2015 certified.

ISO 9001 IconAACSB is dedicated to the highest standards in business education and to delivering the utmost value to our membership. In that spirit, we pursued and earned ISO 9001:2015 certification for our accreditation quality management system across our global offices.

Achieving ISO 9001:2015 demonstrates AACSB’s commitment to delivering innovative, high-quality, customer-focused accreditation services globally, and that AACSB's internal accreditation processes adhere to a universal, globalized business standard.

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an independent, nongovernmental international organization that brings experts together to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, and market-relevant international standards that support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges. ISO standards provide world-class specifications for products, services, and systems to ensure quality, safety, and efficiency. With more than 1.1 million certifications issued, in over 178 countries globally, ISO 9001:2015 is the most widely used quality management systems requirement offered by ISO.  AACSB chose to pursue ISO 9001:2015 certification because of its focus on ongoing continuous process improvement and quality control and a strong, customer-focused orientation—key components of our own accreditation standards.

During the ISO 9001:2015 process, AACSB earned commendations in the following areas:

  • Leadership involvement and support
  • Clear, well-defined processes
  • Strong IT infrastructure support
  • Effective internal audit program

We look forward to continuing to support our global stakeholders and to upholding the high standards of ISO 9001:2015 certification.

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