AACSB is dedicated to the highest standards in business education and to delivering the best in customer services to our global 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, non-governmental 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 (QMS) requirement offered by ISO. Achieving this designation underscores AACSB’s commitment to delivering innovative, high quality and customer-focused accreditation services globally. It also demonstrates that AACSB’s internal processes adhere to a comprehensive, globalized business standard—ensuring consistency and a universal quality experience, regardless of geographic location.
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:
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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