Eight Institutions, Across Six Countries Earn AACSB International Business Accreditation

TAMPA, FL, USA—AACSB International (AACSB) announces today that Abu Dhabi University (United Arab Emirates), Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), Chung Yuan Christian University (Chinese Taipei), Dalian University of Technology (China), Lingnan (University) College, Sun Yat-sen University (China), the New York Institute of Technology (United States), the University of Leeds (United Kingdom), and the University of Science and Technology of China (China) have earned accreditation in business.

“AACSB is pleased to congratulate the newly accredited schools for having successfully completed a multi-year process to achieve accreditation,” said Robert D. Reid, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. “During this peer-review process, schools must show alignment with 15 global accreditation standards while demonstrating how they achieve success within each of the three pillars on which AACSB accreditation rests—engagement, innovation, and impact.”

Founded in 1916, AACSB is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting. Today, there are 727 institutions across 48 countries and territories that have earned AACSB Accreditation in business. Similarly, 182 institutions maintain an additional specialized AACSB Accreditation for their accounting programs.

Achieving accreditation is a process of rigorous internal review, engagement with an AACSB assigned mentor, and peer review. During the multi-year process the school focuses on developing and implementing a plan to align with AACSB’s Accreditation standards. These standards are divided into four areas: strategic management and innovation; participants (students, faculty, and staff); learning and teaching; and academic and professional engagement.

“AACSB accreditation is a globally recognized standard for the highest-quality in business education,” continued Reid. “Schools that have achieved accreditation demonstrate their on-going commitment to excellence by participating a continuous improvement review process every five years.”

For more detailed information about AACSB Accreditation, please visit www.aacsb.edu/accreditation.