May 16, 2018

Bournemouth University Business School gains global accreditation

Bournemouth University Business School has been awarded accreditation by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

During the rigorous accreditation process BU Business School proved that it continuously met high standards of excellence across a wide range of areas, and this success makes BU only the sixth modern university (created since 1992) in the UK to receive this accreditation.

Executive Vice President and Chief Accreditation Officer of AACSB International, Stephanie M. Bryant, explains, “AACSB Accreditation recognises institutions that have demonstrated a focus on excellence in all areas, including teaching, research, curricula development, and student learning. Bournemouth University’s commitment to earning accreditation is a true reflection of their dedication — not only to their students, alumni network, and greater business community, but to the higher education industry as a whole. Today’s students are tomorrow’s business leaders, and the addition of BU’s Business School to the network of AACSB-accredited business schools will have a lasting positive impact for their institution, both locally and globally.”

Professor John Vinney, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of Bournemouth University, enthuses, “This is a fantastic achievement which places the Business School in an elite group of globally recognised and leading schools. It is further recognition of the outstanding staff and students that we have at Bournemouth University.

Executive Dean of The Business School, Professor Stephen Tee, adds, “We are delighted to have been highly commended for the high levels of student employability, the strong emphasis on experiential learning and the collegiate and academically excellent environment created for our students, staff and external partners to work collaboratively.”

The AACSB was founded in 1916 and is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools and the largest business education network connecting students, educators and businesses worldwide. Less than 5% of business degree-awarding business schools achieve this accreditation, so this prestigious acknowledgment places the Business School at BU within the top institutions globally.

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Content added on 16th May 2018. 

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