AACSB: The gold standard for business schools
If you are considering pursuing a business degree and planning to find a Business School, you may have come across the term AACSB.
So, what is AACSB, and why is it important?
What is AACSB?
AACSB, or the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, is an association of business schools, a non-profit organization that recognizes business schools worldwide. Established in 1916, AACSB is a reputable and longstanding accrediting body for business schools, considered the gold standard in business education accreditation.
What are the standards to achieve AACSB accreditation?
AACSB certification is a recognition of quality and excellence in business schools. It involves a rigorous process to assess faculty qualifications, curriculum, research, and students’ learning outcomes in a business school. Schools that achieve AACSB certification demonstrate that they meet educational standards such as:
1. Quality of education
AACSB-certified schools are institutions that provide a high-quality education, preparing students for success in their business careers. The recognition process ensures that the curriculum is rigorous and relevant, faculty members are highly qualified and engaged in research, and student learning outcomes are measurable and aligned with market standards.
2. Professional Networking
Attending an AACSB-accredited business school can bring valuable networking opportunities. AACSB-recognized schools must maintain strong connections with the business community, offering students chances to connect with alumni and industry experts.
3. Continuous Improvement
AACSB certification is not a one-time event. Schools undergo a rigorous evaluation process every five years to maintain recognition. This ensures that AACSB-recognized schools continuously improve and adapt to changes in the business world.
Schools Achieving AACSB Certification
Audencia Business School, France
Established in 1900, Audencia is among the 1% of business schools holding all international academic certifications – EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA. Globally renowned for education and research in business and management, Audencia is one of France’s outstanding higher education institutions with campuses in Nantes, Paris, Beijing and Shenzhen.
Audencia boasts over 200 academic partnerships, more than 175 contracts with domestic and international companies, and was ranked first among French business schools for student satisfaction in the HappyAtSchool 2020 rankings. Welcoming 5,600 students from over 100 countries, Audencia has a network of over 27,000 alumni.
- Western Sydney University, Australia
Founded in 1989, Western Sydney University stands as one of the 6% of business schools holding AACSB certification. With over 10 campuses strategically located in Sydney City, Liverpool City, Parramatta City, Campbelltown, Bankstown, Parramatta South, Hawkesbury, Penrith, Nirimba, and Sydney Olympic Park, the university currently boasts an enrollment of over 50,000 students across undergraduate and postgraduate programs.
Western Sydney University serves as a hub for globally recognized research facilities. The researchers at the university make substantial contributions to fields such as health, sustainability, social justice, and the arts. The university’s research strengths are underscored by its high global rankings in the overall university rankings.
- PSO MBA Program – Where the Professors are from AACSB-Accredited Universities
The PSO MBA is conducted at 196 Tran Quang Khai, Tan Dinh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. This international-standard MBA program is designed by Western Sydney University, Australia, which ranks among the top 1% of the world’s outstanding universities. The PSO MBA is delivered by Professors and PhDs from leading global universities, as well as experts and distinguished leaders from Multinational Corporations (MNCs) and major enterprises in Vietnam.
Prominent lecturers in the program include:
- Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yi Guo – Lecturer at Western Sydney University, Australia
- Dr. Michael Lwin – Lecturer at Western Sydney University, Australia
- Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dilupa Nakandala – Lecturer at Western Sydney University, Australia
- Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ngo Viet Liem – Lecturer at the University of New South Wales, Australia
For further information: PSO MBA Program Lecturers
The AACSB certification serves as a hallmark of quality and excellence in business education. Enrolling in an AACSB-recognized business school, such as the PSO MBA program, can provide you with a high-quality education, valuable career opportunities, a valuable network, global recognition, and continuous improvement.
The PSO MBA, with the participation of lecturers from AACSB-accredited universities worldwide, such as Western Sydney University and the University of New South Wales, significantly contributes to the program’s quality.
Join the PSO MBA now to study alongside lecturers from AACSB-accredited universities.
For more information, visit: Register for Consultation on Master’s in Business Administration Program from Western Sydney University, Australia