ABS joins elite group of business schools to be accredited by global body

Tuesday 20 February 2018

Elizabeth Gammie
Robert Gordon University’s Aberdeen Business School has been recognised for its worldwide excellence in teaching, research, curriculum development and student learning.

ABS has been accredited by AACSB International - the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools, and the largest business education network connecting students, educators and businesses worldwide. AACSB Accreditation inspires new ways of thinking within business education globally and as a result, has only been earned by less than 5% of the world’s business schools.

RGU's Aberdeen Business School is one of only four institutions in Scotland to hold AACSB accreditation, as well as one of only 810 universities across 53 countries.

Professor Elizabeth Gammie, Dean of Aberdeen Business School, said: “We are delighted that Aberdeen Business School has achieved the accolade of AACSB Accreditation and we are very proud to join the elite group of business schools around the world that have satisfied the rigorous and demanding quality standards.”

Stephanie M. Bryant, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International, added: “We congratulate Robert Gordon University and head of School Elizabeth Gammie on earning accreditation and applaud the entire Aberdeen Business School team – including the administration, faculty, directors, staff and students – for their roles in earning this respected honour.

“Aberdeen Business School’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 Robert Gordon University to the network of AACSB-accredited business schools will have a lasting positive impact for their institution, both locally and globally.”

AACSB accreditation provides a framework of 15 international standards against which business schools around the world assess the quality of their educational services. These standards ensure continuous improvement and provide focus for schools to deliver on their mission, innovate and drive impact.

Accredited schools have successfully undergone a rigorous review process conducted by their peers in the business education community, ensuring that they have the resources, credentials and commitment needed to provide students with a first-rate, future-focused business education.

AACSB-accredited business schools are committed to high-quality curriculum, faculty, research, innovation and engagement.

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