ABS maintains prestigious AACSB accreditation

Aston Business School

18 April 2013

Aston Business School (ABS) has maintained its business accreditation from AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

AACSB Accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education, and has been earned by less than five per cent of the world's business programmes.

This continues to confirm Aston Business School’s standing as a ‘triple crown’ institution with Accreditation from AACSB; AMBA (Association of MBAs) and EQUIS (The European Quality Improvement System) from the EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development).

Robert D. Reid, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International, said;It takes a great deal of commitment and determination to earn and maintain AACSB Accreditation.

“Business schools must not only meet specific standards of excellence, but their deans, faculty, and professional staff must make a commitment to ongoing continuous improvement to ensure that the institution will continue to deliver the highest quality of education to students.”

Executive Dean at Aston Business School, Professor Nigel Driffield, said; “This is a strong indicator of the confidence in the provision and quality of the School’s teaching and learning, and also its world-class research and management.
“We consider Aston to be the best, and we work hard to ensure that it is recognised as a truly outstanding learning community.”

Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting. Institutions that earn accreditation from AACSB confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review.


For Further media information please contact Alex Earnshaw, University Communications on 0121 204 4549 or email e.earnshaw@aston.ac.uk