We are delighted to announce that the School of Business and Management has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in recognition of its world-leading excellence.
A gold standard worldwide, fewer than six per cent of business schools hold AACSB accreditation. Accredited schools have successfully demonstrated they have the resources, credentials and commitment needed to give students a first-rate and future-focused business education. The prestigious honour is based on the School’s quality in every aspect, from research and innovation to teaching and learning, as well as strategic management and engagement.
Achieving this accreditation is a rigorous process over several years, including an international peer review. In announcing the award this month, AACSB praised our School for its “dedication – not only to our students, alumni network and greater business community, but to the higher education industry as a whole”.
Professor Mike Noon, Dean for Queen Mary’s School of Business and Management, continued: “As a values-driven business school that likes to challenge the status quo, AACSB accreditation is a fitting recognition of our dedication to innovation and impact. Of the very few business schools across the globe to hold this award, we stand out among this elite group in combining world-leading research with an unrivalled commitment to social mobility – proof positive that our inclusive community encouraging diverse ideas across disciplines helps us to achieve more.”
Professor Gill Kirton, Deputy Dean for the School and academic lead on its accreditation, added: “It’s fantastic to have AACSB recognise the unique strengths of our school, from our socially and economically impactful research to the collegial atmosphere among staff and students alike. It’s an enormous collective effort to attain such a prestigious accolade, so I’d like to extend my sincere thanks to all the diverse talents in our school community who contributed to this great success.”