UBC Sauder maintains prestigious AACSB accreditation for 16th year

UBC Sauder
Posted 2019-06-27

UBC Sauder School of Business has again achieved accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), reaffirming the school’s capacity to offer the highest standards of business education.

“AACSB accreditation is one of the most important benchmarks available to business schools to ensure excellence in teaching, student experience, research and outreach,” says UBC Sauder Dean Robert Helsley, Grosvenor Professor of Cities, Business Economics and Public Policy. “I am delighted that our substantial commitment to continually improve in all aspects of what we do, while maintaining an exceptional level of collegiality in our school has been well recognized.”

Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting. AACSB Accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education, and has been earned by less than five percent of the world's business programs. Today, there are 845 business schools in 56 countries and territories that maintain AACSB Accreditation.

 “AACSB congratulates UBC Sauder School of Business on extending its accreditation,” said Stephanie M. Bryant, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. “The intense peer-review process confirms the school’s continued focus on excellence in all areas, including teaching, research, curricula development, and student learning.”

 UBC Sauder first achieved AACSB accreditation in 2003.