UCD Business School, incorporating UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School and UCD Quinn School, has received an international seal of approval after being re-accredited with one of the world’s leading accreditations by AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). UCD Business School is the only school in Ireland to have earned such accreditation.
UCD Business School is also the only school in Ireland to hold Triple Accreditation from the three largest and most influential international business school accrediting bodies: AACSB (US), AMBA (UK) and EQUIS (Europe). Less than one per cent of business schools worldwide are triple accredited.
Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest established global accrediting body for business schools offering undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees. AACSB accreditation requires a high quality
teaching environment, a commitment to continuous improvement, and curricula responsive to the needs of businesses. In addition, all accredited schools must go through a peer review process every five years in order to maintain their accreditation.
AACSB accreditation is a guarantee for students that they will receive an internationally recognised quality degree. Other leading business schools that have AACSB accreditation include INSEAD, Yale, Stanford, Imperial College London, IMD and Instituto de Empresa (IE), among others.
Speaking on the re-accreditation, Prof. Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, Dean of UCD Business School, said, “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 schools. This is about our commitment to our students and clearly demonstrates our determination to continuously improve, ensuring that we deliver the highest quality of business education to our students. This accreditation is due in no small part to the dedication and commitment of the team here at UCD and is a testament to the continued high quality of our work in research, teaching and service to our students and to society.”