LUBS achieves prestigious 'triple' accreditation

Leeds University Business School has confirmed its place among the elite after receiving accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).


This marks the final step for the School in achieving ‘triple accreditation’ from the world’s most recognised accreditation bodies.

The AACSB was founded in 1916 to accredit business schools in North America and has evolved into one of the world’s largest and most influential business school accreditation associations.

The accreditation follows a rigorous assessment of the Business School’s activities. Areas assessed included the quality of the teaching, curriculum, degree programmes, student admissions, and academic staff.  The institution’s financial strategies and resources, academic and professional engagement, and graduates’ progression and career development were taken into account.

Leeds University Business School now holds the ‘triple accreditation’ from the three leading international accreditation bodies: AACSB; the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and EQUIS, the European Quality Improvement System.

Professor Peter Moizer, Dean of Leeds University Business School, said: “I’m delighted that we have received accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which is regarded as a global benchmark for management education.

“It means that our long-held ambition of gaining ‘triple accreditation’ has been achieved.  The Business School is now a member of an elite club - just 1% of institutions offering business degree programmes have achieved triple accreditation through AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.  This is testament to our world-class research and student experience.”

The Business School continues on its upward trajectory.  It was re-accredited through the Association of MBAs (AMBA) in March 2013 and received the highly sought-after maximum five year accreditation status from EQUIS in June 2014.  In December 2014, the School entered the top ten business and management research institutions in the UK, as assessed by the Research Excellence Framework (REF).


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