The School of Business and Law at Edith Cowan University (ECU) has been certified by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), making it a member of the world’s top business schools.
This is a significant achievement for ECU, which becomes one of only a handful of universities in Australia to hold this coveted accreditation. AACSB accreditation is the gold standard for business schools worldwide and is a reflection of the high-quality teaching and research conducted at ECU.
ECU School of Business and Law Executive Dean, Professor Maryam Omari, said that the recognition was testament to ECU’s strong commitment to innovation, high-quality education and research with global impact.
“AACSB accreditation solidifies ECU’s place among the world’s best business schools and reflects our growing reputation for world-class research, student-focused teaching and industry engagement,” said Professor Omari.
“Our graduates are already in-demand and industry ready. This formal recognition further endorses our School’s strong record of success in delivering exceptional outcomes for our students while strengthening our expanding international networks.”
The AACSB review process is extremely comprehensive, looking at all aspects of the School’s operations, from governance and strategic planning to faculty qualifications and curricula.To be awarded AACSB accreditation, business schools must undergo a rigorous review process that includes a self-evaluation report, site visits from AACSB reviewers, and the demonstration of a commitment to continuous improvement.
Achieving AACSB accreditation entails a significant transformation on the part of any business school, based on improving quality assurance procedures and mission-driven practices.
ECU’s dedication to earning accreditation was a true expression of the university’s commitment – not just to students, alumni network, and the general business community, but also to higher education as a whole, according to AACSB Executive Vice President and Chief Accreditation Officer Stephanie Bryant.
“Today’s students are tomorrow’s business leaders, and the addition of ECU’s School of Business and Law to the network of AACSB-accredited business schools will have a lasting positive impact for their institution, both locally and globally,” said Ms Bryant.
ECU’s recent rise in international accreditations includes the AACSB accreditation, which is the most recent distinction. The Business and Economics programs at ECU ranked among the top 250 in THE World University Rankings 2022, while the Hospitality and Tourism discipline placed third in Australia and 30th worldwide in the recently published ShanghaiRanking by subject.
Professor Omari said business and law students can anticipate a bright future with the School of Business and Law set to relocate to the new ECU City in Perth’s CBD.
“ECU’s new world-class inner-city campus will place business and law students at the heart of Perth’s commercial and legal district and will offer unprecedented opportunities for our students and researchers to connect and engage with industry like never before,” said Professor Omari.
“Students will experience next-generation business and law programs that are world leading in their industry integration and digital innovation approach, which will arm them with the edge to succeed in their careers.”