53 years and counting

Alberta School of Business continues its streak as the first and longest continually accredited Business School in Canada.

The Alberta School of Business has once again maintained accreditation status from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) – the foremost accreditation body for business schools. Established in 1916, AACSB accreditation continues to be the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.

In Canada, the Alberta School of Business was the first business school to receive AACSB accreditation in 1968 and remains one of only 24 Canadian schools to receive the honour.

“The long-standing accreditation speaks to the School’s commitment to our values and core principles. In addition to research excellence and providing impactful teaching and learning opportunities, we encourage entrepreneurial thinking and an innovative spirit among all of our students, faculty, staff and alumni,” said Dean Joseph Doucet.

Achieving accreditation is a process of rigorous review and evaluation. In its official report, the AACSB commended the School on the following strengths:

  • The School continues to deliver high-quality programs that serve the needs of students and the community.
  • The School employs many accomplished faculty and staff who are extremely dedicated to the school and its mission.
  • The School’s current focus on entrepreneurial thinking matches well with the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises and family businesses in the community.
  • Graduates are regarded as important assets to the regional economy and are known for their business acumen and strong problem-solving skills.

“We have a commitment to developing the next generation of leaders and providing students with a high-quality, future-focused business education,” said Dean Doucet. “Because of this commitment, we have some of the best faculty, the brightest students, and the most sought-after graduates worldwide.”

AACSB Accreditation

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