Accreditation allows an assessment by our peers (educators and researchers) who have the same aspirations to high standards as we have at the Beedie School of Business.
Receiving accreditation from both AACSB and EQUIS verifies that the Beedie School of Business has the resources, processes, policies and programs in place to deliver the highest possible standard in business education. We have earned a level of distinction among an elite group of peers who satisfy rigorous international management education standards--approximately 1% of business schools worldwide have achieved these valued seals of quality.
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business is the world’s largest business education network connecting students, academia, and business to advance business education worldwide.
Founded in 1916, AACSB is a global non-profit association of more than 1,500 member organizations in over 90 countries and territories, with headquarters in North America, Asia Pacific, and Europe. With more than 760 business schools accredited worldwide, AACSB ensures the highest quality standard in business education to prepare the next generation of business leaders.
AACSB accreditation represents a business school's ongoing commitment to quality improvement and the promise to deliver the skills and abilities critical to the success of global business. In addition, it assures stakeholders that schools:
To date, 167 schools have received EQUIS accreditation.
Launched at the 2007 UN Global Compact Leaders Summit in Geneva, the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative is the largest organised relationship between the United Nations and business schools, with the PRME Secretariat housed in the UN Global Compact Office.
The mission of PRME is to transform management education, research and thought leadership globally by providing the Principles for Responsible Management Education framework, developing learning communities and promoting awareness about the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.
The Six Principles of PRME are inspired by internationally accepted values, such as the United Nations Global Compact's Ten Principles, and provide an engagement structure for academic institutions to advance social responsibility through incorporating universal values into curricula and research. They seek to establish a process of continuous improvement among institutions of management education in order to develop a new generation of business leaders capable of managing the complex challenges faced by business and society in the 21st century.
Accreditation by the Business Technology Management Accreditation Council (BTMAC) assures that programs meet national standards to produce graduates ready to enter Business Technology Management (BTM) related fields that are leading the way in innovation, competitiveness and emerging technologies.
Members of the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE) first established criteria and a process for the accreditation of co-operative education programs (co-op) in 1979. Accreditation standards were developed to establish co-op as an educational strategy and to provide leadership in ensuring quality co-op programming.
Accreditation Council members from across Canada articulate and review accreditation measures as the needs of students, employers and institutions change. In order to qualify for accreditation, Co-op programs must demonstrate: