Beedie School maintains AACSB accreditationApr 11, 2012
The Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University is pleased to announce that it has maintained its accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) for a period of five years.
The business school, with campuses in Burnaby, Surrey and downtown Vancouver, is home to Canada’s first Executive MBA program and one of Canada’s largest undergraduate programs. It was first accredited by AACSB in 2006. Since that time, it has continued to grow its reputation as one of the country’s leading teaching and learning settings, and for producing global-class research for the knowledge economy.
The renewed distinction puts Beedie in an elite class of business and management schools globally. AACSB accreditation is considered a hallmark of excellence in business education and has been earned by less than five percent of the world’s business schools.
Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting. Meeting the AACSB accreditation standards requires a high-quality teaching environment, a commitment to continuous improvement, and curricula responsive to the needs of businesses. In addition, as required by the AACSB standards, all accredited schools must go through a peer review process every five years in order to maintain their accreditation.