SFU Beedie successfully renews prestigious AACSB accreditation
Feb 03, 2021
SFU’s Beedie School of Business has succeeded in earning renewed accreditation from AACSB International, the world’s largest business education alliance, for another five-year period.
AACSB’s accreditation is highly prestigious, and the extended recognition places SFU Beedie alongside the world’s best business schools, including Harvard Business School, Yale School of Management and London Business School. SFU Beedie also holds the respected EQUIS accreditation from EFMD, making it one of less than one percent of business schools worldwide recognized by both EQUIS and AACSB.
“Securing continued accreditation from AACSB is a significant achievement, and reflects an enormous amount of hard work from our fantastic faculty and staff to meet and exceed the rigorous standards they demand,” says Andrew Gemino, dean pro tem at SFU Beedie. “I would like to thank my many talented colleagues for their commitment to the school. This extended accreditation is a testament to the hard work they have put in over the past five years.”
Accreditations are important to business schools as they provide impartial, external validation of their programs’ quality. These globally recognized certifications ensure degrees earned from SFU Beedie are valued by employers globally, making the school more attractive to the best and brightest students, faculty and staff.
“AACSB congratulates each institution on their achievement,” says Stephanie M. Bryant, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB. “Every AACSB-accredited school has demonstrated a focus on excellence in all areas, including teaching, research, curricula development, and student learning. The intense peer-review process exemplifies their commitment to quality business education.”
To learn more about AACSB International accreditation, visit the accreditation section of the AACSB website.