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Cardiff Business School celebrates AACSB reaccreditation

30 June 2023

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Cardiff Business School has been reaccredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) for a further five years, in recognition of its world-leading excellence and commitment to continuous improvement.

Having last received accreditation in 2018, the extension means that Cardiff Business School remains within the top 5% of business schools worldwide.

The AACSB reaccreditation process included a rigorous external review of the school's mission, societal impact, faculty qualifications, curricula, and ability to provide the highest-quality programs. As part of this process, an AACSB-appointed peer review team has confirmed the strength and quality of work at Cardiff Business School.

The school was commended by AACSB for its: collegial culture, support for staff and students, doctoral programme, and effective International Advisory Board. The peer review panel also highlighted distinctive features, such as the school’s Shadow Management Board.

Professor Rachel Ashworth, Dean and Head of Cardiff Business School said:

“We are absolutely delighted to achieve AACSB reaccreditation which reflects our commitment to continuous improvement in all areas of our activity.”
Professor Rachel Ashworth Dean and Head of School

She added: “we are particularly pleased that the Peer Review Team complemented us on our public value ethos and our commitment to creating social, economic, and environmental value with, and for, the communities of Cardiff, Wales, the UK, and the world.

This is our third time we have been accredited by AACSB and this long-term success reflects the ongoing commitment and contributions of colleagues right across Cardiff Business School. It was wonderful to see the AACSB peer review panel highlight the level of collegiality that they observed at the School during their visit too.”

Stephanie M. Bryant, Executive Vice President and Global Chief Accreditation Officer of AACSB said: “Cardiff Business 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.”

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