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Business School makes world's top five per cent AACSB accredited

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Brunel Business School (BBS) joins the ranks of the best in the world, after winning a top seal of approval for the quality of its courses and business education.

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) is the highest global standard for business schools - less than five per cent of Business Schools worldwide are AACSB accredited.

It is a massive boost to job prospects and future earnings for Brunel Business School students and staff.

“This is the best news possible for our students’ employability,” said Professor Chris Pitelis, who heads the school.

Leading international employers see job seekers from AACSB accredited schools as the highest flying business graduates. The five letters confirm best quality teaching and research   staff, most relevant challenging courses and exceptional career opportunities.

The US-based AACSB is the biggest global business education network connecting students, businesses and business schools to kick-start innovation and help society. Business schools face a tough year of scrutiny to make sure they meet its standards and keeping their accreditation means reassessments every five years. It is something Brunel has worked on for the past eight years; its first attempt in 2015 led to a deferral visit.

“After the AACSB’s first visit, we had to satisfy very stringent requirements, based on branding, external perception, decision making and financial autonomy to satisfy the conditions for unit id accreditation status,” said Professor Pitelis.

“We were told that only a three per cent of US Universities and Schools might hope to satisfy these requirements. So this is a major achievement. We are delighted, privileged and proud of the outstanding teamwork from the whole School – students, staff, administrators, strategic leaders,  the accreditation team led by Professor David Gallear and importantly the University and College leadership and administrative staff – that helped get us here.”

Find out about Brunel’s Business School here.