International honours for Hull University Business School

6 April 2011

Hull University Business School has become the first business school in Yorkshire and only the 13th in the UK to earn the prestigious Triple Crown of accreditations for its business and management provision, following confirmation of accreditation from the globally recognised AACSB International —The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Derwent Building HUBSOnly 1 per cent of business schools world-wide have achieved Triple Crown status by earning AACSB accreditation, the European Foundation for Management Development quality mark, EQUIS, and the Association of MBA (AMBA) accreditation for the school’s MBA programme.

‘Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our staff, we have now established our place as a top international business school. The award recognises that we produce world-leading research, have strong international links and provide first class education programmes to students at all levels – from undergraduates to top flight executives’, said Professor Mike Jackson OBE, dean of the business school.

‘International recognition for the business school is good for raising the global profile of the region and we are firmly committed to ensuring that Hull University Business School remains at the heart of business activity in Yorkshire.’

Vice-Chancellor Calie Pistorius is delighted with the news. ‘The University has the reputation of a leading education provider, not just in Yorkshire but internationally. We are committed to offer all our students a first-class experience and awards such as the AACSB accreditation reinforce our position.

‘We are very proud of this achievement and its impact, not only for the University but also the city of Hull and surrounding region.’

To achieve its most recent, AACSB, accreditation, the school underwent a meticulous external review process, including an evaluation visit from international business school deans. The school developed and implemented a mission-driven plan to satisfy quality standards relating to faculty qualification, strategic management of resources, interactions of faculty and students, as well as a commitment to continuous improvement and achievement of learning goals in degree programs. 

‘We warmly congratulate Hull University Business School and Professor Mike Jackson, and welcome them into the AACSB family of internationally accredited business schools,’ said John J. Fernandes, president and chief executive officer of AACSB International. 

‘AACSB accreditation represents the highest achievement for an educational institution and its college of business. The dean, faculty and administrative staff are to be commended for their dedication and commitment to continuous improvement, and for their role in earning initial accreditation.’

Hull University Business School’s achievement will be recognised on 28 April at the 2011 AACSB International Conference and Annual Meeting in New York, USA, where Professor Jackson will be presented with the award.


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