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.
Only 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
‘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
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
‘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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