University of Exeter Business School retains ‘triple crown’ accreditation

University of Exeter Business School students

The University of Exeter Business School has retained its ‘triple crown’ status after its AACSB accreditation was extended for a further six years.

AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accreditation is recognized worldwide as a standard of excellence in business education and provides assurance of the quality of the Business School’s governance, processes, teaching and research.

The accreditation process includes a rigorous self-assessment designed to affirm the Business School’s commitment to continuous improvement and excellence, from high standards of quality to the provision of an outstanding educational experience for students, helping them to stand out in a competitive, global environment.

The self-assessment was followed by the visit of a panel comprising three international business school Deans in March, who met with staff, students and leaders from the Business School and University.

The outcome means that the University of Exeter Business School remains accredited by all three of the largest and most influential accreditation bodies (AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS).

‘Triple crown’ status is held by less than 1% of all business schools globally.

Professor David Boughey, Interim Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor and Dean of the University of Exeter Business School, congratulated staff members who ensured the re-accreditation process went smoothly, adding: “AASCB accreditation is a globally-renowned indicator of rigorous standards, educational quality and better career outcomes for graduates, so we are delighted to have retained our accreditation for a further six years.”

In a statement congratulating all business schools who have successfully extended their accreditation in this round, Stephanie Bryant, Executive Vice President and Global Chief Accreditation Officer at AACSB said: “The commitment to earning accreditation is a true reflection of each school’s dedication – not only to its students, alumni network, and greater business community, but to society as a whole.”