University of Stirling joins top 6% after earning prestigious business accreditation

The University of Stirling has earned a prestigious AACSB accreditation, in recognition of its excellence in business education. 


The honour, which puts the University of Stirling Management School among the top 6% of business schools globally, is synonymous with the highest standards of quality in business programmes. 


Announcing the accreditation, AACSB International (AACSB), the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools and the largest business education network in the world, praised the University of Stirling Management School for its “dedication to the higher education industry”. 


The accolade follows a rigorous approval process and is the latest recognition of the University of Stirling’s reputation for innovation and for research that has a direct impact on society. 


Professor Sir Gerry McCormac, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Stirling, said: “Earning AACSB accreditation is the beginning of another important chapter for the University of Stirling and our Management School. The advantages of being part of the AACSB community are significant, benefitting our staff, our students studying with us in Stirling and overseas, our partners, and the region we support.” 


Professor Kevin Grant, Dean of the University of Stirling Management School, said: “AACSB accreditation is not just a seal of approval, it is a testament to the relentless pursuit of excellence in business education shown by the University of Stirling and our Management School. It signifies our commitment to achieving the highest standards, to innovation and to continuous improvement as we continue to shape future leaders who will make a difference in society and the world.” 


The University of Stirling and its Management School join more than 1,000 institutions across 60 countries holding AACSB accreditation, representing less than 6 per cent of the world’s schools offering business degree programs.  


Stephanie M. Bryant, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB, based in the USA, said: “University of Stirling’s commitment to earning accreditation is a true reflection of their dedicationnot only to their students, alumni network, and greater business community, but to the higher education industry as a whole.”  


Stephanie added: “AACSB accreditation recognises institutions that have demonstrated a focus on excellence in all areas, including teaching, research, curriculum development, and student learning.” 


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