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University of Dubai extends AACSB accreditation in business

AACSB International announced on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 that the University of Dubai is one among 85 business schools which have extended their accreditation in business. Founded in 1916, AACSB International (AACSB) is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master and doctorate degrees in business and accounting.

AACSB Accreditation, a hallmark of excellence in business education, has been earned by less than five percent of the world’s business schools. Today, there are more than 694 business schools in 45 countries and territories that have earned AACSB Accreditation.

Robert D. Reid, Executive Vice President and Chief Accreditation Officer of AACSB International commended the University of Dubai and other institutions for their exemplary work in holding the highest honor in business school accreditation. He stated that the business schools must not only meet specific standards of excellence, but their managements, deans, faculty and professional staff must also make a commitment to ongoing continuous improvement to ensure that the institution will continue to deliver the highest quality of education to students.

Achieving accreditation is a process of rigorous internal review, evaluation and adjustment, and can take several years to complete. During these years, the school develops and implements a plan to meet AACSB’s Accreditation standards which require a high quality teaching environment, innovative programming, and active engagement with industry. In addition, as required by the AACSB Standards, all accredited schools must go through a continuous peer review process every five years in order to retain their accreditation.

The Board of Trustees and the President of the University of Dubai congratulate the business school faculty and staff on this accomplishment. They also wish them success in their future endeavors in making the University of Dubai the best business school in the region.

The University of Dubai is considered one of the leading higher education institutions in the United Arab Emirates offering a Bachelor and Master degree in Business Administration, a Bachelor of Science degree in Computing and Information Systems, a Master of Science degree in Information Systems Management in addition to a Master of Laws (LLM).

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