SBM Targeting the AACSB Accreditation in 2018

Tony Van Zijl“According to my reading on the data, there is a strong commitment to gain the accreditation. With numbers like that, it might be a couple of years (to get the accreditation),” said the AACSB Mentor, Prof Tony Van Zijl in Jakarta campus (29/7/2015). SBM ITB was visited by the mentor after submitting a proposal to gain AACSB accreditation last year. Tony would have a 3-day visit to SBM ITB in Jakarta, Bandung, and Jatinangor.

As Tony continued, “It depends on the commitment of the university, in particularly on the high qualification of the teaching staff, either PhD or Doctor of Science in Management. Likewise, on the level of contribution, the quality of programs and publications also play a great role. If there is no willingness, it would take you a very long time to achieve the accreditation.”

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) is a global, nonprofit membership organization of educational institutions, businesses, and other entities devoted to the advancement of management education. Established in 1916, one of their services is to provide an internationally recognized accreditation for undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs in business and accounting.

How to get an AACSB accreditation? “Beside to have a great commitment for continuous improvement, the institutions must meet our 15 standards that demonstrate engagement, innovation, and impact,” as explained by the Professor of Accounting & Financial Management for Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

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