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Business School earns top accreditation

Liverpool Hope University’s Business School has earned accreditation from a globally-renowned U.S. business organisation.

AACSB International is the longest-serving accrediting body for business schools, and the largest business education network connecting students, educators, and businesses worldwide.

Its accreditation is so difficult to attain that only 5% of institutions across the world offering business degrees at the bachelor’s level or higher have earned it.

“AACSB accreditation recognizes institutions that have demonstrated a focus on excellence in all areas, including teaching, research, curriculum development, and student learning,” said Stephanie M. Bryant, Chief Accreditation Officer of AACSB International.

“We congratulate Liverpool Hope University on earning accreditation, and applaud the entire Business School team—including the administration, faculty, staff, and students—for their roles in earning this respected honour.”

AACSB accreditation inspires new ways of thinking within business education.

Today, 856 institutions across 56 countries and territories maintain AACSB accreditation.

A further 188 institutions maintain supplemental AACSB accreditation for their accounting programs.

“We are proud to join this illustrious global network of AACSB-accredited business schools," said Hope Vice-Chancellor Professor Gerald Pillay.

"AACSB’s pursuit of excellence and ever-improving standards resonates with our educational philosophy to make a difference for good in the world.” 

AACSB accreditation provides a framework of 15 international standards, against which business schools around the world assess the quality of their educational services.

These standards ensure continuous improvement and provide focus for schools to deliver on their mission, innovate, and drive impact.

AACSB-accredited schools have successfully undergone a rigorous review process conducted by their peers in the business education community.

It ensures that they have the resources, credentials, and commitment needed to provide students with a first-rate, future-focused business education.

“Liverpool Hope University’s commitment to earning accreditation is a true reflection of their dedication—not only to their students, alumni network, and greater business community, but to the higher education industry as a whole,” said Bryant.

“Today’s students are tomorrow’s business leaders, and the addition of Liverpool Hope Business School to the network of AACSB-accredited business schools will have a lasting positive impact for their institution, both locally and globally.”

Published on 28/10/2019