AACSB International has announced that it has accredited eight new business schools.
The newly accredited business schools are across six countries, including China, the United Kingdom, and the United Arab Emirates; all offer MBA degrees. Here's a listing of the newly accredited business schools:
Sun Yat-sen University - Lingnan (University) College (China): This Guangzhou-based school offers an International MBA program that's delivered in English as well as an Executive MBA program and other programs. With the AACSB accreditation, Sun Yat-sen University is now accredited by all of the main international business accreditation organizations (also including AMBA and EQUIS; sometimes known as "triple accredited.")
Abu Dhabi University - College of Business Administration (United Arab Emirates): This school offers a flexible MBA program that can be completed in as few as 12 months. It joins the growing ranks of AACSB-accredited business schools in the UAE, which also include Zayed University and the American University of Sharjah, among others.
Chulalongkorn University - Chulalongkorn Business School (Thailand): This school is only the third in Thailand to receive AACSB accreditation, including Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration and the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA). All three are based in Bangkok.
Chung Yuan Christian University - College of Business (Taiwan): This business school has offered an MBA program since 1983.
Dalian University of Technology (China): Dalian offers a range of Chinese-language MBA and EMBA programs.
The New York Institute of Technology (United States): NYIT's MBA program offers students the opportunity to focus on subject areas like decision sciences, finance, and marketing. The school also offers an EMBA program.
The University of Leeds - Leeds University Business School (United Kingdom): With the new accreditation, Leeds is now triple-accredited. The school offers a full-time MBA program as well as an Executive MBA.
The University of Science and Technology of China: With this school, mainland China now has 12 business schools that are accredited by AACSB.
According to AACSB International, receiving accreditation involves a multi-year process of rigorous internal review to help bring a business school's curriculum in line with the organization's standards.
Image: The triple-accredited Leeds University Business School