AACSB accreditation places Swinburne among world’s best business schools
August 5, 2019
Professor Chalmers (4th left) with Professor Lee (2nd left) and other staff of Swinburne from the Melbourne and Kuching campus.
KUCHING – Swinburne Business School now joins the ranks of the elite after recently being awarded the AACSB International accreditation, a prestigious recognition by the world’s longest-serving accrediting body for business schools.
The accreditation recognises Swinburne Business School’s excellence in teaching, research, curricula development, and student learning, placing it among the highest quality business schools globally. Synonymous with the highest standards of quality, the AACSB accreditation has been awarded to only 5 percent of the world’s schools offering business degrees at the bachelor level or higher.
In a press statement released by AACSB, Executive Vice President and Chief Accreditation Officer of AACSB International Stephanie M. Bryant congratulated Swinburne and its Dean of Business School Professor Keryn Chalmers on earning accreditation, and applaud the entire Faculty of Business and Law team for their roles in earning this respected honour.
“Swinburne’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.
Commenting on the award, Professor Chalmers said achieving AACSB accreditation is a great honour that will allow Swinburne’s School of Business to further build on its international reputation.
“It demonstrates our unwavering commitment and strong teamwork to continually improving everything we do in pursuit of our mission – through our domestic offerings as well as internationally and online,” said Professor Chalmers.
She added that the accreditation recognises Swinburne’s strong record of success and validates the university’s focus on innovation, entrepreneurship, social impact and external engagement. Furthermore, Swinburne is not only an inclusive, highly-engaged institution, but also one that forges strong connections with industry, government and community across its teaching and research.
Meanwhile, Swinburne’s Kuching campus is elated with the recognition as the campus shares the success of its mother campus. For Dean of Faculty of Business, Design and Arts Professor Lee Miin Huui, the requirements for AACSB accreditation are challenging but by completing the rigorous process, the university is further recognised by top employers and other universities.
“With this achievement, we hope to increase our brand awareness at the national and international levels, as well as to attract the best staff and students, and give reassurance of our quality to our alumni and current students,” commented Professor Lee.
AACSB was established in 1916 with the mission to foster engagement, accelerate innovation and amplify impact in business education. Today, AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence and professional development services to more than 1,700 member organisations and over 840 accredited business school worldwide.
Swinburne is an Australian university based in Melbourne, Australia with an international campus in Kuching. The Kuching campus offers excellent choices for students to earn an international degree at an affordable cost in business, design, engineering, computing and science disciplines. Course curriculum taught and assessments are equivalent and aligned to identical learning outcomes offered at the Melbourne campus.
Its School of Business offers the Bachelor of Business (single major) in Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, and Marketing, as well as majors in Accounting and Finance, or Management and Digital Media. The Accounting, and Accounting and Finance courses are accredited and recognised by CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
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