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Curtin Business School joins the global elite with AACSB accreditation

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The Curtin Business School (CBS) at Curtin University has been recognised as an elite global business school through accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

AACSB accreditation is awarded to post-secondary education institutes that meet the strict standards of quality academic and professional excellence and is known, worldwide, as the longest standing, most recognised form of professional accreditation an institution and its business programs can earn.

Professor Tony Travaglione, Pro Vice-Chancellor CBS, said AACSB accreditation was the global standard in quality for academic and professional excellence and only the top five per cent of business schools in the world were accredited.

“Graduates of AACSB schools are internationally recognised by top employers and can leverage this accreditation to gain entry to courses at other AACSB accredited schools,” Professor Travaglione said.

Curtin University’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry said CBS is committed to providing courses that combine business knowledge and professional skill development to ensure graduates are highly trained and industry ready for rewarding careers all over the world.

“With around 70 business leaders who use their knowledge and experience to shape course content, CBS has one of the most extensive industry advisory group networks of any Australian business school.

“Receiving the AACSB accreditation reinforces that students and alumni can be proud they are involved with one of the leading business education providers in the world.

“The accreditation is a credit to the staff who have worked on the lengthy accreditation process,” Professor Terry said.

Achieving accreditation follows a process of rigorous internal review, engagement with an AACSB assigned mentor and external peer evaluation.

During the multi-year process, the business school focuses on developing and implementing a plan to align with AACSB’s accreditation standards.

These standards require excellence in areas relating to strategic management and innovation; student, faculty, and staff as active participants; learning and teaching; and academic and professional engagement.

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