A high-level delegation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) visited ASU on 25 January. The delegation were Dr. Tim Mescon, Senior Vice President and Chief Officer, EMEA, AACSB International and Prof. George Najjar, Special Advisor to the President & CEO, AACSB International.
The AACSB is a global membership organisation of educational institutions, businesses and other entities committed to the advancement of management education. It provides its members with a variety of products and services to assist them with the continuous improvement of their business schools.
As a specialised accreditor, AACSB works with institutions to ensure their business schools or units provide the highest quality education and preparation for success. AACSB standards are rigorous, relevant and benchmarks of quality. Their accreditation standards drive engagement, innovation and impact.
Central to our Internationalisation strategy, AACSB’s visit is an important steps towards its realisation. It also signals our commitment to be ultimately accredited by such a prestigious body. It was decided to start a process by becoming an AACSB member. This is planned to take place within the coming weeks.
Prof. Waheeb Al Khaja (Chairman of BoT) and the President, Prof. Ghassan Aouad, welcomed the delegation. Selected members of the Senior Management team attended the event.