"The AACSB accreditation recognises institutions that have demonstrated a focus on excellence in all areas, including education, research, curriculum development and student learning," said Stephanie M. Bryant, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB. "We congratulate Ghent University and Dean Patrick Van Kenhove on achieving the accreditation and commend the entire team at the Faculty of Economics and Business - including the administration, faculty, staff and students - for their role in achieving this respected distinction."
Education of the highest qualityAACSB accreditation is synonymous with the highest quality standards and inspires new thinking within education worldwide. As a result, less than 6 percent of the world’s schools offering business education have AACSB accreditation. With today’s endorsement, a total of 965 institutions in 60 countries and regions have obtained AACSB accreditations.
"Ghent University’s commitment to achieving this accreditation is a true reflection of their dedication - not only to their students, their alumni network and the business community, but to the higher education sector as a whole," Bryant said. "Today’s students are tomorrow’s business leaders, and the addition of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration to the network of AACSB accredited business schools will have a lasting positive impact for their institution, both locally and globally."
The Faculty of Economics and Business earned the AACSB accreditation through years of commitment to these pillars of its mission: