HKBU School of Business is amongst the 1% of business schools worldwide accredited by the three leading international accreditation bodies focused on business education.
These accreditations, each based on a different set of stringent criteria, allow the School to benchmark itself against an array of objective norms shared by business schools around the world. The multiple accreditations showcase the School’s commitment to excellence.
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The US-based AACSB mainly validates business schools which are committed in advancing business practices among global management education community and employer organizations. HKBU Business School received the AACSB Initial Accreditation in April 2010 and was reaccredited for another five years in 2016. AACSB specifically highlighted the School’s efforts to address students’ professional development needs and commended our commitment to applied and experiential learning as well as the whole-person education focus as laudable aspects of our programmes.
The Association of MBAs (AMBA). Based in the UK, AMBA focuses on the quality of postgraduate general business programmes, using standards that balance academic requirements with the needs of employers. The School was accredited by the AMBA in September 2012. The re-accreditation review was conducted in 2017 and the School was awarded another full five-year re-accreditation in 2018.
An accreditation system operated by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), EQUIS assesses institutions as a whole, paying special attention to professional relevance, links with the corporate world and the degree of internationalisation of the School. The School received the EQUIS accreditation in March 2013. The re-accreditation visit took place in 2016 and another three-year re-accreditation was granted to the School in the same year.