- UCD College of Business remains Ireland’s only Triple accredited Business School following AACSB re-accreditation –

-Ongoing investment and commitment to five-year strategy key to retaining and enhancing the reputation of Ireland’s most respected business educator -

 UCD College of Business

Dublin, Monday 2nd July 2018: UCD College of Business, which incorporates UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business and UCDSmurfit Executive Development has, once again, retained its AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accreditation, one of the world’s most respected business school accreditations.

In retaining its AACSB accreditation, UCD College of Business remains the only business faculty in Ireland (and one of only 86 worldwide) to hold the prestigious ‘Triple Crown’ of accreditation from the premier international accreditation bodies for Schools of Business – EQUIS (Europe); AACSB (US); and AMBA (UK).

This news follows recent strong performance in the Financial Times global rankings with the MSc in Finance and Executive Education Open Enrolment programmes ranked 36th and 48th respectively.

AACSB Accreditation is synonymous with the highest standards in business education and one which has been earned by less than 5% of the world's business schools. In doing so UCD College of Business remains accredited alongside some of the world’s elite business schools including: Harvard Business School; IMD; London Business School; Stanford University; INSEAD; and Yale School of Management.

Speaking following the announcement, Prof. Anthony Brabazon, Dean, UCD College of Business said: The achievement of AACSB re-accreditation and the maintenance of our Triple Crown status is a hugely important independent endorsement of UCD College of Business as an institution and of our consistent standards of excellence in business education. Maintaining and enhancing our reputation internationally requires commitment and ambition that is backed up by investment in faculty, research, facilities as well as innovation in teaching and learning methods, to deliver the optimum learning environment. That’s why initiatives like our five-year investment programme to 2020 are key to our future success while also supporting business and society in Ireland and globally.”

Stephanie M. Bryant, executive vice-president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB added: “Every AACSB-accredited school has demonstrated a focus on excellence in all areas, including teaching, research, curricula development, and student learning. The intense peer-review process exemplifies their commitment to quality business education.”

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