Griffith University’s reputation as a global leader in business education has been strengthened with news that Griffith Business School’s AACSB International accreditation has been extended for a further five years.

Being accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business is recognised as the highest standard of excellence in business education and affirms Griffith Business School‘s place among the world’s leading business schools.

Griffith Pro Vice Chancellor (Business) Professor David Grant said the re-accreditation was an outstanding recognition of the excellent work done by the School over the past several years.

This reinforces our position as a firstclass business educator, solidifying the offering to students and bolstering industry partners’ confidence in Griffith Business School,” he said.

“Fewer than five percent of the world’s business schools have been accredited by AACSB International.

“For this result I am grateful to all our staff members, academic and professional, present and past, to our industry partners and stakeholders, to our students, and to the broader University community for their contributions and support.

“As part of the final report presented to the AACSB International Board of Directors, the Peer Review Team provided a set of constructive comments and suggestions to help us take advantage of the many opportunities that lie ahead.

“Through this process we have developed new knowledge that will support our further growth and development moving forward.

We will be working towards embedding these suggestions into our strategy for 2020-2023.

“We have been overwhelmed by messages of support and congratulations after sharing this achievement with members of the communities we serve,” Professor Grant said.

“This is confirmation ofthe remarkable student learning experience students can anticipate throughout their studies at Griffith,” said Paul Hodgson, General Manager Innovation and Stakeholder Engagement with National Energy Resources Australia (NERA).

Mr Hodgson is a Griffith Business School graduate and current Chair of the School’s Alumni Advisory Group.

“The School is deeply committed to providing a high-quality education with the best possible outcomes for its graduates,” he said.

“It is wonderful to see the School’s continuing efforts recognised in this way.”

Synonymous with the highest standards of excellence since 1916, AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and professional development services to over 1,600 member organizations and more than 800 accredited business schools worldwide.

Griffith was only the fifth university in Australia to receive accreditation from AACSB in 2009.