Mumbai: AACSB International (AACSB) announced that the SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) has earned accreditation. Founded in 1916, AACSB is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools, and the largest business education network connecting students, educators, and businesses worldwide.
“AACSB Accreditation recognizes institutions that have demonstrated a focus on excellence in all areas, including teaching, research, curricula development, and student learning,” said Stephanie M. Bryant, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. “We congratulate the S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research and Dean Ranjan Banerjee on earning accreditation, and applaud the entire team – including the administration, faculty, directors, staff, and students – for their roles in earning this respected honor.”
Synonymous with the highest standards of quality, AACSB Accreditation inspires new ways of thinking within business education globally and, as a result, has been earned by only 5 percent of the world’s schools offering business degrees at the bachelor level or higher. Today, 831 institutions across 54 countries and territories maintain AACSB Accreditation. Furthermore, 187 institutions maintain a supplemental AACSB Accreditation for their accounting programmes.
“We thank our mentor, the PRT team and the AACSB team for their support through the process. We are on a journey of self-improvement and innovation, and AACSB processes have helped us significantly in moving towards our goals,” said Dr. Ranjan Banerjee, dean of S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR). “There has been significant learning for the institute through the accreditation process.”
AACSB Accreditation provides a framework of 15 international standards against which business schools around the world assess the quality of their educational services. These standards ensure continuous improvement and provide focus for schools to deliver on their mission, innovate, and drive impact. AACSB-accredited schools have successfully undergone a rigorous review process conducted by their peers in the business education community, ensuring that they have the resources, credentials, and commitment needed to provide students with a first-rate, future-focused business education.
“The S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research’s commitment to earning accreditation is a true reflection of their dedication – not only to their students, alumni network, and greater business community, but to the higher education industry as a whole,” said Bryant. “Today’s students are tomorrow’s business leaders, and the addition of SPJIMR to the network of AACSB-accredited business schools will have a lasting positive impact for their institution, both locally and globally.”
AACSB International also announced that the Business School at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, ESCA Ecole de Management, Indian Institute of Management Udaipur, International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF), Jyväskylä University, Macquarie University, National Chung-Hsing University, the School of Accounting at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Troy University, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Universidade de Lisboa, and the University of Mary Washington have earned accreditation in business.