University of Limerick Earns AACSB International Accreditation

Congratulations to Dean Philip O’Regan and colleagues involved in securing KBS’s (Kemmy Business School, UL) AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accreditation.

Press Release:

Tampa, Fla., USA (July 30, 2019)—AACSB International (AACSB) announces that University of Limerick has earned accreditation for its Kemmy Business School. 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, curriculum development, and student learning,” said Stephanie M. Bryant, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. “We congratulate the University of Limerick and executive dean and professor Philip O’Regan on earning accreditation, and applaud the entire Kemmy Business School team—including the administration, faculty, 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’s level or higher. Today, 856 institutions across 56 countries and territories maintain AACSB accreditation. Furthermore, 188 institutions maintain supplemental AACSB accreditation for their accounting programs.

“We are extremely proud of this achievement, and our engagement with AACSB during the initial accreditation has been a very useful process,” said O’Regan. “AACSB accreditation is most definitely a reflection of the exceptional work that takes place throughout the Kemmy Business School and a recognition of the efforts of all Kemmy Business School stakeholders.”

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 University of Limerick’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 the Kemmy Business School to the network of AACSB-accredited business schools will have a lasting positive impact for their institution, both locally and globally.”

AACSB also announced that the College of Management at Mahidol University, Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Zagreb, Liverpool Hope University, National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology-First Campus, National Taipei University of Technology, Reutlingen University, South China University of Technology,Swinburne University of Technology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia have earned accreditation in business.

About AACSB International
As the world’s largest business education alliance, AACSB International (AACSB) connects educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders. Synonymous with the highest standards of excellence since 1916, AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and professional development services to more than 1,700 member organizations and over 840 accredited business schools worldwide. AACSB’s mission is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact in business education. The global organization has offices located in Tampa, Florida, USA; Amsterdam, the Netherlands; and Singapore. For more information, visit aacsb.edu.