SMU earns AACSB accreditation for its business and accountancy programmes

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SMU’s Lee Kong Chian School of Business (LKCSB) and School of Accountancy (SoA) have both earned reaccreditation from AACSB International (AACSB), the largest business education network and longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools.

SMU is one of seven universities in Asia that have earned the AACSB accreditation in both business and accounting. It was also one of the youngest schools globally to have achieved this dual accreditation.

Professor Gerard George, Dean of SMU LKCSB, said, “I am extremely proud that we have successfully achieved re-accreditation under AACSB’s new standards. LKCSB has been successful at achieving Top 50 global rankings for our thought leadership and our programmes. The re-accreditation demonstrates AACSB’s confidence in the excellent quality of our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, research impact, and our deep engagement with industry partners.”

“AACSB accreditation is synonymous with high international standards of quality and reaffirms the strong value proposition that we offer to all our students.”

Professor Cheng Qiang, Dean of the SMU SoA, said, “Maintaining the AACSB International accreditation since 2011 is a testament to our university’s and school’s commitment to delivering innovative, engaging and impactful programmes. I am proud to share that the review team was impressed with the integration of data analytics and technologies in our Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc) and masters programmes to prepare students for the digital future, as well as our strong internship and employment outcomes.”

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our faculty and staff for their dedication to the School and for ensuring that SMU is offering accounting education at the highest level of quality.”

Including SMU, there are over 890 business schools in 58 countries and territories that have earned AACSB Accreditation in business and 189 institutions that hold a supplemental, specialised AACSB Accreditation for their accounting programmes.