AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)

We have a great pleasure to inform that The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) Initial Accreditation Committee (IAC) reviewed the Eligibility Application from Wrocław University of Economics and voted to accept the application allowing our school to enter the business accreditation process. As a part of this process, an AACSB volunteer - Prof. Dr Han G. van Dissel, Dean of Faculty of Economics and Business at University of Amsterdam has been appointed and agreed to serve as a mentor for Wrocław University of Economics. 

The role of Prof. Dr Han G. van Dissel as an AACSB mentor is to provide guidance to our school and do an in depth review as we develop the initial Self Evaluation Report (iSER). The mentor will visit Wrocław University of Economics to guide us as we prepare our analysis to use as the basis for our Initial Self Evaluation Report (iSER) by evaluating how our school satisfies each standard. 
The goal of the accreditation process is to develop a mission and a strategic plan for implementing the mission while closing any existing gaps between conditions at the school and the accreditation standards. Our mentor will work with us on identifying any activities that must be undertaken to satisfy the accreditation standards and processes.

In addition to the mentor, an AACSB staff liaison, Marine Condette, Manager, Accreditation and Member Services is assigned to our school to assist with the development and implementation of a plan to achieve initial accreditation.
Wrocław University of Economics finds decision of the AACSB Initial Accreditation Committee being a great distinction and opportunity to cooperate with experienced mentor and staff liason to implement and sustain AACSB standards at our university. 
Commitment by Wrocław University of Economics and its community is essential to successful completion of the accreditation process. Implementing and sustaining AACSB standards requires our cooperation not only to support the accreditation process but also to achieve continuous high quality. Initial accreditation decisions are based on the direct assessment of the institution’s engagement, impact, and innovation, as well as the ability to sustain overall high quality. Having this in mind, please find below the list of AACSB standards which Wrocław University of Economics strive to implement and sustain.

AACSB Accreditation Standards for Business Accreditation

Standard 1: The school articulates a clear and distinctive mission, the expected outcomes this mission implies, and strategies outlining how these outcomes will be achieved. The school has a history of achievement and improvement and specifies future actions for continuous improvement and innovation consistent with this mission, expected outcomes, and strategies.

Standard 2: The school produces high-quality intellectual contributions that are consistent with its mission, expected outcomes, and strategies and that impact the theory, practice, and teaching of business and management.

Standard 3: The school has financial strategies to provide resources appropriate to, and sufficient for, achieving its mission and action items. 

Standard 4: Policies and procedures for student admissions, as well as those that ensure academic progression toward degree completion, and supporting career development, are clear, effective, consistently applied, and aligned with the school's mission, expected outcomes, and strategies. 

Standard 5: The school maintains and deploys a faculty sufficient to ensure quality outcomes across the range of degree programs it offers and to achieve other components of its mission. Students in all programs, disciplines, locations, and delivery modes have the opportunity to receive instruction from appropriately qualified faculty. 

Standard 6: The school has well-documented and well-communicated processes to manage and support faculty members over the progression of their careers that are consistent with the school’s mission, expected outcomes, and strategies.

Standard 7: The school maintains and deploys professional staff and/or services sufficient to ensure quality outcomes across the range of degree programs it offers and to achieve other components of its mission.

Standard 8: The school uses well-documented, systematic processes for determining and revising degree program learning goals; designing, delivering, and improving degree program curricula to achieve learning goals; and demonstrating that degree program learning goals have been met. 

Standard 9: Curriculum content is appropriate to general expectations for the degree program type and learning goals.

Standard 10: Curricula facilitate student-faculty and student-student interactions appropriate to the program type and achievement of learning goals. 

Standard 11: Degree program structure and design, including the normal time-to-degree, are appropriate to the level of the degree program and ensure achievement of high-quality learning outcomes. Programs resulting in the same degree credential are structured and designed to ensure equivalence.

Standard 12: The school has policies and processes to enhance the teaching effectiveness of faculty and professional staff involved with teaching across the range of its educational programs and delivery modes.

Standard 13: Curricula facilitate student academic and professional engagement appropriate to the degree program type and learning goals. 

Standard 14: If applicable, executive education (activities not leading to a degree) complements teaching and learning in degree programs and intellectual contributions. The school has appropriate processes to ensure high quality in meeting client expectations and continuous improvement in executive education programs. 

Standard 15: The school maintains and strategically deploys participating and supporting faculty who collectively and individually demonstrate significant academic and professional engagement that sustains the intellectual capital necessary to support high-quality outcomes consistent with the school’s mission and strategies. 

logo_aacsb_220The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
AACSB is an international organization connecting educators, students and business to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders.

  • was founded in 1916,
  • has over 1,600 member organizations,
  • provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and professional development services to more than 800 accredited business schools worldwide.
The mission of AACSB International is to foster engagement, accelerate innovation, and amplify impact in business education. AACSB connects, shares, and inspires innovation and quality throughout the member network, as well as the business community. The collective strength of the organization is founded on diverse perspectives, a global mindset, and a commitment to making a difference.

AACSB provides internationally recognized, specialized accreditation for business and accounting programs at the undergraduate, master's and doctoral level.

Wrocław University of Economics had submitted an application for co-financing the process of applying for AACSB accreditation as part of a non-competition conceptual project entitled "Foreign accreditations" co-financed by the European Social Fund. The application was approved on October 2, 2017, as a result of which the University was granted funds to be used in the AACSB accreditation process.

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