30 April 2021 Share

AACSB Triple crown

The School of Management of Politecnico di Milano obtains international AACSB certification and the “Triple crown” – the three top business school accreditations

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business has been the world’s longest-running business school accreditation body since 1916. The certification covers the entire organisation, including administration and accounting, and ensures international accreditation.

This achievement, which follows EQUIS and AMBA certifications, means the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano officially has the “Triple crown” and holds the three top prestigious awards for Business Schools.

The School of Management of Politecnico di Milano has achieved international AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) certification. This is issued by the world’s longest-running accreditation body for business schools, with the most significant business education network – uniting students, academics, teachers and companies worldwide.

Globally, less than six per cent of schools with undergraduate and postgraduate business administration courses hold this certification. AACSB-accredited schools undergo a rigorous review process to verify their resources, credentials, and commitment to students and achievements in providing a world-class future-oriented and innovative education. Recognition by AACSB accredits the entire organisation, including administration and accounting, providing internationally recognised certification. On average, the entire accreditation process takes four years.

AACSB’s recognition is in addition to two other prestigious certifications: EQUIS-EFMD Quality Improvement System was obtained in 2007 and AMBA-The Association of MBAs in 2012. The School of Management of Politecnico di Milano holds the “Triple crown”, i.e. the three most authoritative accreditations for Business Schools.

Politecnico di Milano Rector Ferruccio Resta said: “The AACSB certification is a great accomplishment for our university. It acknowledges the quality of our teaching, the preparation of our faculty and the international dimension achieved by the School of Management and has been widely confirmed today. It is a starting point to leap forward, to place higher education at the centre of economic and social recovery. This accreditation reaffirms the value of the Politecnico’s expertise and knowledge as essential resources for the growth of our cities, businesses and regions.”

Politecnico di Milano School of Management Dean Alessandro Perego said: ” international accreditations represent a fundamental tool for our school which is helpful to strengthen the quality of teaching, research and social commitment, in a continuous comparison with the most innovative international framework. We are proud to receive the AACSB certification, a goal that rewards our efforts and allows us to complete the three most prestigious international accreditations. I am sure this achievement will encourage members of the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano to persevere in their pursuit of excellence.”


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