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What Is AACSB and Why Do You Need to Attend AACSB Accredited Business Schools?

Published by on Dec 09, 2020, 05:19 pm

When looking for a business school, it’s important to look at the school’s accreditation. In the world of business education, the AACSB accreditation is a mark of excellence in education and is obtained by less than five per cent of business schools in the world. But what exactly is AACSB?

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) is widely recognized as a leader in the accreditation of business schools. The association accredits bachelor, master, and doctoral degree programs to ensure that curricular studies uphold traditional and trending industry standards!

Why an AACSB Accredited Business School Gives You an Edge?

Graduating with a business or accounting degree from a school accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) makes graduates immediately marketable.

This is because employers recognize that degrees from AACSB-accredited schools mean graduates have been trained to the highest standards regarding fundamental understandings of trending theories in management, accounting, and professional leadership!

Other benefits of attending an AACSB accredited business school:

  • Greater employment flexibility across multiple sectors like retail, healthcare, education, or Fortune 500 companies
  • Preferential consideration for management, executive or administrative positions
  • Attractive salaries than those earned by those from non-accredited institutions

Where Can You Attend an AACSB Accredited Business School in Malaysia?

You have arrived at the right place because the School of Business and Economics (formerly known as the Faculty of Economics and Management) UPM is the first institution in Malaysia and the sixth in Southeast Asia to receive accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).  

Not only that, since obtaining AACSB’S initial accreditation in 2012, the School of Business and Economics has achieved yet another milestone in 2018 by attaining re-accreditation under a new set of standards implemented by AACSB!

Programmes Offered by School of Business and Economics UPM



Learning Opportunities for Working Adults

Facilitating the learning needs of working adults, the Bachelor Program for Executive offers part-time bachelor degree programmes in the field of Economics, Business Administration and Accounting for those working in the public as well as the private sectors.

These programmes are the same as the programs offered to full-time students. Classes are conducted after office hours during weekdays. Students follow the trimester system and they complete their studies in 4 years.

UPM’s School of Business and Economics Bachelor Program for Executive objective is to equip students with knowledge and deeper understanding on current issues that relates to economics, management, finance, accounting, and business.

This program also prepares students with fundamental economic theory as a basis for understanding economic issues and problems. Students’ existing experience, along with exposure to economic and management theories and concepts, will give them mature understanding of academic subjects. Thus, the strategies and teaching methods of this program place more emphasis on interactive discussions, group building, case studies, simulation training and problem solving.

Master of Business Administration

In this current VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex & ambiguous) world that we are living in, managers need to be armed with updated knowledge and skills to survive the challenges.

Come join UPM’s MBA program and benefit from sharing of experience and knowledge from highly experienced academicians and industry practitioners.

Why choose UPM?

  • Ranked top 132 universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2021; second best university in Malaysia
  • Ranked as top ten in the world's best universities under fifty years of age in the 2021 edition of the QS Top 50 Under 50 Rankings

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