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Accreditation - what does it mean?
The dictionary describes an accreditation as ‘the act of certifying an educational institution or program as meeting all official formal requirements of academic excellence’. In our own words, it means an impartial organisation has spent time rigorously checking everything about an institution and approved it. So when we say we are in the top 1% of business schools. You don't just have to take our word for it.
“Accreditations are a kite-mark of quality,” explains Dr Catherine Robinson, Deputy Dean of Kent Business School and acting Head of Accreditations. “They offer reassurance that the School not only provides the acceptable content of a degree, but excels in key areas of provision.
“The processes are rigorous, internationally judged and regular to ensure that accredited business schools are not only excellent, but leaders in the business education community on a global scale. Being part of that community ensure we are able to share international experiences with our local stakeholders – businesses, students and communities.”
Our recent EQUIS accreditation was an assessment of our School overall. To receive EQUIS accreditation, we worked hard to meet high standards in governance, programmes, students, faculty, research, internationalisation, ethics, responsibility, and sustainability, as well as engagement with the world of practice.
We are also accredited by AACSB International (AACSB) who describe their accreditation process as a ‘voluntary, nongovernmental process that includes a rigorous external review of a school’s mission, faculty qualifications, curricula, and ability to provide the highest-quality programs.’
AMBA, who also approved our School, state they ‘foster innovation in global postgraduate management education.'
In short, accreditations are hard to achieve. Only 1% of business schools worldwide have achieved the 'triple crown' of EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA accreditation and Kent Business School being a part of that means you will be joining a world-leading institution when studying with us.