26 March 2013 12:00

Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.

LUMS gained its initial accreditation from AACSB in 2008, becoming one of the first UK business schools to hold triple accreditation from the world’s leading business-school accreditation organisations: AACSB, Equis and the Association of MBAs. Holding triple accreditation places LUMS in the top 2% of business schools worldwide.

LUMS dean, Professor Sue Cox, said that for LUMS students this latest achievement was a further boost to their employment prospects since the School has maintained its worldwide recognition for meeting the highest international standards.

“Achieving the re-accreditation, important though it is, is just part of a wider process of continuous improvement and development which resonates with our culture of innovation here at Lancaster,” she said. “Students and corporate clients will know that we are constantly seeking feedback on our programmes and adjusting them accordingly, and our best-in-class research ratings over the years are behind a constant search for innovation.”

Professor Cox reserved special praise for the staff who made the AACSB re-accreditation possible. “I would particularly like to thank my colleagues who have worked tirelessly to put us in such great shape for the accreditation visit,” she said. “All of us in the LUMS community can share in this achievement and look forward to years of even greater achievement.”