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UWI seeks global accreditation
The University of the West Indies (UWI) St Augustine has signalled its intention to pursue international accreditation of its business and management programmes. On August 26, Prof Clement Sankat, campus principal and pro vice-chancellor of UWI St Augustine, signed the university’s joint application on behalf of its Department of Management Studies and the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business (Lok Jack GSB) to pursue accreditation from AACSB International—the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
Lok Jack GSB currently holds global accreditation with the Association of MBAs (AMBA). However, in the field of business, AACSB is the largest and the longest standing specialised accrediting agency for business programmes in the world. AACSB accreditation will therefore place UWI as a premier institution in the world in the field of business and management education.
AACSB recognises institutions that uphold its mission and core values, work to advance the interests of global management education, and participate in AACSB’s community of leading business schools. AACSB focuses on continuous quality improvement in management education through innovation, impact and engagement.
According to Prof Sankat, this accreditation process is vital not just to attain another accreditation but it provides a platform to elevate existing standards at UWI and Lok Jack GSB and invest in the human capital where gaps are determined through the AACSB evaluation process. He also added that the fundamental purpose of this AACSB accreditation journey will be to hold the institution accountable for improving business practice through scholarly education and impactful intellectual contributions.
The achievement of the AACSB accreditation will put The UWI’s Department of Management Studies and Lok Jack GSB on par with some of the world’s best known business schools, including the London Business School, University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University, Yale University, Columbia University, EDHEC Business School, Warwick Business School, and the University of Toronto that are among the more than 596 business schools in over 37 countries accredited by AACSB.
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