UL’s Kemmy Business School awarded prestigious international accreditation

University of Limerick campus Picture: Alan Place
University of Limerick campus Picture: Alan Place

University of Limerick’s Kemmy Business School has been awarded a prestigious global accreditation, joining the top 5% of international business schools recognised by AACSB – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

The Kemmy Business School (KBS) at UL has been recognised by AACSB International for demonstrating excellence in teaching, research, curriculum development and student learning.

AACSB is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools with its accreditation being the hallmark of excellence in business education and UL joins UCD and DCU in receiving the AACSB endorsement among Irish institutions.

KBS Dean Professor Philip O’Regan said he was “extremely proud of this achievement and our engagement with AACSB during the initial accreditation has been a very useful process.

“AACSB accreditation is most definitely a reflection of the exceptional work that takes place throughout the Kemmy Business School and a recognition of the efforts of all our stakeholders,” he added.

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Achieving accreditation is a process of rigorous internal focus, engagement with an AACSB-assigned mentor, and peer-reviewed evaluation. During this multiyear path, schools focus on developing and implementing a plan to align with AACSB’s accreditation standards.

These standards require excellence in areas relating to strategic management and innovation; student, faculty and staff as active participants; learning and teaching; and academic and professional engagement. AACSB has been synonymous with the highest standards of excellence since 1916 and provides quality assurance, business education intelligence and professional development services to over 1,600 member organizations and more than 850 accredited business schools worldwide.

AACSB Accreditation ensures a school is providing its students with a challenging, relevant education that prepares them for the business world.

Stephanie M. Bryant, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB, congratulated the KBS team and said “the commitment to earning accreditation is a true reflection of a school’s dedication—not only to their students, alumni network, and greater business community, but to the higher education industry as a whole”.

Serving over 3,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students, the Kemmy Business School at UL is one of Ireland’s leading business schools with a reputation for providing a first class business education designed to prepare graduates for successful and rewarding careers.