Abu Dhabi University’s College of Business Administration awarded AACSB international accreditation

ABU DHABI, 21st February, 2015 (WAM) — Abu Dhabi University hit a new academic milestone with the College of Business Administration earning international academic accreditation from the prestigious “Association to Aance Collegiate Schools of Business –AACSB”, the global accrediting body for business schools offering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

The College of Business Administration was awarded the international accreditation for its commitment in achieving standards that require a high quality teaching environment, active engagement with the industry and innovative programmes, which elevates the College into the niche rank of the “Top Business Schools”, an honour bestowed on less than 5p per cent of the world’s business programmes.

Commenting on this new accolade, Ali Saeed bin Harmal Al Dhaheri Chairman of Abu Dhabi University’s Executive Board explained that it doubles the University’s responsibility in keeping pace with world standards of excellence, quality assurance in performance, teaching methods and programmes offered as well as cementing ADU’s relationship with the community.

“The AACSB accreditation represents a qualitative addition to the journey of higher education in the UAE, and translates the directives of our wise leadership represented by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and Supreme Council Members and Their Highnesses Rulers of the Emirates, as well as His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and their Highness’s keenness on achieving top ranks in global competitiveness indicators”, said Bin Harmal.

“Receiving this prestigious international accreditation also translates the directives of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in the Western Region, President of Abu Dhabi University’s Board of Regents. Sheikh Hamdan has always been eager to position Abu Dhabi University at the forefront of prestigious higher education institutions around the world. Especially as the University carries “Abu Dhabi’s” name, its namesake being a capital city that has recorded a unique model in cultural renaissance and development, thereby becoming a leading global attraction center in various areas of education, health, and economy”, pointed out Bin Harmal.

He added, “The accreditation also corresponds with ADU’s mission and its eagerness to develop academic programs benchmarked against the international standards applied by prestigious universities and accreditation bodies, as well as meeting the educational needs of the policy agenda of Abu Dhabi’s Government and its Economic Vision 2030. This accreditation has also been one of the main goals highlighted in Abu Dhabi University’s five -year strategic plan 2014 -2019”.