This March KSE Graduate Business School became a member of the AACSB (Association for the Development of University Business Schools). The AACSB is a global organization that brings together faculty, students, and business and has been accrediting business schools around the world since 1919.
AACSB is a part of the so-called “Triple Crown” of organizations whose standards are used for business schools accreditation – AACSB, AMBA and EFMD. Only a small percentage of schools worldwide have such accreditation as for now.
In 2015 Kyiv School of Economics launched a 1.8 year MA program in Business Administration aimed at those who want to receive fundamental and practical knowledge in management and business using the best world practices with regard to Ukrainian realities. “Understanding its pivotal role as a higher education institution, it was this year’s strategic aim for KSE to become a member of the AACSB community. The application process was started last autumn with the immense support of our educators and this year the AACSB congratulated us on joining the organization and expressed its strong will to stay with Ukraine” – said Valentyna Sakhno, Acting Head of KSE Graduate Business School.
What are the advantages and what does it mean for KSE Graduate Business School?
- 1. Recognition of KSE MBA diplomas in Europe and the USA and a strong reputation in the international higher education market. Such membership requires the school’s constant improvement, which makes it competitive in both the Ukrainian and global business education markets.
- 2. Exchange of experience and the opportunity to join the best world practices, to gain advanced knowledge in various fields of business and science. Separate platforms have been created for students, graduates and teachers, uniting all members of the association from different schools. These are new career opportunities, cultural exchange and partnership building.
- 3. Opportunity to join the global movement for the transformation of education and society, the opportunity to speak out and take an active part in life of the world.
- 4. The creation of a new educational elite in Ukraine – through encouragement and unlimited access to better knowledge within our country with further perspectives of bringing higher education to a new level.
It is a great honor and also a great responsibility for all the team of KSE Graduate Business school – our students, faculties, researchers – to realize how fast we have changed and to keep maintaining our high standards.
Here is how KSE Graduate Business School students see the advantages:
“Joining KSE Business School to the AACSB is not only a sign of good quality of KSE. It also allows you to gain new experience, attract new guest speakers, and organize internships.
I appreciate this exciting opportunity and hope that soon our students can become a strong part of the global business community. ”- MBA student, Lutskyi Mykhailo.