The Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa 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, master's, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting. AACSB Accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education, and has been earned by less than five percent of the world's business programs. Today, there are 650 business schools in 50 countries and territories that maintain AACSB Accreditation.

"This is absolutely fantastic news and I and thrilled and very proud! On behalf of the Telfer School of Management, I would like to thank everyone who contributed to the AACSB re-accreditation process and to this success." said François Julien, Dean of the Telfer School.  "Maintaining our AACSB accreditation confirms that the Telfer School of Management meets the highest international standards of excellence and continuous improvement.  Successfully maintaining our triple crown of international business school accreditations – AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA – is also a clear demonstration of our passion for excellence and of the commitment of all the members of the Telfer community."

"It takes a great deal of commitment and determination to earn and maintain AACSB Accreditation," said Robert D. Reid, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International. "Business schools must not only meet specific standards of excellence, but their deans, faculty, and professional staff must make a commitment to ongoing continuous improvement to ensure that the institution will continue to deliver the highest quality of education to students."

Having also successfully maintained the EQUIS accreditation last December 2012, the Telfer School remains one of only two business school in Canada to have achieved the triple crown of business school accreditations. There are only 50 schools worldwide that have obtained this prestigious recognition.

The Telfer School of Management was initially awarded AACSB accreditation in 2003.

To learn more about AACSB International accreditation, visit the accreditation section of the AACSB International Web site and see our other accreditations and rankings.