The School of Business Administration obtains prestigious AACSB International Accreditation
AUD is now part of the 4% of elite global business schools with the AACSB accreditation
American University in Dubai is now part of the 4% of elite global business schools that offer the specialized accreditation
One of the region’s most distinguished universities, the American University in Dubai (AUD) has announced that it has earned the prestigious AACSB International Accreditation for its School of Business Administration, and has become part of the elite 4% of global institutes that hold this title. After a rigorous review process, the School of Business Administration at the American University in Dubai will now be offering the renowned AACSB accreditation to its business students, which is the most important and reputable professional accreditation that an institute with business programs can obtain.
The new AACSB International Accreditation is in line with the American University in Dubai’s mission to provide American world-class education to students. The University is committed to serving as a culturally diverse learning community dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge through excellence in teaching, scholarly and creative endeavor, leading students to academic, personal and professional success, as well as the advancement of society.  
“The awarding of accreditation by AACSB to AUD’s School of Business Administration (SBA) is indeed an honor which distinguishes our endeavors in business education and provides a valued framework for future development. We look forward to a productive relationship with the AACSB, slated to bolster AUD’s commitment to continuous improvement in teaching, scholarship and societal relevance,” said, Dr. Lance de Masi, President – American University in Dubai.
In order for the American University in Dubai to obtain its recent accreditation, the institute had to undergo thorough review processes conducted by its peers in the business education community, ensuring that it had the resources, credentials, and commitment needed to provide students with a first-rate, future-focused business education. During this multi-year process, American University in Dubai focused on developing and implementing a plan to align with AACSB’s Accreditation standards. The University demonstrated that it met the required excellence in areas relating to strategic management and innovation; student, faculty, and staff as active participants; learning and teaching; and academic and professional engagement.
“The achievement of AACSB accreditation for AUD’s School of Business is a major milestone in our university’s ongoing strategic management change and continuous improvement process. With this landmark achievement, our School of Business joins less-than-five-percent of the world’s elite business schools that are AACSB-accredited. AUD’s senior administration has been and will remain fully committed to supporting the School of Business in its continuing endeavors to achieve higher levels of quality and excellence,” said Dr. Jihad S. Nader, Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Development – American University in Dubai.
“AACSB accreditation attests to the attainment of the highest standards of quality by our School of Business, as manifested in the student learning outcomes the school delivers, the innovative, impactful and relevant intellectual contributions of faculty, and the school’s engagement with the professional community. As we celebrate this great accomplishment, we look forward enthusiastically to continuing our quest for excellence in partnership with the AACSB,” said Dr. Mohammed Abu Ali, Dean – School of Business Administration, American University in Dubai.  
Synonymous with the highest standards of quality, AACSB Accreditation inspires new ways of thinking within business education globally, and as a result, has been earned by less than five percent of the world's business schools. Today, there are 799 institutions in 53 countries and territories that maintain AACSB Accreditation.