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HSE St Petersburg Strives for Recognition

The Higher School of Economics, well-known in Russia and worldwide as the university that steadily improves its positions on international rankings, is now being accredited by authoritative international institutions, such the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – AACSB.

To reinforce international presence and to forge long-term partnerships with the world leading universities is achieved through international accreditations. On a global education scale it becomes a quality sign of a university education, alongside with the ratings. Within the internationalization strategy and educational programme development realized in HSE St Petersburg, the expert programme and faculty assessment is in demand now. 

The inaugural professor seminar of St Petersburg School of Economics and Management within the project of campus and school preparatory period for AACSB acknowledgement was held November 21, 2017.

At the Seminar the participants learned more about AACBS standards of academic staff qualification assessment, and criteria applied for the School of Economics and Management at HSE St Petersburg as they become the basis of professors’ annual qualification monitoring and their individual development plans. During the group case studies the participants were able to test-drive the standards and criteria from academicians to practitioners.

The latest information about collaborators is supplied by personal profiles, that were recommended to update. The International Accreditation and Network Programmes Centre collects the School professors’ data in order to conduct a preliminary qualification tests according the standards. More details about the AACSB accreditation can be obtained at the Office for Educational Programmes.

AACSB accreditation is a note of high-quality business school in scientific circles. Today, 5% world business schools on average possess one and more key international accredications – AACSB, and EFMD or AMBA. International academic mobility and double-degree programmes in some of the countries strictly demand such international university accreditation. Although, most essential is that the accreditation allows to structure every aspect of the educational programme monitoring process, from academic staff quality to services for students and professors. Russia and CIS countries has no universities or business schools accredited by AACSB, though a certain number strive for it. Therefore, HSE St Petersburg chances to pioneer the region trend is high.

Being a member of AACBS since 2017, the Higher School of Economics in St Petersburg as the School of Economics and Management applies candidate schools to be confirmed according to 15 standards of accreditation mentioned.