FAQ: CUBS in UCC ranked among world's top 2%

Posted on: 09 May 2022

FAQ: CUBS in UCC ranked among world's top 2%

Cork University Business School at University College Cork has been awarded accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), a mark of global excellence in business education.

CUBS has now been accredited by the AACSB and AMBA (Association of MBAs), making it a double accredited Business School, of which there are fewer than 200 globally.

Why is Accreditation so important?

Less than 5% of the world’s business schools have earned AACSB accreditation, which means that AACSB accredited schools are considered to be the best. Here in CUBS, we have further earned AMBA accredititation, which places us among the top 2% of business schools worldwide.

Accreditation means that a business school’s undergraduate, master's, doctoral, and executive education programs have passed rigorous standards for quality, and that their programmes teach the knowledge and skills that employers require.

In short, AACSB accreditation confirms that CUBS delivers a globally recognised standard of education.

What does it mean for our students?

AACSB accreditation means that all of CUBS’ undergraduate and postgraduate programmes have met the rigorous standards demanded by the world’s longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools.

In fact, the AACSB leverages 15 international educational metrics to ensure that programmes meet its exacting standards.

This means that our students will reap the benefits of studying in practice inspired programmes that have been recognised as having met the highest standards in global business education.

AACSB accreditation will also plug CUBS into a network of over 900 business schools throughout the world, which will allow students to access cutting edge knowledge and ideas across all areas of business.

What does it mean for our graduates?

Incredibly, 95% of our graduates find immediate employment, demonstrating both the appetite for high calibre graduates and the demand for CUBS graduates in particular.

AACSB accreditation will grant CUBS graduates an even greater real-world advantage. Recognised by world leading companies, organisations and universities, a degree from an accredited business school opens doors.

After being immersed in an internationally recognised learning environment, our exceptional graduates will be in even greater demand from employers who are looking to recruit the next generation of leaders and innovators.