Özyeğin University Faculty of Business and Graduate School of Business Earn Prestigious AACSB Accreditation, Placing Among World's Top Business Schools
The Faculty of Business and the Graduate School of Business at Özyeğin University successfully completed the AACSB International’s accreditation process as a result of its rigorous efforts initiated in 2015. AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education that only a select few Business Schools have ever earned to date. Thus, with this prestigious distinction, Özyeğin University has certified the quality of its education, its innovative educational philosophy, and its robust academic and professional opportunities made available for students.
After a rigorous, multiyear preparation process which entailed periodic reporting of all educational processes and student/alumni performance since 2015, Özyeğin University finally advanced to the final stage by filing its official accreditation application in 2021. As a result of the final report submitted in 2022 and the accreditation visits of the AACSB peer review team, the School of Business at Özyeğin University has earned the prestigious AACSB accreditation.
Stating that this remarkable result is of great importance not only for OzU but also for education and development in the field of business administration in Turkey, our Rector Prof. Dr. Esra Gencturk remarked: “Our Faculty of Business has completed with flying colors the comprehensive and long-term accreditation process conducted by AACSB International, which rates the world’s leading business schools on their quality of education and innovativeness. I congratulate our Faculty and all of its members on bringing this prestigious distinction to our University. As Turkey's innovative and entrepreneurial university, our main goal is to maintain this success which serves as a testimony of our world-class and exceptional educational philosophy. To that end, we will keep on spearheading academic and professional development, while continuously supporting our students and alumni with our lifelong education philosophy as we always have. At the same time, we aim to create a decent and sustainable lifestyle for all and take the lead in transformation both for our university and all of our stakeholders with the solutions we offer to our society, country, and the world through our scientific studies and our high value-added collaborations. ” Prof. Dr. Atakan Yalçın, our Dean of the Faculty of Business, also commented on the attainment of the prestigious accreditation: “As an entrepreneurial research University and Business School, we aim to create, share and apply knowledge in service of the society. The recent earthquake in Turkey has confirmed the importance to deeply engage with society, and to make positive contributions. AACSB accreditation confirms that we have the processes in place to do so.”
AACSB Accreditation is recognized worldwide as the most prestigious form of accreditation an institution can earn. Accreditation is conferred after a rigorous and independent review of a Business School's mission, faculty qualifications, curricula, and ability to provide the highest-quality programs. In the pursuit of continuous improvement, AACSB annually enhances the accreditation standards and interpretive guidance. Updates are based on feedback from peer review teams, accreditation committees, deans, accounting program administrators, and other representatives from the AACSB business education community. Accreditations granted are continuously monitored and renewed.