In fulfillment of its pioneering record, Princess Sumaya University for Technology has obtained accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which is seen as the highest reference to granted accreditation to business schools around the world. Upon receiving this recognition, PSUT joins the 5% of the world's universities to be so accredited, and only 2% of universities outside the USA. At this point, all of PSUT’s Schools have become internationally accredited.
HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, Chair of the University’s Board of Trustees, congratulated the PSUT family on this achievement, which underlines the value of the unique path that the University has pursued ever since its foundation.
Her Highness said: "With feelings of great pride and pleasure, I am pleased to convey to you the news of the University acquiring AACSB accreditation across the board for the academic programs taught by the King Talal School of Business Technology, at the Master's and Bachelor's level."
Her Highness added that the AACSB accreditation, which is considered one of the most difficult certificates of quality to obtain in the world, confirms the durability and weight of the School’s academic programs and their outputs at the University. Such programs help graduates to compete at the global level. Her Highness highlighted the fact that PSUT has held globalization in its sights since its inception.
PSUT’s President, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, expressed his pride and happiness in the achievement, noting that it is the result of great efforts made by the School’s students and instructors and the University’s administration, indicating that it would not have been achieved without the support, guidance and unflagging interest of HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan.
The School’s Dean, Dr. Abdul Rahim Abu Al-Basal, explained that obtaining accreditation required the School’s Deanship to undertake a rigorous self-evaluation, which meant applying 15 criteria for development, improvement and quality, and to evaluate the academic programs and their performance.
Abu Al-Basal added that the School had received several visits by accreditation officials in order to ensure that standards are applied and achieved. He indicated that accreditation will have a positive impact on the School’s students and graduates, as they will go forth holding degrees that carry global recognition. They therefore have a strong foundation on which to either build their postgraduate careers, or enter the labor market with distinction and from a highly competitive vantage point.